friday, december 08, 2006

Evening Mood Revisited

It's been a busy week....

New images include images in the rhythms series, and the "Evening Mood Revisited" image, in the observations series.  This image is inspired from the works of  Adolphe-William Bouguereau, who is one of my favorite painters, among many others.

It took quite awhile and a number of revisions to get this image to the point where I was happy with it (about 10 hours or so worth of work, I'd say).  While the "observations" series is largely comprised of digital compositions, I assemble these from elements that aren't synthetic - for example, the moon element I shot this morning outside my studio, and the image of the water and trees was shot about 12 years ago on the Platte River.  While I've played with computer generated scenes and objects, I've never really been completely satisfied with the way that those pieces feel.  Maybe I'm old school or something.  Luckily, I have books and books of negatives and archived cds from which to draw from. 

I've been booked solid with shoots for the past two weeks, which feels pretty good.  Since moving to Traverse City, it has been a real struggle to get anything going for my own personal projects.  I've had the chance to work with a lot of interesting and inspiring people lately... it's been a nice change of pace.  Thank you to everyone that's shown interest ... !