Macro Abstract and Pigs

macro close up image of tan and green lichen looking like shag carpet on the side of a caveI’ve been grooving on my macro lens recently. I’ve wanted one for years and now that I have it, I am feeling the joy. For example, this lichen in Warsaw Caves park. Looks like shag carpet or a furry coat.

macro close up image of the inside of one of warsaw cave's larger kettlesThe macro lens can make just about anything look like an abstract. The inside of this kettle in Warsaw Caves shows enough detail to be identifiable…

macro close up image of the inside of one of warsaw cave's larger kettles, it looks like a grey landscape with a crack in it… but in these photos, it looks like a landscape, or just colour and texture.

I find it interesting that after years of shooting vast landscapes I find myself going to the other extreme. How close can I get?

Pretty darn close, apparently.

And when the subject is as lovely as these piglets, it’s hard not to get right in there and say hello.

Going Down to Jackson Video and Portrait Special

Here it is!

My Going Down to Jackson video is being projected for two more nights in downtown Peterborough (time and location details available by following the link). But for those of you who can’t make it, here’s the video to watch in the comfort of your own home. Or wherever it is you happen to be while you’re watching it.

Enjoy! I certainly enjoyed making it. Read more “Going Down to Jackson Video and Portrait Special”

Going Down to Jackson Showings

GDJ_Ackhurst Hi all,

I don’t usually post more than once a week, but I wanted to let you know where and when you can see the projections of my Going Down to Jackson project.

It’s going to be projected on the sides of buildings in various locations downtown all of this week. Read more “Going Down to Jackson Showings”

Going Downtown With Jackson

jacksoncreek_bill_laurelI’m finally finished my rubber boot photo project.

This is Bill Kimball and Laurel Paluck. They’ve been working to help make Artsweek happen. Read more “Going Downtown With Jackson”