December 31, 2011

Shaking It Off....

Forward...Back. David Hayes. 2011. Hipstamatic (Salvador 84 Lens, DreamCanvas Film.)

I think I've shaken it off. Those Christmas "wallows". Most of our Christmas decorations are down and put away. The tree will come down Monday...the outside decorations tomorrow. Tonight will be spent quietly at home...both daughters will be out for the night partying as they should. My wife and I will enjoy a nice dinner and each other's company...hopefully staying up 'til midnight!! Right now I'm sitting in our family room looking at the Christmas tree and listening to a recording of the Boar's Head Festival. Perfect.

My New Year's Resolutions are pretty simple...focus on my yoga and my art. Yoga is something I "discovered" last year and have found it to be a great source of energy and focus. My art is starting to focus and I feel I'm becoming more "fearless". Combining the two should make for an incredible year!! 

I have a list a mile long of art projects I want to dive into next week...but I know I need to take it slowly. I'm going back to my photography roots...resurrecting my darkroom and digging out my plastic cameras. I'm also going to explore Polaroid emulsion transfers....I just picked up a vintage Polaroid Land Camera with some Christmas money so I'm excited about starting this. I have a couple of online workshops that I signed up for dealing with digital art and photo transfers. Of course I have half a dozen paintings/mixed media pieces in various stages of completion sitting in my studio....

I'm also going to plunge deeper into iphoneography...if that's possible for me! I have close to 100 photo/graphic design apps...many that I don't know much about! (If they look interesting, I download them!!) So...beginning tomorrow, I'm going to start a multi-part i365 project. Every day I'm going to take a pic using a different app or combination of apps. I'll also take notes as to what I used and so forth...and then I'll post the pic and notes on my Flickr, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (r-images) pages. (This isn't as overwhelming as it sounds....most apps allow you to post to all these places simultaneously.) The really good pics will show up on my Blogger...probably a weekly thing. And....if this isn't enough....I'm going to create an old-fashion paper and paste notebook....a print of the each pic and handwritten notes.  Cool stuff, huh!!  ("Forward...Back" is just a taste of what's to come. I shot this at 12:00 noon today.... I like the symbolism it suggests of leaving the old year....entering the new....)

Finally, I'm going to start doing my collaboration blog project, "Dave's App Recipe Book" on a monthly basis. I'm hoping to do this on the third Wednesday of each month, which would make January's on the 18th. More to come on all of this soon!!

It is my hope that everyone has a great New Year's celebration and that 2012 be your best year...ever!!!

December 27, 2011

Wallowing in Christmas...

Self Portrait. David Hayes. 2011. Mixed Media. 6x6

Christmas has come...and gone. Just like that. As it always does. There are times when I wish Christmas would take FOREVER to get here like it once did. When I was a kid. seems to show up soon after Halloween. Don't get me wrong...I enjoy Christmas much so that it's hard for me to give it up once it does get here! Like right now... I should be doing other things. Instead I'm sitting in my family room, laptop on my lap (!) just so I can continue to enjoy our Christmas tree!! Listening to new music bought with Christmas iTunes cards. (Yeah...I do buy other things than apps! I did also buy some of those....)

In any case....I think I will continue to wallow in the Christmas spirit sort of thing for a couple of more days...and why not. Christmas only comes once a year!!

Oh...the January/February issue of Cloth.Paper.Scissors magazine arrived in my mailbox this afternoon. And...and....I discovered that my self portrait is featured along with many other great pieces! Always a thrill to have ones work published!!! So...if you get a check this out!!! (I created this using a bit of Pic Grunger and Word Foto...and old-fashion collaging. Meaning I did some cutting and pasting!!)

Have a great New Year celebration!! I should be out of my wallow by next week....maybe.

December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas...

Merry Christmas. David Hayes. 2011. (Instagram, WordFoto)

Merry Christmas to one and all!!

December 21, 2011


Fractured. David Hayes. 2011. Scratchcam

So....a bit bored the other day....I took my iPhone4 out to my backyard in search of....anything. I found these great textures and using the "regular" camera app, snap a bunch for further altering...and here's one of them.

Using the app Scratchcam, I first did a little cropping within the app to make it "square". Flipping first through the "scratches" I found one that I thought enhanced the existing texture. Then...flipping through the borders, I added a film-like border. Finally, I went to colors...and added the yellow filter. 

I think if I do this sort of thing again, I'd rotate the image so that the film border ran vertical vs. horizontal. But that's another day!!

And...just in case you're interested, you can also see this image in my Etsy shop!

I have a more Christmas-y posting in mind for Christmas Eve...but just in case I don't have a chance to write it...or you don't come back until's my wish that you and yours have a great holiday and a Happy New Year!!!

December 17, 2011

New Works....Colors

Thought I'd put up a quick post showing off my newest mixed media pieces. There are four in this series: Black. Blue. Red. Green. Each is 4x6 inches, created on canvas board panels. Each has common elements: paper, tags, copper wire, and corroded copper panels. I kept them simple, meditative. I hope you like them!

Black. David Hayes. 2011. Mixed Media. 4x6.
Blue. David Hayes. 2011. Mixed Media. 4x6.

Red. David Hayes. 2011. Mixed Media. 4x6.
Green. David Hayes. 2011. Mixed Media. 4x6.

December 14, 2011


View. Version 1 (9x12, mixed media on stretched canvas)

There seem to always be "rules" on what makes an artwork "good". And it's those "rules" that, if followed too closely, keep us all from starting a new piece. That blank page, blank canvas syndrome. "Like....what if it isn't good enough?!" head trip. And...we all have ways of working through this...some more successful than others! (A glass of wine and the proper music always seems to help me!!!)

In any case, one "rule" that I had to learn was that working with mixed media is that it can always be redone! (Same goes for painting with acrylic...a good coat of gesso and/or white paint cover a multiple of sins!!!) Once I accepted this "rule" as a's been easier for me to try things out...and to redo a piece if I need to! This is the case with "View".

I showed this on my blog a little while ago with a couple of other pieces and asked for feedback. And...while the other pieces received favorable comments, "View" was met with "damning with faint praise...". All of which I had to a agree with.... Version 1 is above. It really does need some help! So....I redid the slide image in the middle, "distressed" the background a bit more...and then added some "splats" that I feel tie the piece together...and help give it more of a "story"....

View - Version 2. 

View -Version 2. (close-up)
What do you think? Better? Worse? Still needs work? Maybe something in the lower box? I'm undecided although I do like the changes. (Oh...and looking at these pics, I have to state that the color and focus could be better...sort of rushed here...) 

I'm just finishing up four small collages...all part of a series. They're 4x6 inches and utilize some different elements...these I'm liking a lot! I should be able to post images of these next do check back in!!

December 10, 2011

Please, sir....

Please, David Hayes, 2011, WordFoto

Earlier this week, my wife and I ventured north for an early Christmas visit with her sister and her husband...who live on Torch Lake, Michigan...which is near Bellaire. The visit had several agendas: one was for the Christmas visit and merriment...the other to continue to check out the area. You see, we plan to move up to Traverse City...which is about 45 minutes to the east of Torch Lake...hopefully the early part of 2013. But this is a separate story....

We arrived at their house late Monday night and had an enjoyable dinner and visit. Tuesday was spent exploring more of Traverse City and that nearby area. Come Wednesday, they took us to visit Petoskey, Michigan which sits on Lake Michigan. It was a cold, snowy, blowy afternoon when we arrived in Petoskey but the town proved to be quite delightful!! Among other things, we discovered a shoe store like no other! Not only did it have all the right styles...but also all the sizes. Unheard of around were I live! was decorated with a wonderful assortment of vintage items...none of which were for sale. We spent sometime in here browsing...I didn't buy any shoes but did buy a hat and some socks...again...another story. But I digress from the main point of this posting...

Our first stop was the Crooked Tree Arts Center. This is a wonderful center that was showcasing the work of many northern Michigan artists as part of their holiday festivities. All of the work was tastefully displayed...and for sale. Now...thinking about my blog...and bringing home ideas for future pieces...I took out my iPhone and started taking snaps of some great assemblage works. It wasn't but a short moment later that I was approached by someone in the Center and asked not to take photos. I instantly apologized and put my iPhone away. (Please understand that there was no notice about photography in the exhibit area.) 

I have different thoughts about this policy. While I respect an artist's wishes not to have their work photographed, on the other hand I have no problem with the casual photography I was doing. I wouldn't mind my work photographed in this manner...feeling that a prospective buyer might want to take photos with them for future reference. So...I'm running another poll to check how you all feel about this. Do you approve of a no photo policy? Look to the right of this post...and vote!

We did end up buying two pieces...two tiles by Pat and Chip Denison of Denison Tiles. These are now hanging on our bathroom wall between our sinks. (The pics below were taken from this vantage point!)

Pat and Chip Denison
Pat and Chip Denison

November 30, 2011

First Snow

It snowed last night. Just a dusting. Gone within an hour. No where near what this picture from last winter's coming!!!

Besides, it is the Christmas season....and this does look like a Hallmark card....doesn't it?

Happy Wednesday!!!

November 28, 2011


"Forward" - TypeMpress

Those who know me, know that I can be somewhat cynical when it comes to life...I've seen enough to know that sometimes good guys lose and bad guys win...but they also know that I'm also a firm believer in karma. So maybe it appears that the good guys have lost, but in the long term there will be a positive pay-back. The same with bad guys winning...there will be a negative pay-back. Karma. (I've also been around long enough to have both happen to let me tell you....I do everything I can to avoid bad karma!!)

The long and short of all of I must have accumulated quite a bit of good karma recently as I found out on Saturday that I had been awarded the Liebster Blog Award by blog friend, Amy Duncan (or amyd...) whose blog, Four Corners Design, is something incredible. I am always amazed by the quality of her photography as well as the energy and creativity in her projects. So to have been awarded this recognition by Amy is quite an honor and for which I once again say Thank You!

The Liebster Blog Award, as I understand it, originated in Germany and recognizes up and coming bloggers and is meant to showcase those who have fewer than 200 followers. (Liebster means "favorite" or "dearest" in German.) This is done in the spirit of pay-it-forward. I accepting this award, I agreed to:

  • Thank the person that gave me the award and link back to their blog. 
  • Copy and paste the award to my blog.
  • Reveal the 5 blogs I have chosen to award and let them know by commenting on their blog.

So...without further ado, here are the five bloggers whose work and whose blogs always leave me inspired to do more! Please make sure to visit each of these blogs and show your support!!

November 23, 2011

Questions, questions, questions....

Blank Canvas, David Hayes, 2011

As of late I've been questioning where to best spend my time as an artist. You see, I run two Etsy shops: Clearer Reflections, where I show my mixed media and painting pieces, and Reflective Images, where I show my photography. Running these two shops takes time each day to keep them current and to do what marketing I can to stand out from the competition. (And there's lots of that!!)

I also have a Blogger blog (this one...), a Tumblr, a Flickr, a Twitter account, a Facebook page...and have just started a WordPress blog and another Tumblr...both of which need more work before I "unveil" them.  Naturally all of these sites take a fair amount of maintenance and following. I do these sites not only to market my wares but also to keep up with what's going on in the world and art. (I can get lost for a long time on Tumblr!!)

Now...along with all of the above, I'm constantly doing something in my studio. Currently I have three big canvases will be a figurative study ( old-fashion over-the-bar nude!) and the other two will be a abstract diptych. Then there's my photography and a dozen or so other projects waiting in the wings. LIFE always takes a big part of the day...and ever since I discovered the "Angry Bird" app for my iPhone...hours can be lost here! (Crazy birds!!!)

So...I guess what I'm getting at is this. Where should I best spend my marketing efforts? However...that's not the question I'd like to pose to you all. Instead I'd like to try my hand at my first POLL and direct your attention to the right sidebar where you should find two questions. The first is "Why do you buy art?" and the second is "Why do other people buy art?" If you could take a moment to click your responses, I'd be most happy!! It is answers to these questions that will help me with my marketing effort thoughts...

Oh...the picture above was created by first taking an overhead shot with my iPhone camera of the blank canvases that I'm using for my diptych. I then used the editing feature in the camera app to reposition and crop it on a diagonal. I then opened the FX Photo Studio App and applied the Noir Blue filter...tweaking the settings a bit to get the color and contrast I wanted. What do you think?

And yes...have a great Thanksgiving and holiday weekend!!!

November 18, 2011

First Showing

I usually don't do this...put pictures of my newest canvases out there for public crit.'s time to do this sort of thing....

I'm not even sure they're "finished"...yet I think they are. I haven't given them titles or even put the final protective coat on them. It's like I want to see if they make it through the night...

If you would...take a look at these...and let me know what you think. Are they "done"...or do they need more? More of what? Less of something else??

Each of these works are 9x12 inches, done on stretch canvas. Mixed media works...but mostly acrylic...

Thanks for taking a look...even more thanks if you take time to crit....

Painting #1, David Hayes, 2011

Painting #2, David Hayes, 2011

Painting #3, David Hayes, 2011

Painting #4, David Hayes, 2011

November 13, 2011

What My Grandma Missed!

What My Grandma Missed!, David Hayes, 2011

This post is really about the app I used to create this pic, PicFrame, but first the story behind the pictures...

My grandfather, who has been dead for quite sometime, was quite the outdoorsman...hunting and fishing whenever he got the chance. Fishing mostly. His garage was filled with his, tackle, rod, reels, etc. etc. It was his dream to retire to Florida and fish. Unfortunately, soon after he retired, cancer got him. (I suppose the moral here is not to smoke...but also "do it now!") In any case, on the walls of this "man-cave" where hung pinups of all shapes and sizes. Nothing obscene or least by today's standards...just like the ones above. However, my grandmother was not too happy about this  "art collection"! She wouldn't let her grandsons go out to the garage...although we always found a way...

The story is that soon after my grandfather's passing, while dealing with everything in the garage, my grandmother took down all the pinups. At least that's what I thought. Several months ago, while retrieving her storm windows from the garage, I stuck my head into a small corner storage closet in the back of the garage...and there on the door...where these lovely ladies!! Seeing a "photographic moment" I whipped out my trusty iPhone and took snaps. I left them there...for now. And didn't say a word to my Grandmother. She is 100 years after all...and I don't want her running out to pull these down as well!!

Okay...story over. Now on to the app...

There are any number of ways using Photoshop or Photoshop-like softwares and what are known as "actions" to group images together into frames. Which all work quite well. But this means you have to transfer your iPhone images to your computer to do this. Not what I want to be doing...being the "purist" (lol) and wanting to do everything "in-camera", I started looking for framing apps. I did find the app Diptic which is good, but somewhat limited in formatting options. Just recently, I discovered PicFrame. This app offers a lot more frame options as well as adjustment options for each frame. It also has this neat ability to let you put labels into your frames. It costs a little more than Diptic, but I feel it's worth the price. create, "What My Grandma Missed!" I picked the three-window frame you see, inserted the pics of the pinups, that I had cropped earlier using PhotoStudio, into each window. I then played around with the corners as well as the size of each window...making the center window just a little bigger. Going to the label function, I created and inserted the two labels you see. Simple as that!

PicFrame allows you to save to your camera roll as well as share to Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, and Twitter.

There you have it. Give this one a look. And, please....don't tell my Grandmother that these ladies are out in her garage!!! 

November 9, 2011

Key. Board.

Key. Board., David Hayes, 2011

It's been a busy last couple of weeks....can't say I've done anything amazing...just dealing with life. Which has been good. Just busy. So I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. I'm working on four mixed-media canvases right now...9x12's. Two of them are "done"...just sitting on the shelf  for contemplation before I show them. The other two are in progress...both giving me problems as to where to go next. Although I did solve one issue this afternoon so I might just be on the right track....again.

I've also been exploring and playing around with new apps. Naturally. So I wanted to show you one that I've been having fun with as of late. (There's a second one that I'll save for my next posting and a third that I haven't played with that one will wait.) 

The first app is called ScratchCam. While I first discussed this app a bit in my last post, the fact that this app gives some dynamite vintage and grunge filters as well as great textures makes it worth looking into again.

In my pic, "Key. Board.", I took a straight shot of old piano keys, then applied ScratchCam's folded paper texture. Then...I played around with the "scratch" and "grunge" filters until I found a combination I liked. (No...I don't remember which ones...I was in my zone and didn't bother to write this down!!) While this app has great effects, it is somewhat limited in where it lets you share your finished work...but it does let you Twitter and Facebook. (You can also follow them on these two sites.) The really cool thing is that right now...for a limited time (of course) can get this app for 50% off! I bought it at full price...and would do so again...but heck, get it at the discount!!!

So check this one out...and look for my next post in which I'll show you an app that helps you showcase your work!!

October 29, 2011

Dave's Apps Recipe Book - First Edition

Apps. We all have them. One is never enough. There's always another one to have. Then there's those in-apps "updates". After awhile they all blur together. You find that you many? Too many to really know what to do with them! Which is why I'm starting "Dave's Apps Recipe Book" give us all a chance to share our favorite "recipes" we used an app or apps to create an image. Welcome to the First Edition of my recipe book!!

Here's the deal....admit to your appoholicism and post on your blog, Flickr site, or Tumblr site a photograph you took with your iPhone/iPad/Android camera....and the app or apps you used to create it. Be specific on how your image came about. What did you do first, second, and so on to create it. Then email the link to me so I can add you to the list. There's no minimums/maximums to the apps used...or even to the subject matter. I'll be adding to the list not only today, but for as long as people send me links! Have any questions...please email those to me as well! (My email address is: clearer reflections (at) hotmail (dot) com.)

Make sure to visit your fellow app-oholics to check out their recipes and to let them know how much you appreciate their sharing. Take notes...I plan to!! Also, please check back here often to see who's joined in the fun! 

The links will be numbered so you can keep track of what you have seen.

To start things off, here's my pic...and how I created it!!

First, here's the original snap I took using the "regular" iPhone camera. This was taken at an "antique mall"...the lighting was terrible and I just grabbed the shot to work with later....

And here's the final shot! I kept it simple this time...working only in Scratchcam. I didn't do any cropping, feeling that it really didn't need it. I didn't use their randomizer" function, instead I went for the "Edit" button! I played around with the color layer first....then I added the folded paper layer....and finally a scratch layer. While I played around with the adjustment slide, I decided just to leave the layers the way they came. Not a complicated "recipe"...but I do like the results!! I saved this to my camera roll...and then sent it on its way to Twitter and Facebook!! 

Enough of my recipe....without further is the First Edition of Dave's Apps Recipe Book!

October 27, 2011

Cincinnati Flea - American Can Factory Edition

Trailer Queens, David Hayes, 2011 (Instagram)

This past Saturday, we ventured forth to "Northside" ....a neighborhood of Cincinnati that we normally don't go to...too far removed from where we live. It takes something special to get us to go places outside our norm...and this was it! The Cincinnati Flea was having a special edition at the newly renovated American Can we had to go!!

Saturday was a beautiful fall day.....sunny with clear, crisp air....and we arrived just at opening so had no problems with parking. It didn't take long for the venue to fill and soon the whole place was vibrating with positive energy from everyone there. We had a chance to talk with old friends while visiting all the vendor spaces...and I even ran into a former teaching colleague and student!! 

We ended up not buying much...just a few trinkets and some "designer cupcakes" for dessert that night. I did take lots of pictures with my iPhone and Nikon...but the ones from my Nikon were all blurring! It looks like I had forgotten to change a setting, so the auto-focus was screwed up!! In any case, here are some pics taken using either the Hipstamatic or Instagram app. Can you tell the difference???

All in all, it was a great way to spend the morning! While I liked Cincinnati Flea's downtown location, I must admit that I enjoyed this venue a great deal...and hope they return here sometime!!

Just a online collaborative project, "Dave's Apps Recipe Book" is this coming Sunday, October 30th. I hope you're planning to join in!! For details about this great opportunity to show and tell, click here!

October 25, 2011

Reminder: Online Collaborative Project

Attic, David Hayes, 2011

Just a reminder to everyone....

This coming Sunday, October 30th, I'm hosting a online collaborative project on this blog, Clearer Reflections, that focuses on giving iphoneographers/ipadographers a chance to show off their work as well as share their favorite app(s) "recipes"...telling us how they created a pic.

Check out the details at: Hope to see your work come Sunday!!

If you have questions, please email me at: clearerreflections (at) hotmail (dot) com.

October 20, 2011

Dave's Apps Recipe Book Project

"Screenshot" - Infinicam - Autochrome (Q5E-23G8)
One of the reasons I switched to an iPhone this past spring was because of its photo/video apps. Okay...the only reason I switched.... Since getting my iPhone I have accumulated close to 100 of these apps and find myself adding to the list every week. Many of these I use often but I have to admit that most I haven't used since I downloaded them! (I suppose the subtitle of this post could be called, "So many apps, so little time...) Some day soon I will start figuring out what to do with them all...some day soon...

I have been a loyal follower of Seth Apter's blog, The Altered Page, for quite sometime. His blog is known, among many things, for the collaborative projects he hosts. It has been my pleasure to participate in many of these...not only do I get a chance to have my work seen by a host of wonderful artists, I also gain so much from what everyone shares. I have also felt that at some point I needed to "pass it forward" and so in this spirit, I would host my first online collaborative project. 

One week and several days from today, on Sunday, October 30th, Clearer Reflections will host the first chapter of "Dave's Apps Recipe Book Project", an online collaboration. Please leave a comment on this post if you would like to participate. 

All you need to do are two things. First, post an image on October 30th on your own blog of a pic you created using a iPhone/iPad/Android-based phone camera and apps. Your pic can be of any subject and you can use any app(s) you wish...the only stipulation is that your image must be done all "in-phone".  Secondly, along with your image, also tell us how you created it. Be specific...give us your "recipe"! Did you use a single app...or did you use several apps? Give us the step-by-step recipe so that if we like what you did, we could use your "recipe" to create our own image. There are no minimums or maximums to how many apps used...just make sure to tell how and when you used each.

On the 30th, I will post a list of all participating photographers on my blog so that you can be sure to find all the links to all the "recipes". Please (and this is important!) email with a link to your post when it goes up so I know to add you to the list of links on my blog!!! My email address is: clearerreflections (at) hotmail (dot) com.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's favorite recipes...and hopefully this is just the first chapter of this "book". Also, please feel free to let your readers and anyone else you may know who might be interested about this project. The more who participate, the better!!!

October 18, 2011

Madness II

Madness II, David Hayes, 2011

Just a quick post...this one was done using Photo Studio HD. While I can show you the original photo, I neglected to save each step I took while editing it in Photo Studio....and will have to admit that I don't remember exactly what I did!! In any case, I thought that I'd share this with you all given how close it is to Halloween!!!

Here's the original image:

A bit of cropping was first applied, then several different filters/effects to get that x-ray feeling...then a frame effect at the end. I'm going to have to go back and see if I can duplicate this...just so I remember for the future. I'll let everyone know what I come up with!!

October 2, 2011

I have been a participant in the 5th edition of The Pulse - The State of the Art, a collaborative project by Seth Apter of The Altered Page.  The Pulse  is a survey in words and pictures of the online artist community. There are more that 130 of us participating who have answered a series of questions that make up the Pulse.

This edition is now into its second project, "Technique and Tools". For this project, we were asked: "The one technique or tool that you cannot live without is..." My response to this  question is included in today's posting...which is exciting! Along with my response, Seth has added links of his own choosing to "...sometimes to products, sometimes to videos, sometimes to the artist's own work, and sometimes to something unexpected. Even the contributors do not know what I will be linking to!" (Apter).  I am real curious what link(s) he's added to my response!! To read my here.

Do stop by his blog and check out not only my response but those of the other participants featured today. And...once again, a big thank you to Seth for doing this for all of us!! You are the greatest!!

September 27, 2011

Photographers of Etsy Team Blog: Wandering Eye

Wall, David Hayes, 2011
My photo, "Wall" is included in this collection! I'm very excited by this to say the least!!

Photographers of Etsy Team Blog: Wandering Eye: Well hello, and welcome back! When we last visited, a couple months ago, the Wandering Eye had settled on Black and White images. This tim...

September 26, 2011

Before...and After....

I have received (and continue to receive!) so many wonderful comments about the pics I posted for the Stacking project that I thought it might be fun to do a quick post showing the befores...and the afters of each photograph. I'm not going to discuss how I did each...just they where all taken with a Nikon D90 camera (RAW files) and edited using Photoshop CS4 and layers...things like contrast, saturation, black and white, etc. No real "recipe"...mostly by the seat of my pants which is the way I like doing things....

Book 20
Book 20, David Hayes, 2011(Before)

Book 20, David Hayes, 2011 (After)

Book 21
Book 21, David Hayes, 2011 (Before)
Book 21, David Hayes, 2011 (After)

Book 25
Book 25, David Hayes, 2011 (Before)
Book 25, David Hayes, 2011 (After)
I feel that the "before" images have a beauty and power all of their own...just as do the "after" images....each showing the decay and change  that this book went through. Looking at each, I also feel that they stand on their own as a statement...different statements and impressions. Which is the power of photography!

I hope you like these....have a great week!!