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Time is a Thief

  I always talk about how the camera is a recording device for time. Those milliseconds of clicking shutter forever seal a sight, never to be repeated. With people, I always think of visual characteristics. They transform with time. I can easily note the differences in my own youthful pictures. The camera seals and protects …

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New Muse Blake

Vaccinations complete, ready to move on! After such a long pause, I’m back behind the lens with new work and a fresh face to photograph. This post features a new Ohio model who I had the good fortune to meet and start his portfolio with some amazing images. I quickly discovered that my model, Blake, …

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Zanesville Houses

You can never take for granted the assistance of friends and fellow artists. This grouping of images stems from suggestions from my wonderful friend and fellow artist, Linda Gall. I had been whining about the increasing loss of abandoned buildings in Columbus. So Linda suggested an exploration in her hometown of Zanesville. Zanesville has an …

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The Alger Box Series

I have always sought out a stronger purpose for my photography. I feel that the image can be complimented with other materials to tell stories. These items can reinforce the photo, making a stronger piece. The Alger Series of shadow boxes was my first series with a continuous theme. Utilizing book covers from Horatio Alger …

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The Hartman Building

So back in 2000, this wonderful building became available as a setting. I had noticed it many times in the past since it was close to a popular restaurant. I loved its architectural style. Like so many buildings in the city its abandoned status caused concern. Then suddenly, makeshift barriers and fencing went up and …

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Cemeteries as Visual Venue

Cemeteries carry a negative and morbid perception to most people. Beneath the obvious reasons there exists esoteric beauty. The solitude, landscaping and architectural variations provide an almost limitless backdrop for photography. Therefore, a frequent choice for my work. Older cemeteries are the best. Victorian cemeteries are even better! Finding these classic locations, you’ll quickly see …

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The Inn at Zanesville

My preferred location is one that is off the beaten path or hidden. Or places that hide in plain view. I feel an affinity toward the forgotten for there is concealed beauty beyond the flashing lights. It’s exciting to find these gems because they are so transitory. Their beauty, like a blooming flower, can disappear …

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