Saturday, March 26, 2011

Weekend Respite in B/W

My husband is a gifted photographer. His work is evocative, lonely, joyous, complicated, simple.  Because I am a literal person, I sometimes do not understand what he's trying to convey and find myself asking the meaning of a particular image.   I probably drive him crazy but I also help him clarify as do other photographers who critique and help him hone his craft.

Here are some recent images. 

Faucet With Leaves
(a new favorite; he feels a visceral connection to this one)

Branches Over Black Water
(Florida Everglades off the Tamiami Trail)

Free Range...
(where chickens are raised..."not your grandpa's chicken ranch"
metal things lined up in front are full sized tractor trailers!)

Wind III
(he liked the "unusual clouds & the way they {mimic} the tree")

(Virginia Beach in January
striking in its solitude)

St. Marks River
(Big Bend region, Florida)



Brenda Susan said...

wow, these are all wonderful! Really enjoyed slowly scrolling down. They are very striking.

Brian Miller said...

wow. i love b&w pics...direction tells a huge story...

Pat Tillett said...

I have to agree with you! He is so very talented! Love these photos!

Baino said...

Gorgeoous, I wish I had half his talent frankly.

Nancy said...

Beautiful images, haunting in some ways - especially the last one.

Betsy Brock said...

They are all gorgeous. I love the first one especially...but maybe it's because I spend so much time at the kitchen sink! lol.

Tish Jett said...



Grandmother Mary said...

In the first photo, I like how the leaves mimic the curve of the faucet. Or vice versa. In the last photo, I like the one bit of bright distinctness that the top of the boat provides.

Ice Queen said...

I really like Wind III. It reminds me of an Ansel Adams shot.

BODECI body said...

Just happened by your blog and found myself in awe! Love your blog and am looking forward to hanging out here more!

Tanna said...

I LOVE the Solitude and the St. Marks River photos. They are hauntingly beautiful.

Jeannette StG said...

So, you live with an artist! (that sometimes takes a lot of mental/emotional energy!)
Love the symmetry of the faucet and the leaves (also the unusual combination) and the color and mood of the free range one (somehow it reminds me of the holocaust), and the pic after that with the wind -masterful!

You are not supposed to understand every detail of his work -he's an artist:)
Thanks for sharing your hubbies work!

Unknown said...

He is extremely talented. The St. Marks River one is spectacular. But Directions just speaks to me. I love how everything is so linear, but those meandering footprints in the sand shake it up a little.

ratatouille's archives said...

Hi! C.G.,
C.G. said, "My husband is a gifted photographer. His work is evocative, lonely, joyous, complicated, simple."

I have to second the notion and say all Of his photographs are very beautiful too!
[Postscript: I really like the Faucet and Plant photograph...Because Of the blurry background and the clarity Of the Faucet and Plant. Directions looks like an ink and pen drawing.]

Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D