Kathleen, Tennis Court

September 7, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Sum­mer 2013, Mont­ford Park Asheville TN. Pho­tog­ra­phy from a long ago ses­sion that I finally put together.

Works selected for NIGHT at Provence

April 3, 2017 at 11:00 pm

The above pieces have been selected for the NIGHT show, going up at Provence in Hills­boro in mid-April. Please stop by and let me know what you think!

Night Snapshots in Vancouver, May 2015

May 19, 2015 at 8:31 pm

A few x100 snaps walk­ing between Gas­town and my hotel while in Vancouver.

New Orleans, Night. September 2013

December 31, 2013 at 1:38 pm

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New Orleans, Sep­tem­ber 2013. Fuji x100.

Read a Photo Explo­ration here.

Photo Exploration: Kathleen, Dancing at Night

October 16, 2013 at 4:54 pm

When the time came to leave Asheville, I real­ized that there were a few ses­sions that were “must-do” before the move. One of these was to work one-on-one with Kath­leen Hahn, a dancer/choreographer/innovator/all-around-great person.

We were orig­i­nally going to do her Fever dance from four per­spec­tives, shot in the freezer sec­tion of a local Ingle’s. Mid-way through our first per­spec­tive, secu­rity let us know that pho­tog­ra­phy was not allowed. Which was a relief in a way, as it did make clear that danc­ing is absolutely allowed in the gro­cery. So — if you are ever look­ing for a place to per­form a dance piece, I’d say con­sider Ingle’s. Even light­ing and always a crowd.

Since our orig­i­nal plan didn’t work, we decided to move to a more open envi­ron­ment. The ten­nis courts in Mont­ford were ideal — empty of peo­ple, col­or­ful and avail­able. Kath­leen started her rou­tine and I started mak­ing pho­tographs. I loved the results — some of the stills are incred­i­ble, as you can see here and here. But at some point in the pro­cess­ing, I started won­der­ing if they images could be lay­ered to any pos­i­tive out­come. With the gro­cery pieces, three lay­ers per image seemed suit­able, but the hor­i­zon­tal stage and lines of the ten­nis courts opened the image up for more. I think this final image is taken from thirty indi­vid­ual frames.

Kathleen, Fever.

Kath­leen, Fever. August 2013

Each of the frames had to be adjusted to fit the image as I was hand­hold­ing the cam­era and not par­tic­u­larly intend­ing this result. But the paint and net gave reli­able guides to com­bine the frames into one. I used Pho­to­shop to place the lay­ers, which are all com­bined with the Lighten mode. I then did a gen­eral Adjust­ment Layer for con­trast and white bal­ance over all the frame layers.

I’m very excited about this piece, as it resulted from what could have been a dis­ap­point­ing end of the orig­i­nal ses­sion. How­ever, if we’d stayed in the gro­cery we would have never found the ten­nis courts as a venue. I am also pleased with the dig­i­tal work — I had been shoot­ing film for so long before this ses­sion I had for­got­ten some of the ben­e­fits of work­ing with vari­able ISO’s, quick frames per sec­ond and (vir­tu­ally) unlim­ited image stor­age. A good use case for the flex­i­bil­ity of digital.

Thanks to Kath­leen for being part of this session!

Kathleen, Fever. August 2013

October 15, 2013 at 3:05 pm

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A fun and boundary-pushing pho­tog­ra­phy ses­sion with Kath­leen Hahn of Asheville, NC.

Final Asheville Night Photography Session

October 7, 2013 at 1:26 pm

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August 2013, Delta 3200. With Laila

Wild Goose Festival 2013

September 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm


Three days and nights of speak­ers, pre­sen­ta­tions and con­certs. August 2013 at the Hot Springs Resort and Spa.