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15 Minutes of Fame

Every now and then I’ll get emails from individuals or companies wanting to use one of my photographs. One of the more recent requests was an graphic design company out of Nashville working on a new hospital administrative building in Brentwood, Tennessee. They wanted a 14.5″ x 18.5″ print of a black and white photograph of Nashville’s Union Station that I took last year. It represented the theme that they wanted to present in the new office setting.  I believe it was going to go in a lobby or waiting area.  This image is below.


Union Station


Also last year the Civil War Trust used one of my Spring Hill Battlefield shots on the back of their magazine, Hallowed Ground, promoting their 2014 Annual Conference in Nashville. You can see the magazine cover below. Click this text to see my Flickr posting on the magazine cover.


Cannon at the Spring Hill Battlefield


From time to time, I’ll make the occasional sale through Getty Images. I ultimately would like to add a stock photography page to this website and sale more of my work directly to the customer. While making a few dollars from this hobby is great, I think the request I got last week is equally great.

I received an email from an online photographic magazine out of Falmouth, England called 205DPI. They’re an online magazine created by studying photographers and other artists. They found my photostream on Flickr and said that they really liked my work. They asked if they could feature me in their next article and requested to use some of my photos for the write-up. After researching the magazine and talking to my wife, we thought it would be an excellent opportunity. 205DPI tries to find a theme in the portfolios of up and coming photographers. They really liked my portrayal of Tennessee. Thus,  that was what my article was going to be about.

The lady I worked with was very nice. She asked me to write a short article about myself and Tennessee.  She edited my words where needed and picked the photos she wanted. My wife and I were pleased with the final publication. There were some images that I wanted to be included, but they did not make the cut. Nonetheless, I think they did a good job of sticking with the Tennessee theme and I am happy with the outcome. As I mentioned above, it is nice to be paid for a photograph, but it is equally nice to have your peers recognize your work. Below are screen shots from the magazine. You will also find links to the 205DPI magazine and the actual article below.


The front page of the article is a shot from the porch of the Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee. This was shot with my Olympus OM1 with a 50mm f1.8 on Kodak Portra 400. It was developed and scanned by Film Box in Nashville, Tennessee


The top image is the old Highway 7 that runs through Sante Fe, Tennessee. The grapes were shot at Amber Falls Winery and Cellars in Hampshire, Tennessee. The barn is located in Tullahoma, Tennessee at Rutledge Falls. The road and grapes were shot with my Olympus OM1 on Kodak Portra 400 and the barn was shot with my Olympus E520 DSLR and Sigma 30mm f1.4.


From Left to Right: Rattle and Snap Plantation – Mt. Pleasant, TN, Highway 96 from the Natchez Trace Bridge – Franklin, TN, Pott’s Grocery – Sante Fe, TN, Carters Creek Station Antiques – Spring Hill, TN, Montgomery Bell State Park – Dickson, TN, Carter House – Franklin, TN. The Highway 96, Pott’s Grocery and the Carter House were all shot with my Olympus OM1 on Kodak Portra. The remaining images were shot with my Olympus E520 DSLR.

Click this text. My article begins on page 17 – 205dpi June Issue 22


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    Brent Michael July 3, 2015 at 20:46 #

    Congratulations Travis! That is an honor indeed.

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    inklingscommunity July 3, 2015 at 22:01 #

    Excellent “press,” and great photos, as always. Thanks for sharing!

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