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April 30, 2016  Structura Novo


"Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light."

- Le Corbusier (1887-1965), designer, urban planner, and one of the pioneers of modern architecture.

Here are a few of the new images just posted to my Structura Gallery.  They reflect my continuing fascination with architecture, bridges, and other manmade structural forms. 

"Architecture is inhabited sculpture."

- Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957)  Romanian sculptor, painter, and photographer

Multiple images within one... of both the interior and exterior space.  

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... for taking time to reflect on my work. View more new images in the Structura Gallery. I invite you to share your thoughts via my Contact Form. And please subscribe to the mailing list to receive email notices for future updates, exhibits, and activities.


April 11, 2016  Spellbound with the Sea


"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."

- Jacques Yves Cousteau

There is nothing I can add to this quote, except that I am spellbound.



Kelp


Jellies


Anemones



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March 27, 2016  The Carpe Diem Capture


"In nature there is very little we can control. We can only be open to each situation, each opportunity, and be aware of how we’re reacting to it. We can control how we react to what’s happening." 

- Robert Rodriguez Jr. from "Insights from the Creative Path", Eight Principles of Nature Photography

Carmel River Beach... one of my frequent destinations for hiking and photography.  Here the Carmel River flows into the Pacific at the intersection of a rocky, sandy beach and a coastal lagoon and estuary.  It is one of the most changeable, shifting beach environments I have visited. 


On a previous hike, I had noticed that the grasses and reeds on one side of the lagoon had grown very high. So, on a bright, sunny blue-sky morning, I set out with ideas for images in mind.  But, as I arrived, a fog bank was creeping in.  I felt disappointed getting out of the car, but I set out for the marsh and was soon enveloped by the quiet misty atmosphere.  It didn't take long to realize the lucky opportunity and set out to capture it.

On this visit, the air was so still that the reflections of the sky made it feel as if the rocks were floating along with the clouds.

Kind of an "As Above, So Below" moment had me looking up and down, comparing the rocks to their reflection.

180 Degrees... I was enraptured by the East-facing view with the clouds reflecting a soft glow on the river, the sandbar and the purple mountains in the distance. And then I turned around to witness the source of the light, a magnificent sunset over the bay.  I thought how interesting it would be to combine the two somehow... different views of the space, but in the same time.  An idea I plan to explore further... time/space relationships.

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March 12, 2016    Nude Studies: Form and Motion


"The nude does not simply represent the body, but relates it, by analogy, to all structures 
that have become part of our imaginative experience."

- Sir Kenneth Clark, (1903-1983) Director, The National Gallery, BBC Cultural Broadcaster, author "The Nude: A Study of Ideal Art"


A studio session with Fotosaga Women's Photography Group provided an opportunity to work with a nude model.  Figure Drawing classes and workshops have been part of my training as a visual artist, but this was my first with a camera. So, I wanted to keep things simple and focus on form and motion, even taking color out of the mix.


Our beautiful model had dramatic long wavy hair, which I thought played nicely against the folds in the draped background.

"Shooting nudes gives us the opportunity to take chances and experiment. It's about pushing boundaries - in art and in life."

- Alex Waterhouse-Hayward,  Canadian photographer based in Vancouver

I was experimenting with capturing movement at the time and asked the model to move, rather than hold a pose.  I found the images of her parting and braiding her hair to have a musical quality - as if she were dancing or playing an instrument. 

My favorite image from the session (above) is one in which I was moving the camera as the model was turning. There is a quality of mystery about it - almost a shifting between dimensions.

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