Palm Beach Casino Line boardroom, Palm Beach, Florida
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Industry is built using engineering design. I’ve always appreciated the elegance of design be it in fine art drawings, fashion, or industrial design. Often the clearer the concept the cleaner the design. Long ago the Shakers and Danish designers illustrated that truth.
This image is a sonar mapping image of the floor of the Gulf of Mexico identifying were there are voids in the earth, where there is crude oil and where there is natural gas.
Once again when we turn our attention to nature we often see elegant design and beauty.
Sonar Map, Gulf of Mexico.
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Industry an unexpected source of art
I was walking down fifth avenue and saw this image, paused turned back and asked the person if it would be ok to make an image of their shoes. They looked a little puzzled, but said, ok. After making the image I showed it to them and they said, “wow very cool, I had no idea”.
One of the great satisfactions of photography is being able to make an image of those fleeting moments that we come upon every day.
I’ve always thought of myself as an observer. As such photography became the means by which I could communicate what I saw.
Technological limitations with the iPhone11Pro camera results in an opportunity to discover new expressions in an image. This image for example was made after dusk in low light. Phone cameras have a challenge recording images in low light conditions. This image of the dingy creates a mood that an exacting image made with my high end Nikon would not. The pixels are breaking up, the colors degraded, a technical issue called “noise” and there is a loss of sharpness. The result is that the image takes on a painterly look and creates a feeling that is moody and ambiguous.
Low light image of a boat on Sarasota bay with the iPhone11Pro camera.
Clouds at sunset in Sarasota, Florida on September 2, 2020.
Skies of Sarasota No.5
Made with the iPhone11Pro camera. No filters, a raw image observed.
Full Moon, September 1, 2020. Sarsaota, Florida