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Abandoned train ferry terminal. Hudson River, NY, NY

Abandoned train ferry terminal. Hudson River, NY, NY

One of the definitions of fieldwork speaks of gaining experience and knowledge through firsthand observation. That could well be said about much of photography, but I find it most apt when working with larger format cameras and the time-consuming slow processes of polaroid positive/negative films.

I began my career as a street photographer, whizzing around with a small 35mm camera. It makes shooting and moving a fast, instinctive, reactive activity. Purposely working slower with the larger cameras and having to develop each frame as it is exposed changes one's perspective, it causes one to slow down, make more careful observations, make more deliberate choices, perhaps gain a tad more knowledge.

Another definition of fieldwork mentions the gathering of data through observation of subjects in the field. I like to imagine these images are the data I have collected.

(A POLAROID LAMENT:: Perhaps my favorite films of all time were Polaroid's positive/negative types 665 and 55. Both went out of production over a decade ago. I adored the unique qualities of these films and have about ten boxes remaining. The film expired years ago and is becoming less viable with each passing day. It is my intent to shoot the rest of this film in the year 2016 and share this new work alongside the rest of my homage to the glory days of Polaroid.)


 

Abandoned train ferry terminal. Hudson River, NY, NY

Abandoned train ferry terminal. Hudson River, NY, NY

Post-Katrina demolition, NOLA

Post-Katrina demolition, NOLA

St. Louis #1 cemetery, NOLA

St. Louis #1 cemetery, NOLA

Markings on Marie Laveau's tomb. St. Louis #1 cemetery, NOLA

Markings on Marie Laveau's tomb. St. Louis #1 cemetery, NOLA

Headless angel, St. Louis #1 cemetery, NOLA

Headless angel, St. Louis #1 cemetery, NOLA

Cross on floor after the flood, St. Roch cemetery chapel, NOLA

Cross on floor after the flood, St. Roch cemetery chapel, NOLA

Flood eroded religious figurine, St. Roch Cemetery Altar, NOLA

Flood eroded religious figurine, St. Roch Cemetery Altar, NOLA

Flood eroded religious bust, St. Roch Cemetery Altar, NOLA

Flood eroded religious bust, St. Roch Cemetery Altar, NOLA

Windmill and oil pump. Texas.

Windmill and oil pump. Texas.

Barn viewed through bus window. Pennsylvania.

Barn viewed through bus window. Pennsylvania.

Kenan Stadium renovation, Chapel Hill, NC

Kenan Stadium renovation, Chapel Hill, NC

Refueling at the Bus Station, Washington, DC

Refueling at the Bus Station, Washington, DC

Sam on picnic table, Chapel HIll, NC

Sam on picnic table, Chapel HIll, NC

Abandoned Train Station, Richmond, VA

Abandoned Train Station, Richmond, VA

Inside the Clock tower, Abandoned Train Station, Richmond, VA

Inside the Clock tower, Abandoned Train Station, Richmond, VA

Graffittied statue, Gravier St. NOLA

Graffittied statue, Gravier St. NOLA

Initial carved tree, Chapel HIll, NC

Initial carved tree, Chapel HIll, NC

My backyard, Purefoy Rd, Chapel Hill, NC

My backyard, Purefoy Rd, Chapel Hill, NC

Collapsed bike bridge, Bolin Woods, Chapel Hill, NC

Collapsed bike bridge, Bolin Woods, Chapel Hill, NC

Back lot car diptych, Carrboro, NC

Back lot car diptych, Carrboro, NC

Back lot car, Carrboro, NC

Back lot car, Carrboro, NC

Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN

Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN

Father and son Elvis impersonators, Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN

Father and son Elvis impersonators, Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN

Candlelight vigil, Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN

Candlelight vigil, Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN

American Church of Elvis founder, Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN

American Church of Elvis founder, Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN

Best friends, Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN

Best friends, Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN

Working on the VW bus with Alex, Wes and Peggie. Purefoy Road, Chapel HIll, NC

Working on the VW bus with Alex, Wes and Peggie. Purefoy Road, Chapel HIll, NC

Deadhead in a halo with no ticket to the show. Richmond, VA

Deadhead in a halo with no ticket to the show. Richmond, VA

Peggie poses for a passport photo, Purefoy Road, Chapel HIll, NC

Peggie poses for a passport photo, Purefoy Road, Chapel HIll, NC

Peggie likes Madonna, Purefoy Road, Chapel HIll, NC

Peggie likes Madonna, Purefoy Road, Chapel HIll, NC

Ian Somerhalder in sugar cane field, La Place, LA

Ian Somerhalder in sugar cane field, La Place, LA

Floating in the Bogue Falaya, Covington, LA

Floating in the Bogue Falaya, Covington, LA

Rope swing tree, Bogue Falaya, Covington, LA

Rope swing tree, Bogue Falaya, Covington, LA

Shadow tracing at the Great Arch diptych, NM

Shadow tracing at the Great Arch diptych, NM

A quiet place, Bolin Woods, Chapel Hill, NC

A quiet place, Bolin Woods, Chapel Hill, NC

Abandoned train ferry terminal. Hudson River, NY, NY

One of the definitions of fieldwork speaks of gaining experience and knowledge through firsthand observation. That could well be said about much of photography, but I find it most apt when working with larger format cameras and the time-consuming slow processes of polaroid positive/negative films.

I began my career as a street photographer, whizzing around with a small 35mm camera. It makes shooting and moving a fast, instinctive, reactive activity. Purposely working slower with the larger cameras and having to develop each frame as it is exposed changes one's perspective, it causes one to slow down, make more careful observations, make more deliberate choices, perhaps gain a tad more knowledge.

Another definition of fieldwork mentions the gathering of data through observation of subjects in the field. I like to imagine these images are the data I have collected.

(A POLAROID LAMENT:: Perhaps my favorite films of all time were Polaroid's positive/negative types 665 and 55. Both went out of production over a decade ago. I adored the unique qualities of these films and have about ten boxes remaining. The film expired years ago and is becoming less viable with each passing day. It is my intent to shoot the rest of this film in the year 2016 and share this new work alongside the rest of my homage to the glory days of Polaroid.)


 

Abandoned train ferry terminal. Hudson River, NY, NY

Post-Katrina demolition, NOLA

St. Louis #1 cemetery, NOLA

Markings on Marie Laveau's tomb. St. Louis #1 cemetery, NOLA

Headless angel, St. Louis #1 cemetery, NOLA

Cross on floor after the flood, St. Roch cemetery chapel, NOLA

Flood eroded religious figurine, St. Roch Cemetery Altar, NOLA

Flood eroded religious bust, St. Roch Cemetery Altar, NOLA

Windmill and oil pump. Texas.

Barn viewed through bus window. Pennsylvania.

Kenan Stadium renovation, Chapel Hill, NC

Refueling at the Bus Station, Washington, DC

Sam on picnic table, Chapel HIll, NC

Abandoned Train Station, Richmond, VA

Inside the Clock tower, Abandoned Train Station, Richmond, VA

Graffittied statue, Gravier St. NOLA

Initial carved tree, Chapel HIll, NC

My backyard, Purefoy Rd, Chapel Hill, NC

Collapsed bike bridge, Bolin Woods, Chapel Hill, NC

Back lot car diptych, Carrboro, NC

Back lot car, Carrboro, NC

Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN

Father and son Elvis impersonators, Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN

Candlelight vigil, Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN

American Church of Elvis founder, Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN

Best friends, Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN

Working on the VW bus with Alex, Wes and Peggie. Purefoy Road, Chapel HIll, NC

Deadhead in a halo with no ticket to the show. Richmond, VA

Peggie poses for a passport photo, Purefoy Road, Chapel HIll, NC

Peggie likes Madonna, Purefoy Road, Chapel HIll, NC

Ian Somerhalder in sugar cane field, La Place, LA

Floating in the Bogue Falaya, Covington, LA

Rope swing tree, Bogue Falaya, Covington, LA

Shadow tracing at the Great Arch diptych, NM

A quiet place, Bolin Woods, Chapel Hill, NC

Abandoned train ferry terminal. Hudson River, NY, NY
Abandoned train ferry terminal. Hudson River, NY, NY
Post-Katrina demolition, NOLA
St. Louis #1 cemetery, NOLA
Markings on Marie Laveau's tomb. St. Louis #1 cemetery, NOLA
Headless angel, St. Louis #1 cemetery, NOLA
Cross on floor after the flood, St. Roch cemetery chapel, NOLA
Flood eroded religious figurine, St. Roch Cemetery Altar, NOLA
Flood eroded religious bust, St. Roch Cemetery Altar, NOLA
Windmill and oil pump. Texas.
Barn viewed through bus window. Pennsylvania.
Kenan Stadium renovation, Chapel Hill, NC
Refueling at the Bus Station, Washington, DC
Sam on picnic table, Chapel HIll, NC
Abandoned Train Station, Richmond, VA
Inside the Clock tower, Abandoned Train Station, Richmond, VA
Graffittied statue, Gravier St. NOLA
Initial carved tree, Chapel HIll, NC
My backyard, Purefoy Rd, Chapel Hill, NC
Collapsed bike bridge, Bolin Woods, Chapel Hill, NC
Back lot car diptych, Carrboro, NC
Back lot car, Carrboro, NC
Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN
Father and son Elvis impersonators, Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN
Candlelight vigil, Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN
American Church of Elvis founder, Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN
Best friends, Elvis Death week, Memphis, TN
Working on the VW bus with Alex, Wes and Peggie. Purefoy Road, Chapel HIll, NC
Deadhead in a halo with no ticket to the show. Richmond, VA
Peggie poses for a passport photo, Purefoy Road, Chapel HIll, NC
Peggie likes Madonna, Purefoy Road, Chapel HIll, NC
Ian Somerhalder in sugar cane field, La Place, LA
Floating in the Bogue Falaya, Covington, LA
Rope swing tree, Bogue Falaya, Covington, LA
Shadow tracing at the Great Arch diptych, NM
A quiet place, Bolin Woods, Chapel Hill, NC