Americana

I love how people in the United States get creative when it comes to our American flag. I see the hard work and dedication people put forth to show their patriotism to our country and feel like I need to document it.

We were driving in Star Valley Wyoming one evening and ran across this gem. There is a house to the left of the shed that I didn’t want in the frame so I put the small shed on the left of the frame and used the fence line and the path to lead the eyes up the frame. I have an ongoing project called Americana that this will fit perfect in.

Still Standing

This shack sits on my parents property in Idaho and has been around ever since we built our home when I was 2 years old. For a long time it was used as a storage “junk” shed for my dad. It’s been recently cleaned out and sits empty. Every time I visit my parents I make sure I visit the shack and take some pictures. By looking at the roof it’s going to cave in if they get a heavy snow fall. I love the snow on part of the roof and the shadows from a near by tree and the southern winter sun.

The picture below was taken in fall of the same year.

The Portrait

I don’t get the opportunity to work with high school seniors these days like I used to. I’m hoping to get back into it soon. I love the one-on-one experience and the opportunity for me to be somewhat creative. I love this moment where there was a brief pause as we were waiting for the rain to stop. It gave me the opportunity to capture a relaxed moment. I love the texture of her hair and the glimpse of her smile. To me this adds a bit of mystery to the image.

Hawaii Sunset

This would have been just a typical Hawaiian Sunset but just at the right time this family launched their boats and paddled off right in front of us. I overheard people complaining that they ruined their “perfect sunset” but for me I was excited and captured them at this moment just before the sun disappeared. Look for the opportunities to add a human element to a photograph to give it more impact and meaning.