Street Vignettes from Greene St in Five Points

As in much of my work, this post features the unique surfaces and textures resulting from continuous human use and and interaction over the passage of time.

Papa Jazz Record Shoppe Window Vignette
Papa Jazz Record Shoppe Window Vignette

These urban cityscape vignettes were captured outside of Papa Jazz Record Shoppe on Greene St in the Five Points area of Columbia, adjacent to the University of South Carolina.  My wife, and her parents, were in town to have a birthday lunch in Five Points with our freshman son Parker at the University of South Carolina.  While waiting on our table, I excused myself the cover the local cityscape.

Five Points Gallery of Staples
Five Points Gallery of Staples

Over past several visits, I had eyed this exterior wall outside of Papa Jazz Record Shoppe on Greene St.  Luckily, it was only a block away from our restaurant.  This is definitely your typical college town, old school record/CD store.  Perhaps next time, I’ll have time to checkout the racks of new and used recordings inside.

Five Points Gallery of Staples Detail
Five Points Gallery of Staples Detail
Five Points Pipe Pop Art
Five Points Pipe Pop Art
Five Points Pipe Pop Art Detail
Five Points Pipe Pop Art Detail
Five Points Pipe Pop Art Detail Extended
Five Points Pipe Pop Art Detail Extended

For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view a high resolution version.  Thanks for taking time to visit!

Cheers,

C. S.

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Gallery Hop 4, The Dancers, pt 3

Closing out this DADA Gallery Hop series with photos of these cute children dancing to 60’s British Invasion songs for perhaps, the first time.  I think they liked it!

May DADA Gallery Hop Young Dancers
May DADA Gallery Hop Young Dancers
May DADA Gallery Hop Young Dancers 2
May DADA Gallery Hop Young Dancers 2
May DADA Gallery Hop Young Dancers 3
May DADA Gallery Hop Young Dancers 3

Thank you for visiting my photo blog!

Cheers,

C. S.

Gallery Hop 4: The Dancers pt 2

In addition to the local British Invasion cover band, The GB’s, the May Gallery Hop appreciation for 60’s culture included these Go-Go dancers.  With these compositions, I continued my study of pop art styling workflows, first featured in my previous post.

May DADA Gallery Hop Go-Go Dancers 1
May DADA Gallery Hop Go-Go Dancers 1
May DADA Gallery Hop Go-Go Dancers 2
May DADA Gallery Hop Go-Go Dancers 2

Thanks for stopping by today!  For the best viewing experience on a tablet or PC, click on an image to view a high resolution version from my portfolio site.

Cheers,

C. S.

Gallery Hop 4: The Dancers – pt 1

Going for a harder pop-art feel, I continued experimenting this week with several filter mash-ups.  This post features a blend of several cool posterization, solarize and other styling effects.

May DADA Gallery Hop 60s Dancers 1
May DADA Gallery Hop 60’s Dancers 1

For the best viewing experience, click on the image to view a high resolution version from my portfolio site.

Cheers,

C. S.

Just Play Yourself

I was photographing some outdoor sculptures for a friend when this young fellow walked by and asked if I would take his picture. “Sure”, I said, “just play yourself.”

Street Portrait of Joseph
Street Portrait of Joseph

He introduced himself as Joseph, and mentioned he’d like to make it in the music biz. I wanted the image to be something he could use to promote himhelf.  Perhaps a bit stylized for “street photography”, so I’ll refer to it as a “stylized street portrait.”

Thanks for stopping by today!

Pop Art Pop, 2 pics

One of my goals for 2017 is to branch out, experiment and work towards developing new styling techniques.  Saturday, I revisited the “relics graveyard” location I posted about back in September.  I arrived late in the day, the light was quickly waning.  Fortunately, I captured a few pictures of a rusty old 1947 Buick Super.  It occurred to me these old relics may look cool with some pop art styling.

1947 Buick Super 8 Hood Ornament
1947 Buick Super 8 Hood Ornament

After my typical processing workflow, I passed these images along to Filter Forge for some hard driving, solarization like, over-saturation styling.  One of the cool features of Filter Forge is the pattern and texture generators. I used this feature to create a cool background for the image below.  I’m pleased with the results.

1947 Buick Super 8 Pop Art Composition
1947 Buick Super 8 Pop Art Composition

You can view a higher resolution version by clicking on the image.  Happy New Year to all!