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My Father's Tools
My father eschewed modern conveniences, and he never owned a power tool. He wasn't into polished metal either, and let nature take its course on everything he owned. Naturally, in their weather-beaten state his tools were perfect to photograph, and a good friend of mine did the honors with his large format film camera.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
I'd love to see this bigger. Perhaps I will do a super large print of this one. The simplicity and grace of it are outstanding.
I've added texture in Photoshop and adjusted color for this one.
Not sure what came over me, but I just had to see this one on a wall.
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This makes me think of a runner coming out of the starting block. Appropos for a first post, I suppose. At the same time, it could represent a man hiding, which in a way, my father did for the latter part of his life. He hid away from the world, most of the time, drawing, comtemplating nature, reading and writing.
He only ventured out for his daily jog, a bicycle ride to the store, or a drive in his beat-up van to the life-drawing class at his local community college. when they offered him a show of his work, he declined politely.
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