Enough of that still life crap. Who am I kidding? I am not a still life photographer. I admire those that like to do that stuff, but I am a people photographer. I love taking photographs of people, whether it be portraits, action, environmental portraits, candids or just street photography. I find people really interesting and always different and a challenge to shoot. I had to shoot still life because we had record rains and I was stuck at home for a couple of weeks. Now back to people!
I start out this next series in an Edmond nursing home. My father-in-law recently moved into the home and I like to stop by and visit with him every few days. A few weeks ago I took my Toyo VX-125 and some studio lights and shot a photo of him outdoors in on the front lawn. He is a long time construction worker, Naval SeaBee, and heavy equipment operator from Indiana – a Hoosier through and through – so to get a smile from him I got everything set, then asked one simple question – “John Deere or Caterpiller?”
He grinned a bit and said “Caterpiller” and I snapped the shutter. Perfect.