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Learning from a different kind of photographer

This week I visited (virtually) the studio of my friend Wess Gray. He’s had a portrait photo business in Enid, Oklahoma for 40 some years.  wessgray.com/   Wess and I have been talking on and off for about 5 years now. He’s visited my studio once, but I have never seen his. In a conversation [...]

Learning from a different kind of photographer2021-02-13T22:55:19-06:00

Mining my old images

This shows an original, uncropped image, then two successive croppings to get closer and closer to the emotional message of the photo 12/31/20. That date is important, because if you take March 19th as the day the Coronavirus lockdown started, I had gone 296 days without being able to think about creating anything [...]

Mining my old images2021-02-08T19:23:18-06:00

How does a creative project start?

new project-creating clothes from everyday materials In this case it was both a subject and an idea. Kansas City Ballet ballerina Kelsey Ivana Hellybuyck LOVES clothes. So much so that she’s always posting photos on social media wearing different outfits that she’s put together. (That’s the image on the left.) I stubbed on [...]

How does a creative project start?2021-02-09T16:25:22-06:00

Capturing beauty at 30°

                      Since the pandemic I have been shooting in the garage, with the door open. I started in August, and the garage could get pretty warm Problem solved with a big flexible duct that ran from inside the house, pushing cool air through with the [...]

Capturing beauty at 30°2021-02-05T21:26:50-06:00

Seeing a photo in an environment

                                    We are used to seeing images on computers. When an image will be turned into art for a wall, just how big should it be. I like to imaging my work LARGE on a wall. [...]

Seeing a photo in an environment2021-02-05T21:29:00-06:00
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