While the process for making photographs may have changed over the years it is still all about capturing light.
Author: Tim Jeffers Photography
I am a photographer based in Odessa Florida located a little north of Tampa. Taking photographs has been important to me since I got my first camera at the age of 12. Over time, I have developed my skills and approach to photography.
I am rather eclectic in my photography enjoy all aspects, from conceptual, abstracts, portraits, self portraits, travel, street and anything that might catch my attention.
While I shoot mainly with Nikon digital cameras I also have a keen interest in analog photography whether its film or wet plate collodion process. I like using 50-75 year old cameras to create images.
I am also a big proponent of printing out the photographs that we create. There is something tangible about holding in my hands a photograph taken 100 years ago or looking through a 40 year family album. As I think about it, our photos are not real they are just electronic bits of data sitting on a hard drive or in the cloud somewhere. With constantly changing technology its imperative we have preserve our photographs for future generations.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my site and my photography.
On a recent trip to Fort Myers Florida I looked up the Giant Beethoven head. The mighty Ludwig guards the entrance to Pyramid Village, a community of futuristic tent-like condos built by a bunch of Austrians as a vacation resort. Apparently nothing says “vacation” like a giant, scowling head of Beethoven.
The resort is tucked into an inconspicuous plot of land between a housing development and busy US 41. The pyramids, which are designed to be hurricane- and burglar-proof, were invented by engineer Walter Freller. The village opened for business in 2002, and a tiny Sphinx was placed in front of the giant head in 2003. It is all very strange.
Former pyramid resident Janice Lassonde provides these insights: “The pyramids were built by Austrian people as a Florida resort property. The Beethoven head was a joke amongst the Austrian originators of the Pyramids. They said that now that they had ‘Austrian’ pyramids, they now needed an ‘Austrian’ Sphinx to go with them — thus the Beethoven ‘Sphinx’ was erected.
“The pyramids are two bedroom units. There is a sandy beach and a beautiful pond/pool to swim in inside the circle of the pyramids. They are mostly marketed to Europeans for vacations.
On a recent visit to Cape Corral Florida I visited the Iwo Jima Memorial. The memorial was commissioned by Gulf American Corporation in 1964, Felix W. deWeldon, sculptor of the original memorial in Washington, D.C., created this replica for the Rose Garden in Cape Coral. Restored by the sculptor in 1981, this one-third scale recreation of the original Marine Corps War Memorial is one of three in existence. Through the efforts of the Marine Corps League, the sculpture was refurbished and rededicated February 22, 1998, at the present location in Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve.