Friday, December 13, 2013

The final voyage of Bart Parker

Today we committed the last mortal remains of my
dear friend and mentor to the waters of the
Mississippi River.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Bart Parker

I received news today that my teacher, mentor and friend
Bart Parker died at his home in Alabama today. Bart was
a lifelong inspiration to me and so many other
students and touched the lives of many more. No one is ever lost who is 
remembered by those who keep his memory alive, I shall not
forget all that Bart did for me and I owe who I am today as an
artist to Bart and his influences. Fair winds & calm seas Mr. Parker,
 dream on you crazy dreamer.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Printing for New Orleans

Got into the studio and started printing
variation so I can show my gallery director
in New Orleans. I have a date for my next exhibition
of work "Marching Bands of Mardi Gras"and the
opening will be Feb 1, 2014.

Monday, November 18, 2013

New work from the weekends studio shoot

The shoot out at the Tyson studio this
weekend was more productive than
I thought at the time, at least eight files worth 
printing 17" x 24". For these, I am printing
on the Canson Photographique Rag 310.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Books on Books

From todays shoot out at Tyson, warm enough to
still work the books. Exposing books on top of
books. Used the Fuji X100S in the multiple exposure
mode to make this one.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Still more images worth printing

Finding lots of files worth printing
from older shoots this summer, this 
is one example from a shoot in
May 2013 I passed over.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Revisiting old files

I've been going thru the "top 25" edit of the Body/Text series,
after some excellent feedback while at MW SPE. I decided to 
make a set of both the top 25 and the 2nd 15 on 8.5x11
paper for ease of editing. In going thru the files, I pretty much
decided my work with Judy, my model friend who died of cancer a year ago, 
needs to be it's own portfolio. In light of that, this photo
is from our last shoot the August before she passed on is
especially moving for me. It's taken a year to really be able
to deal with these powerful images.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Possible Direction of the Next Portfolio

These double exposed book images without 
the figure element may be the next portfolio 
I'll be investigating.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Observation point, along the Blue Ridge Parkway, N.C.

Got out on the road during my visit
to the Penland School as a visiting
artist this week. Shot with my 
Fuji X100S.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Leaving the bar

It was around 11 pm when I left the tavern
and had my Fuji with me. It had just rained 
and the light down the street was pretty
wonderful. I'm only now getting the feel for
this camera.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Thinking about Florence, Italy

Been thinking about photographing again next summer
in Florence, Italy. I already have 4 students signed up,
I expect we will have a full class my Thanksgiving.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Katrina Anniversary

Today marks the 8th anniversary of hurricane Katrina coming ashore and forever changing NOLA. I arrived in NOLA 30 days after the storm and spent the next 5 years photographing its effects and the rebuilding of a city that means so much to me and my work.

Friday, August 23, 2013

New Camera- Fuji X100S

I finally got me new Fuji X100S today, MPEX in Columbus, Ohio
did a great job in sending me one. Here's a few from the first set of tests
I did with it.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

photo shoot with new model

Worked with a new model today, it was way cooler inside
the Tyson studio than I think she was comfortable with. Got
4-6 images worth printing I think. With school starting
up in a few weeks, I hate to think this was the last shoot of
the season.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A bad beach day, a good photo day

Misquamicut State Beach

Fisherman's access, Matunuck

Not a great day to be at the beach unless you want to
photograph the beach under such conditions.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Life Guards

Scarborough State Beach

Scarborough State Beach

Wheeler State Beach