Sunday, October 30, 2011

100 Prints Project #20 - Message set in stone

Taken in Lakewood Cemetery in South Minneapolis. Taken with a Lensbaby composer, double glass optic, f5.6 aperture ring. Converted to black and white in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

100 Prints Project #19 - When I find myself in times of trouble...

"When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be."

John Lennon & Paul McCartney

Taken in Lakewood Cemetery in South Minneapolis.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

100 Prints Project #18 - Cash register

Another image taken while hiding in the settler's village at the Marshall County Fair. It's one of my favorites from that trip.

Monday, October 24, 2011

100 Prints Project #17 - Memories of Grandma

This was taken at the Marshall County Fair in Warren, MN. While other workshop participants were out capturing kick butt images of people, I was hiding in the old settler's village hoping no one would notice me. I came across this scene in the replica of an old farmhouse and it made me think of my paternal grandmother who is now 101 years young. She was a proficient artist with dough and made bread and other delicious things, including caramel rolls the size of your head that would make you cry when you took the first bite. I think my maternal grandmother, Grandma Rehkamp, was a talented bread maker as well, but I didn't spend as much time with her in the kitchen as I did with Grandma Nett. The other day I was going through some boxes in the basement and came across a notebook from the last time we baked bread together and she tried her best to pass on her dough recipe to me. Maybe after all of these years I can muster enough courage to try it. While searching my film contact sheets this one touched me and made me think of simpler days and the smell of egg coffee, freshly baked bread and ultimately home. So this is a small tribute to the family I love and miss so much.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

100 Prints Project #15 - Stone Monuments

I received a special request for some cemetery photos. We're getting close to Halloween and such. This one was taken in the church cemetery in Freeport, Minnesota - my home town. It's another one that started it's life on black and white film and then made it's way here.

Monday, October 10, 2011

100 Prints Project #14 - A Thoughtful Reflection

This image is the reflection of my daughter in the screen of her laptop while watching one of her favorite movies when we were on vacation this summer. In the bottom right corner, if you look very closely, you can see my lens there. I sat looking at her reflection for about 10 minutes before I risked getting up and taking out my camera and then felt a mild sense of anxiety that I wouldn't see it in the same way when I sat back down. Luckily, after a minute or two, my eyes picked up the quiet beauty I had seen earlier. It's become one of my favorite photos of her.

Monday, October 3, 2011

100 Prints Project #13 - The Cowboys of Effe #1

This was taken with black & white film several years ago up in Effe, Minnesota.  I was there with some friends and we were lucky enough to be allowed to photograph over the 2 days of the rodeo.  Cowboys seem to be wired differently than other people I know.  I didn't know if I should consider them courageous or crazy - or a bit of both.  In any event it was a great time and a subject that took me out of my comfort zone.  I hope you like it.