Wednesday, June 27, 2007

{ Fredericksburg, VA } Clocks.

More daily work.

This man is 92 years old. He bulit anti-aircraft guns in WWII, helped build the atomic clock, and so on...

Both he and his wife seem as healthy as ever. I couldn't help thinking about the fact that maybe the time, dedication, and precision he brought to his work carried over into his health. Our bodies are alot like clocks in the end I guess.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

{ Fredericksburg, VA } Mink Coats.

This is a jumping off point to a project I will be working on for the time I am in the land of Sprawl. I am going to focus on land transformation, culture and the lifestyle found in suburbs.

...wierd i know...

Monday, June 25, 2007

{ Fredericksburg, VA } The War.

Rabinowitz_FirstWeek009, originally uploaded by noahrabinowitz.

The war rages on in Fredericksburg.

What war would you think people were referring to when they say "The War?" The Iraq war and maybe World War II right?

Nope. The war of northern aggression is still "The War."

{ Montross, VA } Ribbon Cutting.

Ribbon_MG_4698_tone, originally uploaded by noahrabinowitz.

The most exciting thing about the cutting was the color of the ribbon...

A lumber supply company opened a new Bio-Mass Renewable Feul Operated Wood Drying Kiln, which was pretty amazing. They used the waste from their lumber plant to create energy in high temprature kilns.

The Chairman of the Board for the company began a diatribe about the evils of restricting the use of forest resources. Maybe he knew something I didn't, but that seems like a dangerous statement.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

First Four Days

I put together an edit of the first few days of shooting. I am not doing this every week its way too much work.

click HERE...

Friday, June 22, 2007

{ Stafford, VA } The Paines.

paine_MG_3559_tone, originally uploaded by noahrabinowitz.

I met a nice couple yesterday. Mrs Paine here was very proud of her new tailer.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

{ Fredericksburg, VA } Hang On.

lo0622SummerNSR_4, originally uploaded by noahrabinowitz.

Gustavo Rodriguez, an employee at the Lamar Company, installs a billboard on U.S. Route 1. Rodriguez has been with the company for about four years. He replaced nine billboards on June 21, 2007.

"It's a hot one today huh?"

"Nah man. I'm Puerto Rican. I live for this weather."

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

{ Fredericksburg, VA } Construction.

const_MG_2853_tone, originally uploaded by noahrabinowitz.

There seems to be alot of construction and suburban sprawl in the area.

Monday, June 18, 2007

{ Fredericksburg, VA } Welcome.

051807_rabinowitz041_tone, originally uploaded by noahrabinowitz.

So I made it across the piedmont.

I made the mistake of driving across the mountains, from Ohio to Virginia, in the middle of the night. The map I had made it out to seem as if it was a straight shot. It wasn't.

After nearly 6 hours of hair pin turns, fog and eerie little towns, I arrived safe and sound in Fredericksburg.

Oh feature hunting. I don't think there will much more of this but who knows.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

{ Fort Ancient, Ohio } Sailing.

Dad_2_web, originally uploaded by noahrabinowitz.

My dad just bought a little sailboat to tool around in. He has always wanted one. He refuses to call it a mid-life crisis purchase.

But it sure is better than a Harley.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Tattoo | Rich-Joseph Facun

Check out Rich's recent portrait essay called "Tattoo You: Skin Treasures." It is really beautiful and insightful. Rich is a Staff Photographer at the Virginian Pilot.


click HERE...

Monday, June 11, 2007

{ Cincinnati, Ohio } Paul Kopp.

paul_MG_1884_tone, originally uploaded by noahrabinowitz.

This is my buddy Paul. I photographed Paul for his new album release under the name of "Venegas." Paul has always been a talented, sensitive, and humble dude.

I grew up with him here in Cinci and we were in a few bands together. Him on drums and me on guitar. The more I catch up with the guy I realize that he is taking the path that I would most likely be taking if I had not of stubbled into my camera.

He said he "wants what I have." I realized I felt the same for him. The grass is greener.

I found comfort in realizing I might put down my little black box and still feel my life, just maybe through strings instead of lenses.

click here to see a few MORE...

Friday, June 08, 2007

{ Athens, Ohio } Songs for the Deaf.

weddingparty_MG_0949_tone, originally uploaded by noahrabinowitz.

Music was blaring, specifically "YMCA" and people were dancing. They looked like they were having the time of their life.

The famous deaf twins were the flower girls at Matt and Melissa's wedding ceremony. Later, they were the life of the party at the reception.

click here to see Matt's Story...

{ Athens, Ohio } Vibein'.

postwedding_MG_1153_tone, originally uploaded by noahrabinowitz.

Friday, June 01, 2007