Online Exhibition…Stay Home Gallery

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Happy to announce that 3 of my recent fine art portrait images is included in an online exhibition. Photographer Mike McDougall reached out to artists in the middle Tennessee area on Facebook asking for submissions for an exhibit “with the intent of giving you a break from current events; an escape from reality.” He has curated an exhibit of 30 artists from many different disciplines.  Check out the exhibit at the link below…

Stay Home Gallery

Stay At Home…after you see it!

We are all doing our part to flatten the curve of this 2020 China Virus Pandemic by staying home. But, I am sure you can’t stay cooped up for days on end without going stir crazy!  So, when you are on your next toilet paper and mask shopping/hunting trip, go check out my image that is on a couple billboards around Nashville.

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The image above is from a trip I took with my wife to visit friends/family in Florida earlier this year. We were taking a walk along Madiera Beach and I was shooting with my infrared converted camera and Lensbaby Trio28 lens.

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The good people at Art Pop Street Gallery and RBXMedia are sharing my image and work from other artists in Nashville during the next month. Head on over to their sites and let them know you appreciate their efforts to make Nashville a better place sharing art work for all to see!

The current locations for billboards with my image are:

Murfreesboro Pike and Cleveland

Lebanon Pike at Fessler’s Lane

Sometimes you need a little soul…

I spent a couple hours this week walking around a local state park, Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, rehabbing an injured knee and shooting the Lensbaby Sol45 lens.

 

Nashville City Cemetery…

I spent a little time shooting downtown today and stopped in to the Nashville City Cemetery to shoot a little more before heading home. The cemetery is such a wonderful place to shoot and I enjoy it every time I go there.

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Remains of the Night…

Last October while visiting New Orleans, I took an early Sunday morning stroll down Bourbon Street. The remains from the previous night’s revelry was both astonishing and intriguing. I imagines myself as a forensic anthropologist trying to put together the story of the past inhabitants. Each plastic grenade cup, each oyster shell, and each overflowing trash can have a story waiting to be retold…

Tobacco Field…

While driving the back roads of TN on my way to another shoot, I came across a field of tobacco plants. If you have never seen a tobacco plant, you don’t know what you are missing. The leaves are large and grand, the colors and tones are so pleasing to look at.

Here are a few of the images I shot there…

Dark Grasses…

While scouting a location for another shoot, I took the opportunity to shoot some images for myself. I really liked a large grass plant and spent a good 30-45 minutes capturing images. Here are some of my favorite…

New Blog and Instagram Account…

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.

The blog is: Rural TN Photos and the Instagram account is Rural_TN_Photos.  I would love for you to follow my new blog and Instagram account.

I have only posted a few images, but I plan to post regularly in that account. Here are a few.

Two Prints off to Exhibitions…New York and Athens!

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:

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The New Americans

 

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.

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Windows

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.

Creative Collaboration Scores Cover of Estetica Magazine…

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.

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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…