Thursday, May 31, 2007

For your Information

Annie Snodgrass is reporting about this trip more often, more completely, and (most importantly), with more pictures of yrs truly. Click on her name at the beginning of the previous sentence, or on the right hand side of the page under "Other Sites". Now enjoy these pictures of her and the moon.

Vegas:

Grand Canyon:

What happens in Vegas

is sometimes relayed to the rest of the country via blog.

"You cannot take that picture sir, it is policy."
Woman descending escalator.

Outside CVS

Annie descending escalator.

make believe

Pretend I posted these like 5 days ago.

Space camp! Huntsville Alabama, the pointy ends of the External Fuel Tank and Solid Rocket Boosters of the space shuttle.

My gracious hosts in Houston, Meg and Devin

Jessica Talley looks like a million bucks, while the pile of cash on the floor only looks like $6,000.00 in pennies. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin.

Snowball fight atop Angel Fire Mountain, New Mexico.

Memorial Day Vietnam ceremony, Eagle Nest, NM.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Volume One

Got the 4x5 out for a shot of Mark and his landlady in hats and jackets. This is just the polaroid, it will be interesting to compare with the black and white when I get it developed.
One of my gracious hosts in Washington DC, Marina McClure, at the National Gallery:

I swear I didn't buy mirrored sunglasses with the intent of taking pictures of myself in them, it just happened that way: [Professional photographer, closed course, do not attempt. ]
Spotted in the town of Odd, West Virginia: (other good town names I drove through or by yesterday in WVa or Kentucky: Stab, Rowdy, Dwarf. The latter two were on the same sign.[CORRECTION: Having looked at the map, the town next to Dwarf is Fisty, which I misread as Feisty and then misremembered as Rowdy. Still, though... Fisty? That's pretty good.])

I lost about 45 minutes to a car crash in West Virginia that blocked traffic. I had just enough time to buy this old furniture store, open a photography studio, and go out of business.:

Call this a cliche picture if you wish, but a man's options are limited when he drives 727 miles in a day. The first 720 took 14 hours, and the last 7 took an hour, thanks to Nashville's decision to take I-65 from four lanes down to one lane, and then once I was funneled into the one lane, to just stop traffic entirely for 10 minutes.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

bang!bang!bang!bang!

Did I ever tell you kids about the time the Jordanian Special Forces taught me and my friends how to shoot assault rifles? This picture of Davis Rossborough wielding an H&K G36 should do the trick. Said Davis: "I am drunk with power!" (Photographer's Corner: You will find that, when photographing a backlit portrait, fill flash often helps to illuminate the subject. You can use your camera's built in strobe very easily, or as here, the muzzle flash of a NATO standard 5.56 × 45 mm round fired at a fully automatic 750 rounds per minute will work too.)

Monday, May 14, 2007

round two

second batch from the Tachihara:
(As always, I invite you to click on the picture you see in order to see a larger version.)





Thursday, May 10, 2007

the extremely down low

when I took this picture, I was the lowest photographer on earth (non-metaphorically speaking)



Also, I think I have discovered a new Repetitive Stress Injury; I have called it "Photographer's Clavicle", and it results from carrying around a bunch of lenses in a messenger-style bag and a heavy camera all slung across your body over one shoulder. It makes your collarbone wicked sore. If the legal dept of my employer is reading this, and I assume they are, I'll expect to see my worker's comp check in my mailbox any day now.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Rainmakers (May, 2005)

I had about three months to make this video, and they ended up not actually making any flights until about 3 days before the thing was due.



[Now that I have a blog, and am on YouTube, I think it's only a matter of time before I have a myspace account. When that happens, send someone to kill me, and make it look like an accident.]

Thursday, May 3, 2007

I took mine first

but Mark's is better

About This Guy

Grantham, New Hampshire, United States
I take pictures for fun, and sometimes money. Unless otherwise noted, all pictures on this blog are Copyright 2007-2010 The Valley News, or Copyright 2007-2010 Rob Strong. In any event, you must contact me directly to license any images found herein: rob.strong at gmail.com. Don't steal pictures.