A few photographs for my ongoing project captured yesterday as I drove home from an assignment in Estes Park, Colorado. Fall is here, folks!
A heavy, cold rain poured down on Debra Neeley as she set-up and opened her pioneering Green Gate Farm Stand Saturday morning, but dampen her spirit, or the enthusiasm of her customers it did not. As the opening hour of 9am passed, her front porch – turned farm stand – was packed with customers snatching up fresh herbs, eggs, greenery and tomato starter plants.
This might conjure a picture of life in a small rural town, or of a time long ago, but Debra Neeley is the proprietor of Green Gate Urban Farm and Gardens, a farm located in the backyard of her home in urban Denver, Colorado. She is a one of the first to take advantage of recently passed “cottage food” legislation to legally produce and sell home-grown produce and homemade foods from her residence.
Finishing up another shoot in the Williston, North Dakota + Eastern Montana area (the Bakken) for a client – I decided to take a break this evening and edit some personal photographs from the trip. Below are 8 new additions to my ongoing On The Road project of non-traditional landscape photographs. I passed by many more fantastic scenes on this shoot – but traffic and construction in this part of the country right now make conditions too dangerous for me to work on this alone a large portion of the time.
A different mode of transportation and amazing terrain resulted in some wonderful new non-traditional landscape photographs from my recent trip to Spain and Portugal. We spent a lot of time on various trains and trams which gave me plenty of opportunity to make a few new additions to my ongoing photography project, On The Road (OTR). This first installment might look like photographs of a model, or maybe captured with a tilt-shift lens. However, they are all real photographs (no manipulation or photoshop) captured with my Fujifilm X100s camera.
This made my week! Elaine found the April edition of Smithsonian Magazine with my photograph as the double truck opening spread for their America’s Best Small Towns feature while we were shopping at the Tattered Cover Book Store yesterday. It’s an honor to have my work in Smithsonian Magazine, and a pleasure to have it illustrate a feature on America’s small towns. (I always enjoy spending time and photographing life in small towns)
Below is another addition to my ongoing project, On The Road; a series of non-manipulated photographs capturing the essence of a landscape in a very non-traditional way. Often my work takes me to remote or rural locations that require hours of driving to reach. The spaces and places in between offer their beauty as the miles roll by. With these photographs I hope to capture a bit of the soul of the land I pass and a glimpse into the lives lived upon it.