Posted on October 31, 2016
Happy Halloween, everyone! I created a few pieces (initially posted on Instagram) with this All Hallows’ Eve in mind. As I created the second one, “Run Away! Run Away!,” it brought me back to a repetitive nightmare I used to have as a child. In that dream, I was chased through the woods by something or someone I couldn’t see, but feel. They kept chasing until the dream abruptly ended as I crossed the boundary between the woods and our front yard. I’d not thought about that dream in some time.
May your Halloween is spooky and fun!
Not Quite Morning
Posted on October 28, 2016
I walked into the kitchen this morning and saw the yard was covered in fog. The sun streamed itself through tree limbs and mist. I immediately rushed outside and stayed out so long it almost make me late for work. This image is from one of the photos I took.
I called this piece “Not Quite Morning.” I think it’s a great title for the feel and look of this image, but I also think that it resonates with how I feel in my own life right now. After constant illness for over two years (rarely well for more than 2-3 weeks at a time), I finally found out at the end of the summer that I have an immune deficiency called selective IGg deficiency. It means I don’t produce enough IgG antibodies and therefore can’t fight off illness as well as I should. It was a relief to find out why I was always ill, but now I’m in the midst of trying to figure out how to treat it. Supposedly I will struggle with it for the rest of my life. The first course of treatment is to take prophylactic antibiotics, which I started. But between that and two other rounds of antibiotics for a nasty sinus infection, I developed something called c. diff (c. difficile) which is a nasty bacterial infection in the colon caused by antibiotics killing off all the good bacteria and leaving these c. diff troublemakers to wreak havoc. I’m just getting over that and I’m finally beginning to feel well. But there are many unknowns still about how I will move forward and create a life under newly-learned constraints. It’s not quite morning yet–I’m still finding my way through the last dregs of the night. But I can see the light.
This photo was taken in black and white with the MPro app with an iPhone 6 Plus and then edited with with an IPad Pro using Snapseed, Stackables app, Distressed FX, and PhotoToaster. The little boy is from a photo taken in September. I used Image Blender for the layers and Pixelmator to do a tiny bit of shadow painting.
ghosts and shadows series xviii-xx
Posted on June 26, 2016
These are the newest works in the “ghosts and shadows” series.
Photos and Edits from North Myrtle Beach June 2016
Posted on June 21, 2016
Every year my family gets together for a vacation in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I’ve been going there–missing a year here and there–since I was thirteen years old. Now all of us kids are grown and we bring our own kids. It’s always a laid back time. We soak up the sun and sound of the surf, swim in the saltwater waves, and catch up on our sleep with afternoon naps safe from the sun in our cavelike blackout-curtained rooms (well, I nap at least 😉 ). These are some photos and edits I made last week.
Happy for the feature in “Collector’s Choice” at Kirstein Fine Art!
Posted on June 12, 2016
A special thinks to Janis Kirstein at Kirstein Fine Art for the feature in her “Collector’s Choice” series. The post contains the images shown here and more. Check out the series and Janis’s work if you can. I’ve really enjoyed the work I’ve seen in the series as well as her own!
Ghost and Shadows: “the being of time” and “nite lite”
Posted on June 5, 2016
This past week’s additions to the “Ghost and Shadows” series.
Ghosts and Shadows series: “summers gone” and “hide and seek”
Posted on May 28, 2016
Recent additions to the “Ghosts and Shadows” mobile series…
Two more from the Ghosts and Shadows series
Posted on May 18, 2016
Here are recent additions to the Ghosts and Shadows series.
The whole series is on Instagram, although it’s interspersed with other mobile photography/artistry work.
Jones Bridge, Surreal.
Posted on May 9, 2016
A few photos taken Sunday at Jones Bridge Park in Norcross, GA. Still digging the Holga lens with sepia filter.