Thursday, December 30, 2010

Frank Bott Silo First Shoot

Chris's bike
The Grain Silo First Proof of Concept shoot
December 30th, 2010

Chris on his bike during the first proof of concept Photo shoot in the Silo

Buddy on the left along with his brother Chris shine up the bike prior to the first
proof of concept shoot at the Grain Silo Asheville NC

Chris and Friend sit on the bike during the proof of concept shoot at the
Grain Silo, Asheville NC

Life is about the good fight.  

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Ben Betsalel of the Wedge

Ben hitting a teeeny small white ball super fast..
 November 2010

When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold the "ay."
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, w
ith joy that is un-acclaimed.

The left brain is looking for the ball while the right brain is trying to figure out what the hell is going on.. 

Drive, with the small words of Wedge painted behind his back cause the ball to move forward with perfect form.

the left brain spots the ball and the right brain lives in the moment.. 

This is Ben outside his studio with his work on the walls. 

If he must know the ebb of your tide,
let him know its flood also.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Temple Firing November 2010

The key seems to be to get the temp. right all the way around.  Once it is right then it is time to rest and drink beer.  That is what I have figured after all this time.  

In the middle of the night.  The cold air can not be felt unless one moves away from the heat. 
Feeding the fire is the point. 

The master Eric seals up the cracks.  By application one gets steam and when you mix steam with light you get cool images. 

Feeding the front of the temple

The gang at 2:00am in the morning.  Copus was suppose to be taking a power nap but driven by the insanity he keeps moving forward with the help of a redbull. 

Hell, or is that who are you and why are you taking my picture.  If you don't behave I might throw you into the fire. 

Copus feels the heat. 

Hard work has created something from nothing.  The mud is almost gone and what you have left is an amazing place built with talent and hours and hours of team effort. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

CHAS LLEWELLYN --> Wedge Asheville

"Just think what you can do with this"

Focus, deep focus on the possible. 

The shadows

The Creation

Operating systems

Move around a little bit

It really does have a spirit, i created it with my Passion

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tim & Noah Hussin October 2010

Tim & Noah Hussin "America ReCycled" 
Asheville NC 2010

Tim uses Noah's head to stay balanced while Noah eats Pretzels!

A little light check with Tim

Tim and Noah, Brothers

Noah waking up so he can look Hot!

Surrounded by used bikes looking for a home

Chill time for Noah and Tim

This shoot was done at the Bike Recycle Center behind the Co-op on Biltmore Ave.. in Downtown Asheville. 

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Two "Boys" & a Science Project

Glass on the end of a strange stick.  This really was a science project. 

The artist keeping track of results.  Wasn't this the job of the Scientist?

Sorry, but it is a secret and you know how secrets go. 
As for it being a weapon of Mass Destruction, well i am not sure. 

One is using his left brain and one is using his right brain.  


The artist is ready for work the scientist is ready for lunch.  Regardless it was a fun project and fun photographing two very smart men. 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

UNC Asheville Wellness Center

I would run around in a circle and listen to the sounds of the tennis courts.  Then one day the trees are gone and all that is left is open land.  With cold everywhere I saw dark lines of metal against blue sky so i started to take pictures.   

Back View Winter 2010

Back View Winter 2009

Fourth of July 2010

August 1st 2010

Spring 2010.  Putting on the roof

Late winter 2010.  Very cold work. 

Late 2009.  My favorite body of work is the black and white images

The body of man achieves what the mind of man believes.
The sounds of the tennis court stay with my memory. 
I can hear those sounds tonight.  


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tight Bros & Good Beer

Men and their Friends.

Ritual & Tight Bros. 

Yea, he is still alive.  Maybe he needs another drink?
boys will always be boys.. 

Reaching into Hell for another beer. 

The wonderful side affects of drinking with friends

The end results of beating the photographer in a foot race. 

Would that you could live on the fragrance of the earth, and like an air plant be sustained by the light.
But since you must kill to eat, and rob the young of its mother's milk to quench your thirst, let it then be an act of worship, 

Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Glass & Popsicles

John Payne.  The light on the glass.  Dark running for it's life and two children singing. 
Robert paid the Gas Bill and out of no where a photographer shows up to take pictures. 

The fan.  The heat and the help.  

Light playing with vertical space.  

The process of pulling.  Moving fast before it cools. 

Watching, learning and blowing 

Tools of the trade doing something fun

I had wanted to photograph Robert and his craft.  However, time was always not in the right place.  Then Robert finds the money to pay the Gas Bill and out of no where I find time.  Great friendship with good photos was and is the result.  More to follow.