Close Assault is a collection of images that I have taken at Camp Mabry during WWII Reenactment events put on by the Living History Detachment of the Texas Military Forces Museum. I've tried to capture images that take the viewer back to the battlefields of the WWII on the European front. The living historians that stage these events are dedicated to presenting depictions of the war that are accurate in all details - uniforms, vehicles and weaponry. They do so at great personal expense of time and money. These events are not about glorifying war. They serve to educate and remind those in attendance of the great costs and sacrifices of war in defense of the freedoms we get to enjoy. It is my pleasure and honor to document these events as my small way of giving back to this dedicated group of people.
This 44 page softcover book can be purchased at the link below. All profits from sales of this book will be donated to the Texas Military Forces Museum in support of programs like Close Assault. Donations to the museum will be made either directly with cash or through copies of this book that I purchase with funds from online sales and donate to the museum for sale in their gift shop.
Shadows and Silhouettes
A photographic exploration of a world of shadows and dark places.
Light in Motion
The patterns of light created by carnival rides in motion is fascinating to me. Complex shapes and woven strands of color are revealed through long exposure photography. The images in this book were taken over a period of a several years with a variety of cameras, both film and digital. There is a lot of patience and a little bit of luck in capturing these photographs. Most exposures are several seconds and finding a position to setup the necessary tripod can be challenging on crowded fairgrounds. When the composition and timing on the part of the photographer sync up with the movement of the ride the results can be quite beautiful. I hope you enjoy this collection of images as much I enjoyed creating them.
The books below are all available for free download via Magcloud. Printed copies may be purchased at actual cost as well. I do not receive any profits from sales of books below.
Austin Power Plants
I had the opportunity to photograph two decommissioned power plants in Austin - Seaholm and Holly St. This collection of images is my effort to document a bit of Austin history. There is a contrast between the two facilities in the stark emptiness of the gutted Seaholm plant and the Holly plant, which might appear to be in still in service but for the lack of human presence.
Austin, TX is home to a large community of talented musicians. Blues is a common in uence in the sound of Austin music. On any given night you can stroll the streets in the club districts of downtown and hear that distinctive “Austin Blues.” The Swamp Bats stand out from the crowd with their unique take on the blues. They play their own brand of gutsy, bluesy rock and they have a great time doing it. A Swamp Bats show is always a treat. It’s a pleasure to listen to their set and photograph a great bunch of guys doing what they love. This is a collection of some of my favorite images of the band the past several years.