Friday, April 24, 2009

Iron Pour at Syracuse University

Here are some photos I shot at an "iron pour" at the Comstock Art Facility at Syracuse University on Friday, April 17, 2009:
(click on photo to enlarge image - highly recommended)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My "Westcott Nation" Photo Book

It's been a long slow process, but I've finally published my first limited edition photo book, "The Westcott Nation."

Forty pages, 81 of my photos.

13x11 format, hard-cover.

I'm happy with the finished product -- I think it looks pretty classy and is a good representation of some of my work.
Now... will it sell?
Here you can find a preview and ordering information:

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Photos

I haven't posted any new photos here in a while.
This post is one small attempt to chance that.
For the most part, I've been posting most of my recent photos on my Flickr sites:

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Luminescent Orchestrii at the Second Story Cafe

all photos by Larry Hoyt - copyright 2008 LarryHoyt
- click on photo to enlarge image - highly recomended
Thursday night, 10/23/08, I attended a concert by the modern gypsy group, Luminescent Orchestrii, from Brooklyn, who played at that little slice of modern Bohemia, the Second Story Cafe, upstairs at 550 Westcott Street in Syracuse.

The group's first set leaned more towards traditional Eastern European gypsy music, with their second set venturing more towards gypsy/funk/hip-hop music, which got the college folk in the audience up and dancing.

I shot a few photos using flash, which gave the subjects that frozen-in-time look, as if they were statues.

Shooting a great many shots without flash, I got some interesting intentional blur, which I believe adds to the sense of movement. Also, I just like the way it looks, particularly when one gets an nicely balanced compostion of abstracted blurred images.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Portraits of Kavi

all photos by Larry Hoyt - copyright 2008 Larry Hoyt
click on photos to enlarge image - highly recommended

At the Third Thursday (Th3) opening and reception at the Orange Line Gallery in Syracuse on Oct. 16, 2008, I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with a young artist named Kavi.

She graciously and generously allowed me to shoot a few photos of her. Some of them are above.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Oakwood Cemetary On A Sunday Afternoon

all photos by Larry Hoyt - copyright 2008 LarryHoyt
click on photo to enlarge image - highly recommended

This time of year -- mid-October -- I find Oakwood Cemetary in Syracuse to be one of the prettiest, most interesting and peaceful places in Central New York.

The monuments, the statues, the trees with their colorful leaves -- they all were a treat for my eyes, and the setting gave me a sense of calm tranquility on this sunny, blue-sky October afternoon (10/19/08).

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Meetup On A Full Moon Night

- all photos by Larry Hoyt -copyright 2008 Larry Hoyt
- click on photos to enlarge image - highly recommended -

The night of the full moon before Halloween!
Above are some photos I shot of the Syracuse Photography Meetup Group's monthly social get-together on that warm moonlit night.

The top photos are of Cathryn Lahm, a professional photographer, who always seems to have fun shooting candids at these get-togethers. A few other folks had their cameras with them, but I think Cathryn and I shot the most pictures between the two of us.

During the gathering, the fire alarm went off at the Parkview Hotel, where we meet in the hotel lounge. We all exited the hotel for a few minutes while fire engines arrived and fire fighters made sure the place was indeed safe to go back into.

While outside, a friendly street person, Ray, came over and started to ask questions about this and that. I shot a few photos of Ray and he invited me over to his bench in the park where he sleeps. I shot a few more photos of Ray on his bench and I gave him a dollar, asking him if it was OK for me to use the photos I was shooting of him. He said "Sure thing!".

Later, many inthe group went over to Pastabilities, where Dick Schultz currently has some of his photos on display. It was there that I had an interesting talk with Steve about photographic style and expression and self-discovery through photography. I shot a few photos of Steve, without flash, just relying on the very intense red light from the Pastabilities neon sign.