Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Concours d'Elegance 2016

Here's my director's cut from this years Concours d'Elegance, an annual car show that takes place at Ault Park in Cincinnati every June. I have always been a lover of vintage vehicles and this show presents some of the finest examples of the automotive arts to be seen anywhere. While i probably will never have the funds nor the inclination to collect cars on this level i can still "collect" photographically and satisfy both my urges to be around these awesome machines and make beautiful images of them at the same time.
While i shot this show more broadly on assignment i have focussed more on design details for this gallery with a special attention on hood ornament art. I hope you enjoy them as much as i do.

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Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance; Chrysler

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance


Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance; Packard

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance; Ford; Thunderbird

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance; Corvette

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance; Austin-Healey

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance; Pierce Arrow

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance; BMW

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance; Ferrari

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance; Corvette

Vintage Cars; Antique Cars; Automobiles; Ault Park; Concours d'Elegance; Corvette

All Photographs ©David Sorcher 2016



Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Still the Camera at Hand

I continue to find the iPhone camera a good visual exercise for my day to day photographic life. Maybe i'm just getting lazy with less commercial work on my plate lately. Perhaps i should start posting a picture of the day like my dear wife Veronica does, though i'm not sure i have her discipline. I'm pretty sure that i do actually take at least one photo a day even if it does sometimes takes me several weeks, if not months to post them, but somehow i fear that the obligation to get that daily pic up on social media might take a bit of the fun out of it. At least this next batch aren't nearly as long-in-the-can as the last group of iPhoneography i posted. These images were all shot within the last two weeks at least. 
You may have noticed that i have taken to titling my iPhotos lately, a practice that i believe i have picked up from my wife's work. She always gives her instagrams clever visual pun names, though admittedly she is far more literary than i am. Still, i find it an interesting exercise that adds a bit of fun and challenge to the work. 

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Change

Lot's Lilies

Wet Set

Colors for the Dead

Crossing Ground

Mother & Father Reunion

Empty Nest Syndrome

Family Affair

Fruit on Fruit

Grass Grave

Hook & Shadow

The Long Layabout

Level on the Level

Old-School Digits

Long Sun Down

Saving Shavings

Shadow Self

All Photos: ©David Sorcher 2016
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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Maritime Males

I really don't take a lot of pictures of people when i am up in Nova Scotia, which i find rather odd considering how much i really enjoy photographing people in other times and places in my life. A quick look at my website will tell you immediately that i am indeed primarily a people photographer. I suppose i am just so stimulated and overwhelmed by the natural beauty of the place that my attention is drawn away from the humanity that inhabits it. Perhaps i need to shift my focus just a wee bit and do more of this in the future. There are undoubtably countless stories to be told about Nova Scotia though the faces of her people. 
I recently went through a few years of files and worked up a few portraits that i found most appealing. I suppose if i dig deeper others will surface, but i have been meaning to put some of these up for a while and i think it's past time. I decided to focus first on the male of the species, so i will hopefully follow this up with a female entry somewhere down the line. These are mostly people i know, either relatives or friends, but there are a few randomly encountered strangers in this mix as well. 
It should be stated for clarification that these are not all males of Nova Scotia, but rather, males in Nova Scotia, though even the ones who don't live there have a strong love and connection to the place. There is something about the Maritimes that takes hold of you while you are there, regardless of where you actually call home. This place has a way of laying claim to your soul and making you hers, if not permanently, then at least during the time you spend there. 

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Nova Scotia; Portrait; Risser's Beach

Nova Scotia; Portrait; Risser's Beach

Nova Scotia; Portrait; Risser's beach

Nova Scotia; Portrait; Halifax; Harbour

Nova Scotia; Portrait; LaHave River; Ferry


Nova Scotia; Portrait; LaHave River

Nova Scotia; Portrait; Risser's Beach

Nova Scotia; Portrait; Risser's Beach

Nova Scotia; Portrait

Nova Scotia; Portrait

Nova Scotia; Portrait; Risser's Beach

Nova Scotia; Portrait; Risser's Beach

Nova Scotia; Portrait; Knot Man; Lunenberg

Nova Scotia; Portrait; Mahone Bay; Oxen

Nova Scotia; Portrait

All Photos: ©David Sorcher 2005-2015
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