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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #680 on: September 14, 2013, 10:27:46 AM »



Regarding your bar – isn’t that a bit of a dangerous name in Texas? Or is there a swathe of political intrigue of which non-Texans have no idea? Don’t answer that - someone may come to visit you wearing twin Colts slung low.


Naw.  Dallas, regardless of perception would much rather be picked up and moved to the east cost.   Dallas is corporate money, Bentleys and Armani, the 25 year olds eat fusion and are foodies, well most of them.

There's still some Texas left in the area, if you go to Ft. Worth, but most of that is for tourists that still think we all ride horse and shoot on sight.

The name of this bar sounds politically incorrect, but for a long, long time Dallas lived under the stigma of that awful day and I think just grew tired of it

I've never heard a Dallasite mention it, but the national and international news mentions that time as if it were yesterday.

Anyway, the patrons of this bar just wanna have fun, sit out in the gravel lot, listen to music, get a little loaded, go home with a boy/girl and not worry about life.

To them the name Lee Harvey has about as much impact as saying John Wilkes Booth.  Both tragic, both way in the past.

But no you won't get shot with a gun.  There is more guns per capita in LA than Dallas, though perception and reality are way different animals.

Actually the most liberal county in American is the most caucasian centric, Marin County, North of San Francisco.  Dallas proper has more percentage of ethnic's groups than most American Cities, so  . . .

Once again, perception and reality.



Love this shot, love this model.  Kathryn is not anorexic, or afraid to eat a meal, she's just a good hard working damn pretty woman.

Not Retouched.

IMO

BC
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #681 on: September 14, 2013, 06:52:51 PM »

Great office shoot today.  They even thought ahead and installed windows that were already gelled 3 stops downs.   :D

Single capture, 9 tungsten lights.  
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« Reply #682 on: September 15, 2013, 04:49:29 AM »

The name of this bar sounds politically incorrect, but for a long, long time Dallas lived under the stigma of that awful day and I think just grew tired of it

1.  I've never heard a Dallasite mention it, but the national and international news mentions that time as if it were yesterday.

Once again, perception and reality.



2.  Love this shot, love this model.  Kathryn is not anorexic, or afraid to eat a meal, she's just a good hard working damn pretty woman.

Not Retouched.

IMO

BC


Hi, BC

1.  Some things are not allowed to pass. JFK and 9/11 are both in that category that the media has decided to immortalise for the quick, emotional jerk that becomes so useful when there’s a need to stir reaction to something. Both have become so entrenched in the ‘I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when the news…’ category of incident. It’s been much the same with Elvis, too, and in his case I do, because my daughter was a staunch fan and cried herself to sleep that night. We heard the news over Radio Scotland, a soon-to-be-crushed breath-of-freedom pirate station at the time…

2.  Your Kate has exactly the sort of facial features that I think are so attractive to shoot. In some ways it’s not beauty at all, but put together as the package, it’s an amazingly sexy bundle that illustrates the wonders of the holistic approach to glamour and beauty. She floored me the first time you published her here.

Were the clothes put together for a fashion shoot, or were they styled to illustrate some non-fashion advertising feature that was just using the style/location to make a selling point?

It was always my choice to opt for locations when I could rather than studio; that damned white roll was a passion killer most days.

Lovely stuff you do. Keep your motor running.

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« Reply #683 on: September 15, 2013, 11:47:19 AM »

Damn, Now I can't get it out of my head. The problem is I don't know which one comes first the image of Kathryn by James or as suggested by Rob > Dwight Yokum's " Inside The Pocket of a Clown".  :)
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« Reply #684 on: September 15, 2013, 02:48:47 PM »

As i know many people here I am posting this here. I posted it in the Coffee Shop and got no traction. So I think many people who are familiar with my work never saw it

THis is probably my favorite interview of all the ones I have ever participated in-this with my old friend and collaborator VB Price. You might enjoy this. It went live last week. A tough subject to talk about publically. It is long (42 minutes) but I have been told by many people that it seems much shorter and they wished there were more actually.

http://newmexicomercury.com/blog/comments/insight_new_mexico_kirk_gittings

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« Reply #685 on: September 15, 2013, 10:59:53 PM »

Outstanding! And the photograph on the right, so very fun!

Two of my favorite.

Same talent, left during makeup, right after.

Left, a trillion iso, right much less.

Both p30+, contax



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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #686 on: September 16, 2013, 06:50:35 AM »

Kirk, really enjoyed that.  It's always great to hear where people are coming from in their work.

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« Reply #687 on: September 16, 2013, 10:37:29 AM »

Kirk,
  I enjoyed your 'Insight'. Love your image & the backstory @ lightning. Impressed w/your background, Rt 66 story & spiritual efex @ church photos.. Seems like you have mastered the art of B&W landscape photography. U should post them here.
 Thank you for sharing, muchas gracias Kirk.
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« Reply #688 on: September 16, 2013, 02:32:35 PM »

Thanks guys I'm happy to share this. It is a difficult topic to talk about and I am pleased it resonates with fellow photographers. This is one facet of a very diverse career which includes commercial work and teaching photo. This diversity has helped a lot in the recession, but is very demanding at times when all facets are rolling like now. I'm 63 and the busiest I have been in 40 years (though not the most profitable!). I need to clone myself to do justice to it all.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #689 on: September 16, 2013, 06:34:18 PM »

Thanks guys I'm happy to share this. It is a difficult topic to talk about and I am pleased it resonates with fellow photographers. This is one facet of a very diverse career which includes commercial work and teaching photo. This diversity has helped a lot in the recession, but is very demanding at times when all facets are rolling like now. I'm 63 and the busiest I have been in 40 years (though not the most profitable!). I need to clone myself to do justice to it all.


Kirk,

Just watched the video - enjoyed it a lot, with one caveat: the interviewer was very difficult for me to understand. I know my hearing isn't that hot anymore; I got everything you were saying but only a tiny fraction of his input, which made me do a lot of guessing... not always my best or most accurate quality.

That idea about the sense of place isn't limited to ancient sites; I've experienced very negative vibes from relatively modern houses too, and neither does it always hit different people in the same way.

There's a little beach zone in Cyprus called Aphrodite's Birthplace. We went there to shoot part of a calendar, and before we drove down to the shale, my wife became very agitated and demanded to be let out of the car. She did walk down to the place we were going to shoot in - I'd been there before on other trips without her - and it was strange: I always used to alternate two Nikons just in case of failures, and despite doing that, I still managed to get myself two rolls of Kodachrome that were blank. The rest of the job, shot on the same cameras later on, was perfectly normal. Our model was sitting in the shale, just a couple of feet out, and she had a helluva time getting back out of it - it simply gave way under her every step. Yet, I felt no threat at all, and my wife had never been one of those hysterical sorts of people, before or after.

Very good friends of ours bought a lovely house in the valley that goes from the Pollensa road to Cala San Vicente here on Mallorca; before they moved in, the buyer's wife, my wife and I had a look. Neither of us were happy. It turned out that the buyer's daughter had also felt unhappy in it. Eventually, we discovered that the previous owners returned to Scotland where the wife took herself out; neither of the couple who bought - our friends - lived very long after they moved in. Some places are just wrong. So yes, apart from those two incidents, there are places on a much larger scale that have a presence for me, but I generally find them to be malevolent: mountains; some forests in France. The only place that really thrilled us was the present property I still have. We saw it originally as a shell, but it was built with a larger verandah than the rest of the properties in the development and the developer wanted more for it than we were happy to spend. We settled for another property next door. We returned to Scotland, and then he rang to offer us the original one we’d desired so much at the same cost as the cheaper one we had accepted but now couldn’t have: turned out he’d wrongly thought the buyers for it had cancelled when he’d offered it to us…

We spent the best years of our lives together here. Now, without her, it has lost everything, pretty much, and with the person has gone the attraction of the bricks and mortar. For some odd reason, I've just smelled a whiff of oranges. I don't have any. Time for bed, methinks.

Oh - your pony is thicker than mine. Damn!    

;-)

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #690 on: September 16, 2013, 06:51:01 PM »

Hello,

Here’s one from awhile back.

Mamiya RZ and Leaf Aptus 75

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« Reply #691 on: September 17, 2013, 09:27:27 AM »

A little more Kodachrome 64 Pro... in Nikon F or F2.

Rob C


Strange; yes, it's been slightly blurred on purpose and grained, but for some reason the whole image, including the copy (mainly on the right), is now extra-blurred too, where it isn't on the file I transmitted to LuLa.

;-(
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« Reply #692 on: September 17, 2013, 10:40:39 AM »


Kirk,

Just watched the video - enjoyed it a lot, with one caveat: the interviewer was very difficult for me to understand. I know my hearing isn't that hot anymore; I got everything you were saying but only a tiny fraction of his input, which made me do a lot of guessing... not always my best or most accurate quality.

That idea about the sense of place isn't limited to ancient sites; I've experienced very negative vibes from relatively modern houses too, and neither does it always hit different people in the same way.

There's a little beach zone in Cyprus called Aphrodite's Birthplace. We went there to shoot part of a calendar, and before we drove down to the shale, my wife became very agitated and demanded to be let out of the car. She did walk down to the place we were going to shoot in - I'd been there before on other trips without her - and it was strange: I always used to alternate two Nikons just in case of failures, and despite doing that, I still managed to get myself two rolls of Kodachrome that were blank. The rest of the job, shot on the same cameras later on, was perfectly normal. Our model was sitting in the shale, just a couple of feet out, and she had a helluva time getting back out of it - it simply gave way under her every step. Yet, I felt no threat at all, and my wife had never been one of those hysterical sorts of people, before or after.

Very good friends of ours bought a lovely house in the valley that goes from the Pollensa road to Cala San Vicente here on Mallorca; before they moved in, the buyer's wife, my wife and I had a look. Neither of us were happy. It turned out that the buyer's daughter had also felt unhappy in it. Eventually, we discovered that the previous owners returned to Scotland where the wife took herself out; neither of the couple who bought - our friends - lived very long after they moved in. Some places are just wrong. So yes, apart from those two incidents, there are places on a much larger scale that have a presence for me, but I generally find them to be malevolent: mountains; some forests in France. The only place that really thrilled us was the present property I still have. We saw it originally as a shell, but it was built with a larger verandah than the rest of the properties in the development and the developer wanted more for it than we were happy to spend. We settled for another property next door. We returned to Scotland, and then he rang to offer us the original one we’d desired so much at the same cost as the cheaper one we had accepted but now couldn’t have: turned out he’d wrongly thought the buyers for it had cancelled when he’d offered it to us…

We spent the best years of our lives together here. Now, without her, it has lost everything, pretty much, and with the person has gone the attraction of the bricks and mortar. For some odd reason, I've just smelled a whiff of oranges. I don't have any. Time for bed, methinks.

Oh - your pony is thicker than mine. Damn!    

;-)

Rob C


Yes there are issues with his audio quality. These videos are done on a shoestring and i'm surprised they are as good as they are. It is a labor of love for them. And yes I have a ponytail :) I never figured out anything else to do with my unruly hair since the 60's.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #693 on: September 17, 2013, 11:49:52 AM »

Kirk, at least you still have hair...

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« Reply #694 on: September 17, 2013, 12:32:20 PM »

Kirk, at least you still have hair...

I still have some hair....a pale reflection of what I had :)
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« Reply #695 on: September 17, 2013, 01:51:55 PM »

I still have some hair....a pale reflection of what I had :)


Don't let it bug you: I have a magnificent reflection. Right on the top of my head.

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« Reply #696 on: September 18, 2013, 12:14:32 AM »

Hello,

New image for Honda.

Nikon D800E, Nikon 85mm PC-E lens and Dedo lights

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« Reply #697 on: September 18, 2013, 12:52:23 AM »

I have seen these kinda concept in auto photography but this is tops IMHO just love it. As everything else is done 'fore. very creative.
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« Reply #698 on: September 18, 2013, 03:13:54 PM »

I absolutely love this one Simon, pure elegance.
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« Reply #699 on: September 18, 2013, 05:18:06 PM »

Hello,

New image for Honda.

Nikon D800E, Nikon 85mm PC-E lens and Dedo lights

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Positively gothic! I love it!
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