Lee Halvorsen | Blog

My art is the fusion of time, place, context, light, and story all in one "view." I really don't think of my photos as things "captured" or "shots taken" but rather at least three stories frozen in a single moment: my story, the story of the content in the photo, and the story of the people who may see the photo. 

I tend to move at a slower pace than most so that I have time to notice the little things that often I, and perhaps others, sometimes take for granted.


 

B&O Railroad Museum

August 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Several months ago I went to the B&O Museum. The place was amazing...amazing because they have real locomotives from the steam days and the diesel days and they are massive. What used to keep America going...that's the train. In fact, the rail was really what ignited the migration westward. Growing up in South Dakota, we depended on the railroad for so many things. Most of the rail is gone now or a shadow of what it was 50 years ago. I really enjoyed this place and will go back again this fall.


Ron Hicks Project

August 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

A couple of weeks ago I went to the Forklift First Friday Festival and listened to this awesome band, The Ron Hicks Project. To say that they made some truly magic music would be an understatement of Biblical Proportions, they had the place rockin'!!  They are playing at the Blues Festival at the Ritchie Coliseum on November 10!!

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Tysons Corner

August 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I'm not able to get out for a while and so am looking back at past photos to convert to high contrast black and white. These are some I took while walking among new buildings in the Tysons Corner area. That place is growing super fast especially now that the metro is there and if Amazon would pick that particular "corridor" of the area, wow, gridlock!

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Community Forklift

August 04, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Last night I went to Community Forklift's First Friday! They stay open late, have a live band, food, a pop up bar, special market sales from local folks, and a sale on everything they have! They do this the first Friday of every month from May through September so you have time to attend one more. They're in business for a great cause, they have LOTS and LOTS of very useful stuff and the First Friday thing is just fun!!! I was there early...heavy rain and terrible rainy-day traffic going through DC...so there weren't a lot of people, although more were coming in as I was leaving. Just a fun evening. These are a few of the shots of folks I met and things I saw.

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DC Walkabout

July 28, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I was taking a class from Greg Holden of Capital Photography Center in downtown DC. He was teaching "Seeing in Black and White" which was a mix of lecture, discussion, and then, he went with us to the street. We visited Lafayette Park just across from the Whitehouse to experiment with finding the right subjects and content for B&W photos. I think I took a fairly even mix of people and things but these five rose to the top and they are all of people. I'll post more in the days to come of buildings and objects but thought these people were quite notable.

 

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