KIRSTEN LASKEY firstname.lastname@example.org
Monitor Community Editor
Fascinating sites and places are around every corner in Los Alamos and photographer Eric Fairfield is featuring these local gems in a CD.
The sparkling, reflective surfaces of pots for sale at a local store are displayed in the CD, along with photographs depicting glittering pieces of a stained glass window on Los Alamos church and a cloudy sky faintly light by moonlight.
Although the CD currently contains only Fairfield's photographs, he is looking for photographs other residents have taken. To select which photos should be included on the CD, Fairfield said he would like to form a panel of judges, which would be comprised of photographers and non-photographers.
The goal is to release the CD by Wednesday, however, the date could be delayed, Fairfield said.
He hopes to have the CD available as quickly as possible and keep its quality high, he said. The CD will offer images that evoke memories and emotions. So far, the photos were taken within 15 miles of Los Alamos.
Two things motivated Fairfield to pursue this project - "one, my daughter gave me this camera which allowed me to go back to being a photographer and then I said, 'what are pictures that convey a sense of (Los Alamos) to me,' " he said.
Fairfield added he showed his photographs to others and they asked him where they could purchase his images. He decided to offer his pictures in a CD because it was the easiest way to distribute them.
"The object is to have people who have lived here a long time relive memories," Fairfield said. "I want them to be happy that they live here."
Fairfield has been capturing memories with his camera for 35 years. He said he enjoys "a photo that's both pleasing in composition and connects with the viewer."
The CD costs $20. To purchase a CD, call Fairfield at 662-3115 or e-mail him at email@example.com.