Posts Tagged ‘documentary artist’

Pre-Dawn Arrivals: Lake Logan Triathlon

During the first weekend of August 2014, over 900 athletes arrived before the sun came up at the Lake Logan Episcopal Center in Western North Carolina to be cheered by family and friends.  This event has grown substantially, particularly this year with the addition of the Lake Logan Half.  In this event, contestants swim 1.2 miles […]


Twelve faces of pain from the 2014 Winston-Salem Cycling Classic

The purpose of this small documentary project was to capture the facial expressions of a sample group of riders as reflected in their level of physical exertion.  We chose twelve, but one we photographed has a countenance that is complacent and poised — see if you can find her. Athletes drew from the depths of their physical prowess (and cycling skills) […]


Cinemagraph … Winston-Salem Light Project “Artery”

A favorite project of ours in Winston-Salem is soon to end – 2014’s Winston-Salem Light Project – named “The Artery.” The scene (literally in front of our home on Factory Row) is the Winston-Salem Strollway where industrious and innovative faculty (Norman Coates and others) and students from the UNC School of the Arts have converted […]


“Chimney Swifts” wins Cape Fear New Music Festival Competition

Our image “Chimney Swifts” won the Cape Fear New Music Festival competition at Methodist University where the photographer was challenged to produce select great images which matched musical movements composed by the festival’s guest artists.  This year’s festival, now in it’s second year, was to focus on the interaction between the visual arts and music.   […]


“Swamp Man” Bruce Beerbower …

  Bruce Beerbower on the Stephen Foster State Park boardwalk in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Digging fox holes and playing with “army men” is a commonality among guy-kids who live the rest of their lives connected to nature.  Such is the case with Hickory, NC’s Bruce Beerbower who grew up in the mountains of […]


Dilemma on Interstate 40 … Milepost 170 … westbound

To leave or retrieve … This piece of mowing equipment has been abandoned since after Christmas – impaled on an interstate guardrail and locked in place by the forces of gravity.


Overloaded circuits at Ocracoke

  A recent trip by the High Country Chapter of the Audubon Society led by Jesse Pose and  Bob Cherry turned in an impressive list of sightings at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Area and around the then closed Bonner Bridge.  Despite the road closure over Oregon Inlet at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the lights didn’t […]


Birding Bonner Bridge @ OBX

The almost annual trip to the Outer Banks by the High Country Audubon Society concluded this past week with the primary objective of sighting the aberrant Snowy Owl out of his range at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.   National Park Service personnel reported seeing the owl near ramp 45 through December 6.  Another sighting was […]


Cotton friends … Messrs. Bates Houck, John Deere, and Kitty Lucky

Three fine friends, uniquely dependent upon on each other … Bates Houck, patriarch for Houck Farms; the John Deere 7660 cotton harvester; and the assuredly “fixed” farm kitty “Lucky” who was not seen in the photograph until after the fact.  His sneek-in presence is so true to his behavior and personality.  This image is part […]


South Carolina staples … cotton and pecans

 It is very unusual to find a solitary tree in ANY cotton field because of the disruption that a tree like this brings to a six row planter, sprayer, and harvester.  Image from the Cotton Chronicle: Century Family, Farm, and Industry collection.


Rubber for Cotton

Josh Riley of Cameron, S.C. manages a repair service for farm equipment.  Now is the height of the cotton picking season in the Four Hole Swamp area of Low Country S.C.  Image from the Cotton Tale: A Century Family, Farm, and Industry.  


David Alan Harvey, the real deal …

Fourteen other students and myself had the privilege of participating in a Book Publishing Workshop this past weekend in Brooklyn, New York in Mr. Harvey’s East River studio.   For those that do not know, David Alan Harvey is an almost septuagenarian photographer of National Geographic and photographic cooperative Magnum legend who still produces, teaches, […]


Mike Huddleston … Fleet Feet shoe meister

Mike Huddleston always wanted to help people train and he had that opportunity when he accepted a job with Fleet Feet of Winston-Salem, NC in 2011. My wife (K.B.) enjoys this store because it reminds her of her community of 20 years at the Nantahala Outdoor Center.  “The people who work here are here because […]