Here I am. Author, photographer, lyricist, explorer, lover of fine wines and interesting women, captured in my native habitat, on the prowl for duplicate snowflakes and the elusive image of Jerry Garcia that, as any second-hand cosmologist knows, appears so often among newly washed sidewalks.
2014-03-18 The new Earl Cox Photography web site replaces The Periodicity of Light site. This re-designed and re-organized site now focuses on a wide spectrum of photography portfolios. Within a Photographer's Journal (my blog) I intend to blend interesting images with the stories behind the images.
2014-04-05 A High Dynamic Range (HDR) section has been added to the Collections. While HDR images are scattered throughout the other galleries, this section will contain small galleries in which all the images are produced through High Dynamic Range post-processing.
2014-04-18 A collection of Apple iPhone galleries have been add to the Collections.
2014-05-28 I have added a Favorites selection to the main home page menu. These are pictures from many of the galleries that I particularly like. New images will be added every now and then. These are not the "best", they are simply photographs that I especially like for one reason or another.
2014-08-08 I am slowly adding EXIF data for the photographs in each gallery. The portfolio galleries as well as the Leica galleries (under Collections) have been updated. This is a slow and manually intense process that I am doing gallery by gallery.
2014-06-01 Vanishing Landscapes - A Documentary of the Late Twentieth-Century
A Call for Participants and Contributors
Along with fellow photographer Frank Carroll, I’ve recently been experimenting with bringing together black and white as well as nighttime photography (using organic light) in preparation for a long-time-in-getting-started Vanishing Landscapes project. I see this as an archival photographic project fusing archaeology, anthropology, and sociology – aimed at photographing today’s small towns, industrial complexes, rail and trucking hubs, and highways. The idea (as I see it now) is to study the shifts in demographics and urban development in an attempt to identify places that will be overrun with the explosions of population and development in the middle twenty-first century. We want to record the world as it exists today so that a record exists of that world in the future. Imagine, as an example, if someone had done this kind of photography in Las Vegas during the late 40s, and then into the 50s and 60s. All the old nightclubs are now gone, all the old streets lined with small stores and single-room casinos are gone, and nearly all images of the cars parked curbed side on South Nevada Boulevard (the strip) are gone. Well, instead of (or in addition to) photographing the same old commercial ghost towns, and desert landscapes, and sunsets, and deserted gas stations, and preserved steam engines – we are going to find small towns on the edge of the outward explosion of development and record their life, day and night, over, perhaps, a seven day period scattered throughout the year.
As a futurist, writer, and explorer of the impact of technology, I have pointed out to my publisher (who I’m trying to talk into funding a large part of this) that the demise of the internal combustion engine is rapidly approaching and our view of personal transportation is going to radically change. Look around us – the clutter of gas stations, new and used car dealerships, auto repair shops, the sprawl of suburbia, traffic lights, shopping malls, hours and hours of commuting bottlenecks, traffic fatalities, pedestrian fatalities, and a hundred other invisible artifacts of our current culture – are all going to go away (or be unrecognizably transformed) as we move to a society and a culture and a world architecture that replaces drivers with intelligent machines (already happening), mass ultra-high-speed transcontinental transportation offering on-demand services, and disposable, use-as-needed personal transportation devices powered by solar, electric, hydrogen, graphien, and technologies that we haven’t even thought about yet. And all of this is going to happen quickly. In terms of history, suddenly. Now is the time to record the world of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century before it is lost forever.
If you are interested, also visit Frank Carroll's wonderful photography site here, which includes Frank's southwestern perspective on vanishing landscapes including his work on railroad photography.
2014-06-18 The Great 2014 Myxomycete Hunt
A Call for Explorers and Naturalists
I am currently organizing a two or three day road trip, sometime in late August or early September, to the Great Smoky Mountains, west of Ashville, North Carolina, to photograph and (possibly) collect myxomycetes, or slime molds, as they are more popularly known. This is a BYOPEWV (Bring Your Own Photographic Equipment and Wit and Voice) trip and you will need some specialized equipment: macro (or micro) lenses, a ring flash for your lenses, a tripod arrangement that can support a camera close to the ground in sometimes wet, but almost always humid conditions, a good pair of thigh-high Wellingtons, and rain gear. A GPS unit for your camera would also be nice.
2014-08-08 Although an exact date has not be determined, I will be moving from south Florida back to the Redondo Beach area of southern California within the next 60 to 90 days. This will have an affect on my ability to continuously update my photographer's journal during this transition so updates may be few and scattered during this period.
Picture of myself in Ellicott City, Maryland © 2005 Ken Burington.