Friday, September 30, 2011

Pigeonz around the house.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Voltron in the summer.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Great Casse Croute: Chez Claudette on highway 370 in Ste-Marguerite.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Everyday still life scenes from the cottage. Cottage Life Magazine give me a job!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Beanbag Headache

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Back to our regular programming: Chris on the beanbag at the cottage.

Monday, September 12, 2011

After finding that the naturalist counter images weren't working out I decided to go out into the world and photograph what was actually happening in the woods. I have always loved the old beaver marsh near our cottage and so I visited this spot many times this summer and photographed whatever residents I could find. Mind you I am not a nature photographer so once again this was a new way or working and once again the results were less stellar than I had hoped. Above are some of my favourites from those visits. So now it is back to the drawing board, I don't see anything that is quite working yet, no glimmer of hope to draw me in one direction or another. So I may try another approach to this subject. Not sure yet.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

1. Beaver skull
2. Rodent jaws (Beaver and unknown)
3. Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
4. Beaver bones
5. Raccoon and Mink tails
6. Bluejay feathers
7. Snake skin

An attempt at a new project. I have a Biology degree and I have always wanted to incorporate this interest in my work. Ever since I was a kid I collected bones and any other animal artifacts that I found in the woods. So this summer I decided to photograph some of this collection. Partly functioning as a new counter series, this time I used the wooden counter at the cottage as my base. I also tried the white plastic picnic table as a more austere and incongruous surface. I tried different angles, different types of light, and different arrangements of the objects. The most successful ones are those posted here.
Trying something new is so hard, and inevitably it fails at first. Hopefully you learn from this first failure and it sends you in a new and more successful direction. This is how work progresses for me. I had originally pictured this as a little naturalist book, where the images would be paired with stories from how I found these objects. Now I don't know what will happen to these images, more than likely they are just one step in the journey to the final project.