Wednesday, December 31, 2008

First Snow

Here's my most recent picture. The bottom picture is how the scene looked before I put all the people in. That's me on the far right. I did the photo part (vs. the Photoshopping) of this picture a few weeks ago, and it was, as indicated in the title, the first snowfall.

I just learned this about snow: when you see big flakes, it means there won't be much snow. In the middle of my photo session (about an hour and a half and 300 exposures), sandwiched between fine light snow, big flakes appeared.

Friday, December 26, 2008


Looking (detail)

Here's my newest image. I tried to collect people who were really looking at something. A good portion are looking directly at me. Or at least the camera, which was on a tripod. I try to look bored or like I'm waiting for a friend or the real subject of my pictures to show up, so it's possible their eyes just passed over the camera when I clicked the shutter.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

How I Work

Here's the picture below (Boston Common in Winter) but with the background removed. It gives you an idea of how I put these pictures together.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Boston Common in Winter

Here's the first picture I've done in a few weeks. It's funny. This is only about five minutes or less worth of pictures, maybe only about 50, instead of the two- or three-hundred I've been doing lately. I thought nothing interesting was going on, but as I compiled it, it seemed to work better and better. I like the woman in the extreme foreground, how she is repeated to the right, and how the other black figure (second from the right) looks like the extreme-foreground woman, but distorted, somehow.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Into the Top 50

I'm pleased to be named one of Photolucida's Top 50 photographers of 2008. The honor is the result of 200 photo professionals--curators, gallery owners, publishing people, etc.--voting on the work of 608 photographers from all over the place (but mostly the US). Here's the link to the Photolucida blog with the rest of the Top 50. Here's the link to the main Photolucida web site.

Friday, December 5, 2008