Thursday, June 27, 2013

All for one and one for all!

Some have had the pleasure of helping me choose my POD over the last four and a half years, and some have never known the true reality of my obsession.  In the recent months I have realized that I am a compulsive maniac when it comes to deleting frames, a lot of times even deleting my most quality work on accident.  Memory is now in cloud storage vs an external HD but every good photographer knows it's best to have at least three back ups.  With Flickr now hosting up to a TB of data I can rest easy and upload full res images to my hearts content, and hide/share whichever ones I so feel.  Although I haven't totally taken advantage of this service, I hope to transition into more uploading of images here.

Today I took a total of 25 images, almost like shooting a roll of film (as sometimes you get lucky and when winding the film you get an extra shot).  Or sometimes you get to 24 and it doesn't click, which seems to be the time you really want to take a photograph!  Anyway I took the all of the images above with my D90 and a 50mm 1.4g lens (except for the two images of the Orpheum sign, I had to go wide with my 18mm 3.5 AI-S for those).  Happy snaps and thanks for watching me grow over the years as a photographer. I look forward to watching everyone's photos as best I can.

Best Wishes,
Chris Collins

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Artist Statement

I've struggled with writing a "Artist Statement" for the webpage I have been working on for the better part of the last month, and I finally think I have it down.  After countless opinions and many family/friends incites I give you my artist bio.  Anymore opinions are greatly appreciated.

Chris Collins began taking a photo a day in January 2009, documenting life through a variety of styles.  Between the landscapes, architecture, street scenes, and portraits he found that the isthmus was meant to be his niche.  Creating compelling images through a journalistic eye, Chris has continued on with his picture a day and has had a number of images published in a variety of periodicals read by many Madisonian's.  As a testament to people of Madison, he has also amassed a collection of 100 (and growing) portraits of everyday people with extraordinary stories.  Truly the everyday photographer Chris' mission is simple, to show an outsider the side of the world he calls home; and to capture what he calls the "Isthmus Portrait."