The Artist and The Space ~ Charlie and Pop
After a crazy busy month of traveling followed by end-of-year festivities, I finally had the time to visit another artist and continue this series. I made plan to visit my friend Charlie Maguire at his studio in the California building in Minneapolis and, as a bonus, he offered to schedule my visit around his rehearsal with renowned folksinger Pop Wagner. It was such a treat!!!
It was cloudy on Monday morning but Charlie’s space is located in a one hundred year old grain mill building transformed into artists’ studios and offers two directional light sources from really large windows. It was moody to perfection!
Before Pop arrived, I photographed around the studio while chatting with Charlie. He is a very interesting man: A WWII history buff, an avid photographer and, of course, a life long musician!
The two friends were meeting to rehearse for an upcoming show ‘Bound for Glory’ on February 2. I urge you to attend if you live in the Twin-Cities area, click here for more info.
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For consistency, I shoot this project at 35mm (my fastest prime lens) with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (for a change) in Jpeg Acros film simulation and in horizontal format. I also always use ambient light and do minimal post processing, if any (applying my 5 sec. rule per frame or less). The point of the exercise is to spend time playing with my camera, not with Lightroom.
As the title indicates, this series is about artists and their space, not so much about the art itself. As you know, I love photographing people, but I also love those little details that say so much about who a person is. Nothing is staged or posed, I simply record the artist at work.
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