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The Sailor …

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This is a portrait I made many years ago.  I had spent a week with photographer Frank Cricchio at the South Carolina School of Photography in Greenville, SC.  One of Frank’s signature lighting techniques is using two main lights.  You do not see it done much anymore, mainly because you use these parabolic style lights, such as the Photogenic StudioMasters and I believe that Photogenic stopped making them.  You will run across them on Ebay occasionally… however they are large and bulky and cost a lot to ship.  I cleaned up the sweater in Photoshop, but other than that, it looks pretty much the way I shot it back in the 1980’s.  Thanks for looking …

Written by Frank Hardy

March 4, 2011 at 8:37 am

Posted in Portraits

Mardi Gras in New Orleans …

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You see all kinds in New Orleans … a big hole opens in the atmosphere and drops all of these characters in Jackson Square!   The guy in the first photo – Jeep – was really a nice guy.  I ran into him several years later in a parade, got his address and sent him several of these photos.  Even received a nice letter thanking me for the photos.  The couple in the bottom photo loved having their photo made … the image on the screen does not do the original photo justice, but you get the idea.  Pete Fountain is the man in the photos below and here is a link to his Wikipedia page.  It tells about his “Half Fast Walking Club” – a Mardi Gras krew he founded.  These photos were taken from the krew’s march down Bourbon Street.  I have a photo of my father and Pete Fountain that I will add to this post later.

These images were made back in 1989 on a trip I made over to New Orleans on Fat Tuesday with fellow photographer Jimmy Hayward.  We went over specifically for the hole opening in the universe … if you are a photographer, it is well worth the trip and as far as the exact time for the universe to open, you just gotta be there is all I can say.

Written by Frank Hardy

March 3, 2011 at 9:10 am

Several More From California …

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The one above was made at Pebble Beach.  The one below is Monterrey Beach at sunset.  These were before digital … Hasselblad, 50mm, b&w T-Max 100, then scanned.  Hope you enjoy …

Written by Frank Hardy

March 1, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Posted in California

Garcon Point Sunrise …

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This sunrise is at the end of my dirt road when you turn onto Garcon Point Road.  It is in the middle of a cow pasture and for some reason or another, it always reminds me of a photo taken on the African Plains that I once saw in National Geographic.  This is a Kodachrome slide that I scanned in the last several months and I just ran across it looking for something else.  It was taken 14 or 15 years ago.  Since I posted “Garcon Point Sunset” last month, I thought I  should start March off with this.

Written by Frank Hardy

March 1, 2011 at 8:41 am

Posted in Personal