C&T Publications 50 States of Art - 2015 - Page 82

Tim Wilson – Virginia If my photos have a mission, it is this: capture everyday scenes and environments and present them in an interesting way. My images are not of the “touristy” variety though they may be of tourist destinations. I shoot what I like, what catches my eye, and what draws my interest. I use my camera as the extension of both what I see in front of me, and what I see in the final image. I use a photographic process known as HDR in a number of my images, including some of the monochrome ones, which gives them the saturated look that is not typical in everyday photos. Whether it is a known landmark (Main Street Station), a building (The Capital) you pass by every day, or a street you walk down, there are always views of the scene that I hope to capture that are fresh and unique, and that draw you into the image. To see things you know, and to remind you of those you have missed in your daily travels. have been told on a couple of occasions that “I make Richmond Look Good” Website: http://www.tawilsonphotography.com Here is my piece. It is called Smiling at You. Walnut Alley in Shockoe Bottom, looking towards farmers market. Quick Notes: Shockoe Bottom is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Richmond. Development began in this area in the late 1700's. Shockoe Bottom is in Richmond's Historic District and was the center of many of the auction houses where corn, coffee, tobacco, and other commodities were sold, including slaves. It was also home to Lumpkin's Jail, which enslaved African's called “the Devil's Half-Acre.” Patrick Henry gave his famous “Give me Liberty, or Give me Death” speech in Richmond in 1775 at St. John's Church. The first successful trolley system powered by electricity was established in Richmond in 1888. It was designed by Frank J. Sprague, an electric power pioneer. Richmond was the site of the world's first triple railroad crossing. The first television station in Richmond (CBS 6), was also the first television station south of Washington, D.C. 77