Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Blinding Beauty of the Ordinary

I'm surprised at what suggests itself as beauty to my eye...The clothing rack at a local department store; Receding patterns on rack of cheap eyewear; A basket of beans as I washed them; A parking lot sign, mournfully mute to its purpose; A nearby office tower hidden behind a wire mesh fence; A quiet plantation yard with resident potter's studio, greenery and all manner of bric a brac.  The post this evening is really an artist's response, about all I muster, to what seems an exponential increase in scenes and stories of ugliness in our world.  God knows we all dream of beauty and happiness.  My muse seems to tell me each day:  It's right there in front of you...















Thursday, June 20, 2013

Family Portraits?


For much of this year I've  been going through the 'eddoes' - Bajan for major headache-causing trials - trying to get my wireless flash triggers to work consistently so I could finally settle down to putting it into my commercial practice.  And after a major failure with human subjects yesterday, I redoubled my efforts to straighten out the process a bit.  Each of my pets, long used to my intrusive camera, practically 'sat' for me as a human subject would sit for a portrait.  The equipment worked beautifully and my children shone, each on their own enigmatic cat or dog way.  Here are the results...

Sherry usually turns away when I try to photograph her.  Today, she settled in for 15 minutes of studio-lit potraits.

...and she really does know how to pose for the camera!

Cloud's excuse was that I woke him up after I with the many flashes!  See the last photos for when he is really in form!

"Prince" bravely sat for a few minutes, withhis most "guard dog"-like face.

The night noises momentarily set him on the alert...
No studio flash here but great afternoon light and a particularly willing cat...


Monday, June 17, 2013

IT'S THAT SIMPLE - Recent iPhone Images

Simple is how it seems when I head off to do my errands or work-related activities unencumbered by the more powerful DSLRs which always make me actually work for an image!  The iPhone doesn't need any more promotion but I still get a thrill from seeing my 12"x12" or 24"x24" black & white prints knowing that the device in my pocket allowed me the freedom to just see:  Through the complex winding and turning of my unstructured life and the sadly ironic 'development' of life on an island which is fast becoming a little metropolis.  The quiet spaces in between become for me little pockets of 'existential' air in an otherwise densely textured social, cultural and economic life.  Enjoy...














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