Friday, May 29, 2015

Gallery Opening

Torrington, Connecticut

We went to an opening this evening at  the Five Points Gallery, in center of Torrington, a major part of the urban renewal efforts that are going on there, with a particular eye to attracting the creative and arts communities. The gallery space is beautifully finished, though I found myself also looking out the north-facing windows, up Main Street.

Ground Level

Torrington, Connecticut

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Near and Far

Washington, Connecticut

As always, if you click on a picture you'll get a better, larger view in a new window. Helpful in this case because the overall pattern of tiny details reads much better in the secondary view.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Angles and Corners

Waterbury, Connecticut

Some sort of interesting visual affinity between these two, aside from being shot fifteen seconds apart, around a corner from each other.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Presentation

On June 8 I'll be giving a presentation in Groveland, MA, at the Langley-Adams Library. It's based on my long term (since 2001) project photographing drive-in theaters across the United States. The program will run from 6-8 PM. There will be a short introduction to lay out the timeline of the drive-in theaters from 1933 to the present and explain a bit about the business model followed by the 300-plus theaters that are still successful. Next, a slide show with nearly 150 of the theaters, based on the selection and sequencing of the book design for the project, which is nearly complete. We'll have time at the end for a question and answer period.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Country Trees

Washington, Connecticut

Spring seems to be just about the only time of year I ever use a long lens. The compressed perspective on the emerging color of the trees is fascinating. I've been watching and studying this ever since I first got a 200mm lens for my Nikons back in 1974. For, I think, the fourth year now I'm doing these with the remarkably competent and reasonably priced Lumix 45-200 varifocal (roughly equivalent to 90-400 for FX/135 format). As always, click the pictures to get a larger and clearer view.