“Whose Magic Spells Enchain the Heart” from the poem Ode to Beauty by Mary Darby Robinson
The landscape I photographed at Krucker’s Catering and Picnic Grove in Pomona New York. I actually mirrored the image to get the effect I wanted of the eye hidden in the grove. The woman with wings is a combination of a vintage image I have as well as a dress“La Robe a La Francais” that is in the public domain at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts open access. The angelic fairies are from a work by Luis Falero called “Twin Stars” from the public domain access at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost
I photographed this yesterday walking around town during the snowstorm. I photographed it with my Iphone X and processed on my IPad using Snapseed. It was photographed in the Town of North Castle and is a view of Wampus Brook. I forget how beautiful it is around here until I stop for moment and look.
“There is no road through the woods” from The Way Through The Woods by Rudyard Kipling.
Photographed at the airplane graveyard. I just love the way the car was hidden underneath the is pine tree, the way the sunlight was reflecting through the trees and the reflections in the car window.
The stone mill house at the New York Botanical Gardens. I was at the Botanical Gardens in early spring on a cloudy day and discovered this beautiful old mill house. I decided to make it moodier and create light that was moving towards sunset in the fall.
I photographed the room at the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia. The two ladies are a vintage photograph from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Open Access program. This image took a ton of layers and even more hours. First time I worked with more than one person in a vintage image and it was very detailed color work. Worth the time and effort because I love these two ladies. They were just so darn interesting.
I wanted to create mood, mystery, and a little magic. I always read articles that your image has to tell a story. Well, sometimes the image, or at least my images, makes the viewer construct the story. Just by answering five questions you have a story: Who? What? When? Where? How?
I photographed this at the airplane graveyard. I got the biggest kick seeing that little pony sitting on top of this big rusted yellow school bus. I photographed this with my Iphone 6S Plus using my hipstamatic app.
I photographed the trolleys at a trolley graveyard I visited on an Abandoned America workshop. I loved the way the shattered glass looked and I photographed through the glass to another trolley sitting next to it. The vintage image is one from the Public Domain.
“Can I Buy You a Magic Bus”? lyrics from “Magic Bus” by the Who.
I photographed this at the airplane graveyard last Sunday when I was out photographing at a workshop led by my friend Rich Lewis. Great group of photographers. I noticed this school bus surrounded by all this junk and with the sun just touching in spots. It had a painterly collage feel to me.