Saturday, August 30, 2014

683 (more photos)

"Trees Horizontal"

Trees horizontal was a whole series of photos that I thought I would work on forever. The concept of photographing trees after they fell was compelling to me for a long while. I started with one of those famous square negative medium format cameras that took really sharp crisp photos. The more I concentrated on the science of photography the less interested I became. Little by little I graduated form professional level camera equipment to toys and lensless wooden boxes.
This was about halfway through the transition.


Friday, August 29, 2014

682 (objects)

Delight me
(yes they do)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

681 (objects)

I collect useless objects
(and they delight me)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

680 (not finished)

I told you I was certain (probably meaning if and or but).

It was me not always seeing what’s before my eyes. 
And you already discovering that they are never very clear.

We talked and talked with our hands. 
Tossing and catching so many words.
Then our heads turned and we left those words mid air.

What was it with the timing.
Was there a problem with our innocence.
How would we describe the difference.
Within the fewest possible words.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

678 (not nine)







- e.e. cummings

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

676 (more photos)

"When Running Through Your Past Don't Stop"

Around twenty-two years ago a friend of mine did a series of paintings called the "Passenger Series."  I was originally inspired by them when we were in an art show together. I still continue to use the influence in any way possible. It has appeared mostly in photography based works. The paintings that have been influenced by the series are not so easily connected to my friends original paintings although I do know when their inspiration is there.
The original story that I told about this photograph suggested that I had a Nikon F3 HP (without a lens) under my pillow one night and was dreaming about my past in rural Kentucky. I said that this negative was exposed directly by my dreaming. I also said there was only one negative exposed this way in a roll of thirty-six and it was the only photo that came out as black and white on a roll of color film. The story was embellished further but I'm sure you get idea.  Don't you?
The truth of course is that it is a photo taken as a passenger on the road between Hodgenville and Greensburg in Kentucky. The rest of the truth is that I have "Passenger Three" one of the paintings by my friend in my possession and this painting continues to inspire me today.
More later.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

675 World Photo Day (a day late)

Sorry I am a day late.
August 19th is World Photo Day. It marks the date when the first practical photographic process was released from its patent.
The process was the Daguerreotype. Invented by Joseph Nicephore Niepce and Louis Daguerre in 1837. Two years later on August 19th 1839 the French government purchased the patent and made it freely available to the rest of the world as a gift.
World photo day was established in 2010.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

671 (homo sapiens)

"The Fork of No Return"

(final bifurcation blue/green)

Monday, August 11, 2014

670 (homo sapiens)

"The Breaking Fork"


Friday, August 8, 2014

669 (homo sapiens)

"My Fork Exactly"

(fork yeah)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

668 (homo sapiens)

"Fork CounterFork"

(fork taken)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

667 (Home) A FoundStick M

"LowRider Contacts"

(A. FoundStick M.)

Monday, August 4, 2014

666 (Home) A FoundStick M

"Vandals in the Rain"

(A. FoundStick M.)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

665 (Home) A FoundStick M

"A. FoundStick M."

(still borrowing names)