Perhaps beginning to reach my limit with Lockdown. Imaginary faces appearing in my dishes. The oil in the water is unusually interesting. And time to enjoy the spring light. And not enough time to capture our newly visiting Woodpecker. (Click 🖼️ Photos to Enlarge)
ASSIGNMENT: The rule of thirds is the first compositional rule most photographers learn, but most don’t know why they learn it. The rule of thirds is fantastic for telling a story. Tell a story using the rule of thirds. PHOTO: The beginning of the year has begun with thick mountain fogs. Most of the animals are staying close to the house. The Rooster got my attention – then his buddies showed up.
Photography used on a commercial website banner. The image was to support the website message of Creativity. The surreal scene was set up in Atlanta GA. I used fishing wire to hang the windows and chairs from tall trees.
The photography hand study was created using a scanner. The hand was positioned in the scanner and held still while capturing. During the process, the model had to hold her hand completely still. The process created a visual tension that I was after. I experimented with a similar process using a camera and sheet of glass – None of the pressure appeared when the hand was held for a few seconds as it did when held for a few minutes. The effect of the glass against the fingertips really reinforces that sense of pressure and force pushing down. To the effect to almost remove the imprint of the fingerprint.
Bunny & Boy George performing a David Bowie cover in Heaven nightclub (London).
Fantastic photography assignment and night out in London. The event was hosted by Tasty Tim at Heaven Nightclub (London). Boy George performed to a private VIP party. The David Bowie cover was incredible. The photos were published on London rags and social media websites.
[columns] [span4] The Black Walnut Inn Bed & Breakfast in downtown Asheville now have my photography on their website. Over the past year, I have worked with Black Walnut Inn to update their photography catalog. The photography includes samples of the Bed & Breakfast
Pablo (chicken) and Timmy (cat) have become quite the new pals. Shortly after being born, Pablo was rejected from the nest. His small body submerged in a dirty puddle. The following days his body remained motionless. Baking under a red heat lamp. By day seven Pablo has gained the strength to stand. Since then, Pablo has become an attractive addition to the farm. He has a large personality. Big talker. With a range of sounds for “Give me Food”, “The Water Dish is Empty – again!“, and “I want a cuddle”.
July 4th, 2015. Photo of Melissa Rebholz – chef and farm manager for Rural Resources. Picture of Melissa while watching fireworks from the top of a mountain in Tennessee. Then there is this photo that captures the mood of the night. From darkness comes light, and with cheer comes joy.
The most talent Deborah Lutz is always a pleasure. The Brave Hands CD cover began by creating interesting double exposures of hands. I finished the design in Photoshop with a collection of my texture photos (available at garycrossey.photography).
Photographing Tonya Abernathy lead singer of The Robustos was always great fun. We worked on the red series using red lighting a low quality digital camera to create a low density image that I was after. The lighting effect did create visual artifacts that were later corrected in Photoshop.
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PHOTO: Mold and tore damage.
PHOTO: Heavy mold and marker damage.
PHOTO: Missing part of face with heavy mold damage.
PHOTO: Metal strains, missing spots and visual damage around mouth.
PHOTO: Water spots and fold removed from photo.
PHOTO: Large fold removed, water and mold damage removed. Missing spots restored.
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Not perfect is a theme in most of my photography. I never select the “best” fruit. To me, there is more interest in the difference. To only shine a light on the best fruit seems to only tell part of the story.
Click on photo to enlarge. Yes, I know there is a theme developing here. Just to be sure to get the cat headshot out there. This is Timmy – one of five working cats. Timmy earns his keep on our farm located outside Asheville. Be sure to click on the photo to have a closer view of those captivating eyes. Photography Sample by Gary Crossey.
Product Photography for Print Marketing and Website Design.A successful website requires content. Without the right content, your website design will fail.
For the Jazzy Asheville web design project the right content was elementary. Ladies high-fashion is an exclusive market. The target market is precise. And the customers want access to the limited collection. People do not visit a website for nothing special. Especially true for a high-fashion websites. Thankfully, unlike other website designers in Asheville or beyond, my skills are not limited to coding. With a minor in photography, I am equally skilled behind a camera or keyboard.
Shooting these beautiful garments was incredible. I have never handled fabrics of such fairness and design. Often the pieces were limited to 1 or 2 items. Using models simply was not a practical approach – we did try. While other web designers, graphic designers, SEO specialists, photographers, and media rich digital developers rely on each other to complete a project – my track record as a leading Asheville visual artists and programmer shows I can deliver – DIRECTLY.
Beginning with a detailed SEO plan to direct the development of website content and design. Without the correct content, website fail. Having the correct photography, graphics, infographics, and programming are key to your businesses online success. Do not let creating online content hold your business website back. I understand it is a real challenge for businesses (even creative industries) to create their website content.
Before the Wicked Weed in Asheville. There was a short period when the Asheville Hardware store was downtown. Just before the opening, the client was eager to have Press Releases and marketing about the grand opening to include their branding. However, when I arrived to for the Architectural Photography – the signs had not been installed. I photographed the building and added the log to the photos in Photoshop. Below is an example of the sign that the client had during the photo shoot.
Mark Moore (DJ) has maintained a scene in London for many years. Getting to meet Mark over lunch, and later over Indian delivery at his home was extra ordinary.
Invited to photograph the Mark Moore was freaking awesome. Landing directly in London to VIP treatment wasn’t half bad either. Other photographs weren’t getting in while I got full-access to private VIP parties.
Seeing these photos printed in a local London mag and used on a clubscene blog was reaffirming and exciting.
The series of black and white print ads created for My Native Ireland (Asheville). The graphic design of the ads follows the company Branding and borrows graphics from the website. The client hired us for Product Photography, Copy Writing, Graphic Design, Printing, and Distribution. We photographed the product in the downtown Asheville store. [columns] [span6]
I am building a theme in the simple to follow naming of this collection of photography. With Checkered Floor, I photographed a public building in the center of Belfast. As a child, I stood outside this building a million times. Embarking on a bus to any direction of Belfast. As an adult, I entered the building and discover Checkered Floors. After talking with my family and friends – none of them had ever gone inside the building. But, in their mind, they all had an idea of what they expected to see. It was not checkered floors. I then made “Checker” with fragments of different photos – each representing might think of the ground when they know it is just a checkered floor. [/span4][span8]
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Every Day Art
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Photography created for the Crosseyed Graphics website. Set up in the early days of the internet. I built the site with HTML. Due to slow connection speeds, the background photography was sliced into hundreds of small tiles. The small tiles would reduce bottlenecking the server while creating an interesting loading pattern for the viewer.