I’ve always been captivated by this building down by City Dock. I want to know the story of it’s owners. Someone please make that happen. I also want it to be my studio.
Archive for July, 2011
Went out with Lisa last night to have a relaxed meal at Foode. Have I mentioned that I’m kinda sorta having a solo show there starting next Friday? The opening reception is Friday, August 5th from 5-8. I’ll be raffling off a signed print, and Joy (the marvelous chef at Foode) will be whipping up an amuse bouche for folks that stop by. Beth has also told me there’s gonna be a killer deal on some awesome beer. In other words…you should come.
If you’ve been following the blog, one thing I’m sure you’ll have noticed, is the distinct lack of people. While I have strayed from this format occasionally, I’ve tried to create “people free” landscapes for the most part. What Fredericksburg would look like the day of the Zombie apocalypse, perhaps. That being said, one of the things I love about living in the Fredericksburg area, is the people. So I’ve been wanting to supplement the landscapes with portraiture. But again, since this project is about seeing differently, I didn’t want to create candid snaps of people on the street, and I certainly didn’t want to create traditional portraiture. Which is why, to start, I’ve decided to work with the tight, wide angle portrait. I like it because of the detail, the perspective, and the notion that it challenges the subject as much or more than it challenges me. The first of my victims is my good friend, Michael. And the second is my lovely wife, Lisa. If you see me on the street, and are up for a portrait, let me know!