Sunday, December 22, 2013

Website Updates 12-22-13

Not a big update here but I felt it was worth sharing here on the blog...

www.jasonginman.com

This morning I added a few new images to the website galleries, fixed the broken Tumblr link and also made some changes in the background that will help the site run more smoothly in general and show up better in search results. I also preemptively updated the copyright on the page to '2014' which means we're going on 8 years in business!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Major Website Overhaul

After about a month of working on it, My new and improved photography portfolio website is online!

Besides overhauling all the graphic design and adding a lot of new work, the site also now formats well across virtually all browsers and devices.

Check it out over at www.jasonginman.com.



(If you have a moment please leave me a comment to let me know how the galleries displayed on your browser or device so I can troubleshoot if necassary...)

Return of the 'Dolls' Project!

A couple weekends ago I had my first shoot for my 'Dolls' project in a couple years, this time with Atlanta based model Nicole Nedley. We did some long exposure shots with candles and went with a spooky tea party theme in some of the images.

Here are a couple samples:



I plan to continue shooting with different models for this project pretty regularly from now on until I have enough quality images to put together my book.

Brittany

For her first studio shoot she really did a great job!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mother of Dragonfruits

A couple different versions of this 'Game of Thrones' inspired shot which I plan to use on my upcoming vegetarian recipe/food photography website.

Which version do you like better? Let me know in the comments!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Tofu

No Tofu was harmed in the making of this photo...



This photo may or may not be used on my upcoming dedicated food photography/vegetarian cooking blog...

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Photo Essay of Historic Oakland Cemetery

A couple weeks ago (on a much less dreary Sunday than today) I visited Oakland Cemetery, located in the center of Atlanta it is the areas largest cemetery and one of Atlanta's largest public park spaces. Founded in 1850 as 'Atlanta Cemetery', it has grown over the years to it's current 48 acres, more than eight times it's original size. It is now the final resting place of over 70,000 people including many civil war dead for the battles in Atlanta and surrounding areas, many of whom are buried in 'unknown' graves.

There are two characteristics of the cemetery that I found particularly interesting and a testament to the social change that has occured over the time since the cemetery was founded; The first is the fact that the older burial sections are segregated into white, jewish, and 'colored' sections. Unfortunately much of the colored section now appears to be empty since due to the lower social standing of the individuals buried there many of the graves were made of wood and have been lost to time. The other noteable area of the cemetery is 'Potter's Field' an open field that was used as a mass grave of sorts for over 17,000 poor or unidentified people over the years.

Here are some of the images I captured while exploring the cemetery. Unfortunately I had to limit the number of photos shared here to twelve of my favorites. I like that when viewing these photos you can't help but notice the contrast of the Victorian-era graves with the evidence of the urban metropolitan area in which they are located such as parts of the Atlanta skyline and a subway train passing through the background of one of the photos...



To learn more about Oakland Cemetery visit the Official Website or it's Wikipedia Page.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Haunting Images from Decatur Cemetery (Part II)

Last February, shortly after moving to Atlanta I first visited Decatur Cemetery, the oldest burial site in the Metro Atlanta area. At the time I made a short post here on my blog with some photos and a little history of the location.

Being only a few miles from my home I had intended to return to with my camera under better lighting conditions when the foliage had begun to grow in a bit more... but before I knew it it was the fall again, so I decided to wait until this spring.

This past weekend a little over a year later and after many subsequent visits empty-handed I returned to the cemetery armed with my camera. I took advantage of the shadows that the setting sun had cast around the area and managed to photograph many of the gravestones that I missed the first time around...



Click here to view the original post from last spring with more photos.

Click here to read more about Decatur Cemetery on Wikipedia.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Exploring the Ancient Ruins of Decatur Waterworks...

Yesterday I took a trip to explore the old Decatur Waterworks Ruins near the Atlanta/Decatur border not far from my house. Built in 1906 this former water pumping station supplied the area with water until the 1940s when it was abandoned when a larger water processing plant was opened which supplied a larger part of the metro Atlanta area. It was used briefly during World War II to supply a nearby local Naval Air Station which later became Peachtree DeKalb Airport. Since 2006 the area has been recognized as historically significant by the state of Georgia and has been incorporated into the nearby 'Mason Mill Park'.

I think the combination of nature and graffiti covered debris would make for a very interesting setting to return to for some portrait and/or fashion photo-shoots in the future.



Here is an aerial photo of the facility from the 1940s before it was abandoned: (Care of Dekalb County Parks Dept.)


Bones, my pitbull also accompanied me on this photo taking adventure: