Juxtaposition is the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.This image, I think, shows this concept very well. I went out with my shooting partner Bill Leahy and we happened upon this area behind a large grain elevator and it produced many fine geometric shots for us that day.
Life of an Artist
Imagine heading into your art studio to create works of art. You are there every day, I mean every day, with coffee in hand - in the studio with your thoughts, ideas and plans - that spark of inspiration for the next great piece of art you hope to create. Paint brushes in the sink, straight rulers on the kitchen table, artwork lined up in the hallway, staged for the next art show. Holidays, weekends and down-time are meaningless, you are an artist and your life’s work is all that matters. You were born artist and it is your purpose...
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.
It’s such a gamble to do these shows and there is NO guarantee you will sell anything. It’s a crazy lifestyle and only the professional traveling artists that do these shows know how hard it is. But there is something magical about creating an energized art festival from scratch in an empty parking lot or park – it literally comes to life! Complete with live music acts, artful parades and food booths! All of the hundreds of top tier artists coming together from all over the country, creating this little city of tents filled with one-of-a-kind treasures. All with big...