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Just Some Powerlines

In an effort to beak up the blog roll a little, I present you with some new compositions. People often ask me, what do you take pictures of? My usual answer is, “mostly power lines.” These industrial forms speak to me, I see the contrast between them and clouds, trees and more as very interesting…

At a recent showing of some of these images, I wrote a short piece to help describe my thinking…

Industrial Compositions

“Mathematics would certainly have not come into existence if one had known from the beginning that there was in nature no exactly straight line, no actual circle, no absolute magnitude.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

I am intrigued by the walls we build to construct and divide our reality. The images presented here are intended to highlight the places where the natural world and the man-made one collide. The natural and organic shapes of plants, animals and people juxtaposed against the hard, angular and artificial forms of man-made objects.

Sometimes I have taken these industrial forms and isolated them. By looking at man-made objects out of context and through the lens of abstraction I aim to highlight the individual form and functional beauty of industrial objects. I try to divide each frame in a very conscious way, everything exactly where it should be, not unlike the way we divide our world with these forms.

By carrying a camera most everywhere I go, I am able to capture the world as I see it, highlight the beauty I find in the mundane, overlooked or everyday and share my vision with others. It is my sincere hope that these images will inspire others to slow down enough to really see the world around them and appreciate the details that are an integral part of our reality.

This portfolio of images represents a selection of photographs collected all over the world over the last six years. These photos are shot with both digital and analogue capture methods and a variety of camera systems.

The above images were all shot on my Nikon FM with Ilford F+ Pan 50, but more on that later…

 

 

Your Friend and Humble Narrator…

I have just moved into a new place and finally getting settled. I have built my darkroom (for the first time in years) and received a seamless paper in the mail today to complete the studio setup. As such, I did a few self portraits to test the limits of the space. Now that you all know what I look like; if any of you, my little droogies, would like to have a similar portrait taken, let me know…

 

Get Down::August 15th 2012

Did you Get Down last night? Are you looking for the photos that weird guy took? Quest no further, if you are here then you have arrived, if not then I am mistaken…hit this link to see what went down at Get Down in all it’s glory…

 

Artist Portraits

What follows are a few portraits of my painter friend Will Ambrose. The above shot reminded me of the Bad Religion album cover “The Empire Strikes First.” Will thought this was his “I’m going to work at IBM” look…

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My Mamiya Mit Mid Morning Meridian

Stopped by the Photo 285 summer session class at Northern Arizona University for a few days this week. The students were shooting in the studio all week and I hung out, helped a few students and shot a little too. Recently I have been on a natural light kick, so in keeping with that tradition I put down a few frames of Stormy outside the Communication building and in a stairwell with floor to ceiling windows… Continue reading

Metropolis

Starting out a weekend of new stuff, some man-made metal monuments.

Stay tuned all weekend for updates, new stuff and slightly less new that has never been seen (like the above images)…These were shot on the Vivitar 35ca.

Just Another Stranger Portrait

While shooting the monthly Visual Collective Free PhotoBooth, I captured a quick portrait of this gentleman. He was standing in our backdrop but didn’t realize it, so I ditched the pocket wizard, opened up to f/3ish and grabbed some nice light provided by open shade.

Busy Bee

Found this little guy dead on the sidewalk on my way home the other day. Truth be told, there is nothing little about him, it is one of the largest bumble bees I have ever seen. Thought I would share…

Big Fat Window Light

Two quick portraits of my friends, Blake (above) and Willie (below). Willie has some great big windows in his living-room with a translucent curtains. The only way to describe the effect they give is big-fat-window-light. There is one set camera left, and another across the room camera right from behind the subject, which gives just a touch of a highlight and helps the background.

Check out some more examples of b.f.w.l. here and the first two images here.

Traffic Boosting Goat…

Following the success of last weeks traffic boosting cat photo. Here is another try, a traffic boosting goat. Enjoy…