Monday, July 21, 2014

Thanks Ken

My friend Ken is a real photojournalist, a highly-trained and experienced professional, and took the time to go frame-by-frame through my Right-wing Populism gallery and offer thoughtful advice. How cool is that? Thanks Kenny!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

new photo project

Photographing beautiful scenes can be a lot of fun, but I have felt like my photography was not much more than that, stuck in a rut. So I’ve been wondering what kind of long-term project I could undertake that would help me grow as a photographer and maybe say something about something that matters to me.

So I think I’ve hit upon the solution. I’ve started photographing instances of right-wing populism in American political life. I’m not interested in photographing politicians, but grassroots activists and ordinary people who are motivated by these kinds of political narratives. I’ve found a couple of venues for this, and I’m thinking of others.

A gallery of these images is now online here. I’ll be adding to them from time to time as I encounter other venues for this kind of thing.

Here’s a sample.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

X-E2 in Spain

I’m posting a bunch of new images from last moth’s trip to Spain on my Smugmug page.

A few samples are below.

I’m very pleased with the results from my Fuji X-E2. The details and colors are quite vivid and satisfying.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Fujifilm X-20

Fuji’s X-20 compact zoom is apparently about to be replaced in the Fuji lineup by something bigger and better, so they have been fairly substantially discounted and I picked one up to use while my X-E2 was in the shop for warranty service (experienced a major electronic anxiety attack or something). I’ve become quite fond of the little bugger and I’m having a lot of fun with it. It’s cute as hell, works like a real camera, and takes lovely images for a compact. Sometimes I’m finding myself just carrying it along in case I see something interesting. Here’s an image I snapped in downtown Syracuse with it this afternoon.

I’m sure its replacement will be impressive, but I’m quite happy with this little puppy. Might not be Serious, but it is Fun.