At Home Depot

At Home Depot

Hardware stores are some of my favorite places to walk around in. All that testosterone. Especially at the big box stores like Home Depot. You can bathe in it. Because of the van build project, I’m spending a lot of time there recently.

Sometimes I look at metal pieces not for their intended function, but for their shapes, designs, their out of context ability to make me wonder what the heck?.

I like taking photographs of the hardware out of context, as a still life. Just place a piece on the floor and capture the image.

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Happy New Year

Sitting in a friend’s house while she is away in Hawai’i, I looked over by the door and saw this still life sitting there on top of the microwave. A round rock sitting on a dried leaf. It spoke to me in some way. Symbolized something. It reminded me of the self portraits I do for the Self Portrait PhotoClub project – I always seem to make an image of a rock in the middle of something – chaotic grasses, flowing water, and now a leaf. I am the grounded earthiness in the middle of everything. It always feels that way.

So I start out the New Year with a self portrait of sorts, and wonder what this year bring.

And you?

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Pastel Still Life

My friend D. was working in her studio when I dropped by the other day. She was working on a self portrait and had her tray of pastels sitting on the table.

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Blue Bowl Blueberries

Blue Bowl Blueberries

Summer.

No fruit says summer like blueberries. When I was a kid, my uncle had a large blueberry patch up on the hill behind my grandmother’s house. We would spend lazy summer days picking them and eating them. I don’t recall any of them making them back down to the house.

What fruit says summer to you?

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