If you are wondering what I have been up to lately here is my two favorite themes to photograph for the last six months:
- documenting construction of a new Smartling headquarters
As kids grow up they require more and more time. I am happy to give them all what is left after work but it means photography work is to suffer. I do not see how it will change any time soon.
We had a number of spectacularly beautiful winters in the last several years. Despite of being well prepared for travel in snow - awd, winter tires, stick shift etc, I rarely do it. Winter landscape photography is limited by what I can shoot from my porch or on a short walk around house. This one is taken without even leaving a house. This is 12+ inches of snow on my deck.
I thought this image is too monochromatic and decided to add some color. Hope you will never look at picture of snow the same way again!
I get a lot of books based on recomendations and "Color Correction" by Ernst Haas was not exception. I did not understand what is so important about Haas's work when I got this book. I like to look at and read about things that I do not understand. I had a chance to look at the pictures in the book a couple more times and I started to see some familiar notes. I actually said more than once - "Hmm, this looks just like a picture I took then and there". But "soapy window" takes the cake!
I have no idea why I made my picture. Sometimes I see things and they just feel right yet there is no any advanced thought or idea behind the image. Strangely these photographs are getting stuck in my mind, I remember them and I print them, and some of them end up on a wall.