A Pair of Monkey Wrenches

Fine art photo of a pair of antique monkey wrenches manufactured by the Coes Wrench Co, Photo by Craig Stocks

These two old monkey wrenches were in a tool box I inherited from my father, which I believe he inherited from his father. The wrenches seem to date back to around 1900, perhaps earlier.

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Kaleidoscope Escape

"Kaleidoscope Escape" - a fine art image by Craig Stocks showing a woman trapped between two mirrors

I love to experiment in the studio. In this case it was to explore what happens when the subject is sandwiched between two mirrors.  The effect here creates a kaleidoscope of reflections and creates the illusion that the model is escaping from inside.

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Dreams in B&W

Black and white fine art figure photo by Craig Stocks showing the graceful curves of the female form
This image actually came to me in a dream a few days ago. I don’t think I’ve ever had that happen before, but I’m glad it did.

As with most of my fine art abstract figures the lighting was done with a simple LED flashlight. I love the light effect that creates – you just can’t duplicate it with traditional studio lighting.

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The Window to the Soul

Fine art photoby Craig Stocks showing a woman's reflection in her eye.

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A Busy 44 Minutes in Peoria

Star trails, LifeFlight helicopter streak and an Iridium flare during 44 minutes over the skyline of Peoria, Illinois, Fine art photo by Craig Stocks

This photo captures a 44 minute time span on the evening of Sunday, September 10, 2017. The star trails make it obvious that some amount of time passed. Also visible in the photo were other events during that 44 minutes including the LifeFlight helicopter coming in to land at one of the hospitals and fireworks along the riverfront. There was also an Iridium flare created when the sun¬†reflected off of the Iridium 31 satellite’s solar panel.

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