Sometimes I'll be driving or racing to my next activity for the lack of a better term, and see a shot I just can't pass up. Then it turns to three or five... On the way to the Tech Shop in Chandler, Az. I pass through the Chandler city hall and court house parking garage area. This building is an architectural stunner to me, especially when the sun is setting and the lights are all on point. Been meaning to stop to shoot this for a while. Enjoy.
Monday, February 24, 2014
About a month ago a friend clued me into a camera purchase opportunity which I wouldn't be able to pass up. Its big, heavy, raw, primitive and forcing me to slow down and think about each shot. Here's some of the first pictures from the few rolls I've put through it so far. I haven't shot film in over ten years and haven't shot with a camera without a working light meter in fifteen. High-res scans to follow. Pretty proud of the two double exposures at the bottom as they were from the first roll of film I put through this amazing camera. Stay tuned, lots more to come from this time capsule.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Monday, October 19, 2009
Needed a little getaway from the city, as much as I love it here I'm missing the mountains and the cool crisp fall air. Here are some of my favorite images from the weekend in Prescott Arizona, a medium sized town about two hours north of Phoenix metro area.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
You've gotta wonder about this country. Some of the things we've done in our past we just didn't learn from I guess. Take Manzanar, an internment camp set up at the southern end of the high Sierra, out in the middle of a barren desert.Yucca cactus and other inhospitable life forms flourish. But this surely is no place to hold humans against their will. The worst part to me was the stereotyping that took place in order to shuffle the inmates from their homes to the camp. It didn't matter your nationality, as long as you had "that" look, oriental you and your family was shipped by truck to the high desert hell. fast forward to present day the camp is a historical park and we still haven't learned a thing. jump cross country and to our southern most point. Guantanamo Bay or GITMO as its referred to, in repeating history all over. At a time when we need not piss off any more terror groups the government seems to think stereotyping is still ok taking young men out of college for a certain look and holding then captive for an indefinite amount of time. Soon the site will close from what i gather and at that time where do all the disgruntled prisoners go, filtered into our already overcrowded system or back to a country ready to embrace their hatred of the US. Just some thoughts I been pondering since my passing and walk around the the Manzanar facility. And go figure the signs writing even looks a lil bit Nazi-ish...