This is a from a series of photographs I took one evening while vacationing near Angra do Heroismo on the island of Terceira in the Azores archipelago of Portugal. There simply are not words to define, describe or explain the magic I feel for this island. Some years ago I lived here for 16 months while in the US Navy. I have grand memories of Sailors and friends from my time there. Just seeing these images takes me back in my mind. My friend is there now on vacation... I am feeling jealous I suppose. It is the best world away from here that I know. Nightwork and black & white go together nicely when you can see that escape in the viewfinder.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
There are some wild images you can capture when playing in low light. Over-riding some automatic settings on your camera to capture light at night can provide elaborate and brilliant photographs. The fluid movements of "night swimming" stretch and bend with the vibrations of the drive. Maybe it's a visual interpretation of road noise. At any rate, they excite me.
Posted by Jason Sparks at 10:16 AM
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
This is a commisioned work I did for a music album. "Captain Kirk and the Beauty Queen" is a music collection I worked on as Executive Producer. We had a grand time working out the art design concepts and created several different themes before "KirkBall" was finaled. I had "KirkBall" in studio for several shoots as we collected 1500+ images. He was easy to work with for the most part haha... but we did have our moments. The album will release in a few weeks.
Posted by Jason Sparks at 8:09 AM
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Sometimes you dont have to go far for a unique and creative photography field trip. This excursion took me about 5 paces outside to the planter box on my patio. My sister placed an assortment of bright flowers in the boxes and they were pleading incessantly for my attention. Here are some macro examples bringing out detail that you typically overlook at a glance.
Posted by Jason Sparks at 1:42 AM