Saturday, February 28, 2009

Lost Abbey

Today I helped out my friend and fellow photog John Schulz on a shoot he was doing at The Lost Abbey Brewery here in town. There’s worse ways to spend a Saturday the hanging out in a brewery drinking free beer. Lost Abbey was having a special bottle release of their Angle’s Share Belgian style beer. In between helping John with his shoot I was able to snap a few shots of my own. Cheers!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sign of the Times

I haven’t shot film in a while. Superficially, I can’t say as I miss it all that much. The quality of modern digital cameras is truly amazing. And, the ability to change ISO settings (the camera’s sensitivity to light) on the fly has changed the way reportage is shot. I do however miss going to the lab. I miss the camaraderie with the people behind the counter and other shooters picking up and dropping off their film. I miss the anticipation and satisfaction of getting my transparencies back and stooping over the light table, with a loupe to my eye, finally getting to see my work. I transitioned to shooting professionally just as the digital wave was breaking across the photographic industry. While I have been paid for published images I shot on film, when making pictures became a job for me, it was with a digital camera in hand. Maybe it is because of this that I feel photography lost a little bit of it’s innocence to the digital revolution. There’s a reason the vast majority of fine art photographers still shoot film. Digital photography has allowed more people to make better pictures. It has allowed me to make a living doing what I love. But the soul of photography still lives in the emulsion.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

PDN Photo Of The Day

I'm quite honored to have my portrait of the Tijuana bullfight butcher be selected as today''s PDN photo of the day.