Half Remembered Dreams

A few months ago i had the pleasure to sit for Fly, a very talented photographer here in Wilmington. You may know him as Harry Taylor. Fly has been crafting some exquisite photos for years now. I have to say that the Tintypes and Ambrotypes Fly has been creating are by far some of the most amazing images i have have the pleasure to feast my eyes on.

I have my father to thanks for my interest in history. Over the years growing our family would take trips to various battlegrounds and places in America's history that, in one way or another, shaped the country that we call home today. Fly helped bring that a bit closer when he asked me, well to be honest it was my beard that he wanted, to sit for a shoot in the forthcoming issue of Our State North Carolina publication. In the Nov issue, Fly's work is the centerpiece of the Civil War story entitled "A Separate Peace".  Again i am honored to be apart of process & to have lent my beard to to this exciting process of picture making.

Below are a few of Fly's tintypes that i have fallen in love with. There is so much more character and personality to these images than you will find in 90% of the photos being taken today.

These last few images are stills taken from the you tube video about the process of making these incredible images. Do yourself a favor and watch the process and then contact Fly for a photo session.

Thanks for stopping by, till next time


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Gouache Speed Painting

Came across  a video of Erik Tiemens doing a time lapse painting. To be honest i am amazed at his work and was inspired by watching him work. The way the colors were layered and allowed to mix and blend and continue to build upon one another was incredible to see.

You owe it to yourself to go check out some of his work.  Everything from his roughs to his finals are a splendor to look at and study.

Here are some examples of some of my favorites from the most recent posts.

'Gouache Ruins' Speed Painting from Erik Tiemens on Vimeo.

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Made Some Noise

So word has been making its way across the country to Stand Up For Kids and i had a wonderful email in the in box last week from one of the Executive Directors at the organization.

Justin Lacy was also nice enough to put some words together to spread the word about the posters.
You can check out the article over on the Star News Blog.

As far as other updates i may be participating in a poster artist show in Ral at the beginning of next year. If everything comes together it looks like it will take place at the Amplified Art gallery.