I just received this photograph, an installation view of one of my images on display at the Musee de l'Elysee in Lausanne, Switzerland. It's part of the show "All Photographers Now","from February 8th, 2007 to May 20th, 2007. If you happen to be in the Lausanne area, be sure to stop in!
I find myself more and more drawn to faces, alone. I love to watch people, but usually in photographing them I'm making some statement about who they are, utilising their environment, dress, body language, action.
But faces. Like a butterfly hunter with his swinging net, searching constantly for something intriguing, out of the ordinary, or even something lovely in its ordinariness, I begin to collect faces. Eyes, really. And light.
In Mexico, I met a local man with the most beautiful green eyes. His name was Fili, and we expected to spend a day or two with him. Unfortunately, due to illness, we never saw him again, and I grieve the loss of the image of his kind face and those beautiful green eyes. So I become more diligent, capturing what intrigues me, swinging my net about for those rare beauties that come along the path. Pinning them to velvet for remembrance, inspiration.
Georgia O'Keefe's teacher taught her to "fill the canvas with beautiful things," so I shall.
I had a job this evening photographing the Seattle Pacific University Choir and Symphony. Tough job to shoot creatively in an hour. But I managed to knock out some favorites with their spirited choir and director. Here you go:
This girl saved my bacon; just the enthusiasm I needed for some energetic shots.
Ever wondered what a choir looked like from the backside on stage? I hadn't either.
But it's pretty cool, and the whole stage shakes when they dance and sing....
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I spent the past week or so in Mexico, in the town of Bucerias. It's near Puerto Vallarta, on the Bay of Banderas. While there, we were able to enjoy the town's annual week-long fiesta. On the last night of the fiesta, a procession wends its way through town toward the cathedral, with music, dancers, and a float featuring the young Virgin Mary and the Christ child. This is all followed by a spectacular fireworks display in the town square.
My favorite image, above, is of the young girl playing the Virgin outside of the cathedral. Here are a couple more: