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.