Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Artificial Light

It is human nature to change things, to manufacture ways of manipulating the natural for benefit and convenience. Even darkness is not immune to this process. We light everything that needs to be seen and everything that can be seen during the day. Streets, facades, stairways, ally ways, the undersides of bridges and empty rooms. Our eyes are so used to this practice that our we have adjusted to see these things the same way we see them during the day in sunlight, we fail to see the colors and shadows that has been created unnaturally.

The series, Artificial Light, will be shot with a medium format camera on daylight balanced transparency film to show how artificial light affects the colors and shadows at night or in spaces completely cut off from natural light. The final output of the images will be to duratran and then face mounted on to Plexiglas. This will then slide into a handmade light box and lit with a 5500 degree bulb.

Winter is moving into Denver

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Blue Lake

Whenever people hear that I am going to school for photography they always say, "Well, you picked a great spot to do that. Colorado is beautiful." Referencing landscape photography, assuming that I must do it since I live by the mountains and that it is the main reason people take pictures. I'm not a big fan of that conversation, but I did get to hike up to Blue Lake this fall and yes I took some pictures of nature and mountains and of course flowing rivers wrapping through the trees, so here you go.

Old Unseen

Just a few images buried in my hard drive space. I thought some of these worked well as diptychs.