Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Compassion Collection - Part One

For some time now I've wanted to do something with my photos besides post and exhibit them. That's why I created The Compassion Collection. Hopefully this will be an ongoing series of photographs offered for sale with ALL of the proceeds going to charity. I say hopefully, because I need you to help me make it work.
     Here's the idea. Today's photo, Esther's Lilies, is the first in a series of images issued in a limited edition of 6 prints. It's for sale at $40.00 for a 5" x 7" image, mounted in an 11" x 14" mat, ready for framing. ALL of the $40.00 will then be donated by me, to a shelter for abused women and their children. You collect an original photograph and together we help someone in need.
     To purchase a print and help save someone's life, send me an email for more details.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Overhead Projections - Part Five

© Larry Torno

When I go out looking for photo opportunities, it's always with an open mind and the anticipation of what I might find.
     In the case of Spider, it started with a sign for a park I'd never heard of. The directions lead through a winding subdivision with plenty of left and right turns that eventually deposit you into a nondescript parking lot. Off to the side was an overgrown ball field with a half-spherical batting cage. That was enough of an impression to get me out of the car and onto the grass to examine the architecture more closely.
     A lone cloud in the sky caught my eye and I waited for it to drift into the composition. It's a simple design with a pleasant balance of objects; just the kind of photo I like to create.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Untitled Series - Part One

© Larry Torno

Dragonscape is an image I found in one of my favorite locations. Two other posts from this same area included Ride with Traffic and Jaws. Each time I return to this spot, I find something new.
     As I exited my car on this hot, humid, summer evening, I was immediately overwhelmed by the sight of what I thought was a flock of birds. Instead, it turned out to be a swarm of 70 or so dragonflies darting back and forth just overhead, in somewhat of a frenzy. Once I got used to them being there, I began to wander around and found this single fly perched on a signpost. I like the silhouette of the insect and the delicate visual balance it maintains with the vertical post; its lightweight body and transparent wings resting on a solid steel pole.
     It is said that a dragonfly symbolizes "prosperity, good luck, strength, peace, harmony and purity." I prefer the myth that "dragonflies will seek out children who lie or are bad, and sew their mouths shut as they sleep."

Sunday, September 5, 2010

LTP | VISION Magazine - Issue 1


LTP | VISION Magazine is a new idea from Larry Torno Photo.
     I wanted a way to showcase my photos and create a design format that allows me to explore whatever catches my attention at the moment.
     Issue : 1 welcomes the return of Barbie as a stand-in model while I experiment with selective focus images.

Look for more LTP | VISION Magazine posts coming soon.

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