The life of a corporate portrait photographer who likes to shoot just about anything.

Posts tagged “Black & White Photography

Iceland Geyser

Iceland, Strokkur, Geysir, Geyser

The Strokkur Geyser in Geysir, Iceland. (Not a typo. The town has the letter “i”.)
Black & White photograph by my daughter, Ashley. She is a university art student graduating next year.

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Waiting for Godot’s Dinner

Kitchen Table

Time to Eat.


On the Road in Iceland

Iceland, Clouds, Mountain

Somewhere on the road between Kirkjubaejarklaustur and
the Skaftafell glacier, this jagged edge of a mountain appeared.


A Year of Portraits

Portrait

In 2000, the last year of the 20th Century, I decided to take a photo a day of my son (11 years old at the time). I thought that it would be a fun project with him but there might be some difficulties. Technically this meant shooting one image per day, using one roll of film per month and hoping that I didn’t make any mistakes along the way.  I also decided to shoot B&W film because I could handle the processing myself. The project started out simply – he’d stand against the same white wall everyday, with the date written on a piece of paper, and he’d make a silly face. Eventually I moved away from the wall and photographed him in different locations. As the year progressed I processed the film and put it into print file negative pages. At the end, I brought my “12 months” to a photo lab to make me 16×20 enlarged contact prints. They looked beautiful.
The following year – 2001 – was the start of the 21st Century and this time I photographed my daughter. The process and final product was the same but I shot color film instead. Then in 2005 I returned to the project shooting both my son and daughter together. This time I shot digital, which made it easier. The only difficult part was making sure that I didn’t forget to take a photo, but my kids would always remind me, “Dad, you didn’t take the photo of the day yet!” Digital also made it easier because I could shoot several images and pick the best one. The final product was different though, it was a book instead of a contact print.


Standup Bass…

Standup Bass, Musical Instrument, Music, Musician

…found lying down on a stage.


An American Original

Portrait of detective

Where Sam Spade meets Groucho Marx.


The Boat

sailboat

Solitude.