Tag Archives: South Carolina

Goth Photo Shoot

Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

Here’s a fun Goth inspired photo shoot with a model from South Carolina.

Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

I wanted to combine her look with gritty urban decay, so we shot at an old warehouse and peach shed both along a railroad. Notice the texture of the different surfaces and how it contrasts with her porcelain skin.

Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Beautiful portrait photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

I enjoy utilizing juxtaposition to create levels of interest–smooth/rough, delicate/strong, beauty/decay. There are a thousand combinations that could be included in photography.


All images copyright Notes Of Light~Photography, 2016.

Small Town Architecture

Architectural Photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Architectural Photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

Are the Main Streets of small towns the forgotten thoroughfares of our memories? Certainly they are not what they used to be: thriving arteries linking neighbor folk in their daily endeavors. For many years now, populations have chosen sprawl over centralized communities and the suburbs have boomed at the expense of small towns.

Architectural Photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Architectural Photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

Fortunately I’m beginning to see, in the American South where I live, a return to the towns and lives that were more associated with our grandparents’ than our parents’ generation. While life certainly may be more modern, there is a revitalization going on. Shop windows lining Main Street, facing the local railroad lines are being dressed up again for a new clientele. The structures are being spruced up, repurposed to fit our ideas of desirable economic function.

Urban decay photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett
Urban decay photography by Notes Of Light, Atlanta & Gwinnett

In my travels, in visits with family and friends, I get to witness some of these changes over time, and document architecture in its various stages of life. Here are some of my latest photographs–portraits of brick, mortar, and wood in small town USA–depicting Main Street at night, an awning of an art-deco styled building, and an abandoned peach shed by the railroad.