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Halloween Pumpkin Carving

by on Oct.30, 2009, under Photography

scary pumpkin

Pumpkin Carving is Fun. This is one of the many pumpkins I have carved in the last decade. I enjoy making carvings that contain heavy relief and lots of depth within its light scheme. This pumpkin was set of 3 that I worked on in an afternoon. Unfortunately I no longer of photo evidence of the other 2.

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Ghosts of the Graveyard – Indianapolis, Indiana.

by on Feb.24, 2009, under Photography

graveyard ghosts

I took this photo back when I was still living in Indianapolis, IN. This photo was taking in Crown Hill Cemetery at the highest elevation point in all of Indianapolis. I’ve always had a fascination with really old cemeteries, and this one proved to be one of the best. It was so long ago I’ve forgotten the name of the cemetery, too bad I didn’t have a camera that could geotag back in 2002 [updated! Ana says it was Crown Hill Cemetery!]. Anyways, my friend Ana and I were there wandering around, snapping photos of gravestones for texture reference. We got to this point in the cemetery and she wanted a photo taken (at James Whitcomb Riley’s tomb) Afterwards when I was looking at the photo on my computer I noticed that her hands were burried in the depths of her massive coat which gave the impression that she had no hands, so I took it one step further and removed all semblance of flesh from the image leaving this empty shell of a person standing in what, at the time was an empty shell of a graveyard. The freshly fallen snow proved to be a perfect noise dampener, outside of footprints in the snow, not a sound could be heard from the surrounding highway and neighborhoods. This hollow emptiness of the graveyard itself inspired the creation of this photo, an empty shell of a body standing on its own at the center of this tranquil graveyard.

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