Old Photos: Ancient Ruins

These were taken digitally about a year or two ago, near a park in central Maryland.

Fascinating how quickly old things can fall into ruin, and how quickly nature can take back from human civilization.

When we found what was very likely to be a Confessional Booth, we had a very good clue what the ruins used to be- some kind of Catholic Institution; a school, abbey, or church.

An otherwise good shot of the confessional, despite my mother’s head and jacket being a distraction.

Outside of the Confessional.

Inside the Confessional.

A place of worship, evidenced by the cross.

An altar, made of concrete and some rusting metal.

Most likely an empty fountain or pool, filled in and overgrown.

Back in High School…

I recently found some old print I had scanned back in High School. It’s pretty interesting/weird to look back through old work.

This is a photo of my little sister. It’s actually a tiny section of the original print. I ended up playing around in the darkroom, using cropping, enlarging and moving the negative holder around to get the desired image. Later I scanned it and touched it up  a little in photoshop.

 This was taken at St. James Cathedral in Seattle in between Capital Hill and Downtown.

Old Growth Forest, Mt Baker Hwy

Yep, more scans. Trees this time. Shot these sometime in October and successfully ignored them until yesterday, when I discovered them under my bed. From the old growth preserve that borders hwy. 542. Kodak Tri-X 400.

 

It’s a little hard to get an idea of scale in this last one, but this is one of the larger douglas firs that you can reach from the highway, over 200 ft tall.

Having an obsession with rays of sunlight and shadows these days. Ties in a bit to the different types of light we’ve been talking about. I had this particular picture in mind when I took the one below on my walk to school today. (shucks didn’t realize the similarities between them until i saw them together now!!) Click the picture above to check out Christian Patterson’s work, it’s awesome!

Night and Day (and dust)

Yep, I realize it’s a rip off of Hiroshi Sugimoto – I’m ok with it.

Turns out the inside of my apartment isn’t as interesting as Hiroshi’s theaters though, so I added a pretty girl. This is the digital version (shot with a 5d from ATUS) of an experiment that went down last week: lamps, flashlights, stopwatches, and one very patient roommate/model. In the end the film version of this photo had some unresolvable dust issues – my fault for only shooting one negative I guess.

Hi everyone. My name is Gary.

well. I am enthusiastic… and I have a camera….um. I hope that as the quarter progresses my pictures will improve in quality.

Looked cool at the time...


Here is one of my self portrait daily photos from our assignment