OK, I'll admit it... I am a Doors fan. Always have been. I never got to see them live because I was too young. And I wasn't allowed to listen to them (strict father). But I was a fan nonetheless. I finally did get to see The Doors (of the 21st Century) at the Roseland Ballroom in New York before I moved to Arizona, and even though it was only half the band, the show was still incredible.
Before I got interested in photography, and before my eyes went south, I drew. Mostly pencil and ink. Above are a few drawings from the late 1970s. I have not drawn again, ever since I made my first photograph with my father's Speed Graphic in 1981.
Now the fan part. I am looking for followers. I know there are some of you out there... I just don't know who. The first* person to sign up as a follower of this blog will receive a free vintage (printed in 1984) silver gelatin print of Two Trees in Snow, Pompton Lakes, 1984 (image size approximately 6.5x7.75") shown below.
Everyone* else who signs up as a follower before midnight March 31 will be registered in a random drawing for a free vintage print (printed in 1984) of Clouds #28, Pompton Lakes, NJ, 1984 (image size approximately 6.5x8.375") shown below.
I will contact the two winners** for shipping info. Good luck, and "Tell all the People that you see, Follow Me"! (from The Doors, The Soft Parade)
The Fine Print
*Members of Imageworks and Scottsdale Community College LF Photo class are not eligible as we regularly trade prints anyway. Limited to residents of the United States only due to prohibitive shipping costs.
**In the event an ineligible contestant wins, the next eligible person will be deemed the winner.
Richard Coda has been photographing since he was a teenager. In college he fell in love with images made with large format cameras. Starting with a 4x5" view camera, he soon moved up to an 8x10" camera and, most recently, has begun working with an 11x14" camera.
While he photographed landscapes early in his career, recently his work has focused on that which has been overlooked, forgotten, or looked at, but not seen. He finds compositions where others see the ordinary, or nothing at all. While concentrating on black and white for most of his career, Richard has found a new love for color, using color as the subject, while still retaining his classical aesthetic for form, line and tone.
Please visit his websites at www.rcodaphotography.com and www.pctype.com