July 19th, 2016
This will be the last post from this great shoot at Hocking Hills. Ayn is the star of all these last photos. She did a fantastic job.
And here’s one last shot of Dave Swanson working with Ayn.
July 15th, 2016
July 6th, 2016
June 29th, 2016
These rocks just seemed to cry out for some interesting poses. Ayn obliged.
June 27th, 2016
There is one particular spot in the gorge where I have challenged each model I’ve shot there to see what they can do to create an interesting pose. Ayn and Nathalia each did a great job with the challenge.
Also with us on this shoot was my friend, Dave Swanson. Here he is working with Ayn and Nathalia.
June 24th, 2016
News from the gallery world. The Darkroom Gallery http://www.darkroomgallery.com/ has just told me that one of my photos was selected for their upcoming show, “ARTifact.” That’s the photo above, taken at Coney Island.
In addition the same gallery recently let me know that they sold my print which was included in their show “Construct: Art in Architecture.” That was the photo below, taken from my hotel balcony during a visit to Hawaii.
June 23rd, 2016
Time marches on. Another shoot from 2014. This one was with Ayn and Nathalia. I’ve worked with Ayn many times, as you know if you follow my blog. But this was my first time working with Nathalia. They are both great models, so working with them together was a lot of fun, and resulted in some fine photos.
These photos were done at one of my favorite locations, Blackhand Gorge.
I love the old tunnel in the gorge and keep trying to get a good photo that shows the tunnel. I think this one comes pretty close.
There are a lot more photos to come from this shoot.
June 18th, 2016
A few more photos shot with my Speed Graphic and the much-lamented, no-longer-available Fuji 3000 speed instant black and white film.
The model is, of course, the lovely Romahni Rose during her visit from her home in Australia.
June 13th, 2016
When Fuji announced that they were discontinuing their “peel apart” 3000 speed instant film I was very sad. I love that film and enjoyed shooting with it using my Speed Graphic and the pack film back I have for it from the pre-digital days of using Polaroids to check lighting and exposure. I ordered a bunch of the film immediately and still have a few packs left. I took advantage of the opportunity to work with Brooke Lynne and Romahni Rose to shoot a few photos using the Fuji instant film. Here are a few with Brooke.
And a couple with Brooke and Romahni together:
June 8th, 2016
As you may know I’m one of the named plaintiffs in a lawsuit, originally filed in 2009, seeking to have the laws known as 2257 and 2257A declared to be unconstitutional. I just received news on our latest appeal.
We’ve won again. The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has agreed with our appeal and sent our suit seeking to have the 2257 and 2257A laws declared to be unconstitutional back to the trial judge to be reconsidered. The appeals court determined that, in light of recent Supreme Court rulings, the 2257 laws must be evaluated under “strict scrutiny” to determine if they violate the First Amendment of the Constitution. We do not believe that the laws can withstand that scrutiny and will be found to be unconstitutional.
In addition, the appeals court found that the inspection provisions of the laws are unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment.
Here is the summary of the court’s opinion in case number 13-3681:
“This case reaches us for the third time and requires us to consider the import of two recent Supreme Court cases, Reed v. Town of Gilbert, 135 S. Ct. 2218 (2015), and City of Los Angeles v. Patel, 135 S. Ct. 2443 (2015), on the constitutionality of the recordkeeping, labeling, and inspection requirements set forth in 18 U.S.C. §§ 2257 and 2257A (collectively, “the Statutes”) and their accompanying regulations, 28 C.F.R. §§ 75.1-75.9. In light of Reed, we determine that the Statutes are content based, and therefore require strict scrutiny review under the First Amendment. We will remand to the District Court to determine whether the Statutes withstand strict scrutiny. In light of Patel, we conclude that the inspection provisions of the Statutes 1 and 28 C.F.R. § 75.5 are facially unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment.”
This does not mean that the fight is over, but this is a major victory and could mean the end of these onerous laws.