Friday, March 21, 2014

If you've been visiting here for a while, you'll be aware that I have struggled to find subjects that I felt a resonance with other than the beach.  Kingsley Plantation, however, has been a wonderful find.  The slave cabins assume a sculptural quality when their planes and angles interact with strong sunlight.  I went back again yesterday, and spent a long time shooting two rolls of film (20 exposures altogether).  I don't use a zoom lens, and don't rattle off 150 digital attempts that get sorted out in Lightroom later.  For just one frame, I may move the tripod three or four times after having examined the subject from as many viewpoints as possible.  Here are three more from this most recent visit.


Anonymous said...

I had initially thought the use of stucco on the tabby structures at Kingsley would negate the photogenic qualities of the tabby. But from your images I can see great potential in the subject matter. Reminds me of Howard Bond's "White Motif".

John Voss said...

The stucco is also derived from oyster shells as a lime putty. There is a wonderful counterpoint with the rough and the smooth. Thank you, A, for looking and commenting.