The first day of 2015 started with a little project and a hike. As I normally do I took my camera, but to make things fun, I only carried a 35mm DX lens attached to FX sensor camera with the camera set to monochrome. If all this DX FX stuff does not make any sense to you, basically it is referring to the sensor size, and using a DX lens on an FX camera means that most of the images, if not all, will have some strong vignetting. This was all part of the plan because I wanted the limitations set by the DX lens and the black and white camera setting to force me to see things differently.
Being New Years Day, I also wanted to simplify things and look at the world with a new perspective. This meant less gear, less images, and a free flowing photo hunt. Instead of taking several shots of the same subject to make sure it was perfect, I tried to only take one and to not focus too much on the storyline but on the images that caught my eye.
This little project was all about playing and helped to remind me why I like photography so much.
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Way back in 2009 I was visiting family and friends in the US and I started a series of black and white photographs called Southern Comfort. The photos were mostly rural old barns and farm houses that represented an image of the south which I believe is disappearing. As a personal project this has been something that I have really enjoyed looking at and making so on my most recent visit to North Carolina I started a new version of Southern Comfort called Postcards from the South. In this group of photos I tried to have a selection that represents not only the rural areas but also the urban areas and a few things in between.
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I took this photo on a visit to New York in the winter 08 or 09. Each time I look at it I like it more. It is very simple but at the same time it really has something that really draws me in. I can not put my finger on what it is and maybe that is why I like it so much.
I figured I had to post even if it has been posted before. To see more photos like this one check out my Fine Art Prints gallery at http://www.edwintoonephotography.com.
About 8 or 9 years ago I did a series of photographs of old houses and barns from the south, mostly from North Carolina. It was called Southern Comfort. Living in Barcelona allows me to really photograph some great new and old architecture but I still have a love for the back roads of the south.
On my current visit to the US I am trying to expand on Southern Comfort to include some abandoned treasures and few buildings from small towns. After taking the picture of Harrell’s yesterday I realized that these small town streets are also a very important part of the old south and must be included.