You’ve probably noticed that I shoot a lot of infrared film. I shoot it because for me it turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. I usually get two reactions from my IR work. It’s either ethereal or desolate and scary. Detroit is not a very clean city so when I take a picture say for instance in Brush Park of a house surrounded by wild overgrowth, in the final product all one sees is the subject surrounded by various textures of white - heightened reality.
Lately, I’ve shifted my focus to people because I’ve been shooting inanimate objects for a while now, and I’m working on an old challenge that “you can’t shoot street photography with a Holga.” LensCulture has this great street photography contest that ends September 1, 2015. I’m going to try for it, although I keep replaying the quote from Ansel Adams, “twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.”
I’ve added a search button to my site because I now have archived posts.