Still Life

Sporeplay

Sporeplay

Macro images of common molds.


Heidelberg Street, a Diamond in the Ruff in Detroit

Heidelberg Street, a Diamond in the Ruff in Detroit

The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor art project in Detroit, Michigan. It was created in 1986 by artist Tyree Guyton and his grandfather Sam Mackey (“Grandpa Sam”) as an outdoor art environment in the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood on the city’s east side, just north of the city’s historically African-American Black Bottom area. The Heidelberg Project is, […]


It’s been so long….

It's been so long....

When I was in the rust belt shooting urban decay and the fall of American Industry, I worked on a series of telephones. All the different types of phones stamped a date on the closing of these plants. Each one was unique and told a story. This one was in one of the last buildings […]


VW Emblem

VW Emblem

A few weeks ago, I visited a Volkswagon yard an I came across this car. I have a long history with Volkswagons and I just couldn’t help myself , I had to take some shots. The VW emblem is missing on this car, which isn’t that unusual. The symbol has been popular among teenagers, rappers […]


Ice Painting 3

Ice Painting 3

Ice paintings are one of my favorite rainy afternoon photography project. It’s easy to accomplish. First, freeze a container of water into ice. A disposable food container works great. Then, set up some lights or use natural light if it’s available. Slowly add your favorite colors of food coloring or acrylic paints and take macro […]


1956

1956

What was happening in the U.S. when this penny was made? President: Dwight D. Eisenhower Vice President: Richard M. Nixon Population: 168,903,031 Life expectancy: 69.7 years Homicide Rate (per 100,000): 4.6 US GDP (1998 dollars): $438 billion Federal spending: $70.64 billion Federal debt: $272.7 billion Consumer Price Index: 27.2 Unemployment: 4.4% Cost of a first-class […]


Rust Bug

Rust Bug

Part of the reason I chose to come to the rust belt to shoot a photography project is that I love the aesthetic of decay. This image of a vw bug in Erie, Co caught my eye for its different stages of corrosion.


Denial

Denial

This image was part of a handmade book I made based on the theme of Denial. This represents the elephant in the room that everyone seems to be able to ignore. At the time GW was still in office and I was amazed at how the general public was blind to his ways.


Makes Cents

Makes Cents

A few years back, I bought some vintage Russian bellows for my my DSLR. I also found a beautiful 2.8/50mm  Carl Zeiss lens that combined with the bellows,  makes these beautiful macro shots. This image is from a simple 1970 (the year I was born)  U.S. Penny.  I love the clarity of the scratches , […]


Engine Problems?

Engine Problems?

Since I was 16 I have  been in love with Volkswagons. I’ve had 5 beetles, 4 buses (one of which I traveled through Europe in) and a VW Thing. When I came across this awesome VW yard today, I was immediately drawn to this image. I’ve spent many hours with my head and hands in […]


Red Chile

Red Chile

I’ve been thinking about food all day today. So, when it came time to choose a photo for today’s post, I was immediately drawn to this shot.


Little Hippo

Little Hippo

This photo was taken for my partner, Remy’s Blog. His middle name is Hipolito and he named his blog, “Little Hippo.” At the time, Remy still smoked and we thought this was the perfect image for it. He has since stopped smoking so we’re thinking about a new image for his website. If you’d like […]


Colorful Como

Colorful Como

Como, Colorado has to be one of the most “colorful” places to shoot in Colorado. The small town is filled with little visual treasures like this one. I always find something new when I go to Como!


Cal

Cal

This image was created from a detail of a painting by artist, Cal Duran. I really love the narrow field of focus and creepy feel of this image. I shot it on Tri-X film with my Canon Eos 1N.


Dreams, Anxiety or Chew Toy?

Dreams, Anxiety or Chew Toy?

I imagine that this baseball has had several potential lives. I see it as a symbol of the dreams for a young boy growing up to play major league ball. Perhaps it was a symbol of anxiety for a boy or girl who wants to play but is scarred of it’s force flying straight at […]


Starring Role

Starring Role

The image of the light bulb has long had a starring role in my work. I am drawn back to it’s shape and symbols time and time again. Perhaps we’ll live in a world where this type of light bulb no longer exists. However, I don’t believe the shape and symbolic meanings behind it will […]


Frozen Water Is Not Always Ice

Frozen Water Is Not Always Ice

I’m working on a series of water photographs. I’m getting very close to what I’m going for. Here’s an example of one of the shots. I really love doing this type of work in the studio on snowy days. It’s perfect distraction from the real world. Simple drops of water can become a whole different […]


Never too many shoes!

Never too many shoes!

Today, I shot some photography of some great jewelry by Aurora artist, Kim Harrell. I love these red pump earrings! They are too cute. Check out more of Kim’s work at her website, www.eastendarts.com


Potato Love

Potato Love

Tonight is the opening reception for one of my favorite art openings, The Potato Show at The Other Side Arts. All of the work in the show is either made with potatoes or are inspired by potatoes. In 2002 , I conceived the show as a fun way to both create art around a common […]


Lonely Studio

Lonely Studio

Some days I am left to my own devices in the studio. I love doing studio work but sometimes I just don’t have a model. Today I used this mannequin to express myself. I love the lines and color of this piece. It was done with red gelled strobes and a white background.


Crash Bulbs

Crash Bulbs

Lately I have been thinking a lot about my failures in life. I’m absolutely at a crossroad in my life path.  I’ve pondered the lessons learned as well as the mistakes repeated. This photo reminds me that even the worst failures can be turned into art. We have the power to create something from destruction. […]


Shavings

Shavings

Metal shavings from my uncle’s drill press. I love the texture of this piece. I think it also symbolizes how I’m feeling today. Life feels rough and sharp today.


Headlight

Headlight

As you drive along East Colfax in Denver, Co you pass many used car lots and motels. This car was part of a whole collection of vintage cars for sale. I love the shapes and color of this piece.


Bug in the Grass

Bug in the Grass

This photograph is a still from a time lapse video project that I’m currently working on. I love how the roots of the Wheat Grass grow over the sides of the car.