Sunday, March 22, 2015

Looking ahead

In the profile section of my blog, it reads: “I've been a photographer for 25 years now and I've decided to really shake things up.”

That was back in 2008 and a lot has changed since that time. I have been able to create work that I am proud of and to say that I did it in my own way. I am a point in my work where I feel the need for change once again.

I truly believe that my best work is yet come. A new set of portraits are in the works and I can't say much except they will be deeply personal and loaded with meaning.

Stay tuned....

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ticket to Ride

Here we have Bernie, short for Bernice who actually rides a skateboard. When I heard about this, Her owner, Rachel showed me a video. I knew then that we had to do this.

There are a couple of things that differentiate this portrait from others that I have done. First, the skateboard and skate park bring things in to more of a modern age than what I usually depict in my work. Secondly, it is my first portrait with random subjects in the background. I had this in mind because I knew I need them to add support to the overall context.

I always have some trepidation when making decisions like this but it is important for me to always be pushing my boundaries,  Just like Bernie did here.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Our Newest Addition

This is a portrait of our newest cat Bowey. I wanted some thing like "Henry" from a few years ago, but for a very different reason.....

Introducing a new pet into your home can be complicated to say the least. Our other cat of many years, Tooty did not take well to the new arrival. We ended had to keep them separate quite a few weeks and slowly reintroduce them. There were many moments of uncertainty. but it's much better now

Bowey's portrait symbolizes the room where she has stayed, the door being finally opened and better days ahead.

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