November 27, 2013

Nuart Review Feature (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

A selection of my fine art Nudes have been featured in the Winter 2013 issue of NuartReview. The selection includes a broad range of my work, the oldest image being a self portrait from 1991, and the newest an image made with Ingrid last year (twenty-one years of work!).If you click on my name on the cover, you’ll go right to the feature on my work (beginning on page 256).

November 16, 2013

Fort George Details (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

I have always loved these alcoves, drawn to the contrast between the soft shadows on the curve, and the hard edge of the wall. Using a tilf-shift lens, I have the camera even with the top of the alcove, and have dropped the lens, to exagerate the perspective of the floor.
Digital original
Even through they are almost 150 years old, the 7" RML guns at the Citadel are in amazing shape, and provide a beautiful subject to work with.
Digital original
This whole session was flavoured by the long lens I was using (a Sigma 120-400mm); I am not completely sold on lenses this long, as I find it harder to relate to the subject from the distances it forces upon the process. All the same, images like this, abstracting the side of the RML into repeating shapes, couldn't be realized with another lens.