Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cherry Tomato Evening Harvest

Earlier last week I ventured out of my interior painting life and spent some time in my father-in-laws' greenhouse and a garden he tends. At the end of the day I even contributed to the cherry tomato harvest. It was a relief to be immersed in outdoor colors and textures.

Yellow and Green Before Hazy Mountains

The point of this photo was to capture what it feels like to be
buried in green texture and flowers so that what is vast seems more distant and less significant.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pennsylvania Fire Hydrant

Right after college I went on a road trip with my Mom to Pennsylvannia. We drove through
parts of Ohio and Pennsylvannia that looked like they were being slowly abandoned. There
were so many details from the past that are worth seeing. In this town (Forgive me, I can't
remember its name.) there were long faded murals on the side of buildings, onion domes
on a large aged orthodox church, varied rooftops in the small downtown skyline, and
cheerily detailed fire hydrants. It was on this trip that I began photographing fire hydrants
and old water drainage grates. So much is told in the curious details of a place.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

"Super Moon" Rising

Sadly this image does not do the moon justice! Perhaps later I'll get out my tripod for the first time capture it's drama.  This was a quick shot I had to get in during the softness of twilight. There is much texture and subtly to inspire the mood in upcoming paintings.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

In Honor of D & H

This image was captured a few years ago in an older graveyard where a family member is buried on the other side of the country.  These two small stones were clustered near a larger headstone. From what I understand these would have likely been the headstones for the children of the main grave's owner.  They have an odd similarity visually with toy blocks which makes them seem strangely appropriate. Details like this give me a personal insight into the experiences of those that lived in the past and create a real connection.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Aged Zinnia

The softening of the petal edges and the light speckling that developed have invited my gaze longer than in my previous posted photo when it was first blooming. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


I'm quite interested in how this photo captures how intently an infant gorilla and its mother can focus on their own separate experiences in a moment of close physical contact.