I took these photos back in December of last year and stumbled across them again cleaning out my Lightroom catalogue. I'd posted a couple in black and white and had always meant to post more, specifically ones in color. So here they are, finally.
When I moved to Rhode Island, I didn't see many of these. Coming back to California, I've realized how characteristic they are of this time of year in the suburbs. Like (probably) most suburban Californian children, I would go to these stands on the 3rd of 4th with my dad who I would then attempt to talk into getting the biggest pack of fireworks available for us to set off with whichever relatives we were visiting that year.
I came across this particular stand at the back of a massive Walmart parking lot in your typical massive stucco strip mall; a classic TNT booth location.
Happy 4th of July.
I recently took a late night stroll around Davis to capture the eerie stillness of a suburbia asleep, which will become part of my "Yolo" project documenting the county. These are my three favorite shots.
Through the month of January, my photography will be hanging on the walls of The Good Scoop in Downtown Davis as part of the 2nd Friday ArtAbout! Come and see my show "A Little Tomato": a black and white photography study exploring the milieu of the city of Davis, or view the digital version on my website. And don't forget to snag a scoop of organic ice cream while you take the self guided tour of eight black and white images. Show pieces as well as re-prints are also available for purchase on my Square store.
One of my favorite things about this time of year in Yolo is the late night/early morning fog. I went out and photographed these scenes at about 5-6am a couple days ago. I might post some color shots to go with these...