Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

A Visual Revival

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
I rarely keep a camera by my side when I’m not working.  Some may find this a bit odd but I think it adds to my creativity. When walking around with a camera, I end up looking for things to photograph and the images often don’t come naturally. Without a camera, I freely start framing and seeing images. I recently made the switch from the ol’ Blackberry to a Droid with a great camera app on it, FxCamera.  It has been a bit of a “visual rebirth” for me.  I have the best of both worlds now; no camera hanging off my shoulder with the pressure of finding a perfect picture,  but a quality micro camera that enables me to act on my creative whims and urges. Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek: “But there is another kind of seeing that involves a letting go. When I see this way I sway transfixed and emptied. The difference between the two ways of seeing is the difference between walking with and without a camera. When I walk with a camera I walk from shot to shot, reading the light on a calibrated meter. When I walk without a camera, my own shutter opens, and the moment’s light prints on my own silver gut. When I see this second way I am above all an unscrupulous observer.” Here are a few images I grabbed while on a job in Nashville last week.


Hawaii 2009 – Day 5 Underwater

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
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Hawaii 2009 – Day 4

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
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Hawaii 2009 – Day 3

Monday, August 10th, 2009
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