I haven’t been to Long Island in a while. Hopefully I’ll be back there this summer. See the starting image below.
There used to be a pair of these dinghies in Scituate Harbor. I wonder whether they are still there now. The looked like they would be fun to row or sail. See the starting image below.
I remember this evening distinctly – the end of a long day in November and just in time to catch the light. See what the un processed image looked like below.
Looking at my notes I was surprised to see that I have never included Michael Kenna in my Friday Inspiration series. His minimal landscape work resonates with me in a deep way. I enjoy the space that he provides the viewer for their own thoughts. The range of subjects that Kenna has photographed is quite impressive from minimalist Japanese winter landscapes to a power station in England to his daughter’s kindergarten classroom. Quite an inspiration.
I was excited a few years ago when I saw a short trailer for a documentary following Kenna as he photographed in Shinan in Korea. Yet I never was able to find the full length documentary until recently. Check out ‘A Letter From Shinan’ below.
I’m enjoying revisiting some my images and playing with them to learn more about Lightroom and Photoshop. See the image below to see where I stared.
I am filled with admiration for people like Joni Sternbach, who not only take a large format camera into the field but because she is using a wet-plate collodion process the photographic plates must be prepared and developed on location too.
The project that I’m most familiar with is – Surfland. It’s a project that was started ten years ago and has taken her to local surf spots on both coasts of the US, to Hawaii, Uruguay, Australia, France and England. It is a fascinating exploration of surf culture across the globe and well worth a deeper look.
Check out the short videos of Sternbach below.