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For the past year or so, Ry and I have gotten pretty heavy into Light Painting. We have created a Flickr account and a blog where you can see some of our work. Also, we have been featured in several write ups and well known blogs which you can read here…Check us out!
Here are some samples of our latest art work:
We also did a large wall hanging piece for Lyor Cohen of Warner Music Group:
While on my trip across the Middle East and Europe, I shot with my professional equipment to be able to capture this type of perfection and live up to today’s ideals of what is “good” photography. However, I also brought with me, my 1939 35mm Argus C3 to shoot with.
The Argus C3 was one of the first 35mm cameras to be introduced to the USA in the 1930s by Charles Verschoor and became one of the best selling cameras of it’s time. I was so excited when I found one of these in a box of junk a friend was throwing out. Since then, I have cleaned it up a bit and the boy and I take turns shooting with it. The images it produces are incredibly raw and far from perfect and help remind us of what real beauty looks like in the world. Because of the age of the camera and the way it was made, light leaks in through a ton of tiny cracks making crazy colors and effects. Also, the winding of the camera is very unpredictable, making for double and sometimes triple exposures.
These images are untouched and perfectly imperfect.
I took singer Molly, along with her manager Aja, stylist Kara, makeup artist Stefanie, and two producers, into the studio this past Friday to do some new promo shots for Molly’s new album and here’s what I came up with:
A few months back, when snow was still on the ground, I visited Minnesota, where LOTS of snow was on the ground. I spent one night walking through a nature reserve outside of Minneapolis photographing the trees and scenery that New York had deprived me of. It was freezing that night and my hands were shaking and my tripod kept sinking in the three foot snow. I decided to just embrace my imperfect conditions and see what I came up with. Here is a study of blurred images in the snow.