How’s that for an inviting blog post title? Mother Nature put a damper on most outdoor plans this past weekend. I had a full weekend of baseball planned and possibly some yard work, but the rains came and stayed around the entire weekend. The precipitation ranged from a steady pour to a light drizzle and sometimes a fine mist. Maybe it’s just me, but I find that fine mist to be an nuisance. I would much rather be in a down pour than to have a constant light mist falling. There were moments when the rain stopped, but those
Finally, a small break from politics. The shots in this post were taken to complete my roll of film that I just shot at the protest on the grounds of the state Capitol in Nashville. You can see the protest pictures here. I captured these street moments on my trek from the Capitol Building back to my car. It may sound strange, but I breathed a sigh of relief when I took off my documentary hat and put on my street photography hat. It’s like the feeling I get when I travel abroad. I love visiting other countries, but
I would consider the Women’s March the centerpiece of all the Anti-Trump demonstrations across the USA and abroad. This demonstration was the third protest of the weekend that I had the privilege of documenting. I considered this a privilege not as an endorsement, but as the privilege of living in a country where protests can exist without fear of retaliation. You can read my introduction for this project and read more about this privilege in my very first post, “American as Apple Pie-The Silent Inauguration“. You can also read my second post, “American as Apple Pie-Protest on Capitol Hill“. I
Up next in my documentary series, is the protest at the Tennessee State Capitol Building in Nashville. You can see my initial post of this series and read my introduction for this project in “American as Apple Pie-The Silent Inauguration“. If you have been following this project, you will noticed that I changed the series from 5 to 3 posts each with their own subtitle. The reason for this change is because I received my Women’s March scans back today and decided that keeping all 3 rolls shot during the march together in one post would make a stronger
What is more American than protesting your own government? Disagreeing with my government and living to talk about it is one of the many things I love about the Good Ole USA. The forefathers knew what they were doing when they made the First Amendment of our constitution the Freedom of Speech. In fact, here is what it actually says: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the
This year I vowed to shoot more Ektar 100. The colors seem to always render scenes as I remember seeing them. Ektar does have the propencity for producing highly saturate reds under the right lighting conditions. Even with the deep reds, I still love the turn out. However, I must admit that there is really only one shot in this post that I really like. The rest are not bad, I just was not overly thrilled with the final image. I would have to put most of the blame on lighting conditions. You have to make more compromises with
I love creating photography projects. Not only do they create a coherent body of work, but ultimately, they give my work a purpose. I love figuring out what to shoot next. How am I going to shoot it? When am I going to shoot it? Black and white or color? What film will work best? What camera am I’m going to use? What lens? Medium format or 35mm? How many photos? This may seem like a lot of work before the shot, but it’s a labor of love. This is the main reason I fell in love with shooting film. I
Who says street photography has to be on the streets or that it has to be in black and white? I guess we are conditioned to black and white images of people from urban areas as being real street photography. The reason for this is probably because the invention of photography coincided with the beginning of urban areas in the early 20th century. Naturally, photographs from the streets of these areas begin to emerge. The early photographers did not have the film and camera choices we have today. I would say black and white film was widely used due to
This is my first post for my new street photography category called ‘Abstract Street’. These posts will be about capturing the human element without the human or with part of the human. I like this new category because it will push me to be more creative. I hope you enjoy the images. Thanks for stopping by! Up next, I have some shots from my Mamiya 645 1000s. I did some experimenting with pushing TRI-X 400 to 1600. I shot at night and in conditions with low light.
If you read Volume 1 of my Face to Face blog post, you might recall me talking about the two guys in the first picture of this post. Before taking a picture of Mary Beth, I had a nice conversation with John and Karl. John on the left, is from Alabama. His wife told him that he was going to get into more trouble if he stayed on the streets of Birmingham. She thought he would fair better if he came to Nashville, so she bought him a bus ticket. We all had a good laugh when I asked
This is my 3rd post from my last roll of film I shot on the streets of Nashville. I don’t have a lot of commentary for these captures. The images speak for themselves. I hope you enjoy the pictures! Thanks for reading! I have another random street post coming up next. Images Best Viewed in Lightbox Below!
It never fails that someone always catches you taking their picture. Very seldom have I ran into any negative reactions. One time I was approached by this lady who asked if I just took her picture. I pointed to the direction behind her and told her I was shooting a building. When I told her I was shooting film she said, “Oh!” She then smiled and went on her way. The resulting picture looked like she was giving me the evil eye. Check out the shot here. Probably the most negative reaction to date was a woman at the