My favorite photographs illuminate the intensity, interaction and emotion that happens when humans push beyond their limits using their tools and machines.
Lessons in Photography
Beyond watching a ton of YouTube videos on the subject, I’ve never had a formal education in photography, although I did drop out of a film class at LBCC back in the 70s.
My very first (and as of this date, only) lesson in photography came at the age of ten when my step-dad, Henry, gave me a simple camera and took me on a photo safari to Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. The lesson was simple: he said including people in my photographs will be far more interesting in the years that come than just taking pictures of machines. Of course, like most ten year old boys, I ignored his lesson then and up until recently. While I still enjoy taking pictures and studying the works of “things” created by other photographers, I consistently find my favorites to include the mix of man and machine.
Favorite Photography Subjects
In an ode to John Candy and Steve Martin, it’s all about people co-starring with Trains Planes and Automobiles. And, architectural photography inspired by mid-century master photographer Jules Shulman.