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Photographic Portfolio

“I’ve got this thing in my heart I must give you today; it only lives when you give it away.”
- - Bruce Cockburn. 1999.
[from “When you give it away.” on the CD Breakfast in New Orleans, Golden Mountain Music (Socan)]

  On the original portfolio page are presented some drastically reduced examples of my vintage photographic work. More recently, I have been experimenting with possibilities with new digital equipment for improving immediate presentation of quality images. This arose from contemplation of the highly variable nature of how they finally come across, remembering a class long ago on filmaking at Texas A&M where it was emphasized that any practical inadequacies there will affect the viewers' experience of what was created.

  At the moment, I work with a 26" "5k" iMac, which has a theoretical display capability of 5120 x 2880 pixels, and thereby provides rather dramatic visual quality for viewing 4800 x 3500 dpi original images made with my OM-D Em-5s, or historic work scanned from film. Below are posted a few test images made recently, reduced to moderate file size (typically <2 MB) and (~1200 pixel long edge) resolution JPGs for more likely equipment previewing at the receiving end. Further testable link(s) for full frame (~45 MB) copies of the original files will be added when I figure out how to do that effectively. Meanwhile, do consider these images as experimental, somewhat casually shot, (though once I step into a viewfinder, my concentration goes intensely there), not to be considered fully finished in detail, composition, or lighting, all of which will hopefully follow as time and motivation permits.

  Archival fine print versions, and permissions for other image uses, are available

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Juniper Junction in concert
Through a combination of effort and chutzpah, my life has been filled at times by close interactions with some of the best who have ever graced a stage (along with other forms of artistry), and to photograph a few of them. As it has for so many of them, the price for that access has not been small, leading to generally focusing on less visible tasks with age, mostly leaving music to listening through top quality audio recordings, with occasional forays into the more nearly real world. Among these, I've been watching Holly Conger grow both as a fine artist and musician for nearly ten years now. Her current band has classic outlands quality, with both playing and choices not always to my taste--though as an inadequate player myself, I have no right to complain, and they continue to get more listenable with every encounter. This venue was in Logan, Utah "farmer's market", which has lately held in an uncomfortable space, as always packed with inattentive passersby, cursed with lots of random noise, and rather poor lighting for the musicians, for whom artificial shade is needed to protect them from the high altitude sun. Nevertheless, it remains to pleasure to be able to briefly document them carrying pleasure outwards through it all.




Holly Conger





lead guitar
Lead guitar




banjo player
Banjo at play. There is a detail here that should be of interest to other old-time photographers. To get the depth of field that I wanted, the camera was set on aoerature priority and f11. It calculated an exposure optimum of 1/15 of a second, which delivered through its image stabliization decently sharp parts of the overall image, not least the face, strings, and tatoo, but his fast right hand fingers neatly blur. My equivalent Willie Nelson work was almost entirely done with a tripod or brace, which was definitely needed for the 250 mm lens for my Hasselblad back then, given the old rule of and exposure speed of 1/focal length. This one is rather neat confirnmation of technological progress, since this Olympus camera was handheld with its lens set at a 172 mmm equivalent.





The bassman.





box drummer
The box drummer.


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