I have been dabbling in photography since an overcast, cold day in February 2004: my dear friend David let me borrow his new digital camera — a now-dinosaur of a Canon — and I felt the impulse to be active and creative. I drove over to my alma mater, Huntingdon College, and engaged in my first intentional photo shoot.
Below, you can see one of those first photos: an interior shot of the entrance hall ceiling of Flowers Hall. The stylized web patterned into the ceiling intersecting red brick with the ornate and shining lamp hanging down enthralled me.
It really started before then, of course. In 2002, I took a photography course in college that took me up the eastern coast photographing lighthouses. My first camera was a Minolta and, in those early shots, you can clearly see my developing penchant for taking photographs through natural or man-made frames. I didn’t practice much after that trip until David’s digital camera fell into my grasp, a diversion to keep me busy while in Point Clear, AL. (David was spending his days at a technical convention; I spent my days cavorting with his camera.) My other photographic focus began evolving then: an obsession with the interplay of light and shadow and a fascination with photographing statuary.
The art and play of photography captivated me pretty thoroughly after my reintroduction in 2004, and photography expeditions to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, my neighborhood, and countryside outside of Montgomery, AL soon followed. When I moved to Tokyo and purchased updated equipment (a point-and-click Canon IXY 600), I kept right on taking artistic shots at my local train station, Asakusa, Roppongi, and Tokyo Disneyland.
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Tokyo Disneyland (December 2005)
Jones Drive, AL (February 2004)
Alabama Shakespeare Festival (February 2004)
Huntingdon College (February 2004)
Point Clear, Alabama (January 2004)