Category Archives: Indiana

I’ve always liked these

I shot these images quite awhile ago, but I thought that they deserved to be showcased for a little bit. I never posted them, and have always liked them, and I hope you do too!

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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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Double Exposures with Seth and Pete

This is an album that spans some 1,800 plus miles across the U.S. It is the collaboration of Seth Winn and myself. He photographed people, and I made pictures of places. For a first time try, these turned out pretty nice if I do say so myself. Check ’em out.

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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.

Ween comes to the Vogue

I got to see one of my favorite bands a few days ago, and they did not disappoint. Ween played for more than two hours in a venue that holds no more than a few hundred people, and performed many of the songs that my friends and I wanted to hear. With Dean up there killing it on the guitar and Gene right beside him singing songs like Johnny On The Spot and Spinal Meningitis, the evening was chock-full of songs off of most all of their albums.

I’ve only been able to see them once before, and this show was definitely better than the last. Indianapolis gave the kind of response to a live show that would make anybody want to trade places with whomever was on stage that night.  Lucky for me I’m tall and was able to bring my camera in, and got some really nice pictures.

Check it out:

Indianapolis Motor Speedway: How about that

A million people all around.  Funny hats, extremely loud noise, and beer cans, both full and crushed completely absorb any ground that might be underneath.  This is the scene of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in late May 2010.  I hadn’t been to the track since I was a youngster with my dad maybe fifteen years ago, and this year, somehow, I managed to go twice.

The first of my visits was a reunion between my pop, the track and myself, and the second being with my pal Evan Himelick.  My dad and I went down two weeks before the race (which is actually happening as I type), and watched some of the cars practice and get tuned up to what hopefully would put them in the front of the pack come race day.

The second visit came by chance as I got two free VIP Carb Day passes.  These were courtesy of another really good friend, Matt Krieble.  This also included me being able to witness ZZ Top playing live. Pretty cool.

Both of these days were great for taking good shots, and getting to hang out with my dad was also one of the huge highlights.  We don’t get to spend time like that together to often anymore, and I enjoy the time that we do.

Moving on to the pictures: Here are some of the images from the two days.