April 27, 2012

Proofing Begins for The Light Beyond (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

The pile on the left is of the final selected images for the Light Beyond Exhibition; initially I printed over 50 photographs, but the show is going to be significantly less than that. By the end, once the show is printed, more than 60 meters of 17" and 24" paper will have been used to print the exhibition images.

April 22, 2012

A Lingerie Workshop (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Digital infrared original
This was the first image made during the photograph portion of a lingerie workshop I enrolled in (more out of curiosity than any interested in lingerie photos). The model who was booked for the workshop was a no-shop, and the attendees were waiting for a pinch-hitting model to arrive...but the window in the hotel room was lovely!
Digital infrared original
It was a little surreal photographing a model in lingerie in the lobby of a hotel on a Sunday morning, but it was basically empty, and the model was comfortable, so there was no real issue. The infrared camera made the surroundings much darker than it appeared in to the eye.
Digital original
I really like the juxtaposition of the lingerie model in the hotel's male washroom. During the making of this image, I mentioned this was the first time I'd ever seriously photographed a model in lingerie; then I mentioned I had photographed the Nude for more than 25 year....that received a raised eye-brow from the model.

April 20, 2012

A First Time Session (West Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia)

Digital original
A_ contacted me to ask if I'd be interested in working with her; after some back and forth, we set of a time, crossed our fingers for good weather, and when the day dawned cool and wet, we opted to work indoors.

Almost by default, when I work in doors, I fall back on one of two approached - portraits, or super shallow depth of field. In this case, I did both, but it was the shallow depth of field which really shone.
Digital original
Working indoors is like a double-edged sword; it is perfect for poor weather, but by the same token, most poor weather brings with it poor (meaning low) light. This is probably one of the reason I tend to fall back on shallow depth of field so often when working in doors - but when I come across a composition like the above, I question why I'd make it with more depth of field, even if I could.

The last image of the session was actually inspired by a reflection I caught of A_ in her television; it took some effort to move the TV and get the camera to have the same view, but it was worth it, making one of the few full-body compositions of the session.
Digital original, four frame stitch

Eastern Shore Landscape (West Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia)

Digital original
On the drive down the Eastern Shore to a model’s home, I stopped and took some time to photograph the fog shrouded coastline - very different for me, but beautiful all the same.
Digital original
Even as I photographed, the weather changed, and the fog began to clear.
Digital original
Perhaps as beautiful as the fog shrouded shore, the red reeds emerging from the ocean formed a beautiful pattern on the surfact that was quite magical to behold.

April 19, 2012

The Light Beyond (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

I’d like to invite you to view my upcoming photo exhibition, The Light Beyond, with runs from May 2 to June 3, 2012, at ViewPoint Gallery, in Halifax. The exhibition focuses on my work with infrared photography over the last 21 years, and features images of architecture, landscape and the Nude.

The Opening Reception for The Light Beyond is just two weeks away, on Thursday night, May 3, from 6-9pm, at ViewPoint Gallery, 1272 Barrington Street, in downtown Halifax. Two weeks later, on Sunday, May 13th, I will be presenting an artist talk at 2pm in the gallery.