Happy Holidays! Get a move on! 2018 will be here in 2 weeks!
With Nightlight completed and the project submitted to three galleries, it's time to move on to new concepts, projects and plans! One of things that I wanted to do differently in 2018 is to work on multiple projects throughout the year vs. one all consuming project. I wanted to do another fine art series that stretched and pushed me out of my comfort zone, but I also wanted to go back to subject matter that I love, and I wanted a project that could crossover from personal/fine art into commercial work. And so I've decided on three main series: 1. Family Story, 2. Lunar Landscapes 3. BIKE PHX
1. Family Story: I'm looking to photograph two family members together. I want to capture what memory looks like in their eyes and on their faces. I'm asking participants to jot down their memories, as these stories will become part of the finished series. I'm in the process of signing people up, please contact me if you are interested .
2. Lunar Landscapes: Long exposure nightscapes of each month's full moon - oh how I love to photograph at night. Each month a different park to capture the full moon glow on the landscape. I'm open to other photographers joining me. Next full moon is 01/01/18 (Papago Park, PHX) - it'll be another Super Moon, then 01/31/18 for the third Super Moon in a row.
3. BIKE PHX: Paths | People | Politics - bike people + bike culture + bike accessibility - bicycles, not motorcycles.
And then I want to take on some commercial work - I'm seeking clients who need product photography - think industrial parts and machinery - and landscape/architectural photography - think public art projects and commercial properties. I'm building a small studio in my home so I can shoot small product work. If you or someone you know fits these categories or know of a photographer who has too much on their plate, send them my way.
For the new year and new projects I've upgraded my equipment to the new Sony a9 - it's pretty nice. ;) I shoot with Zeiss 55mm predominately (I <3 my 55) and Zeiss 18mm and am looking to add 24mm, 35mm and a 70mm, all primes - I'm really interested in some Olympus and Minolta manual lenses I think this could be very cool. :) And I plan to keep this blog up to date with project news and events - oh! and I created a Flickr account to share all of the images from Nightlight - you can see it here as I flesh it out with images of the diorama and other BTS and selected images from the over 1400 images captured from 40 sleep overs.
Thanks everyone! 2018 is looking to be a very exciting year!