Johnny Rockets is a diner chain found across the US. It’s reported charm is it’s 50′s ambiance. I’ve never been into one so I wouldn’t know. What drew me to pause was all that red vinyl furniture set out on the sidewalk. The horizontal layout of that element contrasted with the vertical element of the three blue dots. I couldn’t get the location I really wanted, a few feet to my right because of the parked cars. I guess I could have tried hand-held but I was trying to discipline myself to use my tripod on this particular outing. The floors above the diner used to house a modeling agency, but no more. When they left they pulled most of the posters in the windows but left one. On the full sized image you can read the green sign on the wall to the right of the stairs on the left. It says that the staircase was used in the filming of ‘Scarface’. Can’t say I remember the film to know where it appears – it’s must be 20+ years since I’ve seen Scarface. Three shot, 4EV range HDR finished in a beta version of the imminent onOne software Perfect Photo Suite 7. The color version is below the black and white.
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Richard Davis – Photographer
Richard Davis is an International Photographer based in Katy, Texas. Katy, a former rice farming community and oilfield, is now more commonly viewed as a suburb 25 miles west of Houston.
Originally from Swindon in England, from an early age Richard wanted to travel. With a degree in Geophysics, he entered the oil exploration industry which, over the next 11 years, took him to live and work in Libya, South Africa, Brunei, Libya (again), Tunisia, Dubai, and Oman.
A change of track then brought him to the United States to lead a hazardous waste remediation project and that led into an IT Management career. While in Houston he met and married his wife, Karen. Richard's IT Management career took them to Paris, France, where they lived for two years before returning to Houston in early 2000.
In addition to his library of slide and print images from around the world, Richard went fully digital in 2006 when Canon introduced the EOS 5D and has continued to extend his digital image library. He uses a range of cameras but his current favorite remains the Canon EOS 5D Mk II.
Richard takes on a broad range of subjects and his images have appeared in corporate publications, local magazines and various web sites.
Richard lives with his wife Karen, of Karen Davis Design, and their two children (and 3 fish).