The term “portrait en creux,” meaning “hollow portrait” in French, is a term used to describe an image that conveys essential insights about a specific person, just as a portrait would be expected to but without showing the person at all. In this style of photography, the “portrayal,” or the communication of significance about the […]Read more "Coursera Assignment: portrait en creux"
Nuclear weapons are fascinating objects that dominate my interest. Perhaps growing up during the waning years of the Cold War when hysteria far outpaced fact after 50 years of threatened nuclear annihilation sparked my fascination. By the late 1980s nukes had become so commonplace, along with the threat of Mutually Assured Destruction, that people resigned themselves […]Read more "Nuclear History: Minuteman I Missile Silo"
Atop a small hill outside of Junction City and Ft. Riley, Kansas, sits a piece of American atomic oddity. The now quietly rusting cannon represents a strange period of the Atomic Era, a time in the early 1950s before nuclear missiles when bombers and artillery still reigned supreme instruments of strategic battle. My fascination with […]Read more "Abandoned Atomica: Kansas Nuclear Cannon."
This post under construction. Endicott Fortifications By the end of the 19th century, America was emerging as a global power. Flush with victory from the Spanish-American War and the new possessions of Cuba and the Philippines, American officials began to worry about the attention this newfound influence would bring from the great European empires. In […]Read more "Endicott Foritifactions in the NW."
Fort Casey Fort Casey hardly counts as a forgotten place since it’s one of the highlights of summer camping in the NW. Still, it’s a very interesting place for exploring and photography, and full of local history. I’ve been there many times, but my first real journey with the camera was in July 2014. I […]Read more "Endicott Fortifications of the NW: Fort Casey."