From The Archive 001
"H...H..Here We Go!"
The other day I was listening to some old episodes of Trance Around the World (a radio show hosted by my favorite DJ’s Above & Beyond) and they used to have this segment called “Stuck In The Box”. The idea behind part of the show was that the hosts would play a tune that was considered a “classic” but still relevant and enjoyed by many… Usually when I edit photos I'm often listening to music, and more often than not I’m listening to Above & Beyond.
So as I’ve started combing through my photo archive these past few weeks, I’ve been coming across photos that I took, in some cases years ago, that have never seen the light of day. (or in this case the light of you, the viewer’s phone or computer…) Now I know that I’m trying to take two stories that have nothing to do with each other and I’m trying to make them relevant… Stay with me.
A photographer named Garry Winogrand was famous for, among many things, not developing the images he shot for one or two years after he took them. He felt that it allowed himself to detach emotionally from his work and that it gave him the ability to more critical of his photographs... Are you still with me?
So to sum it all up, I’ll be starting a new project here on the blog where I dig deep into the archive and pull out some images that on second thought were actually pretty good or some images that I’ve been able to rescue due to my post processing skills improving over the years. The best part is I’m going to try and make it a weekly thing. (I’m trying to write more)
Now that we have all of that out of the way, this week's first foray into my photographic past is a selection of photos that capture a particular Sunday in 2013 when my good friend Dany and I spent the day throwing our cars around the road course at Raceway Park. It was my first time on a racetrack and it was also the moment I realized I enjoy photographing cars much more than I like racing them ha...ha...ha….Enjoy!
P.S. Dan is an Above & Beyond fan as well so I know he'll enjoy this
You can find all of these images plus many more in my archive, which you can find here. Every image is available for purchase and I'm adding more of my back catalog as the days go by. (I make 1% on any sale so pretend that you're buying me a beer!)