Sometimes my photography feels stagnate or I just do not feel inspired. When this happens, I try to challenge myself to try something new and different. I decided to do some shadow play today. Most of the shadows were organic in shape and cast by natural things like leaves or plants. But I did catch the shadow of a lawn chair and it came out pretty nice. I briefly considered making these black and white, but decided that the shadows themselves had little color already. I also really liked the pieces of color from the rust of the car or random leaves. I would love to see your shadow play, feel free to tag me.
A recent still life series. Locks and keys have always been a favorite. I found this set a local flea market. The unique shapes caught my eye. The rusty old look closed the deal. I like to give the items in my still life photos life. I make up stories about them. The two smaller ones are a definite pair. They go together so perfectly. It must have been destiny. They are soulmates. The larger lock just sort of lives alone in a world all its own. I don’t think it’s lonely though. He just likes to do his thing and watch the world around him.
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Some more map art. This time it includes photos of Finca Vigía, Hemingway’s home in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba and quotes from some of the books he wrote there. Finca Vigía means Lookout Farm and it does have a beautiful view.
“The world is a fine place, and worth fighting for” – For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway.
“You never understand anyone that loves you” – Islands in the Stream, Ernest Hemingway.
After working several of my photos from Cuba, I decided to try something different. I wanted to emphasize the idea of travel and adventure that drives me. I have always loved the beauty of maps and so decided to integrate my love of photography and my love of maps.
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Finca Vigía in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba
Hemingway’s writing space inside Finca Vigía in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba
I recently traveled to the beautiful island of Cuba. The visit was amazing, the people were wonderful, and the rum a little too drinkable. Here are some pics from the trip. Cuba was indeed a photographer’s dream. From the newly painted colorful buildings of Trinidad, to the old world architecture of Havana, it had a little bit of everything. The architecture of Cuba is a mix of Spanish and English Colonialism, as there were held by both for many years. Currently, Cuba is a country in flux. They are rebuilding and renovating. Most of the Cubans we met were very optimistic about their future. I had a wonderful time and look forward to returning some day.
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Here are some of the photos in my Fantasy Art Gallery. The originals are there as well. I’ve been doing a little more experimenting with Photoshop and composite photography. Please visit to see some other cool things.
I will be having a gallery showing in November 2015 at the Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 N Broadway NE, Knoxville, TN. Here are some of the pieces that will be in the show. Buy these and other photos HERE!