I had the pleasure of photographing the multi-talented San Diego musician Brian Karscig this week at my studio. He sat for a few of my single second tintype portraits, and this one was my favorite. You can hear his music at his band's website The Nervous Wreckords.
My husband and I taking a portrait at home. It didn't make the holiday card that year. If you are unfamiliar, the original cover of the Beatles record for Yesterday and Today looked like this:
From the Guardian UK : 'When Capitol released Yesterday and Today, cobbled together from other albums including Revolver and Help! the Fab Four, reportedly outraged that their art was being "butchered", posed for this photo. Capitol released it in June 1966, but faced with rejection by distributors, they had to recall thousands of "Butcher" LPs. Panicked, they rustled up a gloomy and unflattering photo - ever since known as the Trunk Cover - and pasted them over the recalled jackets. In that process, they created one of the holy grails of record collecting.'
Us, being fans of the music and the absurdity of the original photo had to recreate.
Shot on 35mm ultra color, with my trusty Nikon N65.
Silver gelatin photographs of a lightning storm as it hit the Vegas strip. This was the view from our balcony, while living in Vegas for 10 months. The desert landscape was desolate and sparse, the weather violent at times as here. A lightning series shot to 35mm film in a 1960's Minolta. This is a camera kept on my lap while driving, always close at hand while home. Here dances a lightning storm just for me as I stood on my balcony this unforgiving night.
Arms forming a tripod with the balcony ledge, holding still breath for a second, as click, click, click, click. The sky cracked wide open, and in a moment was calm again.
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We will be shooting outdoors using both natural lighting and strobes. Modified toy cameras are provided for shared use. For more independent shooting, participants are encouraged to bring their own Diana Mini camera and tripod to the class. Participants can expect to make and varnish their own tintypes to take home that same day!
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