"For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication." Friedrich Nietzsche

Saturday, November 18, 2017

YOWSER

©Andy deBruyn

The internet doesn't do this justice...but in print. Yowser!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 13, 2017

CITY COUNCIL SHOOT

Got up at 6 this morning, had my usual espresso to get the wiring in my head going. Threw some gear in the car and off to City Hall to photograph the Cedar Park City Council with recently added new members. 

The shoot was scheduled for 8am. I was there last Friday setting up a couple of lights to make sure I would be ready for such an early morning shoot.

They were all such troupers! Smiling that early!! Repeatedly!!


They were looking for three different looks to choose from...so here they are.   




©Andy deBruyn

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

TO THOSE WHO SERVED

©Andy deBruyn

My dad, who is still pretty much a bright sharp cookie at 95 in front of the Veteran's Memorial in Cedar Park. Dad served in WWII, Africa, Sicily, Italy and the forgotten war, The Korean Conflict.

To my Dad and all those that have served and paid the price. Happy Veterans's Day.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

ONE BY CANDLE LIGHT

©Andy deBruyn

This is what happens when I watch too many period pieces on Netflix and Amazon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

SWEDISH TEA RING

©Andy deBruyn

Every year around this time my wife starts to make the Swedish Tea Rings. Usually for Thanksgiving or Christmas or both since we like them so much.

Here it is fresh and hot from the oven before the icing. I think it looks great like that all brown and toasty with just a hint of brown sugar oozing out.

It makes the whole house smell wonderful, too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

DIGITAL PREMIES





©Andy deBruyn

These four images are from 2009, the first year I started shooting with a digital camera. Prior to that, I had been shooting film for some thirty plus years. So I was still in an experimental stage....probably still am...with digital there's pretty much an open space to explore.

Check out Joey Monsoon's work...example at bottom of blog.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 3, 2017

REFLECTION

©Andy deBruyn

Sundown reflected on pond.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 30, 2017

RANDOM FABRIC

©Andy deBruyn

Textures on my couch.

A sweatshirt, a fluffy blanket, and a vest.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

REACHING PURPLE

©Andy deBruyn

It seems like the purple is just reaching skyward.

Thanks for stopping by.



Friday, October 27, 2017

THE OL' GUMSHOE

©Andy deBruyn

I have been searching my files like a cheap gumshoe. Just throwing these images out there to see
what I think now and perhaps in a couple of weeks.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

MY HANG UP

©Andy deBruyn

Sometime in 2018 I will have a showing...a hanging if you will. Selecting which images to hang will be tough as my catalog goes back fifty years!

...and not all flower shots...even though they are my favorites.

Click to isolate on black.

Thanks for stopping by.

START ME UP

©Andy deBruyn

I have to have my coffee in the morning...no coffee...no me. I don't drink it at any other time but the day doesn't start til I have a cuppa java.

I alternate between my French Press and the Bialetti. That's about 14 oz vs 3 oz. I like it black and strong, you know like a swift kick to the brain.

This morning was a Bialetti morning. I think as we get to colder temperatures the Bialetti gets more service.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

JAZZ ON MAIN


©Andy deBruyn

A couple of images from this year's Jazz and Art on Main in Cedar Park. I shot in color but wanted to see if I could play around with the black and white converter in Nikon software. Going for that "Giuseppe Pino" - "David Redfern" look.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, October 23, 2017

OH BOY KOI


©Andy deBruyn

I haven't posted anything new since last week...been too busy...with family, car, teeth, etc. What's up with dentists charging a bazillion dollars for anything they do?

These images from the Koi pond are from about two years ago.


Because my shutter finger is getting itchy I will be out there soon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

FM

©Andy deBruyn

One of the roads that reminds me of Kerouac...just an old farm to market in Rockdale country. If you open your window you'll hear that gravelly sound churning underneath.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 13, 2017

IT'S THE LIGHT

©Andy deBruyn

It's all about light. It's a mystery. Solving it makes it all so much fun.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A CHILL TO COME

©Andy deBruyn

Pretty chilly this morning. I immediately thought of whats to come. This image was taken mid November just as the leaves were turning.
Time to get out the warmer threads.

A wider shot.


Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 6, 2017

THE LAST OF THE MONARCHS?

©Andy deBruyn

I was at the long end of the 120mm lens - this is as close as I could get without it flying away. I'm sure my presence was not appreciated. I could crop but I think I've only cropped...maybe...a big maybe...5% of my shots. Plus I love the contrasts.

Took this about two hours ago...noonish.

The monarchs seemed to be dwindling...perhaps a new wave is on it's way.

Corrrection - I believe this is a Swallowtail - must have had Monarch on the brain.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A YEAR AGO THIS MONTH

October of last year I had the opportunity to work with Kenneth Wayne Bradley, a most fine actor.
The Leftovers, Longmire, Rich Kids. I worked on a very good short film with him back in 2006 called "Junior", by director Allison Cook.

My idea was one light...and emotion...I think we nailed it!





                                                 KENNETH WAYNE BRADLEY

Again, a huge shout out to Ken for going along with the idea!

Images ©Andy deBruyn

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

AUSTIN SMALL BUSINESS EXPO

I was contracted to capture some images from the Powerteam International's participation at the Small Business Expo held in Austin yesterday.
Every speaker was excellent - Great group!! 

                             Bill Walsh - "America's Business Expert"  Super dynamic speaker!












All images ©2017 Andy deBruyn

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

MONARCHS ON THE MOVE



Ok, the annual monarch migration has begun. Every year about this time the monarchs from the north, as far north as Canada start to migrate south toward Michoacan forests in Mexico.
I captured these beautiful specimens on Saturday.



All images ©Andy deBruyn 2017

Thanks for stopping by.