If you don't know it I love dogs. I don't get to be around mine any longer so I look for instances when I can get to be around other peoples dogs. Somehow it works.
At the Fresno fair last October, (I'm finally caught up on my developing) I got a chance to watch some dogs that just loved being in the water. These weren't professional dogs so they didn't fly as far as others I've seen, but the sheer love and singular focus of these dogs was something to behold.
This is Antonio, a 90 year old ball of fire from Frey Bentos, Uruguay. For the life of me I have no recollection of why he is pointing at me as I made this image. I will say he wasn't upset so you can rest your minds. I'm sure one of my traveling companions will have something smart to say.
This is a sneak peak of the project I'm working on from my travels in Uruguay. I shot 49 rolls of film and it was broken down into 37 rolls of 35mm Tri-X and 12 rolls of 120 Tri-X. I've gotten all of it processed after several days of marathon development sessions. And I've gotten about 32 images scanned and prepped for prints to make an edit of the work
The trip was a resounding success now that I've seen the images. There are some I'm proud of and there is a small body of work which for me is a novelty. I rarely get to spend this much time photographing in one place without the hassles of work as I travel. The next round of images will be in a gallery after the final edit and the project is completed.
I'm not much of street shooter. But this is an image from Cambridge not too long ago when I just got into the street shooting scene. I waited on this corner for things to pass focused on the street performer across the way.
I had been exploring the hectic nature of travel and the lack of glamour that was associated with it. Instead of literally depicting the scene I went for motion with slow shutter speeds. It seems my business trips are nonstop motion and I wanted to show this in my images. This one came together nicely with the separation of the woman walking past me and the performer over on the right side of the scene.
I've shown this to a handful of people and so far it's gotten surprisingly, at least to me, positive comments. I'm showing more work to people I trust will give me good, honest feedback without worrying if they will hurt my feelings. As I explore, and experiment, more it's crucial I get this feedback. So, with some trepidation I show the image here.
From the 2011 Huntington Beach Civil War Days Reenactment
Photographer's Wet Plate Camera