Monday, January 21, 2008

The Shack One Marimba

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Shack One Wall

The Shack network was purely conceptual; it consisted of Johnny V’s place and MJ’s place, Shack One and Shack Two. I photographed some rooms and walls in both. Both were decorated from “antique” stores and both were funky in the best sense of the word.

This photo was a wall with John’s Father’s marimba. John would worry about the marimba during parties. People tended to lean on it after a few beers. It did get bent one night but John was able to bend it back so no damage was detectable. Whew.

This was a short time exposure, Tri-X Pan 4X5, Graphic Press camera, Schneider Angulon 90 mm lens, F-16.

The lens was shifted to slightly distort the items on the left side of the photo.

No one at Shack One could really play this thing. I’m always in awe when I see a vibe player with multiple mallets in each hand, playing chords.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Shop Window (Lost her head)

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I happened across this window being worked on when walking home from the Charlottesville City Market . The colors and the fate of the little be-headed lady caught my eye. Nauseating would be one way to describe the color set.

One of the nifty features of larger film formats is limited depth-of-field, allowing you to isolate an element from background, and foreground.