Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Never Put Your Film Through An X-Ray Machine

So I shot about 14 rolls when I first got to Italy, and was so excited about these. I sent them out and the first few came back with these weird light leaks on them. I was positive that the lab was fudging them up. After many rolls came back with the same fogging, I knew what it was. The airpot, don't trust them, they ruin film. Here is what it looks like on a color print.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Church

Two shots from a local church. I got kicked out shortly after I took these. I really need to sneek back into the church and take some more photographs. The lighting is superb and the space is a very strange environment.

Texture 2


So I assigned myself a little project, on our saturday trip to Bevagna and Toriana. I'm really drawn to all the colors of the walls, and the textures. The old paint that chips off to reveal a centuries old plaster underneath. The light that is cast upon these surfaces fasinates me, it's so distinct to this area of the world. These images will take up two posts so bare with me.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


A quick portrait study of Franco, a local bar owner.

Monday, March 3, 2008

My other paradise

So I have been telling you all that Cortona is paradise on earth. Well here is my other Paradise...

Night Cap

The best way to finish off a full Italian meal is with a Cappuccino, and there is no better place to get this coffee fix then Enrico's Bar in Cortona. This is my favorite bar here, it's a local spot where people sip there drinks for hours. They have a foosball table as well as a pinball machine. Although the opening shot of this series is from a different bar, I really liked it and tought it was fitting.

Pipe Dreams

So my friend Warren bought a pipe. It's very suiting, and he smokes it with much pride. Not to many people can pull of smoking a pipe, however Warren makes it look easy. This is just a small grouping of a much larger series, of Warren and his pipe. Simplicity.

Ballet 2

So here are some wider shots of the stage. There is a clear influence from Hiroshi Sugimoto, one of my favorite contemporary photographers. I really like how these images have turned out. These photographs play off the concept of capturing a 5 minute time period in one still image. Although Sugimoto captured a whole entire film in one image, I worked with what I could get. Hey thank you all for taking the time to look at my blog, thanks for the support, it means a lot to me.

Ballet 1

I had not been to a Ballet since I saw the nutcracker, as a wee little 7 year old. Needless to say it was fantastic. This particular Ballet was a tribute to Fred Astaire. Who was a very famous American film and stage dancer, as well as a choreographer, singer, and actor. My friends reserved me the best seat in the house, thanks friends. Front and Center in a second floor booth, just like the one Lincoln got assassinated in, although I believe his was stage right. I set up the digital SLR and put on the 70-200 telephoto lens. I got these nice long exposures of the dancers moving across the stage. Here are just a few of the photographs I was able to get.