Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Winfield, Illinois. October 2010.

I like the lights at night and I enjoy seeing what the do to film.  I would have a difficult time getting the same results in the darkroom as I am getting here with Photoshop..... ahhhh but I would so love to get back into a color darkroom.  I just love the whole process.  You really get a lot more time with your images and I always thought you learned more about how you photograph by working in the darkroom. 
Anyway, I digress; these are the last images that I have scanned right now.  I have a roll in to be picked up and one to be dropped off and I hope to go out once more this week. 

{I am reading}

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Burbs

For some reason I seem to avoid people in my work.  I am not sure why.  There is no better time to photograph the suburbs than at night... especially if you are trying to avoid people.  I think the images become much more interesting with the different temperature lights that you encounter at night.  The lights are a distinctive characteristic of the suburbs and the city.  They just seem to make the structures come alive.  Good stuff.

Reading List-

The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexandre Dumas

David Copperfield- Charles Dickens

Thursday, October 14, 2010

After Work

I get out of work and take a walk around.
There is something about making photographs at night.  The lights are amazing, the solitude is wonderful and everything photographs different than it would during the day. 
I am exploring our habitat; our environment.  It is about the places that we live, work, play and use to sustain our existence.  I think it is important to look at how we process and utilize a place or space. 

Reading List;

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories- Robert Louis Stevenson

The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexandre Dumas

Friday, October 8, 2010

3 New Looks

Things have gotten a little too noisy so I started making more pictures.  Here are three new things from out there in the world.  Its all part of the same project; each represents a different aspect of the whole.  There is a lot more on the way.

Lately, past week or so; I have been going out to photograph at night after I get out of work.  I have done a bit of night photography before and felt fairly successful with it.  Maybe it comes in phases maybe it becomes something bigger, either way it is a lot of fun and always interesting outcomes.

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When farm land is developed there will be some displacement of earth.  This material is piled up in various locations throughout the development. 

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I am using an old box camera and a roll of Fuji 800Z 220 film.  I sealed up the counter window and have no idea where a frame begins nor ends.  It has been interesting to see what comes out. 

{will get it done}

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Evidence of Process

Land goes through different phases of use. 
When farmland gets processed into a neighborhood one of the initial steps taken is to strip the topsoil and pile it up into mounds. 
The process is the art.

A Drive

35mm Film

Its been a while since I have used 35mm film.  The rectangle takes a little getting used to again. 
Its fun.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and other stories- Robert Louis Stevenson
I'm on the other stories.