Friday, December 17, 2010
I had a knock on the door this week, it was Reverend Bruce from the church 3 blocks from the studio. The church was starting a boxing school for trouble youths in the neighborhood "The School of Hard Knocks". He want to know if I'd take some pictures for him. I'd been shooting products on white all week so any excuse to get out. I grabbed a pack and 3 heads, 2 locations in 2 hours. I was happy with the results.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Wow, seem to be very busy lately. Lots of advertising, commercial and editorial photography. I was in the studio for almost 10 days working on a big product shoot. A couple editorial jobs at Poole's Diner and Watts Grocery, ground breaking and book stores.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Took a detour the other day looking for Vollis Simpson and got really lost. I haven't been to the wind park in @ 20 years. I was lucky to find it. 20 years ago Vollis was running around like a mad man, today he seems to work mostly from a rolling chair. His legs and feet have gotten bad. Nice to see someone with a vision and passion for what he dose. It was bitter sweet. I've heard talk of moving the wind park so if you want to see it make the road trip before it's gone.
I try to stop and take a photo everyday on the way into the studio. Just something to do for myself. I change up my route into downtown to find new places. Sometimes I know the spot I want to shoot the day before. Funny, I'll lie in bed thinking about it and can't wait to wake up and go shoot.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I ventured out to Wake County Speedway, working on my Speedway project. This was my first race of the season, just no time and the weather has been really hot so most small town tracks aren't running. I spent a lot of time with these people last year and it was good to see them. I was met with hugs and hand shakes, not to get all sappy but it was nice. I always send some prints to the tracks after I shoot and 2 people came up and slipped me a $20, I tried to refuse. Racing is like anything in life, you have the haves and have nots, people trying to keep up with the Jones ..... People driving broken down cars from rusty trailers and state of the art motor coaches. Just a really weird juxtaposition ..... For me it's like going to a football game, the tailgating is the best part. Once the racing begins I'm out of there ...... For me it's the people not the racing that keep me coming back.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I've seen alot of other photographers doing this so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm not real happy with the look of my fake oil and don't think white was the right color to photograph on. Maybe I'll revisit this one day. I still have sand everywhere ....
My homeless man Oscar stopped by the other day to see if I had any odd jobs he could do. I was set up for some portrait photography and Oscar was nice enough to let me photograph him. I've shot him over the course of seven years off and on, in that time he's lost @ 80lbs.
It's that time of year in Raleigh NC when the money plants are in full bloom. I grabbed one on the way into the studio the other day to do some photography. Ended up using a 350w Arri hotlight and a flashlight for some light painting. I thought the images looked better in B&W.