Shots and Thoughts

Photos and comments as I explore my passion for photography. Written to and for myself as a journal to track major moments and minor observations as I continue to evolve my visual art. 

Crow Boy

A book we read to our son a lot was "Crow Boy", it is somehow still on my mind. The crows are large and loud in Japan and can be annoying if they dig into trash and make a big mess. But I am drawn to them somehow.

 Kyoto | 2017

Kyoto | 2017

I have been looking at the cool and intense photo book by Masahisa Fukase called "Solitude of Ravens". Fukase has an interesting back story and tragic ending, but the "Ravens" book is pretty awesome as he took thousands of shots over several years and then worked them into a deeper piece of art that let him explore some pretty raw emotions. The project also had a tech angle of creatively lighting the birds in flight. Many good on-line reviews of his work.

Pro tip: The crows fly right before dawn here in Kyoto, that means about 4:30am.......