Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Found this photo on my hard-drive. Shot last summer from my balcony of the pool 17 floors below. The life guard had arrived early for his shift that day and after swimming his laps was soaking up the sun and warmth. I liked the image for a variety of reasons. Be sure to click on it and look at the large version. It's a big dose of summer.
The next show at Las Manos Gallery focuses on color photography. I've pulled together a few new panoramas and will be participating. The show opens on February 11, 2011 and there will be a reception that evening from 7 to 10pm. The top photo is an example of a photo that I shoot 'flat', that is I shoot the images in such a way that all reference to perspective is removed. The bottom photo was made on State Street at Washington Street in Chicago. It is part of a series shot from the same spot during different times of the year. it is an example of allowing photographic perspective be evident, hence the sense of a horizon line and multiple vanishing points.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
It's the dead of winter and I'm fighting a cold and have cabin fever. Memories of the summer and the slowly lengthening days are what sustain me. Here is a photo from Montrose Beach shot in the late afternoon on a warm July day. Enjoy and know that warmer days will be here soon.