for the last year, i have been taking classes at a local art college. it is all part of my effort to learn better techniques for taking photos of my work and of the garden. this last week, i headed back to class for a four week workshop on thematic photography. while it sounds a bit complicated, it isn’t. any professional photographer will tell you that most paid assignments have a theme. the object is to produce photos that define the theme without needing explanation. for our first assignment, we were given the theme of “americana” and i made an attempt to define it and capture it.
many of you know that i live in nashville. obviously, a fiddle and a bottle of kentucky bourbon should relay americana. unless you are a musician (or my daughter) and you know that is a viola…work with me people!
toll painted cake tin and a bundt cake slice
split rail fence
grandma’s garden at ellington ag center
zinnias on a ladderback chair
zinnias on a hand hewn table
zinnias, a log bench and a split rail fence
the grand champion has dinner
you lookin at me?
blue ribbon dreams
russell and his apple pie
waiting our turn to dance
appalachaian precision cloggers-they wear tap shoes?