Travels

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Zach in the Motor City

Working with Zach is symbolized beautifully with this first image – a tempting vine that wraps around your mind – tangling your imagination – producing stunning shots! Dramatic writing aside, I determined that our second session should involve a field trip to Detroit. Time to get down and dirty in the field, so to speak. …

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Esteban in Cleveland

What happens when you bring a professional dancer to abandoned locations? Well, you end up with some wonderfully expressive and interactive images! I discovered Esteban through Instagram, as I have with a few other talented guys. I was immediately captivated by his skills as a modern dancer. And since modern dancers aren’t constrained by the …

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João – the final Portuguese portfolio

My second major expedition in Portugal was due east of Lisbon near the Spanish border – an amazing fortified city defending from Moorish and Spanish incursions. I can’t remember exactly how I discovered this location but it was a glorious step back in time. Massively thick walls provided protection for the town, while a large …

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Abel in the Algarve

Portugal was amazing! Overflowing with wonderful locations that peaked my interest. Equally thrilling were the terrific people I met through Instagram, then worked with. The first was actually an American who recently moved to the country. His name was Abel. A wonderful guy with an amazing ability to articulate so much emotion through his movements …

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Obtuse

With this post, I decided to demonstrate the power of the angular viewpoint. An initial lesson which always stuck in my mind was to remove yourself from the normal plane of standing. Combining a low or high perspective combined with radical angle can dramatically influence your image. I have always sought a dynamic perspective to …

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Matt Redux

So, as I’ve probed the archives searching through older black and white works, I found my transitional negatives. These pics are shot on film at the same shoot when I began using a digital camera. They were my back-ups for the digital. Just in case. I remember those early experiences with this new technology. I …

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Portlandia

In 2019 I ventured out west to Oregon visiting artist friends in Portland. I always seem to focus on the darker side of humanity at home with abandonments as my chief location. But Portland captured my attention in a different way with its natural beauty. Industrialization gave way to calming nature. There was a lushness …

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Again with the Cemeteries!

In a previous posting, I detailed the figurative work completed in cemeteries. I enjoy the solitude and the amazing range of sculptural styles. Working here allows complete immersion into the composition with little interference. Basic graveyards have little appeal. The best locations exist in older cities where cemeteries offer audacious expressions of wealth after death. …

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