Monday, May 21, 2018

Home portrait

I did an interesting home portrait today of a friends mother who was 92 and in her last days along with her brother. It was a modest home that echoed of memories and better days and I actually found it quite moving to photograph. These photos are ones I did more for myself than the client.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Tyson studio shoot with Carol

The 2018 Tyson studio season got off to a good start with a great photo session with Carol. I like to start the season with her, we've been photographing together since 1984 and have a very comfortable rhythm in the studio. Carol also brings a great sense of gesture and grace to her poses.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Jazz Fest

I've been to Jazz Fest only 4 times and this time really wanted to make it about the music and not trying to turn it into another long term project, so the day was mostly about making a few photos between venues.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Contact sheet scans

As part of my attempt to bring some organization to some of my older work, I have been scanning negative pages lacking contact sheets this week. Most of it is work from 1973-76. I do not know what I was thinking with my numbering system, its just one more thing to add to the list of topics to discuss with 1973 Stan when time travel is invented.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Latest addition to the "Matter of Faith Portfolio"

Just when you think you're done something comes along. In this case a church in the lower 9th ward I never thought would rebuild is in the process of doing so. In March I stumbled across a group from southern Indiana who were working hard to make it happen.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Maurepas Swamp WMA

The weather was not ideal but I made it over to a terrific little wild life area during my last NOLA trip. Not shown are the 10 images made with a 4x5 and these were taken with my Fuji XPRO2.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Bywater, New Orleans

One of the great pleasures of photography is just walking around a place and seeing what photographs you can find. The Bywater neighborhood is one of those places in New Orleans.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

One of my earliest digital photos

As far as I can tell, this is one of the earliest digital images I ever made, taken in New York City in the fall of 2000 with a Kodak 4800. We've come a long way.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Muses parade, Mardi Gras 2018

I've always been fascinated by the almost religious quality of those pleading for beads from the floats as they pass by, its nearly a form of ecstasy especially with the raised arms.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Holt Cemetery

At least once during every visit to NOLA I try to make it to Holt, this Mardi Gras we managed some time between rain storms to make a visit and some photographs. A very special place.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mrs. Lavenders Bedroom, Mardi Gras, New Orleans 2018

I like to stage some figurative work while I'm at Mardi Gras. This year I was able to do a short photo shoot at the place I was staying.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Bart's Landing Revisited

It seems its become my practice now that when visiting New Orleans the first stop I make is a short photo trip to what we have started calling Bart's Landing. It's a kind of inspirational and homage to Bart Parker who's ashes we scattered there. It's a quiet reflective place and there are often photographs "hovering around" as Bart was fond of saying.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Testing Equipment at the Tyson studio

Made it out to the Tyson studio this afternoon, 62° outside 45° inside, still it was warm enough to get the new gear I've been buying the past month on eBay all fired up and checked out. When my Broncolor power pack went out, I sold off all my Broncolor gear and reinvested the proceeds into new/used Speedotron gear.

Monday, January 1, 2018

The Lost Model Who Found Me

I just got an interesting email today from a woman who said I photographed her nude at Tyson in 1999-98. She said she never saw the photos and could she see them, she might want to buy one.

Though some sort of miracle I did enter her name into my data base of film I’ve shot and indeed it was 1999 and she was a department model and yes, I shot 11 rolls of 120 of her out at Tyson. I remember she was paid to model for my by the department/school and in those cases I do not give the models any photos.

We’re going to meet in the future to look at the contact sheets, perhaps she’ll buy a couple prints.
I just wonder, what made her think of tracking me down and asking about these photos all these years later. People are funny about nostalgia and their own histories.