The following images are from an earlier shoot while here in Bloomington. Read More
A colleague of mine, Caroline Thompson, recently put me to task on a challenge. The challenge was to create a black and white image, post this to social media, and challenge a fellow artist/friend to do the same. Perhaps in some small way this is to help promote and ask other to take part in creating art in a medium that is accessible to all – our phones. Well, unfortunately my phone was out of commission as it was recharging yet I did not let this hold me back (nor should it you, the reader.) If you only have a phone, or small point and shoot camera, or perhaps a dslr get out and share your vision with others and tell a bit about what inspired you to create the image.
The following image was one that I felt a deep connection with. Now in my mid 40’s I find myself torn between two worlds – the one I remember from my youth where I reveled in near perfect vision and the one in which I now live. Gone are the days of reading without a care as today I find it a challenge. It is the following image that I am sharing as it is a reminder that life isn’t about being perfect. Rather it is about acknowledging that each of us at one point in our lives need help. Yet it takes awareness and willingness to reach out and ask for it to make change happen. With that, I present my image, Vision-less.
Following is a link to one of many stories that I have worked for Bloom Magazine. Working with the owners in creating this portrait with both a tight deadline and no scouting shows that one has to be creative with the visual space one has to work with. When I first walked into their offices that were tightly packed with people working it was this wall beckoned to me. With the low saturation and darker colors it offered contrast that really helped evolve this image. After some scrambling to move boxes around, a bench that was located elsewhere and moving their record labels to the wall we were all set to start the shoot. We tried a couple of other locations, including in their warehouse, however I felt this location, simple with a nice punch of color and contrast, really helped to set the stage. Enjoy!