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A few weeks ago I found myself back in Sarasota for a shoot with Boyce Avenue at an “undisclosed” historical location. Upon arrival at the location we found ourselves set upon by an unwashed hoard of elderly folks. The youngest visitors by at least forty years, we were put under watch. Thankfully we attempted to subvert those stares by appearing as young couples, out for a stroll. Although, as an afterthought, perhaps my rough looks broke the illusion as the elderly wondered if I was bear to Fabian’s cub. First stop was a complete wash. Foucault’s Panopticon don’t have shit on two historical recreationist actors wary and wise to our presence. Ducking into an orange packing plant we established a lookout for those wiry old folks and their tour. Faint voices could be heard growing louder in the distance as we hurried and scurried. We spent a moment or two at a church and then sped to small home where we could change and recover. Unfortunately, we found ourselves trapped by another of those blasted tour groups. I, coward that I am, retreated out of the house to the garden where I paused to ponder Boyce’s fate. Thankfully, they escaped unharmed and regaled in new attire. Tracked by tour golf cart, we headed to a few final shots upon Cock’s Footbridge. Seriously. Anyway, without further ramblings or character defamation, below are a few images from the shoot.

Boyce Avenue

Alejandro

Daniel

Fabian

Follow the links either on the right or via the photos posted above to reach my flickr account for more images from the shoot as well as other madness, mayhem and mild diversions. I still have a few images from the shoot to work over so I will be posting those to my Flickr account as I complete them. For more information on Foucault’s Panopticon and other fallout from Althusser’s theories…. read more.

On the second trip of Mr. Mazza’s Magical Mystery Tour, we ended heading out to Chattahoochee and beyond. Despite the rain and my car’s less than stellar condition, we ventured to some lovely locales. Between the bridges and dam at Chattahoochee and a rundown shack masquerading as a Cracker Barrel, the best location was in our back yard. An abandoned factory off of Southwest Capital Circle is an untapped gem. I’ll be returning hopefully some time this week to spend a bit more time shooting it. And if tresspassing, photography and hedonism sounds like a fun time to those few who read this blog… come along on Mr. Mazza’s Magical Mystery Tour! Either find us on Facebook through my profile or search through the groups for us. Its a bit sporadic but hopefully we’ll be coordinating more trips on a regular basis as I get myself more organized and focused…

Doors on the side of Cracker Barrel
Holga filter on Jesus billboard...
Images from the abandoned factory in Tally...
Eyeing the fans...

Ah, the first road trip since returning to Tallahassee. A bit short, only a jaunt beyond Quincy up to Chattahoochee and a little further than Sneads. Thirty five photos and only three usable pieces so far  as a result of the post processing. However, now I’ve got a minor plan for future endeavors. The Florida State Hospital… lovely. Never heard of it before but after driving by, I know I have to see about photographing the grounds. And right next door? The River Junction Work Camp! Oh, and the old bridge out near Apalachicola River? Perfect for either models or rent boys. More so the rent boys.

Just outside Quincy and lovely abandoned imagery.
Just outside Quincy and lovely abandoned imagery.

 

An initial posting of intent. The Photographer’s Market tells me to blog, so I submit my will to its desires and blog. A pre-New Year’s resolution is to produce at least one servicable and interesting photograph every day of the year. And a good collage once a week. If you’re not productive, might as well be dead. These entries will become more entertaining to compensate for the decline in civilization. You have been warned.

Conversation shift to pleasant birdies from yesterday.

An Audience with the Court

“An Audience with the Court”

In Flight

“In Flight”

Vanity

“Vanity”

December 27th, 2007

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