Category: #FAFATL


#urbex

So, it’s been a while – but sure was glad to walk away from the pace of life and return to doing what I love.  Today was a unique experience.  While I fancy myself a bit of an urban decay buff, it wasn’t until today that I realized the treasure trove available in the city of Atlanta.  I had the good fortune to literally join up with three strangers and visit a couple of great spots for some urban exploration.  Our guide had the inside track on where to go, and how to get in.  The rest of us, knowing each other only through Twitter and Free Art Friday Atlanta  joined up in Little Five Points to see what we could uncover.  Here are a few photos from our time together.  Many thanks to my partners in crime – look forward to doing it all again!

Not sure what Free Art Friday is?  Have a look on the website or follow the hashtag #FAFATL on Twitter or Instagram.

Click any image to see a larger version or to start a slide show.

John B. Gordon School

Termite Damage – John B. Gordon School

John B. Gordon School

Trees in the Floor – John B. Gordon School

School Bell - John B. Gordon School

School Bell – John B. Gordon School

School in Suspension - John B. Gordon School

School in Suspension – John B. Gordon School

Admiring Urban Decay - John B. Gordon School

Admiring Urban Decay – John B. Gordon School

Child's Lost Teddy Bear - John B. Gordon School

Child’s Lost Teddy Bear – John B. Gordon School

Forward - John B. Gordon School

Forward – John B. Gordon School

Boys Room - John B. Gordon School

Boys Room – John B. Gordon School

Stall Door - John B. Gordon School

Stall Door – John B. Gordon School

Lost Mail - Exide

Lost Mail – Exide

PLAST Sheet - Exide

PLAST Sheet – Exide

Tani - Exide

Tani – Exide

Hashtag, Always a Chair - Exide

Hashtag, Always a Chair – Exide

Junk/Scrap - Exide

Junk/Scrap – Exide

Eye - Exide

Eye – Exide

Battery Bath - Exide

Battery Bath – Exide

Not Stained Glass - Exide

Not Stained Glass – Exide

Mail Delivery - Exide

Mail Delivery – Exide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Exposed Ink” Photo Project

We are seeking volunteers with great ink on their bodies!

 

Starting in November we would like to complete a series of portraits of individuals with great tattoos / ink.  The portraits will focus primarily on the ink itself, but in many cases will be a portrait composition of the person wearing the ink.  In most cases the subject will be recognizable in the photograph, but in some (depending on where the ink is located) may not.  All ink/tattoos must be permanent.

 

The plan is to complete photographing by Christmas and have the final products ready for show in late January / early February.

About the process:

We have crafted a unique digital photography and post process that is conducive to highlighting tattoos and body art that combines HDR, tilt-shift and shallow depth-of-field, as well as proprietary post-process techniques.  The goal is to highlight the final product and create a photo series that tells a compelling story about body art and tattoos through a series of photographs.  Tentatively the project is called “Exposed Ink”, but subject to change.

Models:

Those wishing to participate and be photographed must realize this is about body art, and in some cases will require that the ink/tattoo be exposed.  While we are firmly entrenched against pornographic images, there may be some situations where models will be asked to adjust/remove clothing to better illuminate and highlight the body art.  Please keep this in mind when volunteering and dressing for your photo shoot.  We will work with each model specific to their comfort level.  We will work to keep all images in good taste, yet seeking a level of provocative that resonates through the entire photo series.  We are looking for both men and women to participate.

If you are concerned about security, models are welcome to bring a friend.  Please also note that both my wife and I will be present during all photo-shoots.

Legal-Stuff:

All models will be required to sign a model release acknowledging that the photographer (that’s me) retains all copyright to the images and may potentially profit from the work.  The only compensation we can offer in exchange for your time is an 8×10 print of the final product selected for the photo series.  We hope to have one image per model for the entire series.  We will also share low resolution copies of the digital images for personal use on social websites.

If you are interested in being a part of the project please email us a snapshot of your ink, your name, telephone and email address to:

inkproject

 

We’ll reply with a model release form and further information to schedule your photo shoot.

We are pleased to announce the selection of “Hello Atlanta” as a limited edition release scheduled for August 2013.  This release will be printed on 5×7 mounted to cardstock, cropped, lustre and linen finish, signed and numbered under series 001/5 of 5.  This release is part of the Free Art Friday Atlanta movement and will be ‘dropped’ in various locations in Atlanta for anyone seeking free art.  Follow us on Twitter @ScottOnAWire to see more details.  Follow the hashtag #FAFATL to see other artists active in the Free Art Friday Atlanta movement.

If you are not able to be a part of FAFATL, you can purchase 8×10 or 16×20 print versions in our Store under the category Urban.

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We are pleased to announce the selection of “Dock” as a limited edition release scheduled for August 2013.  This release will be printed on 5×7 mounted to cardstock, cropped, lustre and linen finish, signed and numbered under series 001/5 of 5.  This release is part of the Free Art Friday Atlanta movement and will be ‘dropped’ in various locations in Atlanta for anyone seeking free art.  Follow us on Twitter @ScottOnAWire to see more details.  Follow the hashtag #FAFATL to see other artists active in the Free Art Friday Atlanta movement.

If you are not able to be a part of FAFATL, you can purchase 8×10 or 16×20 print versions in our Store under the category Nature.

 

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We are pleased to announce the selection of “Atlanta Perspective” as a limited edition release scheduled for July 2013.  This release will be printed on 5×7 mounted to cardstock, cropped, signed and numbered under series 001.  This release is part of the Free Art Friday Atlanta movement and will be ‘dropped’ in various locations in Atlanta for anyone seeking free art.  Follow us on Twitter @ScottOnAWire to see more details.  Follow the hashtag #FAFATL to see other artists active in the Free Art Friday Atlanta movement.