This was kind of a bizarre catch. Chris Sanderson and I were driving back from Zion National Park when we stumbled upon this tourist trap location that looked like it had been closed down for the season. I always like exploring odd places like this so we got out of the car and explored. I saw this great low angle wide anglr shot and was setting up to shoot it when this chicken jumped into the picture. Was it divine intervention or just plain luck. I of course had to take the image. Fun if nothing else.
Zion National Park in October is really beautiful. The crowds are gone and the roads are open for cars. As much as I enjoy shooting in the park I also love to wander the back roads around the park. It’s not uncommon when doing this to come across some really nice scenes like this image. This image was close by the park and was different from all the cliche images made in the park. I am driving to Zion this fall and look forward to doing a lot of backroads along the way.
This is kind of an artsy image. I want the image to tell a story. This was made in an old church in New Orleans. We were on the upper floors and the stairway was undergoing renovation. The tarp for keeping dust out was pulled open and there was beautiful light coming through the plastic tarp as well as the stairs behind. Ask yourself, where do the stairs go, what is this place?
Last spring I visited Buffalo, New York and participated in a workshop at Silo City. This is a complex of old abandoned grain elevators. I hired a model one day there and did a large number of images. it was good to get back to taking images of people. On this image I wanted to make the model levitate off the floor. It worked pretty well. It was fun too.
I have photographed on two occasion at the Silo City complex in Buffalo , NY. It’s a large are with abandoned grain silos. Giant structures with all sort of interesting things to photograph. On my last trip another photographer and myself hired a couple of models and attempted to put the human figure into the landscape of these old building. It was a lot of fun and I took a ton of good images but only felt these dreamy ones worked out. Here is an image I call Ghosts Of Silo City.
Cemetery of Punta Arenas, Chile is one of most interesting cemeteries in the world. We spent a few hours here in February shooting images and it is a photographers paradise. It has a beautiful yet quiet and soulful feel. The places has so many different things to see and all the graves are decorated in such unique ways. I’ll be posting more from this amazing place in the future.
One of my favorite flowers and a flower I run into in almost every corner of the world is a Lupin. While in Punta Arenas, Chile prior to this years Antarctica trip we came upon a large field of Lupins. So, we had a fun time shooting and I decided that I needed to do a some post processing technique on the image so it wouldn’t look like just another flower photo.
Here is another shot I did in New orleans. We were visiting a museum and next to it was an old library with all sorts of beautiful wood. I climbed the blocked off stairs of one portion of the library and turned around to see this. I loved the pulled back plastic, the backlighting and the window and railing. It just works really well.
I recently was in New Orleans scouting out locations for a workshop to be held in March 2016. I love New Orleans but for me most of my good memories are clouded as a result of partying bit too hard at Mardi Gras in my younger days. So, this time I got to see the city in a new light and clearer focus. This is an image I shot that I thought defined New Orleans. Street Cars are very popular although to me they don’t look very efficient. I liked this shot and because of the guy on the bike. I worked it a bit in post processing to get that old time look. Shot with a Fuji X-T1.
Street are or graffiti is illegal in Chile but you would never know it. One clever city figured if you can’t beat them then join them. So they opened up the city walls to talented street graffiti artists and have ended up with a very cool place to find very cool street art. This image was made on one of those streets. I’ll have more. Shot with a Fuji X-t1.