Making Not Taking Photographs

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1300 HP Mitsubishi engine

Posted by Mike on January 5, 2012


Camera lens, flash light, and colored gels in a dark room for 90 minutes

1) 93 20 second exposures… throw more than 1/2 away…

2) pick 10 best shots where your light painting accomplished it’s particular goal.

3) use lightroom to adjust color where you want it (or acr if you like)

4) photoshop layers, blend modes, adjustment layers, grouping certain layers, layer masks, etc until it looks

the way you want it….

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Man with a Mission

Posted by Mike on April 22, 2009

Jeff Jackson’s “office” is a rat infested, smelly,
dangerous place. It’s where you throw the stuff you
don’t want to think about anymore: garbage, compost,
Jackson works with one eye over his shoulder as he
wrestles containers weighing up to 700 pounds over to
his waiting truck. Two guys passing through the alley
just minutes before were fighting, drunk, and one
used the space behind the dumpster as a toilet.

Jackson has a daughter in school. He works to support her just like lots of other folks do. But Jeff has another burden… He needs to spend 12 hours week tied up to a kidney dialysis machine so he can stay alive. He believes that if he underwent a transplant operation he would no longer be able to work and would lose his job and ability to care for his daughter.

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