Moment#5–Southside Mugging

Last week Dale Schmitt and I opened our photo exhibition, Moments and Souls at the Percolate Gallery in Pittsburgh. I realize that many of you can not make it in to the gallery so over the next few weeks I will be publishing “the moments” that were my contribution to the show.
This image was taken in 1974 on the south side in Pittsburgh PA. Little sister trailing behind her sister and girlfriend.

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Southside Mugging

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Along the Tampa Riverwalk

People have told me that Tampa is a great city but people don’t live downtown. If true,that is not apparent from walking along the Tampa river. People walking their dogs, children running like crazy in the playgrounds and teens skateboarding are just a few examples I saw while strolling along the river on a Saturday night.

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Along the Riverwalk

Along the Riverwalk

The Gardens at Iao Valley State Park

At the base of Iao Needle Park in Maui is a beautiful International Garden we visit almost every time we are on Maui. The park has a wonderful peaceful feeling which led these young men in to the spirit of the dance. You can buy a print of this on my commercial gallery and see other images by clicking here.

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Iao Valley State Park

Iao Valley State Park

I am NOT an Artist!

OK, now this is a personal thing. I am a photographer, not an artist. I try to do artistic photography and be creative in my work but that does not make me an artist. Picasso was an artist, Monet was an artist, some of the students I taught photography to are artists. An artist starts with a blank canvas and from their minds they create an image. Artists believe that primary colors are red, blue, green and yellow. They teach this to children in grade school. Photographers use light. They understand that human beings have red, blue and green receptors (cones) in their eyes. There are no yellow cones in your eyes. Photographers understand that yellow along with cyan and magenta are subtractive primaries and the basics of printing ink or toner on paper.

It must be magical to have the skill to look at a piece of canvas and use a brush to paint an image. I tried it in school and I sucked. The only thing I have ever painted that I liked is this image. I used Doctor Martins Dyes and brushes to hand color a monochrome print. It took forever! I never tried hand tinting again and went back to the camera, darkroom and now lightroom where I belong. You can see other images and buy apparel and prints at my commercial gallery.

Hand Colored Junior Miss Contestants

Hand Colored Junior Miss Contestants

Dance in the Park

At the base of Iao Needle Park in Maui is a beautiful International Garden we vist almost every time we are on Maui. The park is great and led these young men in to the spirit of the dance. You can buy a print of this on my commercial gallery and see other images by clicking here.

Dance in the Garden

Dance in the Garden