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20 Oct

Senior photography – Alexis – Class of 2016

Chris Lane / photography / / 1 Comment

I noticed today that it has been exactly one year since I last posted on this blog. I am not dead! Just quite busy. Coincidentally, one year ago on this day I also started building a large addition on my house. That has taken up the majority of my time, but I have also had a few other projects as well. One being a recent senior photo session with my niece in Thief River Falls. I was turning down other projects, but obviously I was going to take a once in her life photo shoot opportunity for her senior photography.

Here are a few highlights from the session in no particular order.
Alexis was great to work with. She’s an incredibly intelligent young lady and quite talented in many things.

Senior Photo Viola in Field

Senior Photo Black and White

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17 Oct

#SooC52 Week 30 – Corrosion

Chris Lane / photography / / 1 Comment

There was a pretty significant delay since my last post, especially in this Straight Out of Camera 52 series. As some of you know I had the gallery solo-exhibition, as well as some crazy stuff going on with my house and projects around that, and that doesn’t mention everything else including my 4 kids, three of which had birthdays in the last three months and the youngest turning one. So yea, we’ve been pretty busy around here lately. Somewhere in there I did have a chance to shoot some photos for this theme – Corrosion. I’m just not getting time to write this and post these.
I’ve always really loved old cars like these, with the curves and everything about this era. I don’t know precisely what kind of cars these are besides from the obvious markings, so if you know, tell me in the comments below. The photos were taken in the woods at my in-laws, and instead of choosing one out of the set, I’ll just post the whole set! So, enjoy! These are all SooC of course, with in camera settings set to increase contrast and saturation and the like, but shot to JPG. Photo info below as always.

*Update, just got word from a car friend of mine, Brandon, that this first one seems to be a 1951 Chevrolet Sedan. Looking up other photos online, if that’s not right, it’s really close.
Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

This next one I set the picture mode back to standard because I didn’t want that much contrast, so more of the shadow would show.
Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

A second car, clearly in the era of nuclear and rocket style design. *Update, my friend says this looks to be a 1951 Ford Custom
Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

This is my favorite photo out of the set. I just love this dash so much.
Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

It’s magic!
Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

I wish my car had such a sweet looking gauge set.
Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

And a bonus, because I thought it looked cool in this shed
Lost chair © Chris Lane Photo

Do you have a favorite out of the set?

We are all apparently struggling to keep up with these, but take a look at the other guy’s work for an alternate view on the theme.
You can see Eje’s work here.
You can see Pete’s work here.

10 Sep

Brief interview and photos of the exhibition

Chris Lane / Art, External News, photography / / 5 Comments

This will be just a quick update on my solo-exhibition at the River Walk gallery in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. It has been hanging for a little less than a week now. It will be hanging until September 28th, so you still have time to get out and see it if you are in the area. If you aren’t in the area, you can still purchase prints (each image is limited to 15, so get them quick!). Just send me an email chris chrislanephoto.com
The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 2-8pm, Sunday 2-5pm.

First up, I did a brief radio interview with Rom Ogaard of Pioneer 90.1. I have embedded that just below, so you can listen here.

I realize now, listening to this, I said “I guess” an awful lot! Other than that, I don’t think I sound too stupid.

Next, my friend and fellow photographer, Bruce Ulrich, wrote up a blog post about the exhibition and how he helped me come to the conclusion of the subject matter I ended up choosing for the show.

Another reminder to not forget about the Art & Wine walk, where I will be at the gallery from 1-5pm on Saturday, September 20th. Make sure you come around and say hi!

Lastly, here are a number of photos of the gallery, some taken by Therese Jacobson, coordinator of the gallery. You can see some more of the photos I haven’t yet shown, though, obviously, they look far different when in person! They are printed on metallic paper and pretty large to show off the detail.

Unseen Splendor Exhibition

Unseen Splendor exhibition photo
Unseen Splendor exhibition photo
Unseen Splendor exhibition photo
Unseen Splendor exhibition photo

Bonus photo with my family
Family of Chris Lane

18 Feb

Series of Zombie movie-like posters

Chris Lane / Design, photography / / 3 Comments

Each year I put together a gathering of guy friends and dub them Zombie night. We do a Mystery Science Theatre 3000 style trashing of bad movies and play some kind of zombie themed board game. Along with that some great food, it ends up being a lot of fun.

I have been doing this for a few years now. For each party I create a poster design and follow a theme through the year. The first year I did illustrations, the second year I did typographic designs, and for 2013, the third year I wanted to make something like movie posters for zombie movies. Then when they are printed out at 12×18 they really will look like movie posters.

This series kind of runs in an ongoing story of a father and his son. You might see it as a cycle, the first being the actual ending, or maybe the first is just the beginning of the outbreak. Then each poster is relevant to the season that the part was in. So the first is of course Winter, then spring, summer, fall. They also transition in time. The first is at night, the next is just before sunrise, then day, then sunset. You can relate your own interpretation in the comments below.

Zombie Night 9 © Chris Lane Photo

Zombie Night 10 © Chris Lane Photo

Zombie Night 11 © Chris Lane Photo
a couple of closer detail images since that one is harder to see
Zombie Night 11 zombies © Chris Lane Photo

Zombie Night 11 survivors © Chris Lane Photo

Zombie Night 12 © Chris Lane Photo

I’d love to hear what you thought of these posters. Which was your favorite? Personally I like the spring one, but they all have their good and bad points.

11 Feb

#SooC52 Week 6 – Green

Chris Lane / photography / / 6 Comments

This week in our Straight out of the Camera challenge was an interesting topic chosen by John – Green. Well that could certainly go in a number of directions. It took me a long time to come up with a subject in this case. I didn’t really want to do something as simple as a house plant. Though I did think it would be cool if I could macro down so far that you could start to see cells in a leaf. Alas, I don’t have that capability.

I did have a pretty cool idea that I might follow up on later, though probably not in a SooC method. I was going to shoot a scene where I played the part of Popeye the Sailor Man. The idea consisted of me wearing a white A-shirt and a white round sailor cap. I could fairly easily make a corn cob pipe then of course in my hands I would have crushed cans of spinach. In front of me I was going to have my friend bearing down on my like Brutus and my wife dressed as Olive Oyl on my shoulder. The green part of the image would be the spinach flying out of the cans toward my mouth, as Popeye always did when he was about to get in a fight. This was one of the biggest parts that I was having difficulty figuring out how I would accomplish it. I also didn’t have that much time to be able to put together a costume – namely making the sailor cap. Maybe I was just feeling a little lazy. I have some other projects on my plate apart from this as well, to which I should devote more time.

So, scrapping that idea I went back to the macro idea and kind of threw in the towel. We had some small green squash around, so I thought I’d get one of the knobs with some directional lighting and be done with it. I did end up adding a couple little monsters just for effect. These guys are about an inch tall and squishy rubber. I tried double sticking tape to the bottom of them but it wouldn’t stick. I guess they are an odd material. So I ended up jamming toothpick ends into them and sticking them a little into the skin of the squash. I put a flash at 1/8 power through a softbox camera right and low and another flash 1/32 camera left and about even with the creatures. I think they look like they are standing next to a little bistro table or something. And for some reason one of them reminds me, of Greedo from Star Wars. Really, neither of them look like Greedo, but whatever, anyway, thus the name.

Oh yea, and I left the red table cloth visible because John said he chose ‘Green’ because all of my photos seem to have red in them lately. So take that Mr. Pemberton!

Who Shot First

Who Shot First © Chris Lane Photo
ISO1000, 1/200, f/40. 238mm

You can see Eje’s work here.
You can see Pete’s work here.
You can see Bruce’s work here.
You can see John’s work here.
You can see Doug’s work here.
You can see David’s work here.