Friday, December 28, 2007

Back to the Taxidermist

So after nearly a couple weeks of not smelling like dead elk or some other kind of wild animal I went back to the shop I have been documenting. I have shot every angle possible on the floor of the staff working on mounts or skinning animals. I saw a ladder in the corner grabbed it and hung out with my buddy "Mountie" the elk. Its something different from the shop just waiting for a couple more moments for the story to be complete.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Santa's Last Minute Pick Up


My wife and I were shopping for the kids late at night. Which I recommend if you want to avoid crowds during Christmas shopping. We were strolling the aisles and saw Santa shopping for a coffee maker. He was handing out candy canes and asking if people were naughty or nice. I looked at Jenny and bolted to the door. The rule of the Layman's never leave a camera at home. Santa was at Target just shopping and I need to document a moment. I ran to the parking lot got loose paper and camera. He was walking to the checkout and I was thinking dang it. Should I get him checking out or what. Then a little girl and her family appeared. He gave her a candy cane. I was using my wife's point and shoot and was firing away. Then the moment appeared. Most Santa photos I have seen are kid crying, Santa's helpers on a smoke break or the SantaCon photos. Anyways, have a good week.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Capturing the Wild

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This is a multimedia piece I am working on about taxidermy. This project has kind of morphed into a long term deal. I want to go on hunts, stick around the shop a little more, see the final resting place for these animals. Its a a weird but interesting profession. The guys at the shop are super cool and have welcomed me into this world. There will be more to come but this is what I have put together so far. Enjoy.