Wednesday, December 26, 2012

'Vacant City' Project in Atlanta

A few years ago while living in Boston, MA I began a project called 'Vacant City' the basic concept was that I would photograph very busy urban areas in the early AM hours when they were for the most part 'Vacant'. I have taken a break from this project for the past year or so but have recently decided to continue the project here in Atlanta. This photo is the first of the series to be shot in Atlanta. I took advantage of the emptiness on the streets around 1am on Christmas Morning and took my camera out by Piedmont Park.


I will be continuing to shoot for this project somewhat regularly from now on and will continue to post the new images here on my blog. To see some of the previous images from the series (mostly shot in Boston, MA) you can view the 'Vacant City' gallery on my website.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

I just made a few big updates to my portfolio website. I added a few new photos and took down a few older ones. Check it out and let me know what you think of the new layout in the galleries. jasonginman.com


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pancakes & Booze Art Show at Gallery 1526

Last night I checked out The Pancakes & Booze Art Show at Gallery 1526 in Atlanta. There was a lot of great art work on display, live music, free pancakes, and people were allowed to bring their own beer to enjoy during the event. I brought my camera along to get some shots documenting the event for my photo blog.

I chose to forgo on-camera flash for this one in order to present the art work through my photos in it's actual lighting arrangement since this is usually taken into consideration when hanging the work. By shooting without flash I also achieved a higher level of contrast to the images with some strategic motion blur which I believed would better capture the mood and actual feel of the evening.










Thursday, April 12, 2012

DeKalb Animal Hospital Photoshoot

Yesterday I shot some photos at DeKalb Animal Hospital in Tucker, GA for their new brochure. I took a few portraits of the Veterinarians and also got some shots of the facilities and the staff at work. It was a fun day of shooting and I think the photos turned out pretty great. I wanted to share a few of my favorite images from the shoot here on my blog:






I posted a few photos from my first visit to the hospital in a previous blog post here. I would highly recommend DeKalb Animal Hospital to anyone for their pet's medical care or for anyone who just needs a safe positive environment to board their pet for any amount of time.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bringing 'Vacant City' to Atlanta

A couple years ago I started a project while living in Boston. I called it 'Vacant City' and the basic concept was to take urban areas that were normally very busy, hectic, and full of life during the day and photograph them in the early AM when they are vacant and lifeless. It's one of my favorite projects and has gotten a lot of positive feedback so I am planning to continue working with this concept here in Atlanta later this year. It will be interesting to see how the images of the two very different but in a lot of ways very similar cities compare. Below are a few of my favorite images from the series:




See more images from this project in this gallery on my website.

UPDATE: See update on this project here.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Kennel Visit

Recently I was contacted about doing some photo work for an animal hospital in nearby Tucker, GA for their new brochure. Today I spent some time photographing in the Kennel area of the hospital where they board the dogs and cats.

These are a few of the shots from today, I attempted to not just get pictures of the pets in cages but to reveal some of the animals personality to show them being happy and relaxed in their temporary homes. Some time in the next couple weeks I will be returning to get some working photos of the staff and some portraits of the Doctors.




Sunday, March 25, 2012

Guess Who?

This was a bit of a test shoot experimenting with pushing the limits of my usual style. I hardly ever shoot digital photos in black and white. I felt that with the right theme it might still be able to work for me, in this case a 'vintage' advertising look.

What do you think?


Model & MUA: Teagan Marie

Captured with a Nikon D2Xs SLR Camera with a Sigma 28 - 105mm Lens. (set at 28mm). Natural lighting from the sun coming through a full length glass door.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Haunting Images from Decatur Cemetery, The oldest burial site in Metro Atlanta

Today I spent most of this St. Patrick's day exploring Decatur Cemetery, a local burial ground that pre-dates the city's incorporation in 1823. It is the oldest cemetery in metro Atlanta and has many grave sites dating back to the 1700's. It is also the final resting place of countless soldiers from the civil war.

I was really interested in the way some of the old grave stones had degraded with time while others remained looking almost new after 200 years. Also I noticed that many if not most of the older graves were those of infants and children, although sad it should make us appreciate the state of science and medicine today since it was pretty normal to lose children to diseases back in those days.

I shot a lot of photos today while traversing the huge area that the cemetery encompasses, these are my favorites. I tried to capture some of the grave stones that I felt had the most character and the areas that surround them.





























Fortunately the cemetery is only a couple miles from the house that I recently moved into so I will probably be returning there often to continue exploring some of the areas that I didn't make it to today.

If you're interested in learning more, you can read about Decatur Cemetery here on Wikipedia: Decatur Cemetery