So, a couple of weeks ago Serrell and I had a chance to shoot what we were intending with the original photo shoot.
Armed with numerous outfit changes, we headed to an abandoned plant on the west side of Tallahassee.
We hit the three main sites at the location, unfortunately my flash was acting up so we couldn’t overpower the sun out in the direct light. We had to rely instead on sheltered setups, trying to get good even lighting.
We came out of the experience with quite a few great images, abused skin and dehydrated bodies.
So I’m up way too bloody early on a day off heading out to fix Thunder Mchaffie’s computer and attempt an exorcism on the damn thing. Probably half an hour into trying to strangle Premiere it starts raining. Text Serrell; evil buggers are pissing on us, might have to postpone. We both work retail; one up one down style shifts. Supposedly we’ll be shooting at some of the grittier sides of Tallahassee if normal weather lets up and decides to let light shine on down. Fixed premiere… kinda, fixed printer, fixed twixtor. Still raining; maybe we’ll wait until the scheduled one o’clock to see what happens.
Great Built T-shirts acquired from above mentioned Thunder and an attempt to convince him to do a weekly podcast of his thoughts and views. Still damn raining. Move furniture at the girlfriends. Rain. Throw rocks at cloud, damage passing by car, run. Rain. We abandon all hope at the receiving end of Tallahassee’s rain gods. Simple two point lighting and quickly switching between a 50 1.8 and 105 2.8; we bang out over two hundred shots in maybe 45 minutes.
You’ll have to ask Serrell to see the video we shot where the widescreen crop was just a bit too high and looked like he wasn’t wearing a damn thing. And the multiple takes where he thought my last name was car brand and I ran Jumpin’ Jimbo’s Mazda Deals.
More shots of Serrell doing the Playgirl pose at my flickr… didn’t want to seem like I’m exploiting the poor man here.
Yesterday I heard back about one of the juried shows I recently applied to and all three images I submitted will be exhibited. It’ll be a while before I hear anything about the others… However, COCA puts on Creative Tallahassee at the City Hall Art Gallery every spring. Its open to artists working in all mediums (except video I think…) living in the Big Bend region. Last time I actively participated was about five years ago. Lots of fun and it’ll be great to have some of my new work on display and harshly criticized by people.
A Glimpse of the New World, Shuttered Through Blinds 1
An Untimely Machine
A Glimpse of the New World, Shuttered Through Blinds 3
I need to set aside just a bit of time every day when I’m not working, when I don’t have a planned photo shoot and just wander somewhere and photograph.