Category Archives: Ind

Double Exposures with Seth and Pete II

Here is the second installment of our “People and Places” project. This time Seth was on places duty while I made pictures of people. I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy putting the whole thing together.

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20,000 feet and beyond

In the last two weeks I’ve traveled back and forth from Texas, Indiana, Ohio, and back to Texas. Reasons for the trip include a wedding of my good friends in Columbus, Ohio. Also, my mother has been sick recently and I wanted to see her and my family. It was quite a time, visiting with many people who I hadn’t seen since I moved to Texas almost three months ago and others whom I hadn’t seen in years. This is really just a post showing some of the pictures that I took of the trip in the various airports and people watching.

All the images I took on my cell phone, and am happy with how they turned out. I know that the over-processing look is annoying sometimes, but I think it works well for this application. It’s easier to get dynamic images from a small camera on my phone than it is carrying my DSLR. Enjoy.

Waiting for my first flight at six-something am, parts of the Austin airport were dead and some were quite busy. The parts where I was sitting and waiting were mostly slow except for the security area but I didn’t want to start taking pictures there. It’s a slow enough process as is.

Heading to a wedding the day after I flew to Indiana, I had to bring my suit. I don’t like to check my luggage and I didn’t bring a bag big enough to carry my finest threads so I had to wear it while traveling. There were many “Hello Mr. Gaunt, how are you today?” being thrown around.

Once I boarded the plane in Austin it was a short flight to Dallas/Ft. Worth. Watching the sunrise over the Texas horizon isn’t too bad of a view either.

So now here I am sitting in the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport waiting on my connecting flight to Indianapolis. I saw a nice juxtaposition and thought I would try to capture it. A woman wearing a traditional Burka and a United States military man. I suppose seeing these two people isn’t that uncommon in airports, but I don’t see this all that often.

This is where the trip home starts. I told you that this post is merely about the traveling aspect of my trip. Specifically flying, so don’t be upset that you don’t get to see images of my friends and myself having fun.

The shadows in the Indianapolis airport coming in through the huge glass window panes made for some nice shots. These are more abstract in nature, but that’s why I like them.

This guy stood out to me because of the color of his shirt compared to the color of everything around him. He actually ended up sitting next to me on the flight, and talked to someone on his cellphone about “spending New Year’s in Las Vegas only after I get home from Spain with Katie.”

There was a very playful little boy with his mother that was curious about everything. He was all smiles, and let me take his picture.

Once aboard the flight back to Texas I took some pictures of things that I had seen the entire time while traveling. Sky Mall never fails to impress with items that some people must purchase or else they wouldn’t make the cut, nevertheless I like to look.

So there you have it. My trip back to the midwest without actually seeing any pictures of anything but airports and the like. I think sometimes seeing it like this gives a nice perspective on what it is you’re trying to see in the first place.

Everybody is gettin’ hitched…

I’ve wanted to put some of my wedding photography up here for some time now, and finally I’ve gotten to it. These are some shots from some weddings that I’ve shot from this summer and last. Every party is different, and I have to say that each one that I shoot I learn something new and can put to use a new technique or solution to a problem. This is the point I think, and I never want to stop feeling that there is always something to gain from new experiences.

So take a look!

Cheers!

Up, up and away…

Seeing the ground from 700 feet above, things look a bit different. The earth looks like colorful patchwork of greens, yellows, blues and reds. Neighborhoods look like miniature toy play sets, and cars on roads look like micro machines.

I’ve had the pleasure of riding in a helicopter twice, both being able to photograph what was below me. This time however, I rode in the front passenger seat with a bubble-front that perfectly lended itself to shooting.

Here are some of the best images from above.

Cheers

Going places we’ve never been

Muncie, Ind. is akin to Detroit it seems in the amount of abandoned houses, factories and weird places in general. Last week I shot what must have been a bustling hub of activity during its prime. This place is huge, and with nothing left inside it seems all the more massive. It reminds me of the factory my dad used to work in when I visited him a few times when I was young. I always wanted the chance to photograph him in his welding booth, but never had the chance before he retired.

So here are a few of the images from the day, and I hope you enjoy.

Blightful watching

The beginning of the summer tends to lend itself to having a bit more free time, and time to get some shooting done that I’ve wanted to do for a little while now. My pal Evan and I decided to adventure out on another Blight Watch today, and see what we could come up with.

Visiting an address that we had previously been to, an abandoned Coke-a-Cola factory, and also going into a house that we had not been in before were the tasks for the day. It was a pretty nice little afternoon, and got some decent shots.

More to come, but this is a pretty good start.

Springfest 2010

Not too long ago I had the opportunity to photograph a three-day music festival playing host to a variety of national and local bands.  Music ranged from bluegrass bands to experimental rock music held on three separate stages.  It was a great time, and being able to go for free because of being with the media isn’t such a bad thing either.

The scene looked something like this:  Sounds of live music, crackling fires between near and far off conversations from people camping at the Waterbowl in Muncie, Indiana. Here are a few images that I like the best.

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The grounds

Click here to see an audio slide show of Friday’s (the first night) festivities.