Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Spent a couple of days over winter break with the family driving through the mountains between my grandmother's house in Northern Greenville county and Asheville, NC. I ended up shooting several rolls of film -- both 35mm and 120 mm medium format. In an effort to mitigate the cost of getting all the film processed I am dropping them off one at a time. This was my favorite one from a roll of 35mm. I also used a red contrast filter for the first time. It probably would have worked to greater effect had there been a few more clouds in the sky. However, I feel like the way it darkened up the sky helped to convey the harshness of the bitter wind that was blowing rather fierce on that particular day.

I'll role out more as I get more stuff developed.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I'm a photographer...

...When did that happen?

2009 was known for many things that most of the world it seems would like to forget about. Yet, somehow during all the kerfuffle I stumbled headfirst into the world of photography. It seems I may actually have a knack for the craft of capturing images on film. Notice my use of the word "film." I'm not trying to demean digital photography in any way. It's just that I prefer shooting with the medium of film. I find its analog nature to be more intuitive for some reason. I've known many fine photographers who use digital and it is absolutely the most practical solution for professionals. I'm not at the point yet where I need to hire myself out for weddings, portraits, etc. Maybe soon. I have been featured in three shows so far and I've sold two pieces. I'm making baby steps into this new and exciting world of visual art. Anyways, I might try and use this blog as a forum for presenting and discussing my work online. Facebook has been great for getting my stuff out there, but it feels amateur.

I'll be posting some stuff very soon.