Monday, April 27, 2015

Still life through the Spring

  Staying close to home and shooting with 8X10.  February shows for The Blackfork Bestiary at the Old Jail Art Center in Albany and (probably), Magic & Logic at the Grace in Abilene.  Keeping the camera warm.

  Kinetic still life.  Not shooting arrangments, shooting events.  Big difference.

  Ice in several incarnations:

Worked these frozen, folded forks for about a month.  More below.

Just a little viewpoint change.  I preach this to students, but usually falls on deaf ears.  I just keep melting the ice.  Takes at least three tries to get anything.  I start shooting too early, but there is something about the process that requires me to photograph my way to the finish.

Double Gyros and Hummingbird.

Folded, Frozen Forks.

Tied Ice & Dice.

Byron, the neighbor over to lend a hand:

Floated the pencil lead over the paper.....which is a pistol bullseye target.  Byron has great hands and outstandingly photographic nails, but his hands hardly can be moved.  Hope to get him for several more shots.

Baby birds raining from the trees.  Cats bringing them in.  First Bestiary shot in a bit, though I have several ideas as the animals show up. June Bugs.  What AM I going to do with June Bugs.  They are currently swarming.  Something.

 Byron was smoking, so I left it.  First horizontal shot in my little studio, ever.  Magic & Logic is all vertical.

Easter still life.  Fish.  Crucifixion.  Death.  Blooming.  Dogwoods.  Three Dogwoods.

 And I did get a couple of little shots at White Trees for that portfolio.  Landscape my first passion.

  Still life and Landscape polar opposites.  With landscape, God does the props and the lighting, the rocks and the trees and the water and the arranging.  With still're God.  So you better show up.  

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