Looking for Landscapes in Rusty Metal
While I’m shooting I may see a hint of a landscape or cloud I plan to use later, but mostly I just shoot what looks interesting and know I will have ‘discovery’ later as I get them into the computer and see what I have. I do not change the color of an image, I just bring up the saturation and contrast and that usually reveals gorgeous color combinations and textures that I would never think of creating on my own. It’s magical and I feel a bit of alchemy as I transform an image of scrapyard castoffs to a...
From a great shooting expedition out on the Owens Farm in Kennewick, WA last year with Bill and Adam Leahy. 'Sochi' translates to the word 'equipment' in the Japanese language. This image has an overlay image of weathered copper metal.
Art Festivals out of Town
I have been as far as Scottsdale AZ and Sausalito CA for Art Fairs. I found it to be incredibly stressful driving that far (and back) doing the long hours of the show , sometimes 10 am to 9 pm, and the amount of money spent on hotels, food and gas. I only do shows I’m juried into in Portland, Seattle and Salem now. We don’t take vacations during the year, so we consider the art festivals ‘working vacations’ and that justifies money spent on nicer hotels and fine food to pamper ourselves from all of the hard work- and...
"Ethereal Dream" An archival giclee print. Abstract photography, sometimes called non-objective, experimental, or conceptual photography, is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials. An abstract photograph may isolate a fragment of a natural scene in order to remove its inherent context from the viewer, it may be purposely staged to create a seemingly unreal appearance from real objects, or it may involve the use of color, light, shadow, texture, shape and/or form to convey a...
"Hoshi", Archival pigment print I created using two digital images of rusted and weathered metal surfaces....Thought for Today ~ An artist is not paid for his labor, but for his vision. ~James Whistler. American Impressionist Style Painter and Etcher, Noted for Nocturne Paintings. (1834-1903)