I have a few random images from the past few weeks that I finally got around to editing. They are all from different days, but don’t really deserve a post to themselves, so I’m going to throw them all together here.
This first one is from yet another hike in the Konza Prairie back at the beginning of April. I stumbled on this area where half the prairie was burned, and half was not, and I just loved the stark contrast of the two areas.
Spring has finally arrived in Manhattan, and the trees in my apartment complex were all blooming. I cut some branches off to put in vases in my apartment and ended up with some in almost every room. I have a few more images that I will be posting later on of the larger vase as well.
A week ago or so I ended up going on a spontaneous sunset chase with a good friend. He has lived in Manhattan for quite a while and took me to some new spots. We ended up finding this random, perfect hill that we climbed to the top of to see this incredible view. It was perfect, absolutely perfect.
A few weeks ago (yes, I am just now finally getting around to sharing) I went for a quick hike in the Konza Prairie. I had apparently just missed the controlled burns there, and was struck by how bare this landscape now looked. Also, I am indeed aware that I am slightly obsessed with images of vanishing points, so that is mostly what I shot while there. The contrast between the untouched path and burned land around it fascinated me that day.
The second part of my spring break involved a quick trip out to Denver, Colorado to visit my best friend, Blair, as well as my brother and his family who came down to visit. It was unfortunately cut short because of the storm that hit out there, but I still was able to have two solid days of spending time with some of my favorite people.
The first day out there Blair and I drove to Boulder to do some hiking. It was raining when we got there, but right when we started out hike it cleared up and left us with some awesome clouds.
Friday (my second day there) I met up with my brother, his wife, and twin boys who were in town to see me. We spent most of the day at the aquarium in Denver. I didn’t shoot nearly as much as I expected, since I was more focused on just enjoying my time there with them, but I did get some images of jellyfish, which I have always wanted.
I finally made time for a self-portrait that I have had in mind for months now. The light was just right and so I grabbed my camera and tripod, covered myself in paint, slapped on my new fake eye lashes, and started shooting. I ended up with a few that I was really happy with, and may share at some point.
Two weekends ago I went on a quick climbing trip with some friends to Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Arkansas. Unfortunately we got rained out one day and only had 2 days of climbing. It was still an incredible trip though. I didn’t shoot nearly as much as I thought I would, but I did manage to get some images I am happy with, so enjoy!
We arrived at the ranch around noon on Saturday, and were greeted by almost 80 degree weather. It was incredibly beautiful, and I immediately fell in love with the location.
Day 2 was foggy, rainy, and cold. It had stopped raining for a bit and so we went out trying to find some dry rock only for the rain to start back up and storms rolled in. It made for quite the dreamy looking landscape though.
Day 3 started out fairly cold and foggy again, but ended up clearing out and becoming a beautiful, perfect for climbing day.
I haven’t posted here on my blog in quite a long time. I finally was able to get some of my recent images scanned in though, so I have something to share!
As I mentioned, these are scans of some of my pieces. They consist of two photographs of the same object from different angles, which I wove together to break down the image some. For those of you who have been following me for a while you may remember that I was doing the same thing with houses before, and dealing with the idea of decaying memory. I have started to use objects as a way to make a more personal, intimate reference to failing memories and the attempt to hold on to them. You may recognize the images used here, because all of these except one (the moose) are actually pulled from my 366, as I find the act of pulling those memories back up quite interesting.
The white, sterile background was an experiment of sorts, and I still plan on playing around with it some.
*Saturday, February 2
Saturday I went with the Potters Guild and their visiting artist to Dwight, Kansas. They were doing a cup drop (which you can read about here) and I tagged along to document things. It was such a cool experience, and I fell in love with some of the buildings in Dwight.
And with that, I am done with my 366. I maybe should have a more epic, exciting image to end my 366 with, but it just kind of happened. I am extremely relieved to be done with this project. Now I can focus entirely on my grad work and other misc. series I have wanted to start up. I will still be posting here, though probably not nearly as often.
*Friday, February 1
Friday I went to meet up with a fellow photographer and friend of a friend, Michael Strickland (be sure to check out his work, it is extraordinary), to explore around Lawrence a bit. I had never been there before, so he was kind enough to show me around a bit, and we did some location scouting for a self-portrait of mine. The sunset ended up being amazing, though we had to kind of rush to find a somewhat decent spot to shoot from.
More to come from our adventure in the next few days probably.
And I may edit this some more still, but I just wanted to get it posted.