One of the true luxuries of shooting an artistic side project is getting to be choosey about your light. These two images were shot just after sunrise on an overcast morning.
Some of my favorites images include reflections, and this one is no exception. Here’s a quick photography tip for you…when trying to capture a reflection, the closer your lens is to the reflective surface, the more vibrant and detailed the reflection will be. I may or may not have gotten my camera a bit wet in the making of this picture. That’s right…I bleed for my art.
I always wanted to find out who owned Fredericksburg Hardware and ask them if I could use the interior of the building for a grungy portrait session. I guess I missed my chance. To see what it looked like back in the day (and by back in the day, I mean last year) check here. Perhaps one of the new tenants would care to purchase a print?
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!