Project 24 has come to fruition!
Project 24 has come to fruition!
Project 24 was a Kickstarter project started by Paul Lucia. The concept was to have 24 photographers photograph 24 locations in San Francisco over the 24 hours of the winter solstice, or longest day of the year. I was lucky enough to be selected as one of the participating photographers. So yesterday, one year later, we had our showing at the Academy or Art in San Francisco. The concept of 24 hours, 24 photographers and 24 images from 24 different locations was really cool. It was an amazing thing to see how we each found truth...
Day sail with Sailing Fearless in the SF Bay
Day sail with Sailing Fearless in the SF Bay. Stephan Sowash runs his sailboat charter out of the Presidio Yacht Club harbor located at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge. The best part is being able to be right in the bay in five minute from leaving the berth. Stephen is a great boatman and great host. I had the opportunity to experience a great day on the Bay with a great group from the San Francisco Opera and the creative group for Wagner's Lohengrin opera that is playing there now. Contact Stephen and Sailing Fearless through his site: Sailing...
Environmental Portrait for Doug Brown of Laguna Electric
Eric Muetterties Photography was hired to do an environmental portrait for Laguna Electric. The location was chosen in San Ramon to represent a typical work environment. Time of day was chosen to be early morning and the area lit with three strobes to bring the focus on Doug and his company name.
We work with clients to create images that make them stand out from the crowd.
One of my favorite places to go is the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. The place has so much to see and is an architectural masterpiece.
I stumbled across some images that I shot a few years ago yesterday and decided to edit them. I tend to go on expeditions with my camera, load them into Lightroom and forget about them. Lately I have been looking back through my work for hidden gems.
First the all familiar shot of the entrance. I went over the top with processing because... I liked it ☺
#2 - My favorite of them all. I call it "Art Appreciation" - Though I am not sure...
Augusta Lee Collins is is the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame and is a great friend of mine too! When I said I wanted to do a film portrait with the 4 x 5 view camera I borrowed he was immediately willing to help.
I had the shot in mind and wanted it to be down by the water. We ended up down at the Alameda docks where the USS Hornet is docked. That provided great backdrops and the light worked out great.
The first image is 4 x 5 B&W film and the other two are digital images. I limited myself to one light, sunlight, and utilized a reflector for fill.
A friend loaned me his large format 4 x 5 view camera last week. I got some time late afternoon on Friday to shoot a few frames. Nothing like film. I think I may do some portraits in the studio with it soon.
Enjoy some old-school film...☺ Photographed negatives with my full frame digital back and slight curves, dodging and burning in PS.
Too much like fun.
Love to swing...
During the Ravel String Quartet Project I was looking for a real quartet to photograph, but did not get them in time for the deadline.
This a young quartet group from SF Strings called Del Fuoco. They are amazing to hear!
Del Fuoco of SF Strings
Here are my first two images. Taken in Pleasanton, California on Feb. 7th. Thermometer was off by about 20 degrees, but it worked even better for the effect. Cost for thermometer $3.99. I thought it was a fun prop with the warm weather we are having.
I would title the article "What's with the Weather?"
Image #1 - Taken in a park near downtown Pleasanton, California
Image #2 - (Also taken of a stranger near Tully's Coffee Shop) She was gracious to pose, but thought it was a bit funny me asking ☺
Now for my adventure!
This was a tough assignment for me! More from frustration than anything else. When Don first gave it I had some great ideas in mind.
The big lesson from this assignment, for me, was that things don't always work out as planned ☺
I am quite familiar with the seamier sides of Oakland, including some of the better graffitti locations. When Chris said he wanted to do some pics I immediately thought of the "Old Yard" near 29th Ave. rail yards. This area, (most of which is behind a locked gate inside a pay for storage yard) has been known for years amonst...