A photo of an ornate headstone in the Old Gray Cemetery in Knoxville, TN. Appropriate for this time of the year. Shot in natural light, at sundown, with the Sigma A 35mm F1.4 (An exceptional lens).
Graflex Super D: Shooting Portraits
The Super D looks like a Franken-Cam but it's one of the most unique shooting experiences and by far the most enjoyable 4x5 camera for shooting portraits that I have come across. The moving cloth shutter provides a unique look as it moves vertically, exposing the film. Finding a working model can be a challenge (I had to rebuild mine) but I find the analog images it makes to be quite special in a world of digital sameness.
Ginkgo Leaves, On Tomb. Knoxville, TN. Some Ginkgo trees are female, others are male, they are considered to be dioecious. These leaves were from a tree that watched over a man's tomb, perhaps this tree is a female and the two knew each other in life. Now she watches over him, keeping him company through eternity.
Cadillac, Rust. Knoxville, TN. When I go out to shoot images for myself, I never try to pre-plan anything. I like the adventure of going nowhere to find nothing, but then, coming back with something, unexpected.
A study of two trees, both at the end of their lives, both with very different outcomes.
Selected images from an ongoing personal project. Project focuses on images inspired by the behaviors of nocturnality. Final project will be printed in a bound volume and released in a limited edition. Images lit from nearby neon or street lights.
A selection from a shoot with the band Far Far Away. As a live act, Far Far Away will leave you with a shiver down your spine. They combine lyrics that include science fiction themes blended with infectious melodies delivered with fire & brimstone intensity. I created the concept for this image after listening to their song "Ghosts of Icy Climes." Composite image was shot using a reflector in front and a large softbox behind.
This was a somewhat spontaneous shot from a photo shoot with the band Oh No Fiasco. A lot of my photo and design work focuses on composite art, it's a genre I enjoy working in. The band's label needed an album cover, the elements in the photo were props I had brought along for the shoot. It was shot using two reflectors and a large octodome overhead. Ultimately the shot was rejected by the label after it was deemed to be "too violent." (more on that below.)
A selection of album cover concepts I created for the release of Oh No Fiasco's EP No One's Gotta Know. These designs were also rejected by the label for various reasons. It's not a secret- so I don't mind saying it again. The album design the label decided to go with was a weak concept that undermined the band's image. I felt it was in poor taste, it depicted an image of Lindsey's battered face. I felt it portrayed violence against women, something I am vehemently against.
A series of two images taken at a horse rescue shelter in south Georgia. The horse in the middle was an albino. Shot with natural light, using a telephoto lens.
I always love shooting interesting food, this is from a low-country boil. The colors represent the flavor and heritage of dishes from cajun country and embody the bold flavors from that region. Simple setup using an octodome and a reflector.