A SELECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM MOOSELOOKMEGUNTIC LAKE, 2013 - (and some insight into my art-making process)
Art making in Maine.
This post was intended to be 'only' about "Art Making In Maine" but it quickly came to also include a little about marriage and a little more about parenting as an artist.
|This is a photograph of me taken by my 8 year old son as we pack up and hike out of a location.|
|Thank you to my ever-suffering wife, Alison, who puts up with my shenanigans.|
|This image and the one below are test shots taken by my 8 year old son using my camera phone secured to the top of my Speed Graphic.|
|Before Polaroid went out of business I used to use sheets and sheets of Polaroid film to test my shots before using film. Now the camera in my phone is a close approximation (often too much information) to what my film will capture.|
|In this shot (taken by my father from the shore) I have strapped my tripod to the gunnels of a vintage row boat and am adjusting the Speed Graphic to aim back at me as I row and my son clicks the shutter.|
|Here we are out on the lake. You can just barely see my 8 year old son behind the tripod.|
|Here is Milo ready to click the shutter.|
|This is a test shot from the row boat set up.|
|One of the many storms that come rolling in across the lake.|
Portrait of my 8.5 year old son Milo.
|3 am with a full moon.|
|This and the shots before it are from a particularly windswept and bleak end of the lake.|
|Milo and Finn helping me frame up a possible shot.|
|The boys watching the moon and sunset.|
|Milo getting some 'alone' time in his beach tent.|
|Deck chairs at dawn.|
|The boys in their treehouse.|
|Leaf after the rain.|
|In between rain storms.|
|Yet another sunset.|
|Tea and inspirational reading.|
|A break in the water gun fight.|
|Early morning 'stand-up-paddle' with Alison.|
|Finn watching another storm roll in.|
|Warming the tea on the wood stove to take the chill off the morning.|
|Milo working the shutter on my Speed Graphic during another photoshoot.|
|Finn running down the path between Mooselookmeguntic Lake and Upper Richardson Lake.|
|Dramatic sky as Milo climbs on some driftwood at a distant end of the lake.|
|Clearing the negatives and coating the positives of some of the last remaining and very precious Polaroid T-55. I use this remaining film for "finals" and not tests anymore.|
|Polaroids taken with my Speed Graphic.|
|Finn finding his own 'alone' tie on a rock in the woods.|
|Yet another sunset.|
|Milo throwing rocks into the lake during an early morning shoot.|
|I break out the vintage Hassleblad when I am not shooting setups and locations. And a shout out to the Baxter Brewing Company! Some yummy ale right there!|
|A "happy accident" while shooting a Polaroid of my son. I enjoy and often look forward to the 'mistakes' that can happen with out dated Polaroid.|
|This is a photograph of the "facing page" of a Polaroid taken with my Hassleblad.|
Yet another storm rolling down the lake.
Finn goofing during a rain storm.
Yet another glorious sunset.
|Looking upward during out hike up Bald Mountain|
My weapon of choice. The trusty Speed Graphic and Luna Pro meter sitting on top of my suitcase full of sheet film.
The boys and I heading out to scout a net location to shoot.
|Finn and Milo playing at another shoot location.|
This is what we found when we got there. Perfect.
The scene at the location when we went back to shoot.
|Milo clicked the shutter on this digital test before using the Speed Graphic.|
The view from Upper Dam between Mooselookmeguntic Lake and Upper Richardson Lake.
|The trip home after the shoot at Upper Richardson Lake|