Ran into Ryan downtown as he was taking a break from getting a tattoo done at Sorry Mom Tattoo. Thought it was awesome that he was just standing there in the street, bleeding from the chest. On a nerdy photography note, this image was taken at f/2.8 and 1/15 of a second handheld.
Yup…that’s the best title I could come up with.
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!
Lisa and I went photowalking tonight, and we both came up with some great stuff. So much so, that she started her own project. She says she’s “blaugmenting” the other fredericksburg. Check it out at http://fredsbackside.tumblr.com/
Sometimes it may seem as if I’m writing this blog as a dialogue between Geoff and I. Well…I know that there’s at least one or two other people checking out the blog, so I figured I should at least give you a, albeit artfully obscured, photo of my partner in crime, Geoff Greene.
And here’s a lovely sky with a 7-11 in the way. This one’s not technically in Fredericksburg, but it’s close enough.
someone should rent me a helicopter, so I can do some aerial shots. I’m looking at you, Geoff.
While walking around the other night, Larry and Geoff both mentioned that I seemed to like birds in my photos. It’s true. There’s a tiny speck of a bird in this photo to the left of the steeple. It really doesn’t add anything to the image, unless I make a billboard out of it, but I like knowing it’s there.