The annual 4-h round-up at the Crawford County fairgrounds on Friday night. The opening ceremony riders warm up before the kick-off. Sometimes you keep one that wasn't really intended, just because it has something. Focus is overrated sometimes.
A few years ago I began looking at some old photographs and negatives hoping to find something I'd overlooked or something to inspire me to do new work. By accident I stumbled upon a body of work I now call re-shoots. Basically I re-photograph my old photographs by holding them up to a light source, thus changing the lighting and look of the original photo. Sometimes I only photograph a small part of the original photo, sometimes I layer two or three photos together. I even began to photograph negatives with negative film to see if I got a positive image. I did. I made thousands of images in this fashion. Above is a photograph of my friend Melissa Mark photographed in 1996 sandwiched with an image of a reflection of hubcap on the ground that I shot my first year in Meadville in 1994.
It seems I never tire of making photographs. Even when I'm not working I like to try different things. It had been a very long time since I did long exposures and painting with light. With a flash light and a dark basement I set up to make some ghost-like self portraits. This was one of the ones I came up with.
This is a feature where we'll showcase some photographs that we've taken, and occasionally shots that we like that others have taken. These will mostly be new one photographs, but occasionally we bring out one from the vaults to share.