Category: Art

Reeds at the Sespe – Santa Clara River Confluence • Fillmore, CA 2013

November 19th, 2013 Permalink

Reeds at the Sespe – Santa Clara River Confluence • Fillmore, CA 2013   The Sespe and the Santa Clara Rivers meet just outside of Fillmore, CA. The sandy bottom is home to a lot of tall reeds and other plant life. Shot just before sunset.

Reeds at the Sespe - Santa Clara River Confluence • Fillmore, CA 2013
Reeds at the Sespe - Santa Clara River Confluence • Fillmore, CA 2013

 

The Sespe and the Santa Clara Rivers meet just outside of Fillmore, CA. The sandy bottom is home to a lot of tall reeds and other plant life. Shot just before sunset.

Fall Treeline • Fillmore, CA 2013

November 11th, 2013 Permalink

Fall • Fillmore, CA 2013 Reeds and bare trees by the Sespe River in Fillmore, CA. Fall skies and Fall colors right before sunset.

Fall • Fillmore, CA 2013
Fall • Fillmore, CA 2013

Reeds and bare trees by the Sespe River in Fillmore, CA. Fall skies and Fall colors right before sunset.

Dry Riverbed and Cat Tails • Fillmore, CA 2013

October 22nd, 2013 Permalink

Dry Creekbed and Cat Tails • Fillmore, CA 2013 Cat tails on the Sespe River in Fillmore. Being late in early Autumn, the riverbed is completely dry and the foliage is brown. Shot just after sunset, and texture for artistic effect.

Dry Creekbed and Cat Tails • Fillmore, CA 2013
Dry Creekbed and Cat Tails • Fillmore, CA 2013

Cat tails on the Sespe River in Fillmore. Being late in early Autumn, the riverbed is completely dry and the foliage is brown. Shot just after sunset, and texture for artistic effect.

Yuccas by the Sespe River

October 10th, 2013 Permalink

Yuccas by the Riverbed • Fillmore, CA 2013 A pair of dried yuccas by the Sespe River in Fillmore, CA. Sometime after sunset, the dry riverbed is in the background. Has a groovy textured effect applied to the image.

Yuccas by the Riverbed • Fillmore, CA 2013
Yuccas by the Riverbed • Fillmore, CA 2013

A pair of dried yuccas by the Sespe River in Fillmore, CA. Sometime after sunset, the dry riverbed is in the background. Has a groovy textured effect applied to the image.

Sycamores by the Sespe

October 9th, 2013 Permalink

Sycamores by the Sespe By the Sespe River in Fillmore, CA. A copse of sycamores stands beside a small footpath on the riverbank.

Sycamores by the Sespe
Sycamores by the Sespe

By the Sespe River in Fillmore, CA. A copse of sycamores stands beside a small footpath on the riverbank.

Manzanita and Yucca • Fillmore, CA 2013

October 5th, 2013 Permalink

Manzanita and Yucca • Fillmore, CA 2013   Here’s a nice little image from the Sespe. I like the contrast between the two plants, and I like the way the color of the sky came out an ominous gray. I shot the original image shortly after sunset, and the sky was a sort of bluish […]

Manzanita and Yucca • Fillmore, CA 2013
Manzanita and Yucca • Fillmore, CA 2013

 

Here’s a nice little image from the Sespe. I like the contrast between the two plants, and I like the way the color of the sky came out an ominous gray. I shot the original image shortly after sunset, and the sky was a sort of bluish gray to begin with. I stumble upon an area along the river bank where there seemed to be a lot of really old husks of cars strewn about. Perhaps it was a place where people dumped their trash a long time ago.

Pretty exciting – I’ve cranked out 3 of these images in the last couple of weeks.

My Slack Time Has Not Been Unproductive

October 27th, 2012 Permalink

So, I guess that I’ve been slacking way hard with this blog lately. I got really caught up on a really big web project that took months out of my life. I don’t think that I ever really recovered. That’s not to say that I haven’t been keeping up on my own projects. Just in […]

So, I guess that I’ve been slacking way hard with this blog lately. I got really caught up on a really big web project that took months out of my life. I don’t think that I ever really recovered. That’s not to say that I haven’t been keeping up on my own projects. Just in the last few weeks, I knocked out a few images for my Fillmore series. I’ve been kind of focusing on taking pictures of the town as well as the usual images of trees and farmland.

Pepper Tree by the Sespe River • Fillmore, CA 2012
Pepper Tree by the Sespe River • Fillmore, CA 2012 by Freekmagnet, on Flickr

Sunrise over an orchard outside of Fillmore, CA
Orchard Off Telegraph Road • Fillmore, CA 2012

Corner of Fillmore and Second Street, Fillmore, CA 2012
Corner of Fillmore and Second Street • Fillmore, CA 2012

A couple of images from this series will be in the upcoming Art About Agriculture show at the Santa Paula Art Museum. I very excited to have some of the images in that show. The exhibition opens in November, and I will post a more detailed announcement at a later date.

Ventura County Society of Abstract Expressionist Photography Group Show

September 7th, 2012 Permalink

Today we hung the show for the Ventura County Society of Abstract Expressionist Photography Group Exhibition at 643 A Project Space in Ventura, CA. The artist’s reception will be held on Friday, September 7 from 6-9 PM. The show will feature the work of not only myself, but of Hannah FitzGerald, John Nichols, Paulo Ruvalcaba, […]

The big show at 643 A Project Space

War on Graffiti by Jeremy Kirsch

Today we hung the show for the Ventura County Society of Abstract Expressionist Photography Group Exhibition at 643 A Project Space in Ventura, CA. The artist’s reception will be held on Friday, September 7 from 6-9 PM.

The show will feature the work of not only myself, but of Hannah FitzGerald, John Nichols, Paulo Ruvalcaba, Mark Luthringer and Tim FitzGerald. The show will consist of work ranging from traditional black and white prints to digital photography and 3D Videography. The artists work within their mediums to produce abstract imagery.

Don’t miss the Abstractionist event of the century!

634 A Project Space
643 N. Ventura Ave.
Ventura, CA 93001

$6 Cuts – Fillmore, CA

February 29th, 2012 Permalink

I decided that this one is done. It is sort of my first stab at extending my landscape series into the downtown area of Fillmore. Photographing Fillmore has been tough – I’ve been here about 6 years now, and I can’t help feeling that I have already taken the best shots of this town. Of […]

$6 Cuts, Fillmore CA

I decided that this one is done. It is sort of my first stab at extending my landscape series into the downtown area of Fillmore. Photographing Fillmore has been tough – I’ve been here about 6 years now, and I can’t help feeling that I have already taken the best shots of this town. Of course, this feeling is complete nonsense – there are infinite photos to be taken in any location regardless of where it is and I have just barely gotten started. Perhaps the solution is to try to keep expanding the boundaries of this project and continue shooting as much and as many subjects as possible.

War on Graffiti Redux

February 18th, 2012 Permalink

While in the throes of bookbinding delirium, I decided to bind a book of images from a series I shot about 10 years ago. Experiencing the backwash of one of the unfortunate hazards of the digital age, I came to realize that I had lost the original files and was left with only a few […]

War on Graffiti

While in the throes of bookbinding delirium, I decided to bind a book of images from a series I shot about 10 years ago. Experiencing the backwash of one of the unfortunate hazards of the digital age, I came to realize that I had lost the original files and was left with only a few small web images.

My solution was simple – I would re-shoot the entire series and bind the images as a new project. So-far so good. I’ve produced 20 rough images in 3 days.

War on Graffiti was my first digital photography project.