Truth or Consequences, NM is a funny town. It’s kind of hip with boutiques, a bunch of fine art galleries, natural hot spring spas, and even a 5 star resort. But it’s also a super cheap place to live. It’s half Aspen and half BFE. Charming, yet remote.
Since moving into the studio this summer, I’ve had a number of very cool still life assignments and some fun personal projects. I’m really proud of this new work and put some of them in my BOOK 3 portfolio.
I think what I like most about the new shots is that the don’t look like a typical studio shot. They have my natural edgy feel, even though the shots were totally set up. Some more more complicated than others, but the challenge of each was half the fun. I also found a bunch of great resources in Portland for props and backgrounds. The Rebuilding Center on Mississippi is an incredible place full of reclaimed building materials from old houses and buildings. Everything from kitchen sinks, to doors, to giant wood beams 2 feet thick. The folks at Anthropologie in the Portland actually turned me on to this place. The use it to find materials for their window displays.
Anyway, let me know what you think of the new work! Thanks!
I had a great trip, but it’s good to be home. I had every intention of photoblogging remotely, but it just didn’t happen. My immediate family hadn’t been all together in over 5 years, so I wanted to spend as much time with everyone as possible. You know how it goes.
I did take a lot of shots while I was there. There’s quite a few to go through, so it may be a couple days before I can get through them and start posting regularly again.
We’re heading on down to New Mexico for the holidays. The photoblog posts may be a little infrequent this week, but I’m going to try to post while we’re away. If you subscribe to the RSS feed, you’ll automatically be notified of any new posts.
Family vacations for me are kind of like Festivus. We’ll have Feats of Strength (pictured above), Airing of Grievances (probably won’t be pictured), and Festivus Miracles (like finding a WiFi spot in T or C, NM). If all goes well, I’ll find a Festivus Pole and post a shot of it here.