A visual journal of vintage style and classic sophistication from the capital of the dirty south

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Rainy Night in Georgia

At Atlantic Station with photographer Merry Muntean.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sensible Consumption with Southern Snow Accumulation

As a rare winter storm dips in to the Deep South many schools and businesses around Metro Atlanta have opted to close today. As per usual, this has many Georgia residents in a frenzy stocking up on excessive quantities of groceries.  However, as the first flakes drop one practical consumer is making sure she'll have a guaranteed source of heat by stocking up on of firewood.  

Friday, December 13, 2013

Marietta St. NW

I know I should let the mystery be, but I heard her say "hello grandma" after I lowered the camera. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A First...On The Last Day In The Darkroom - A Retrospective

As my colleagues and I close the chapter on our first semester majoring in Commercial Photography at Gwinnett Technical College, I’m reflecting on all that I’ve learned from the challenging and sometimes intense experience. The first six weeks was entirely devoted to B&W 35mm film. It was a stressful six weeks of seeking light in rain storms, trespassing and trial and error mistakes not in only in camera exposure but also in the darkroom. All of the assignments during the 6 weeks restricted any human subjects. As the end of the 6-week film work came to a close, I was itching to capture something with a pulse. I found that heartbeat with a kindred spirit in the class possessing an infectious energy, witty character and a black leather jacket to boot! With a few remaining exposures on the last day in the darkroom,  I asked Merry Muntean to “model” in lieu of her helping me develop this last role of film. She modestly obliged. So with little time to spare we did what every photographer and subject does when a brick wall is near. At face value this snap shot is far from an original or perfect, but it stands as a first for both Merry and I. We were both exclusively a part of the classic method of making a photograph from the exposure to print in just over an hour. For that alone, we are better photographers than before and may this photograph serve as a reminder of that.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

auf Wiedersehen Renate!

German native Renate has been dwelling in the metro Atlanta area since July while on a temporary freelance job with an Austrian based company. Renate reached out to me through Couchsurfing.org. Renate possesses an immensely outgoing and beautiful spirit that always seems hungry to consume more culture, music and arts. We share the same unconventional ideas of happiness through a single life that prioritizes self-enrichment over the often-burdening and unnecessary drama of domestic relationships. After spending some time in Boston and New York City she departs from Atlanta to her home in Germany today. I wish we could have spent more time together exploring the city for the best view or place to people watch, but who am I to get in the way of someone with the same sense of wanderlust and independent character. Thank you Renate for allowing me to be a part of your American experience!