The art of tension

These two images are from a series of images I created a few months back. “Tension” is the name of the series of images and were all created using my Fuji XT-1 and a Late 1940’s Wollensak cine lens. The series is defined by whatever the viewer decides to feel about the print. (which is what is really cool about art as the viewer can take away whatever they feel they need to take away)  For me the series is a combination of personal struggle and loss while also dealing with this crazy thing called ADHD. 

This series of images were hung at the Grove City ArtWorks back in January 2015 and will also be shown in Pittsburgh during the August RAW event “Paramount”.   I am looking forward to showing these images again.  These are a very limited edition of images (only 10 photographic prints of each image available). Come check them out! Details here! And if you really want to check it out and join a great group of artists you can prepay the cover charge here. 

The Boxer

I am revisiting a session from about 14 months ago.  This session was part of a personal project I have been working on capturing athletes of combat sports. The following images are of a rather quiet and soft spoken fighter out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  I would like to thank Germaine as he was kind enough to take part of his day and allow me some time with him.  


My dad.  Always a force to deal with whether it be in good times or not so good times. (Or in these instances, sad times) It seems though that no matter the situation I find my dad to be a great subject for photographs. 

The first image is a month or so after my mom passed away. (Winter 2013) It was Senior night for my son’s last home wrestling match.  This second image was taken not long ago in his house. (Spring 2015)  He is still trying to come to grips with the death of of my mom even after two + years after her passing.  If nothing else I have learned that grief knows no time limits and that even the strongest men have very real weakness. 

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