Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Ball’

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.


Bike Parade

Bike Parade

These brave cyclists/artists ride in the Denver Gay Pride Parade in 2008. They creatively create these two story bikes that get them at least 10 off the ground. They were having a great ride that day. The parade paused right as they reached me and they began circling me over and over again. It made […]


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 , […]


Denver Sunset

Denver Sunset

Today I was out on the hunt for images in preparation for my trip to the rust belt. I was looking for industrial scenes that might make good HDR (high dynamic range) images. I passed this scene earlier in the day but the light just wasn’t right. I waited here for about an hour and […]


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 […]


Self Portrait #5

Self Portrait #5

I’m looking forward to the warm weather. Winter in Colorado is very beautiful, but long. I’m looking forward to grass, flowers and even bugs. (we don’t have many here)


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.


Pride Parade

Pride Parade

As spring approaches I’m starting to think about all the things I love about the warm weather. Gardening, Hiking, and of course Pride always top my list. This image was taken at the 2008 Pride Parade on Colfax Ave. right across from the Capitol Building. This photo always brings a smile to my face.  They […]


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 […]


Smooth Waters

Smooth Waters

Yesterday, I received a neutral density filter that I ordered earlier in the week. I went for a walk along the Platte river with my dog, Kahlo to get this shot. I scouted this spot on a walk with my partner Remy last weekend and I knew it would be the perfect place to try […]


Lifeless Beauty

Lifeless Beauty

I’ve always liked the haunting feel of this piece. I love the contrast of color and mood that’s portrayed in this almost “lifeless” pose. The dress and styling was done by artist, Armando Guerra back when we first met in 1999.


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!


Birthday of a Muse

Birthday of a Muse

Today is the birthday of  my friend Felix. I met Felix for coffee today and we talked about photography, our history as friends and our futures. For years, Felix was my main model. Any time I wanted to shoot photos, he was there, ready and willing.  He was open to new ideas and often had […]


Line of Fortune

Line of Fortune

Today we took a long walk with the dog in River Front Park. I knew that I was looking for imagery for today’s blog but I wasn’t sure what I was looking for. I shot photos of broken glass, a lone brave kid standing in the cherry creek and details of a public art piece […]


Mamiya, I miss you.

Mamiya, I miss you.

As an artist, I’ve always felt the pull of self portraits.  I get so comfortable behind the camera, it makes it easier to photograph myself when I’m holding one of my favorites. I love my Mamiya 645. It’s a classic medium format camera with sturdy design and beautiful optics. I love the sound of the […]


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.


Driftwood Motel

Driftwood Motel

This photo was part of a series of photographs I did based on Colfax Ave. in Denver.  Colfax is known for it’s neon, motels and used car lots. The Driftwood Motel is located close to the border of Denver and Aurora.


Martini Time

Martini Time

This photo of model, Stephen Montez was taken as part of a fashion layout for Metromode Magazine.


Martini Time

This photo of model, Stephen Montez was taken as part of a fashion layout for Metromode Magazine.


Martini Time

This photo of model, Stephen Montez was taken as part of a fashion layout for Metromode Magazine.


Environmental Portrait

Environmental Portrait

An environmental portrait is a portrait of someone that tells a story of who they are. I.E. portraits of people in their own environments. This Portrait of artist, Brighton Daugherty in his studio at The Other Side Arts was done in 2005 . Brighton is a painter who’s work is informed by different Asian cultures. […]


Tony

Tony

I shot this photo of Tony sometime last week. I used one large soft box to the left of him one smaller soft box to his right and a fill light behind me. I really like the expression on his face in this shot.


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 […]