11 O’Clock Wall

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,...

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Time Warp Barber

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...

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Knight in Armor #1

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...

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