Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mustang Design Language

The unmistakeable form of the 1965 Ford Mustang.  I should know.  We had one.

Crane Shot, Austin, Texas

A recurring theme in my photographic work is the crane shot.  As I've stated before, in photography, the crane shot is usually thought of as the mounting of a camera on a crane to capture an image.  However, to me, the crane shot is a photograph of the crane itself.  The crane is a temporal modern marvel, the ultimate in tool design, a graceful reach into the sky to effect change.  Now you see it, now you don't.  It is rare to see multiple cranes in one image, this is, more than two.  In the image above, taken in (growing) Austin, Texas, I am counting five, with a possible sixth in view. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Keep Looking Up

There is electricity in the air, over Austin, Texas. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Stretch Stretch

It has been a while since I did this, but I just cut canvas from a large bolt of fabric and stretched it over a frame.  The process all came back to me, and the results were right on the money.  The diagonal corner measurements were right on, so the frame remained square.  Also, the canvas was taut, and gave that drum sound when tapped.  I forgot how you can work up a sweat preparing a canvas.  

Not sure where this piece is going, creatively.  Even before I apply the gesso, now starts the staring, the gazing, into the blank canvas before me.