2 of a Kind

When I go out to shoot, I don’t have a plan.  I just wander around capturing interesting and unique things.  I have a bunch of downtown pics from back when I used to work there, so it’s interesting capturing the changes between 10 years ago and today.  There has been a surprising amount in just the last 3 to 4 years.

The Saturdays  that I’ve been going out over the last year have allowed me to move from taking random shots to, and I say this loosely…to attempting to document specific ideas, places or feelings.

This last Saturday I left with the  goal of trying to capture 2 of the same thing but in different ways.  It could be 2 pics of the same object or the same object in 2 different places:

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Free Parking


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Todays Special

Today’s Special – Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
John Rust/ Patty Rust 2015

I recently collaborated with my mom, Patty Rust on a painting for entry into a show at the Hal Marcus Gallery.  We were accepted, so you will be able to see our painting at the opening of “All You Can Eat” on March 26 through May 22:

March 26 - May 22
Hal Marcus Gallery March 26 – May 22


This past weekend, walking around downtown, I passed the Martin building on Stanton.  It has been under a major remodel recently and they were busy installing new air conditioning units on the roof.

One of the site workers waved to me and motioned me to come over.  I guess seeing my camera he thought I might be interesting in taking some shots from the rooftop.  He didn’t need to ask twice, and 7 flights of stairs later I was up top.

From up high, the street level buzz of construction fades away and you can enjoy downtown El Paso’s unique mix of old and new architecture.

Speaking of construction, it is amazing the amount going on as well as what is scheduled that hasn’t begun yet. Downtown is finally getting some luv.

Not wanting to be in the workers way, I grabbed a few more shots and heading back down.  You can see more here:

Martin Building on Flickr