Hello and welcome to my site. I’m an Artist who has worked as a Graphic Designer, Photographer, Illustrator and more. With over 15 years experience in a fluid industry I can take your concept from sketch to final production. If you’ve a venture coming up and do not yet need my work as a designer or photographer I’m sure I can be of service as a Creative Consultant. Please feel free to browse my work and if you like contact me and let’s see what we can create.
Old Woodbury Road held quite a few memories for me. My family would travel to Woodbury, TN every couple of weeks to see my Grandparents on my Dad’s side. It seemed like a long trip and one that to me went on forever. About two decades ago The State of Tennessee put in a new four lane highway from my town Murfreesboro to Woodbury and what was once a long ordeal became a pretty speedy one. Every once in a while I like to take a trip down Old Woodbury Road. There was a roadside restaurant called Pope Taylors, a BBQ place that from what my Dad told me was a bit of a trouble spot but made the best BBQ you ever wish you had. I hope you enjoy the photos.
This is a tale of a foolish Magician who wanted to rise in power and fame. Too bad he lacked the patience to do so the right way. Instead the foolish man choose to contact the Loa, Voodoo spirits who granted him his wish for a price. Who knows what that price was, but whatever it was he had to pay for the Loa’s favor before Fete Ghede. If he was late repaying the Loa Baron Kriminel would feast upon his soul! As you can see the magician failed to repay the Voodoo spirits and the Baron possessed him, forced him to try and devour a volunteer from his audience. At the height of his fame, the Magician fell to the lowest heights, eventually he died broke, alone and insane.
Today we lost Adam West who played Batman in an over the top fun, cheesy and iconic show from the 60’s. It was not the Dark Knight but without Adam West’s portrayal we’d never have the wonderful memories and movies that came afterwards.
Yesterday I drove around for a bit looking for places and things to shoot. Still getting to know my Fuji X-E1. I’d already driven by a field near my house that had an event that was being held for Memorial Day. The field was covered in flags and considering the early morning sky I decided to go ahead and get a shot of it all pre event.
Later I was tooling around a back road I’d been down before. Driving around 15 mph I almost passed a roadside Memorial. I’m sure you’ve seen these yourself, especially if you live in the South. With flowers and crosses these spots mark where someone’s loved one(s) passed on thru to the other side. I’ve always found these to be fascinating but I’ve never shot one. But then again I’ve never found one in several yards into the woods off a back road. I don’t know the story behind the memorial but I do hope the relatives peace.
I hope you all a peaceful Memorial Day.
Last night May the 23rd, I went out and shot at Chinese Lights Nashville. Afterwards I drove to Cafe Coco for a bite to eat and some coffee. Sitting there with a friend or two I come across a face that I felt needed to be captured. As the Summer goes by I plan on shooting more of these “Sudden portraits”. No planning, just shooting on the spot. Enjoy.
Nashville you are missing out!
China Lights Nashville went up on May 12, 2017 and goes thru June 11, 2017 and is worth the price of admission ($15.00). While there isn’t Honky Tonk music to be heard or any music really, except some traditional Chinese music played for ambiance. What is there? Sculptures made of light and paper! Each sculpture comes with it’s own legend sitting beside it. While those are an interesting read I felt more compelled to shoot the sculptures themselves. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed the event. Oh and here is a link to the event itself https://chinalightsnashvilletn.com
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