Archive for August, 2015
I have 3 entries in this contest from our family life in the last few years. I hope you enjoy — and hopefully vote for them.
Here are the entries for this contest from my portfolio:
Kaboom! is our VP of Customer Service and official greeter.
Julius is our VP of Quality Control
Both are very affectionate (Moreso Kaboom!, but Julius warms up to new people quickly) and require a steady supply of critter toys, food and litter.
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A growing trend in commercial interior decorating is to have very large prints of your own building / property in a highly stylized format.
I recently assembled this gallery from one of my commercial shoots as an example of what I can do for you. This little gallery contains variations on two images of the same lobby. This will give you some ideas while illustrating the kind of work I do. Please contact me with any questions.
You probably didn’t know this even existed, but now that you do, you know you want one.
Slinkies have been a favorite toy for kids since the 1940s when Richard James invented them. The original slinky is made of spring steel and measures roughly 2.75″ in diameter. It is a fun example of kinetics for children and can offer hours of amusement. One of the things they do best is to “walk” down inclines or steps, provided the height and width of each “step” is within certain limits relative to the diameter of the slinky being used. This is where it gets tricky. In order to walk a slinky all the way down a staircase, the diameter of the slinky needs to be more than half the depth of the stair tread.
Enter the GIANT Slinky.
The giant rainbow slinky measures a whopping 7″ in diameter and loves to walk down stairs. My 6 year old grandson Ryan has always been fascinated by the two slinkies the I keep on a ledge in my office. One day we were discussing things they could do and I told him about getting them to walk down stairs. I even bought him and is brother a pair of the original metal slinkies so they could try this at home.
Then I remembered a video I had seen of someone letting one loose on an escalator and looked it up. That’s when I saw for the fist time, the GIANT slinky. HAD to have one. We tried it on the escalator at a virtually abandoned mall in Dallas, but found the treads too deep for it to successfully traverse them. BUT – the adjacent staircases were perfect. Watch the video below and click on the ad to get your own giant slinky.
We have made several trips to The Big Apple, so this time I did not capture my usual architectural selection of dramatic skyscraper shots. I’ve done that and have a sizable library of NYC images as a result. This time we focused on showing my son around the City and chose the classics: Liberty Island, Ellis Island, Grand Central Terminal and of course, One World Trade Center – or Freedom Tower as most people seem to call it.
Several new dramatic images are in production, some of which are included in this blog.
I was fascinated by the myriad assortment of bicycles chained, locked, cabled and intertwined with various security anchors throughout the City. Some clearly had been in the same place for a decade or more. Others were obviously in current use – and then there were the in-between and indistinct relics.
I felt a Selective Color approach was perfect for this collection and am working on “Chained” – hopefully to be a coffee table book in the near future.
Top of my list so far is “Freedom”
Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center for those who want to be picky) wrapped in an American flag as viewed from Ellis Island.
The stainless steel wall in the foreground is inscribed on both sides with the names of those who came to this country in search of freedom and opportunity.
The flag is from a 2008 firefighters memorial in Denton, Texas.
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