Badlands National Park, Yellow Mounds area. Many photographers whose work I admire and respect flatly state you can't do meaningful work in a new place you're visiting for the first time. Others will hold sacred the idea of seeing a place for the first time; how nothing can compare to when your eyes meet new land - with no expectations, no plan, no pre-conceived notions. Like so many other things I suppose I [...]
Sometimes when visiting a new place surrounded by such emptiness there's a mild reservation about leaving the imagined security of whatever semblance of civilization there is - and striking alone into the void. With minimal maps and no idea what really lay out there I check the fuel gauge and tires, listen to the car carefully for any indication of malfunction and make sure a little food and water are close at hand.
Old Lincoln Highway, outside Sterling, Illinois (2015) Morrison, Illinois, along U.S. Highway 30 (2015) TRENDY, U.S. Highway 30, Rock Falls, Illinois (2015) Old Lincoln Highway, outside Rock Falls, Illinois (2015) HOTPOINT, Morrison, Illinois (2015) Off U.S. Highway 30, Mechanicsville, Iowa (2015)
Nothing hits the reset button like a road trip with a couple of old, film cameras - even if just for the day. On this day it was my favorite home away from home, North Park, Colorado. North Park is still "old Colorado" and I enjoy that immensely. North Park sits unassumingly, tucked quietly between the heavily traveled Steamboat corridor and Poudre Canyon. I've written about North Park quite a bit before - there's just [...]
At the end of the day it’s light that’s the star. Great light can turn nearly any ordinary scene into something extraordinary. Those days I’m fortunate enough to be out in that wonderful, glorious autumn light with a camera are good days indeed. Making photographs is as much about the process as it is about the final image.