Friday, December 31, 2021

January 2022: The Art of the Glass


This is a Moser hand-cut crystal highball tumbler, beautifully designed by Rony Plesl. 

Typically one would use a lightbox for this sort of shot, but I wanted a little more "pop" to show off the lines, so I only used a backdrop in order to allow random dark elements to enter the reflections. The backdrop itself is also not typical. It is lightly and irregularly textured vinyl, which accentuates the scattering of light from the irregular lines of the cut crystal more powerfully than a traditional backdrop. Softer treatment just wouldn't show off the beauty of this glass as well, IMO. Some of the lines are so delicate that they would simply disappear.

As we head into 2022, I hope that it brings you all great joy, and that you are able to find and see the tremendous beauty all around us...not only in spite of the irregular lines which comprise our lives, but because of them as well! 

Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 2, 2021

December 2021: Powerlessness


The last time I went through the old asylum in Traverse City I got to go through the old power plant. I could have spent an entire day just in that building, if it were not for all the free asbestos lying around. 

This is the main power generator, and as you can see it has not done much power generating in quite some time. A poignant image given how many people feel these days. 

I thank all of you for another year of sharing my images here on the blog, and am looking forward to a return to full power in 2022!