Every Picture Tells a Story

With street photography, while the goal is to find storytelling photos in public, sometimes it’s not clear what the story is.  As this photograph attests.  (See more street photographs.)

Photography by Kenneth Wajda.

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Get Your Lowrider Motor Runnin’

Did you know there is a lowrider car culture including 200 cars right in Longmont?

There is and it’s on display at the Longmont Museum through May 14 at the Lowriders: Cars & Culture exhibit.

It’s one of the first-ever exhibitions to showcase lowrider culture. Lowriders are customized cars with chassis that have been lowered so that they narrowly clear the ground, and are bountiful in Colorado and rich with history.  This exhibition gives visitors a behind-the-scenes view of how these rolling works of art are created.

The lowriding lifestyle began in the Latino ethnic neighborhoods of Los Angeles in the 1950s.  Lowrider cars have had their suspensions altered or use extra-small tires and wheel rims to place the car lower to the ground.  The lifestyle draws inspiration from Latino culture–the vehicles are a way for each owner to express their style and honor their culture.

Lowriders: Cars & Culture features cars, custom bicycles, pinstriping and upholstery examples, old-school military hydraulics, vintage posters, magazines and historic accessories all related to the lowrider scene.

Photography by Kenneth Wajda.

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Visitors to the exhibit take in Fred Perez’s 1948 Chevrolet Suburban

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Car window accessories

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Jesse Rodriguez’ 1964 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport convertible

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Shaun Martinez’ Reaper Revenge lowrider bicycle

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Hydraulic suspension equipment

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A mirror shows the underside of this lowrider.

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Jose Carrillo’s 1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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Lowrider bikes and pedal cars.

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The Wise Photo Project

I AM BOULDER BUSINESS | The Wise Photo Project | Lyons Colorado | 720.982.9237

I create artful, magazine-style environmental portraits using real black and white or color film, create archival prints, matted, framed and ready for display. Traditional darkroom hand-printing is also available.

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These legacy portraits, printed and framed, will last for generations and are experienced on a daily basis in your home, on your walls.

Pixels are good for sharing, but they’re forgotten. Prints are for preservation.

Why film?

It’s a feeling.  I suppose, you either feel it or you don’t.  I certainly do.  There’s a magic in that silver, I tell you.  Now there’s a Tri-X negative in a sleeve that exists with that image.  And there is a print of each photograph in a frame, to savor those moments.

Because photography wasn’t meant to be for an instant to share, to check out on the back of a camera screen, or to post once on Facebook then bury, and be done with.  It was meant to save memories.

Film, printed and framed, does that for me.  Unlike anything else available.  Surrounding me in my house and office.  Changing frames out with different memories.  But all real, no electricity needed. Because I intend to make photograph for the ages, not just for today.

Legacy portrait sessions are $325. Prints are available in any size to suit your space. Professional framing and mats in various colors, woods or metals. Shoots are available in Denver, Boulder and throughout the front range and the western slope.Call 720.982.9237

 

The Look of Film

I AM BOULDER COLORADO

“Hey, you’re shooting film.  That’s old school.”
“I’m shooting film because it makes me take my time and I’m really enjoying it.”

“That’s cool.”
“I just figured out how to develop it and not lose any frames in developing.  So, I’m good.”

I teach film photography up in Lyons, Colorado, at the Lyons Photography Art Center, if you are interested in shooting film.  If you have an old SLR or other film camera around, here’s an idea.  Buy a roll of Tri-X black and white film with 36 exposures from Mike’s Camera.   Shoot one photo a month–the roll will last you three years.  At the end of three years, get it developed, and you will have a time capsule that will be so fun to see.