Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy's Face

This polished study in chrome is of a friend's 1939 Chevy. The big old sedan was Terry's pride and joy till he sold it recently. The photograph was taken during magic light; those moments just after the sun goes down when there's an even, shadowless light. I love the graphic quality of this shot.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Above Lama

It was a blustery spring evening just before an unseen sun dipped below the western horizon. This forlorn dwelling looked past the Rio Grande and north to southern Colorado. Not far away, maybe half a mile, stood Lama Foundation one of the original hippy communes that were built in northern New Mexico the mid 1960s.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Budding Up

Unbelievably this is a natural light photograph taken in mid-afternoon beside the historic meeting house in Eaton, New Hampshire. The plant was very close to the meeting house wall and somewhat protected from the raking sun. I underexposed substantially so the background faded to black as though I had shot against black seamless with a single snooted keylight on the buds.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Las Toallas

Truth be known I don't remember if these drying towels were in San Miguel de Allende or Dolores Hidalgo. They lived in one of those colonial cities in the Mexican highlands that is certain. This shot feels like somebody's catching lunch nearby.

Adobe Motif

In late spring I photographed in a sprawling hacienda in the village of Bernalillo, New Mexico. This shot was taken in the enclosed courtyard with natural overhead light filtered through a scrim to soften the effect. The image has been toned to reflect the setting, the sun and the model in repose.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My 55

Tangled in vines this New Hampshire Crown Victoria hadn't hit road in many a year. The two tone coupe replete with continental kit was a body double for the one we had in my family back when we all liked Ike.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

More Found Art

As I was waiting for the The Cache Gallery in Fort Collins to open and not wanting to leave the immediate area I challenged myself to find a worthy subject for inclusion in my Found Art Series. Quick as a blink I was taken by the remarkable elegance of the gas meter and pipes on the adjacent building. Voila!