May 8th, 2013
Have you ever seen a photo and thought of a song? I think many people would say I remember a movie or an event in my life, but probably not a photo. A photo would invoke the cliche thousand words. Since a majority of the photos I took while traveling involved an open car door while the radio cranked out a tune, I feel the music influenced the shot composition of the photo. There are photos of tall ships I took while in Hobart, Australia while I was listening to "Come Sail Away" by Styx that some how make me think of them as pirate ships from a young boy's imagination. Then there are photos of cabins in Cade's Cove, Tennessee in the snow while I was listening to "Winter" by Tori Amos that invoke a thought of father and daughter exploring the snowy wonderland.
Hopefully you have a soundtrack to your life, whether it be classic or punk rock or a combination of many genres. I believe music can be an inspiration not only for movies or events in your life, but also the photos we take. If you haven't tried this, build a playlist in your IPod or burn a CD before you head out with camera in hand. See if you gain new perspective as you try to capture the music in your photography. Until then...
May 7th, 2013
Today I have decided to start blogging on this site. I know this site is all about artwork of all types and it is pretty cool there are so many interestingly creative people all around us. Be that as it may, I doubt I will always be writing about artwork or photography. I am an amateur in this field, but love to take photos of the places I visit. Many of the photos you see on my site are from my travels as I worked training television stations across the United States. I found the people I worked with as interesting as the places they live.
Within the past few years I have married a wonderful woman who shares my love of nature and photography. Although I no longer travel for work, I still like to get out and look for the interesting photographic moments. What makes is better is now my wife and I can share in the experience together.
I hope you find some enjoyment in the photos I have posted. More will be coming soon. Until then...