11 September 2020 : waiting

Waiting on the domain for this new site to become active. Dot com. Imported all the posts and images from my old site. Here, there will be a lot less work for me. Less upkeep for the site. I’ll just be shooting photos and posting and maybe small, easy changes to the design when i want. Life is short. Too short to be wasting…

Reflection

Looking inward. Questions. There’s a mountain of them. Work. Love. Where are we headed? It’s all darkness now. The united states aren’t united anymore. A form of madness is spreading. Up is down, black is white. Europe seems to be spinning. People looking for answers in the sewers of racism, protectionism, nationalism, almost any ‘ism’ will do. Seems people just want to be brutalised,…

Workshop : Metal

Metal workshop in Montpellier, France. June 2016.

Bits of this and that

Since he died I’ve been feeling scattered. Attempts at trying to focus, to put my work into a collection, into some order have been failing. And even though I was working on black & white work before the summer, I’ve decided to fight that dark side of me and play with color. Therapy? Maybe. I’ve always loved rich color in my paintings, pastels. So…

Work

Workspace. Metal work. A garage converted.

Elegy to the French Republic #1

This is the intended final image as it will appear as a print. B&W. Deep, rich blacks. High contrast. Evoking a feel, rather than being figurative. But I’m not avoiding figurative representation. This will develop on an image by image basis. Some might straddle that fine line between being abstract and figurative. Actually, all the images will start as and be based on figurative…

Elegy to the French Republic #1.

The beginning. A test in color. The series will be black and white. At least that’s the plan. All the final images will be b&w. They will all be abstract or nearly so.

Photography is Work : Part Two

Working while having coffee at her favorite cafe. I’m not a landscape, fashion, or product photographer. Sometimes I think I’m not a photographer at all, but we all seem to like labels. Quotidian. The Mundane. The everyday. Street. Things we use daily. That’s what I ‘click’ at. More historical interest than photographic. More personal than a style or following some trend, though I’m sure…

Photography is Work : Part One

This will be an ongoing essay on the act of shooting and making photographs. I’ll start with some of the physical things and work my way around to processing. On swivel lcd’s and viewfinders… Swivel lcd’s, like the kind that’s on my Canon A630, are a godsend. It helps me frame my subject, high, low, and at contorted angles with ease. At the cafes…