Friday, May 25, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
I made this photograph about two years ago. I've always been fond of it, but I'd never used it for a project, it just became one of those freestanding images. Its something I want to return to. This image varied from the interiors I was doing at the time. Perhaps I'll try and pick it up again.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Here are some installation shots from the exhibition I'm in, Too Close to Home, at Coop Gallery. The work will be up until June 4th. The prints are available for sale, and 8x10 editioned prints are available as well for $20. Coop is a great space, and the exhibition came out really well.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
I'm getting together some images to create a new gallery on my website. I've been sitting on some stuff for awhile, and trying to figure out what I've got. It feels right to get them out there. Over the last seven or eight months now (can it really be that long?) I've made photographs at night. Although I've not been as productive lately, there are enough for me to start sifting through and arranging. One thing I'm finding out, is that more than one body of work exists in these night photos. Many of the subjects don't work well presented as one group, so I'm culling various series out of them. The first is a series of skies I did at night. The gallery on my site now has nine images, but I need twelve for the set to be more balanced, so I'll be adding to it.
Friday, May 11, 2012
When I was visiting a friend last month, I noticed this house next door. The light was appealing, so I went and got my camera, tripod and what not out of the car. I had been playing with her boys, so we had to take a break for me to set up my camera. The children asked me about my camera, which was a Hasselblad, and probably looked unlike anything they had seen. I told them about film, although I don't think they understood. One of them asked me, "So are you like, a photographer, do you get paid, is this your job?" I really had to laugh and tried to think of a response. The obvious is, no I don't get paid, but it is sorta my job. How do you explain that to a five year old, when its something I can't grasp myself?
Thursday, May 3, 2012
These guys were walking along Hwy 225, going no where in particular, from what they told me. We all had stopped to check out this Chevy that was for sale. I think one of them kept the pen I let him borrow to write down the number listed on the for-sale sign, he was interested in inquiring about the car. It didn't matter, except later I needed the pen and couldn't find it. They allowed me to follow them down the street some and take their picture, they seemed pretty into having their picture made, which was nice for me because it made my task easy. Its really nice when people are willing and agreeable to having photos made of them. I think they would have let me just hang out all afternoon. We all liked the Chevy. Above is the photo I was taking of just the car when they walked up. Its a very nice green.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
This mural was on the side of a coffee shop outside of Greenville, SC. It was Sunday, and while I was pining for a coffee, and momentarily thinking I'd found some upon seeing a sign, I had to settle for an invigorating mural instead, as the shop was closed. Next time I will travel on a Saturday, then I can stop and get the coffee.