I have started a new photo blog and Instagram account for images I capture of rural Tennessee scenes. I like to drive the back roads and see what I can find and this will be where I share the images.
I have only posted a few images, but I plan to post regularly in that account. Here are a few.
Last week was a good week in terms of my fine art photography. Two of my images were accepted for shows, one in New York and the other in Athens, Greece.
I heard from Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece that one of my images was accepted for their upcoming exhibition “Monochrome”. The chosen image was one of my favorite images from last year. It was shot in New Orleans and was my homage to Robert Frank’s iconic capture of the New Orleans streetcar and the riders within. Here is my image:
On Saturday, I awoke to an email from the New York Center for Photographic Art letting me know that one of my images was accepted for their exhibit, “One”, and it was awarded First Place. The exhibition was jurored by Aline Smithson, an excellent photographer and founder of the Lenscratch Blog.
The image is of the Snodgrass Building in Nashville. For some reason, one of the windows was different from the others, and the contrast stood out to me so I captured it.
The New York exhibit will run from April 3 – 14, 2018 at the JADITE GALLERY in the exciting Hell’s Kitchen area in Manhattan. My New York friends, try to stop by and check out the exhibition.
I was lucky enough to be included in a creative collaboration last month. A fabulous Hair Stylist, Gabi Revellese, asked me to shoot some of her designs. The model was going to be one of my favorites, Sarah Garringer. The idea of working with these two was a no-brainer and I jumped at the chance. We received word yesterday that the submitted images from that shoot were featured on Estetica’s US website and social media platforms and was their cover photo.
It is great to be featured this way, but even better to be asked to join such talents in a collaboration like this! Thank you Gabi and Sarah for including me!
Here are some additional images from the shoot…
During our bitter cold photo walk on Saturday, we had to escape the elements and duck into stores to thaw out a bit. One of the stores we found ourselves in was a cowboy boot store. Here are some of my favorite images from inside the store…
Imaging USA was in Nashville this past week. As part of the big photography conference/trade show, the fine people at Lensbaby sponsored a Photo Walk on Saturday afternoon. More than 20 people signed up for the walk, but due to snow/ice store the previous day and bitter cold, only two of us showed up. But Erika and I showed up.
We met up with the Lensbaby crew, Lauren and Mishalla, at Tootsies World Famous Orchid Lounge, and explored the Lower Broadway area. We made our way up and down the tourist thoroughfare, popping into stores when we were too cold.
Here are 15 of my favorite images from the shoot…
New Years day I wanted to get a jump start on one of my 2018 Goals, to shoot more Fine Art images. Last year, I neglected my fine art work in favor of more fashion/portraiture shooting. So, braving the cold, I went to Bells Bend Park to do some shooting with a new lens, the Lensbaby 85 Velvet.
The lens, purchased using my Christmas gift $$, is a manual focus lens and I knew I would have a learning curve ahead to get ideal images. I decide to embrace the blur and even experimented with some multiple exposures. Let me know what you think…