When shooting in Connecticut I always seem to find interest in the Willimantic Thread Mill that although has been gone for years it remains a subject of great potential. Although I might be shooting for the Nostalgic Vaue there always seems to be a few keepers every time I shoot the old mill.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
On a recent trip to Connecticut I was visiting various local artist on an open artist studio tour and I saw this image whil looking out the window of a Mill converted to an Artist Studios. Something about the combination of the colors and the light made this image appear before my eyes. Thirteen has never been so lucky fo me before the day I captured this image.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Here is an image that caused a few odd looks from passers by and just about everyone else as well I though it was merely a continuation of my GI JOE and all the other toys I like to shoot. I feel like the title could be the Trumps X'S Collection but just the same I am not so sure I have fully come up with a true title or even if I will showw it outside the realm of the internet.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
This is a barn I always pass when I am visiting family in Connecticut, but this time I not only passed it I also stopped and took a few shots. I like the colors of aging and decaying materials that allows the subjects to tell a story of time and its effects. I don't have a name for it but I am still searching and I havent given up as of yet.
For me the subject is important, but the most important thing to me is generally the shapes, colors as well as the lighting in the picture. This one to me has a great pattern of colors and textures that draw my interest into the picture. I am always looking and searching for that next great image, and when I found this one I knew I found something really cool. The way I see it the wheels are always turning, and when you run over something like this one its a great day.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Here is what I consider my best image from the 4th of July fire works at the marina by my house. I always try to shake things up by panning, zooming and shaking the camera while shooting in the BULB mode. I do enjoy working with a mono pod and moving the camera all over the place while everyone around me is fighting to keep the camera on the tripod as still as humanly possible. So when the shows over I can be assured that my images will be much different then everyone elses images, and that generally goes with out
Here is a very new image that might possible be used for my upcoming solo show. I am trying to achieve several new work for the show and I think I am coming closer to reaching this goal. I have been playing with alternative lighting and even using image altering materials to shoot through to help create this type of and effect. So how did I do with this one? Let me know what you think or even how the image makes you feel.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I had this idea in mind, and have even taken images similar to this one prior to creating this image. Panning and zooming together can make for a really cool image when the the subject, foreground, and the background work well together. I am now working on a few other ideas and feel these new ideas will allow for some very imaginitive as well as creative images. Columbus Circle New York City Spring 2009.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
This is one of ny first images I created after I got my first digital camera. It was on a road trip I took with my mom in the fall of 2006. We left from Connecticut, and went up throught Massachusetts then up the East side of Vermont and then back down the west side of New Hampshire. This was done while visiting Franconia Notch and with a limitted amount of time before the park closed . I was able to capture this image while rushing through the park. With the use of a Polarizing filter and a very slow shutter I was able to capthure the water in this way
Saturday, June 6, 2009
This is one of those images I created in my mind, and then proceeded to translating it into my camera. This roll of wire fencing was at a customers house and I kept seeing it until one day when I asked to borrow it. I then explained that I was only going to photograph it. and not use it for its originally intended purpose a fence. So I brought it home and started playing with it and in the dark with a wind up flash light I created ROUND-N-ROUND-N-ROUND. I was about as much fun creating it as it is hearing all the things people think that it is.
I have also learned that I am attracted to photographing Wire Fencing, Razor Wire, Barb Wire, and just about any other type of fencing that I might encounter on my journey.
Friday, June 5, 2009
I am adding this information as an alternative to posting it on every image I post and BLOG about. I Started my early digital days with the Nikon D-80 and after a few instances of despair, I upgraded to the Nikon D-200 which has been pretty solid with the one exception of a broken camera thing a ma-giggy that holds the strap on the camera. I like to keep the Nikon 24-7omm f2.8 lens or the 12-24mm f4 lens as my two primary lenses and the ocasional 60mm or 105mm Macro lens for alot of the close up things I like to do. Although I have the Nikon 70-300mm which I think is a 3.5-4.5f lense and I am not so sure if thats what it actually is cause I dont like using it that much. I am going to sell this one so I can get a down payment for the lense I really want. I may just use the money to buy the Canon G-10 so I have a nice camera for when I am on my bicycle. If you ever have any questions about my images or the equipment I use to do them you can ask, but I may not always have the best technical answer that yopu have ever heard.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Bring your camera just in case you come across a group of Jewish Men awaiting a group photo. On a trip to Miami Beach I passed this group, and I immediately went back for the chance to capture this image. Feeling I would be told no photos if I approached with a camera that appeared like a creature of the media, Cool Pix was my choice. As I approached them and asked to take their photo they replied fine. Watching what was happening I began to process the oppourtunity for the shot that would soon be known as "The Chosen One". The funny encounter I faced while taking their picture was when they yelled out take his picture. Upon their comand their photographers turned and began photographing me as I stood on the sidelines. What I thought would have been funny is when the photo lab prints the order and in the middle a pictures appears of me with my ponytail and colorfully vibrantly shirt. So here is a good example why I try to always carry a camera with me where ever it is my journey may take me
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
All to often this image is one that people identify me by which is different from my current body of work, but it's still my identity for many. When I started Showing my work a couple years ago this image was one I felt represented me well, and it still seems to represents me pretty well. I wasn't sure how to create what I had envisioned, but after a couple different attempts I found the rough shavings on the pencil worked so well. The first try had little to no texture and it just didn't look so well. So in the end here is the image that has started a series of artist materials in a somewhat abstract form. Old or new it still represents me well for that period of time or the current period of time.
Monday, June 1, 2009
This image was taken during a ten minute stop at a beach in Montego Bay Jamaica. In that short span of time I was solicited for Drugs, meshedi, Radio, and even a set of Rims and Tires for my car. Lets just say it was Jamaica in its truest tourist town regards. Thank You
This was shot while in the pool at a hotel on vacation and its seems to be an ongoing favorite. I find this picture to be one of those that could be classified as one from my greatest hits collection. Although I have a pretty nice camera this one was done with a Nikon Cool Pix point and shoot camera. Remember its not the Arrow its the Indian that matters most. Thanks Brian.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Hello to everyone and welcome to my blog. I am a photographic artist who is primarily a self taught photographer with the exception of two Navy Photo Schools and the occasional camera clubs in high school. I feel I have always been one to try and create an image rather then simply point and shoot to capture the image. So as I continue to post on my blog, I will continually add images both old and new and in doing so I ask that you comment on them to help in my learning process. So now my blog has been started and I will continue to present my ideas both in writings and photographs. If you have any ideas for subject matter as well as any other ideas please don't hesitate to share.
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