FCC Meeting and Event Calendar
February 2022 Program Meeting
February 9, 2022 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Focus Program Meeting – Presentation by Ken Smith on Creating Nostalgic Looking Images
Ken will be discussing what he does to create nostalgic looking images from real life scenes like the ones mentioned below, to WWII scenes, to even traveling with up to 17 different vintage bicycles throughout the US placing them in landscape images. There will be a time for Q&A after his presentation.
“My most recent photo shoot was at the Henry River Mill Village near Hickory, NC. The village was originally built by the owners of the textile Mill in 1905. Currently, the village has 26 houses and the general store. When originally constructed, these homes were employee homes and remained occupied by employees well after the mill closed in the late 1960’s. The homes did not have running water, so may of the outhouses still remain. Because of the unique disrepair of the village, it was used as District 12 of the Hunger Games movies.
Currently, only one of the houses has been fully restored. The owners of the property have plans to restore all of the homes. When I visited this place, I knew I needed to photograph it before restoration began on any other buildings. Talking with the owners, I was allowed to rent the village for the day and create unique scenes from the Depression era.”
“By the time I was in 8th grade, I began shooting for our grade school year book. This carried on into my high school years where I became the yearbook photographer. I can still recall what interested me more than anything during those school years was trying to capture the story behind the moments I was photographing. I wanted to create an image with which people could connect.
In 1999, I began writing and photographing for worldwide model railroad magazines. That venue continued for the next decade. In 2005, I began producing a photographic product line specific to model railroaders. Today, those products are still available worldwide. In 2012, I decided to pour into my artwork with love and passion and became a full-time artist.”
Visit his website for more info and to view his work. https://www.kensmithgallery.com/