I found out today that two of my photos are to be shown digitally, it’s always cool when this happens! Both of these exbitions were possible through Gurushots.com. I like Gurushots not only for the exposure from these exhibitions but also to see what other photographer’s are doing creatively. Viewing photos at Gurushots, Flickr, and a few other places only helps me to get better.
This photo was taken recently near where I currently live in Yokosuka, Japan. I was walking near Verny Park in the morning and able to see the base where the US and Japanese ships are docked. The sun was obscured mostly because of the buildings but a little light was hitting these Japanese submarines making for a cool effect. Really hoping to get some shots of these heading to, or from, the sea. This shot, Morning Subs, was selected to be digitally shown at the Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece in the Mostly Black Exhibit from December 13-15, 2019. Living in Japan has been a great experience so far, I’m trying to capture as many ‘daily life’ type shots and while a photo like this might seem to not fit that category, it does. Yokosuka is a HUGE Navy town, not just for the US but the Japanese as well, something I was unaware of prior to living here.
I lived in northern Virginia in 2017 and loved every minute of it. I didn’t really know much about Alexandria, VA prior to living at Fort Belvoir, but it quickly came to be one of all-time favorite cities. This was for a few reasons, first I’m a huge history nerd and Alexandria is history nerd central! Second, for shooting stock photography it was a target rich environment. Whether I wanted/needed food shots, generic patriotic material, or flags (literally EVERYWHERE), it was all there in front of me! This shot, called Plum Crates, was taken at the Old Town Alexandria Farmer’s Market held on Saturday mornings next to City Hall. It the four corners of wooden plum crates, I shot a few others but this one stuck with me more. The photo was selected to show at the BBA Circle in the “Artistic Still Life” exhibit from January 31-February 2, 2020.
As always, thank you to all of you for the support I receive and hope you enjoy the blog. I really am trying to keep it going this time around!