(space left intentionally blank, for lack of photos)
Yeah. So this weekend, I was fired up to shoot. The birthday party for Mr. D was transferred to my house. Yet, not once did I take out my camera. I had an excellent time, party people seemed to have a mostly excellent time. The morning after, we refueled on French Toast and headed out to the Most Pleasing Pile of Hazardous Waste in Montco.
parity © Laura Kicey
Only to find yet again, the place inhabited with the paintball posse. Second time. Getting old. Especially as they are always in the biggest and most interesting building. The one I have explored the least. Probably the most toxic. Nonetheless, the one a Certain Birthday Someone had designs to visit, specifically. And I had my heart set on for the day.
I really didn't shoot that much, yet again. The light was intense and hard to work with. There were a few select shots that I worked on trying to compensate with ridiculously short exposures (1/4000 sec) and combining two exposures in Photoshop. Such as here:
partition © Laura Kicey
This bad excuse for winter is messing with me. Bringing intense sun with the short days, high winds and miserable rain. Making the only time I have to take photographs into a fight with time and the elements and the best days during the week, when it is mostly dark when I escape work. Dying for spring. My photographic edge is being blunted.
wipeout © Laura Kicey
Things which I planted seeds of ages ago are starting to shoot out lovely little tendrils. One of my photos is being published in this book by Catherine Jamieson. A second book she is co-authoring on portrait photography will be using this and this.
The Philadelphia Center for the Photographic Image '06 contest results have finally been confirmed. This image will be in a group exhibit at the Nexus Gallery, opening April 7th, 2006. First Friday. Other prizes TBA.
And one last thing! The article Ms. Audrey Gray interviewed me for a ways back has moved to cover article. And I have completed the equipment self-portrait to (hopefully)accompany the article. Decisions about what other photos will be included in the article will be determined come month's end, moments before it is whisked off to print. Wee!
equipped © Laura Kicey