Here is another place I visited while in the Salton Sea area. I've put a link above for a YouTube video about this folk art painted hill and the man who created it, Leonard Knight.
Monday, February 6, 2012
I was working in California recently and had heard about this place. It's located on the Salton Sea which is actually a lake located in the Colorado Desert in Southern California. Link for the Salton Sea wikipedia page is above. Not quite what I expected, although I new it was rundown. The place was crowded with about 25 people with cameras and a film crew making a music video. The beach itself was covered with dead fish and a few dead birds so didn't spend much time there. Needless to say it's a pretty interesting area.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Hoops on the farm, NC/SC border. Taken with a Nikon F3 on Kodak Tri X and a modified lens. (I just want to mention that the image was not made with a Lensbaby and the focus effect was not made in Photoshop). Straight image with Photoshop used for density, contrast and color. I'm thrilled to be shooting film again, and plan on doing a lot more of it, even for some commercial assignments. I still think digital has a place in my shooting process, and sometimes it might be the best option, but compared to film and film cameras, digital lacks soul. Just my 2 cents.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Anderson's Restaurant in Charlotte, NC closed it's doors after 60 years in business. I worked on this project a few years back. A designer I work with thought it might be a good idea to document the final days, possibly to publish a book about the restaurant and the people that work and eat there. This was a really great project to work on. Free reign to photograph what I wanted. The one thing I could not do for about 90% of the images, was to pose the people I photographed or add any lighting. The dining area and kitchen were totally slammed, and really no room for lights. The images were made in two 1/2 day shoots and I did get an opportunity to shoot a few lit portraits later on. The images can be viewed by clicking this link http://hovis.photoshelter.com/portfolio/G0000O4Jq2_Di09E
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I got a chance to make these images while doing some editorial work in Wilmington, NC a while back. I was told by one of the locals that these were Juke Joints or Lounges back in the day. One, the J&R Lounge looked as if it might still be in business, although there was a "No Trespassing" sign on the front. I would loved to have had the chance to make some photographs when these places were hopping.
Click on the title to go to the wikipedia juke joint page.
Posted by Rick Hovis at 4:02 PM