We didn’t have snow as expected today (sniff, sniff), but it’s still cold outside. I say this fully aware that most of the country is experiencing extreme cold and blizzard conditions, and that our temps here are nothing. Still, it’s cold outside.
I’ve been hunkered down in the studio, trying to keep warm, making new work for two different series. One is a three-month project I’m tackling as part of my creative practice and as a way to keep shooting when I often find myself spending entire days on non-creative projects (like getting sucked in by to-do lists and everyone else’s requests). For that, I’m shooting one simple still life photo a day. As it has evolved, the photographs are of pods, cones and nuts on pedestals—almost as if they were in a gallery. They are black and white, photographed with natural light.
This new series is very much in keeping with another ongoing series, The Naturalist’s Studio, which also considers natural objects as works of art. However, this other series is in color and there is lots of layering and, sometimes, grids involved. Today’s shot (above) in that series features a few of the sharks’ teeth I’ve found on Fernandina Beach.
So, I hope you are all finding ways to stay safe and warm in your own winter weather. I’m enjoying all the snow shots on instagram these days. Take care, my friends.