Thursday, March 25, 2010

When is a failure not a failure?

I've been cogitating on replacing my images in the mini show that I have upstairs from the studio. Thinking back over the portraits I had shot in the past year or so, it occurred to me that I dearly loved the one of the General from India and I'd hoped to pair it with an image of his wife. As it turns out, her shot wasn't as sharp as his and I spent a lot of time and technology making it usable.  I loved the results but unfortunately the two didn't match side by side.  Her final was very much like a 35mm film image and his, much more like large format, film or digital. So I'm headed off in a yet different direction but well please with the save.  *If you click on the image, the quality improves somewhat.

Friday, March 19, 2010

That's Rich, Volume 2

Several months back I posted an image of my friend Rich.  It was peculiar to my favorite style of black and white portraits. During that same session, I made a point of switching things up somewhat. It has occurred to me that I might become labeled for that style and while I'm not afraid of that happening, I do realized that I should not be complacent in being able to produce images of a different light.  So, I've been trying to work on a versatility in my portraits that may have some value in other arenas. I find this shot, with white background and stressed color, particular to my taste.  It's fairly easy to do variables from this state and could serve the commercial customer well. It's not unique to me as I have seen variations abound.  My friend, Ryan Walters, is particularly talented when it comes to a similar style.  Maybe he can help push me to be more consistent. I tend to wander when exploring avenues uncommon to my norm.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I Wuz Gonna

In an effort to ease back into the blog, I was going to do this post and liken it to the digital scheme, whereby the cobbles would correlate to pixels.  However; my writing skills or lack thereof, could not seem to cobble together the correct or at least, sensible paragraph to do so. So, I'll throw the images out there and let my friends in blog, comment on how it should or might have been written.

Let's hear it for the next contributor to the blog.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Rumor Has It

We have information, from unreliable sources, that this blog is about to resume it's normal pace. Whether that is a good thing, remains to be seen.