Saturday, October 27, 2018

Summer in the Pines

Summer in the Pines

Here's a shot I'd taken in July of 2018 while visiting my home area. Having lived and worked in Pittsburgh for so many years I always name that as my "hometown." I always thinks of hidden little spots like this one. I think of the smell of ferns & pines, the sound of them talking to me as the wind passes through their stands. That is part of what I call "home."

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Valkyries' Un-named Brother

Valkyries' Un-named Brother

"Yokel" perceptions of gender roles can't control us. Female strength inspires me. As the moon turned full I'd dreamt of how I'd light her with my flashes of light. It's not about sexuality or personalty. It's just about the pure human will to drive forward. To be the physical manifestation of who we perceive our "best" self to be is reserved for those who endure pain. For some it's iron that defines the "tangible" being. My role is to bring light to illustrate that struggle.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

An Angry Beaver Indeed!

An Angry Beaver Indeed!

It was indeed an ANGRY BEAVER day! So many frustrating "life" things all happening at once. Then there's knowing know one will ever know I spent hours setting up this shot. Hours spent modifying how light comes out of the five flashes that I painstakingly placed "just so." Shaping their effects into razor edges to just touch certain edges will never be noticed. Few will note the ever tightening spirals in the composition. "It's only a photograph. Anyone can take that shot." Friggin beaver... Why so edgy? It was a struggle to not just blast it with hammers of light. But as a well versed man in taming an angry beaver I knew a little "calm, heated finesse" was all it'd take.

Artist: John Pahlas

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Guardian of the River

Guardian of the River

Sculpture by John Pahlas
Model: Jesi Ostrowsky

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Jormungand

Jormungand

Here's a little historical tidbit about the town.
"Norwegian-immigration historian Odd S. Lovoll observes that by the 1870s, Norwegian immigrants had created significant settlements throughout Wisconsin, particularly in Dane County. In 1871, Andrew Levordson became the first Norwegian immigrant to arrive in Mount Horeb, marking the beginning of this ethnic-group's presence in the village." - Wikipedia

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Friday, September 7, 2018

A Prairie Stroll

A Prairie Stroll

After an awesome morning of appointments and meetings it was very relaxing to just go create an image with a model. Some folks golf, me I do this. Thanks Jesi Ostrowsky! Though I lost over pint of blood to the mosquitoes it was worth the pain. They only ate me for some reason. Oh joy! That also meant she was able to keep a natural smile on her face. I can't wait to see what we'll do next!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The First Dance!

The First Dance!

They said they weren't going to dance alone. No first dance? I'm glad they decided to! I would have missed seeing this happiness.

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