A few months ago I published a few images from my book in progress (Just a Kiss) and a lot of people liked Giverny Kiss. This image was taken a few seconds before as the two young lovers sat in contemplation of one of the most romantic spots on earth, the Water Gardens at Giverny. You can buy a copy of this image on my commercial site by clicking here.
Working with a fashion model is a collaborative effort. Back in the day, this young lady wanted outdoor fashion prints for her portfolios. We found this meadow and shot rolls of film. It was a beautiful day. I said what do you want to do next and she said twirl. I was changing film in my camera and she just started to twirl through the meadow as I took this shot. It wound up in both of our portfolios. You can see more work and buy a print of this image by clicking here.
Today, anybody with Photoshop can make this image. It was not so easy in 1976. I studied the technique of Jerry Uelsmann and after a number of failures made this in my Darkroom using the dodging and burning techniques perfected by Uelsmann. This won first place at the Indiana University Invitational New Artist Exhibition in 1976 and later hung in Carnegie Museum as part of an Associated Artists of Pittsburgh exhibition. You can buy a print on my commercial site by clicking here.
Albert Pujols has been called The Machine. He is one of the most powerful hitters in baseball today and maybe all time. Unfortunately, we got to see him prove it at a recent Yankee game. Here he is seeing something he is very familiar with, the intentional walk, You can buy a print of this at my commercial site by clicking here.
There is no doubt that the number two will be retired after Derek Jeter hangs it up. He will join, Ruth, DiMaggio,Mantle and Gehrig as one of the greatest Yankees ever. I have been fortunate to see some greats play: Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, Roberto Clemente and now Derek Jeter. You can buy a print of this image on my commercial site by clicking here.
I remember as a kid watching Roberto Clemente in Pittsburgh. He would exhaust pitchers. It seemed sometimes he would hit twenty foul balls in a row with that perfect graceful swing. Sure a foul ball is a strike but if you hit a lot of them, the pitcher gets tired and eventually gives up something to hit. Maybe you won’t get the hit, maybe it will be the next hitter in the order but if you keep hitting fouls one things is for sure and that is eventually the pitcher will become exhausted. The Yankees are very good at doing this. You can buy a print of this image on my commercial site by clicking here.
He is a polarizing figure. Some people hate him just because he is a Yankee, some because he cheated on his wife and some think he is a juicer. He is also a big strong man with a perfect swing. Here he is staring down the fast ball that would be his 643rd home-run. Like him or hate him, he is a pretty good ball player. You can buy a print of this image on my commercial gallery by clicking here.