Starfall

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Taken at the King William Fair in San Antonio, Tx in around 1995.  Traditional film and processing of high speed film, shot on the street with no special lighting.  I love this shot in the series on the fair and the colorful events.  Stay tuned!

My story:

Each little star is nurtured and protected on the vine-like colored coils of light.  As they mature, and grow a ribbon slowly descend and guide each individual star as its launched into space, the ribbon snaps back, the ribbon curls…., slowly  over time the ribbons unfurl, their tension is dissipated…, they flutter in the space breeze looking for their own individual star somewhere out there shooting across the sky.

North Country

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Still north of Toronto, she had never posed before for this kind of photography.  She had a natural way of moving and thinking.  Shortly after I ran head on with a pile of problems, most of my own making, we never got the chance to work together again.  Huge loss.

Arroyo

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Took this lady down into an arroyo hence the dive suit.  A warm Texas day so the suit stuck to her, she needed my help in getting out of it.  Even though she was used to posing nude, it was a good way to break the ice and get comfortable.  Cross processed the film and the background was more than a pleasant surprise.

North Country

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We worked in the same hospital, she a nurse, me a lowly floor-cleaner.  Always the friendly sort, we made friend’s, and she agreed to pose for me.  Took her far north of Toronto, to an abandoned cement plant.  Beautiful sunny day, but in the bunker like interior it was cool.  We shot several rolls of film, and both my cameras needed reloading.  As I grabbed my camera to reload, it was so cold I almost dropped it.  I looked at her body, and it was all goose-pimply,we went outside to enjoy the sun, and that was it for the day.  Shot about late 1970’s.

Day is Done

Man Against the Elements

Sometimes while I was in N.Y.C., I’d take the subway down to the WTC, down to the marina I’d go.  Often just to see the sunset as it reflected on the fabulous windows of New York.  That gave me ideas for how to capture the sunset like I wanted, and not at all like the commercial boys and girls.  I use real film, high-speed film with lots of grain, and lots of atmosphere if you knew how to expose it correctly.  Day is Done, surviving in the face of adversity no matter which side it shows.

Catch the Wind

Catch the Wind

 

When I saw the sunbeam on the left I just had to have it in my image. Call it serendipitous, but organic things want to get in the photo’s too. I love how the model is lost in playing with the wind. Even when you are shooting a film-test,  one has to keep an eye open to see the possibilities around you. So this your and my artsy shot for today. Class dismissed. The lovely Jean Dawson is the model.