Feb 16 2009


I have been going past this garage for some time now, and have wanted to take some pictures, so today I took the opportunity.  On a regular week day the parking lot would be full of vehicles but that isn’t how I envisioned the image.  I’m not quite sure what it is about the signage that drew me to this but it may be because it has the look of so much of what was around when I was a child.  Without vehicles perhaps that distortion of time is made possible.


Going beyond the initial intended image I took several others that are of a different character.  The image of the signage with selective focus is substantially an exercise in photographic technique while the one of the garage bays is an abstraction simply for it’s compositional aesthetic.

Feb 7 2009

Scanning Negatives

I have been going through some old negatives and scanning them.  I’m not sure where the compunction to be an archivist came from but it’s something I seem to need to do.  Besides I like looking at pictures I took as a teenager.  I took this image somewhere in Oregon in 1989 when I was driving down to California and camping , beyond that I really don’t remember.  I suppose that may be the reason I’m organizing the past in order to preserve my memories.  After awhile it seems that the memories of many events become nothing more than snapshots anyway.   Hopefully I will satisfy my need to go through this old stuff soon and can begin creating anew.


Feb 2 2009

Horse in the snow plate drypoint

The plate is now ready for proofing, agian when time allows.