Fine art photographer Keith Dotson announces a new portfolio: black and white photographs of rusty old tools
Hey everybody! I made a video discussing a new portfolio I’ve just started creating — but I’ve been thinking about it for years. It consists of dramatic — and monumentally sized — photographs of antique hand tools. The tools are intrinsically beautiful and historic objects, but they also stand as a metaphor for the passing of the great American industrial age, and the great American worker.
What macro lenses do I use?
My work relies heavily on high-quality macro lenses. The one I use is the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens, which is amazing, sharp, and affordable. If you’re a Canon shooter or (like me) you’re adapting lenses to a different mirrorless system, you can get this lens on Amazon here.
However, the pro-quality Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L is USM Macro Lens has dropped in price so much that it’s not much more expensive than my version. If you’re serious about photography and if you shoot outdoors in inclement weather, you may want to consider the upgrade. It’s in a fantastic bundle here for an amazing price.
To keep using my Canon lenses on my new high-resolution Sony camera, I use this adapter from Sigma — and it works fantastically well. Highly recommended. Sigma MC-11 Lens Mount Converter (Canon EF to Sony E-Mount).
Work in progress
I’ll be adding photographs to this portfolio over the next several month. See the portfolio in progress here: https://keithdotson.com/collections/the-dignity-of-work-portfolio
Thanks for reading!