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ZION NATIONAL PARK UTAH This image was made during the fall of 2015 in SW Utah. It was one of three parks that we visited on this tri...

Sunday, March 10, 2013

AMOS 1980

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The only thing I remember about this image was the name of the Amish man and where he was from. On one of my trips through central Pennsylvania, I happened to stop and investigate a sheep sheering that was taking place near the town of Elverson. This is when I officially met Amos, and I was granted permission to make this candid image. It is one of my favorite character studies of an Amish man who looked up from his sheering just long enough to give me a chance to make this memorable photograph.

I only made one silver print from this negative.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013


During the early seventies, I documented quite a number of old grist mills along the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah Valley. This image was made in what was then known as Tyro Mill near Tyro, VA. This scene was just as I found it, and I never changed a thing. The lighting was coming through a window in the Miller's office and all I had to do was set up the tripod with my 2 1/4 inch film camera attached, and the rest was rather easy. The only trick here was to recognize the concept and then figure out how to execute it as you had previsualized it.

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