Revelations

Nude, Scotland, 2004, #2

Nude, Scotland, 2004, #2

I found out this week that one of my photographs, “Nude, Scotland, 2004, #2,” was selected to be included in the “Reveal” show at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, Vermont.
The exhibit will run from August 20 to September 13.  The reception for the show will be held on Friday, August 15 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  I plan to attend, so if you’re in the area, please come down to say hello and to see the show.  The gallery is located near Burlington at 12 Main Street in Essex Junction, Vermont.
By the way, congratulations to my friends Dave Levingston, Bert Halstead, Sayeed Mehmood, Scott Nichol and William Earle, who also had work accepted for the show.
You can see all of the selections for the show and get information about the gallery on its website here.
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A Trip to the Emerald Isle

Guinness in Galway

Guinness in Galway

I returned home last weekend from a 12 day trip to Ireland. It was my second time there, the first having been (I believe) back in 1992.
That tour 23 years ago started in western Ireland, went clockwise around the country and finished up back in the west. This trip, on the other hand, started in Galway on the west coast, then moved counter-clockwise around the island and finished in Dublin on the east coast.
I have not yet begun to get my black & white film developed, so for now, here are a few color photographs that I made with my Canon S90 pocket digital camera. You can see a gallery with more of these photos on my Facebook photography page (here).
I’ll begin to post my film photos from the trip when I get some back and have had a chance to go through them.

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On another note, I guess I can keep doing my blog posts, as I found a way to get around the new (but definitely not improved) WordPress editor.  It’s a bit of a pain to do it, but at least I can get it done.  I just hope that the WordPress people don’t figure it out and ruin it.
Landscape, County Kerry

Landscape, County Kerry

 

Connemara pony

Connemara pony

 

The Long Room, Trinity College Library, Dublin

The Long Room, Trinity College Library, Dublin

 

The Auld Dubliner, Dubin

The Auld Dubliner, Dubin

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Quickie

Untitled Nude, 2014

Untitled Nude, 2014

Hi, everyone.
I returned home this past weekend from a trip to Europe, so I’ve spent this week trying to catch up with things here at home.  As I haven’t had the time to write a proper blog post, here’s another photo of Zoe West from the photo session that I selected the photos from in my last posting.
Hopefully next week I’ll have posted some photos from my trip to share.  Stay tuned.
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I also need to tell people that I may not be able to continue with this blog.  Why?  The morons and assholes who run WordPress have decided to get rid of the old, classic editor in favor of a newfangled one that is apparently geared solely for mobile users.  At one time it was possible to switch back to the the Classic editor, but that is no longer possible.
I ran across this problem a few months ago, but I was able to find a fix online that automatically switched me back to the old editor, despite the efforts of WordPress to prevent such a thing.
Unfortunately, something happened to my computer which has forced me to log in to WordPress from scratch – and the fix is now gone.  I’ve tried to get it back, but my computer just won’t download it now.
The result, as you can see, is that without the editing tools at hand before and with the new focus on mobile posting, the text is LARGER than I would like it to be and the photo, more importantly, is much SMALLER than I want it to be.  (Note: I see that if you click on the photo you can see it larger, but that’s not what I want, is it?)
If I can’t sort out this problem the way I had before, why even bother posting if I can’t do it properly???
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Zoe

Untitled Nude, 2014

Untitled Nude, 2014

I photographed the model Zoe West in Iceland last year, but later in the year, I also photographed her in an interesting indoor location.
Here are some photographs of her there.

Zoe West - 2014-09 3613_05

 

Zoe West - 2014-09 3613_08

 

Zoe West - 2014-09 3613_09

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A Great Day

Nude, Iceland, 2013

Nude, Iceland, 2013

My last post featured photos of Icelandic model Björg Halldórsdóttir on the last full day of my trip to Iceland in 2013.
That was a great day, spent with Björg and another local model, Hallgerður Langbrók, plus local photographer Bragi Kort, as well as the two American models who had come with me, Aubrey and Brooke Lynne.

3464_5 -  Aubrey Brooke Bjorg and Hallgerdur

 

3468_7 -  Aubrey Brooke Bjorg and Hallgerdur

Bragi took us on a tour to some great spots on the Reykjanes peninsula.  One of these was pretty remote, at the end of a long, rough trail, and I thought that we’d have plenty of time to photograph in the amazing volcanic landscape.  Unfortunately, after I had just exposed one roll of 120 film, a four wheel drive tour bus pulled up near us and a large group of hikers spilled out to begin walking all around the area!  (We had to leave, sadly.)

3469_1 -  Aubrey Brooke and Bjorg at Selatangi

 

3469_2 -  Hallgerdur at Selatangi

At another great location on the coast, the four models were down below us by the water’s edge when a group of people came by.  At Bragi’s suggestion, we continued what we were doing.
All survived.

3470_6 - Aubrey Brooke Bjorg and Hallgerdur

3470_3 - Aubrey Brooke Bjorg and Hallgerdur

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Björg

Nude, Iceland, 2013

Nude, Iceland, 2013

Another post today from my trip to Iceland in 2013.
I last wrote about the photographs that I made of Aubrey on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. The next day would be our final full day in Iceland, and we were fortunate to be able to go out photographing with local photographer Bragi Kort, who also happened to bring with him two local models, Björg Halldórsdóttir and Hallgerður Langbrók.

3467_6 - Bjorg

One of the locations that we went to that day was an abandoned farm building on the Reykjanes peninsula.  There was some interesting light inside it coming from the outside, so I decided to make a few portrait photos of Björg inside.  I hope that you’ll like them.

3467_4 - Bjorg

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More from Iceland

Nude, Iceland, 2013

Nude, Iceland, 2013

It’s been a while since I posted a regular blog post simply featuring my photographs and not writing about another topic.  This post will hopefully be the beginning of getting back to doing that again on a regular basis.
The last post I made of my art nude photographs featured Aubrey on the western end of the Iceland’s Snaefellsnes peninsula, and so we return to Snaefellsnes for today photos.  These were made later on the same day as the ones in my earlier post.
As I think I’ve written before, the weather during this trip to Iceland in the summer of 2013 was pretty bad for nude modeling. As many people there told me, it was the coldest summer in memory.  The problem, though, is not just the cold, as the wind there can be pretty fierce, too.  (Someone told me a joke that goes like this:  how do you tell who in a rainstorm comes from Iceland?  It’s the person not carrying an umbrella – as the wind is often so bad in Iceland that umbrellas are useless.)

3463_6 - Aubrey

For these photos, I tried to find a location that was shielded from the wind.  I drove with Aubrey along a rough road to a fairly isolated area, and after parking the car, we walked a short distance until we found a depression in the ground.  It looked as though this spot might not be subject to a lot of wind, given its relatively low location, so we chose to work there. The spot did turn out to be relatively free from the wind, so much so that Aubrey told me that she didn’t need to bundle up while I was changing film, which was a rarity (if not unique) on this trip.  You can see one of those photos at the top here.

3463_5 - Aubrey

After working in this location, we went back to the Berserkjahraun lava field, which I have written about before.  Once again, I chose a spot that was a depression of sorts, but even here the wind was an issue, as you can see from the photo showing Aubrey’s long hair being blown about.  There was no changing film here, as one roll was all that the elements would allow, and I credit Aubrey for allowing me to get that one.

3464_2 - Aubrey

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