Green on Hand

Taken at a nearby festival. This is the hand of a wood carver. He carves small pieces of wood into bird wings. His hands indicate that he has been at this for quite sometime.

Grinding Hands

This is another in the series of photographs on hands. It shows one of the people in the Peters Valley Craft Center’s blacksmith shop class grinding a blade.

Pizza Chef – Color

Here is the color photograph that I took of the pizza chef that worked at the location where my wife Jane Ingram Allen had a month long residency. He was so used to my taking his picture that he began to ignore me. That is exactly what I wanted.

Pizza Cook

This is the second color photo that I transitioned to black and white. To get a strong black and reduce the blue I increased yellow to +40 and orange to +40 in the grey scale window in Photoshop CS6. I also increased the black and contrast in the RAW window. This seemed to work but others may have other suggestions.

Holding Hands

This photo was taken in Arusha, Tanzania. It was out side a church after one of the children were baptized.

Red Nails

Jane Ingram Allen taught paper making at the Santa Rosa Junior College. There were some very committed students. One had wonderful hands that had sparkly red paint.

Bamboo Craftsman

While at the Chenglong Wetlands International Art Project in Taiwan we visited a bamboo master who makes furniture. Here he is making a stool. For more information on this project go to http://artproject4wetland.wordpress.com