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Old Car City Workshop With Mike Moats

The images I Saw In My Head 


Last week I had a chance to attend a workshop with Mike Moats at Old Car City near Atlanta, Georgia. I had a wonderful time at this workshop and in very good company may I say.

Everyone in the group was a skillful and passionate photographer with their own vision. I enjoyed myself so much that if next year there is another one, I will go back for another fix. Mike thanks for the great workshop I will not forget this one.

Old Car City

Images Are First Created In Your Mind


When I shoot images, I always try to see in my head the final image. I often try to look at something that seems ordinary and see if I can’t to make it into something extraordinary.

Old Car City

Looking at rusty cars in a scrapyard is not necessarily inspiring to a lot of people but it’s what I saw in my head that makes it beautiful to others. As Mike said during the workshop, ” I bet you anything that if you look carefully, every car has something nice to shoot at ”.

Artistic vision is about the images we see in our head. The simplest thing such a s a small leaf or a rusted piece of metal  can become extremely beautiful and artistic if you look at it with your creative vision and style. It goes beyond rules and techniques. It’s about your inner vision and insights, your perception of what you find beautiful or what moves you.

The serie of images that I have placed in the Old Car City Gallery is not what I saw with my eyes but rather what I saw in my mind that could be created to express my vision and style. As they say  ” Beauty is in the eye of the beholder ” I did not see only rusted metal, I saw the most beautiful rusted cars in this world!

Click here to see the entire gallery

I hope you enjoy these images as much as I had taking them. Your comments are always appreciated and welcome.


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Famous Photographer Weekly Quote – Robert Frank

When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.
– Robert Frank


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Famous Photographer Weekly Quote – Ansel Adams


Ansel Adams Quote

Michel Nadeau

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The Famous Joshua Tree of The Mojave Desert

Joshua Tree – Red Rock Canyon

I was in Las Vegas for the last CES show, I visited Red Rock Canyon and I can only say that this place is a must see when you are in Vegas. I wanted to take a picture in the park of the famous Joshua Tree with mountains in the background and I did not see one that I like while I was in the park. Just outside the park, I came across one that really grab my attention. These trees are typically found in California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. You can see a dense forest of Joshua Tree in the Mojave National Preserve.

Joshua Tree

Joshua TreeRed Rock Canyon

I will certainly go back to make more pictures of this beautiful tree.

“One time I saw a tiny Joshua tree sapling growing not too far from the old tree. I wanted to dig it up and replant it near our house. I told Mom that I would protect it from the wind and water it every day so that it could grow nice and tall and straight. Mom frowned at me. “You’d be destroying what makes it special,” she said. “It’s the Joshua tree’s struggle that gives it its beauty.”
― Jeannette WallsThe Glass Castle


Michel Nadeau


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Famous Photographer Weekly Quote – Marc Riboud

Marc Riboud Quote

Michel Nadeau

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