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Gold foil chocolate wrappers arranged and glued on aluminum foil in a cascading pattern. Plain, simple, and sweet.
What can I say? It is all part of the process of creating my larger broken glass pieces. Sometimes things look really good as steps along the way.
This image is scanned with an Epson 4490 PHOTO scanner at high resolution for a brilliant, ultra-detailed print.
With an odd horizontal symmetry, this image slides to the left only to be halted by the thin vertical that runs up the side. This was a wall in San Miguel de Allende. Large fields of color punctuated by streaks like a Clyfford Still painting. I often wonder what the sculpted porticoes were intended for, too high for an alcove but angled perfectly to capture the light.
As per my usual method, this was shot in sections then stitched, stretched, and pulled to get the straight geometrical components on the edges and corners.
“The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.” -William Least Heat Moon
Somewhere heading south of Pueblo the road opens up so suddenly you can almost hear the sound. You are driving along and, “Whoosh,” the world around you spills out like water, as though you had emerged from a long, shrouded tunnel, and all you see is sky, sky, sky.
This is done with watercolor on paper and scanned in sections at ultra high resolution. The sections were then pieced together and blended into a seamless whole. The result is an exceptionally high quality image where every pigment and granular detail is as vivid as the original.Buy A Print
On this day I set up my camera in a train station somewhere in Belgrade in order to catch the reflecting light that was bouncing from the floor to the ceiling. As I held my camera tight against a large column because of the slow shutter speed, a couple walked directly in front of me, embraced, kissed, and parted in separate directions. It was just enough time to snap one photo.
A serendipitous moment, yes, but I hope I won’t get sued like Robert Doisneau who took the famous photo, “Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (The Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville).”
Shot with Tri-X film. Hand-held but pressed tightly against a large column because of the slow shutter speed of around 1/40 and f 8 or so. Digitally scanned with the Epson 4490 PHOTO at 4800 dpi.Buy A Print
It’s all about looking. Taking a camera along for the ride is just another reason to look deeply for the things that reflect who you are as a person. What strikes you funny? What glint catches your eye?
In this image mirrored on the blue glass of an office building in Hong Kong, a pool player lines up his shot above an ad for a restaurant. Light and shadow play in strange ways when seen across a reflected surface.
This was shot with a Nikon d80 and a 90mm Nikor lens. The scene was relatively low natural light and the photo was bracketed and shot in 9 sections. The sections were then exposure blended and stitched together in Photoshop. The result is a large file with outstanding detail.
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My photo New Mexico Living printed 30″x30″ at the June Photography Exhibition at Lisa Kurts Gallery. Next to it is work by Michael Eastman. Also included in the show was work by William Eggleston and Alfred Stieglitz. June 2012.
A multi-dimension view of the window of a hair salon showing three picture planes; interior, surface, and reflection representing past, present, and future. The picture frames give an Alice in Wonderland feel to the image.
I took this photo with my Holga plastic camera. I find the slight soft-focus blurriness and corner vignetting interesting and intimate, like peering at the world through a keyhole. The 2 ¼ inch negatives were scanned with the Epson 4490 in high resolution, touched up for dust, and corrected for contrast in Photoshop CS5.
In February and March of this year, the Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, TN held an exhibition of antique arms and armor entitled Armed + Dangerous: Art of The Arsenal. Being a long-time student of the myriad ways in which we have historically brutalized each other, I couldn’t resist the urge to grab a chair, plant myself in front of a 16th century suit of German jousting armor, and sketch the encounter. These were the business suits of yore. And business was what they meant!
It is drawn in graphite on 18’x24″ Strathmore paper in a signature style that has been called “The Drunken Line” or “The Scribble Drawing.” The drawing was then scanned in nine sections with my trusty Epson 4490 PHOTO and stitched together in Photoshop. The result is an image where the graphite shimmers silver and even the fibers in the paper are visible.Buy A Print
Somewhere just south of the Canadian Border is a house with a long window that faces south. During the winter the low-lying sun peers over the horizon just enough to melt the frost from the edges to the lower center. The result is a long, crooked, toothless smile that seems to relish those few moments of warmth.
This photograph was shot with a 90mm lens in 8 sections, each one bracketed by two stops over and under. Then the images were exposure blended in Photomatix and stitched together with Photoshop.
The result is an image that is larger and clearer than the window itself. Cropped and straightened to include the window jamb as a natural framing element, the depth of color and clarity of frost crystals is like looking through a pool of ice to another world.Buy A Print
The flat horizon is the result of the drainage of an immense glacial late called Lake Agassiz after the last ice age. It covered the area of northwestern Minnesota and most of Manitoba, Canada over 13,000 years ago. Now it is mostly wheat country and the land is so flat people say you can see the curvature of the earth.
This day was during a cold snap where the temperature dropped below -20°F. The snow was hard and crystalline and chirped with every step.
This shot was done in sections, digitally corrected, and stitched to created an image of incredible clarity.Buy A Print