Current Gallery: OCEAN_DRIVE (13 pieces)
I was inspired to create this series after seeing Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park paintings. I drove along Ocean Drive in Corpus Christi Texas every day for a year and witnessed the bay as it constantly changed not just daily but, also every mile. I decided to use an “old school” approach to this series one that has been around almost as long as photography itself – a pinhole camera. The reasons were simple I wanted to slow down in my work and to allow the longer exposure time to revel the oceans meditate quality. The pinhole forces me to use a tripod and find my spots with care rather than just randomly shooting the bay with out much thought as it often the case with 35mm digital or film cameras. I wait for the light to change and the tides to begin. I carried my camera with me always keeping an eye on the water and the changing weather stopping when conditions warranted. I chose the diptych format, because it accentuates the movement of the water – you see rocks until the tide washes over them only to be uncovered a minute or two later. The process duplicates itself repeatedly, as it has for generations – a record of the passage of time. The film’s colors are subdued through long exposures, overcast days and the pinhole’s lack of a real lens, my pinhole has a pinprick in a piece of copper for its lens.
"Ocean Drive 4"  by ranchman
  • Ocean Drive 7 Ocean Drive 7
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  • Ocean Drive 4 Ocean Drive 4
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  • Ocean Drive  5 Ocean Drive  5
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  • Ocean Drive  6 Ocean Drive  6
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  • Ocean Drive 10 Ocean Drive 10
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  • Ocean Drive 8 Ocean Drive 8
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  • Ocean Drive 15 Ocean Drive 15
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  • Ocean Drive 21 Ocean Drive 21
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  • Ocean Drive 26 Ocean Drive 26
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  • Ocean Drive 27 Ocean Drive 27
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  • Ocean Drive 28 Ocean Drive 28
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  • Ocean Drive  37 Ocean Drive  37
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  • Ocean Drive 14 Ocean Drive 14
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