Monday, December 31, 2007

A holiday post on New Years Eve.
Hope all is well!

I'm looking forward to receiving a ton of new photography in my inbox in 2008!

Get that camera out and make some work.
Bill Owens, b. San Jose, California.
Ronald Reagan on TV, 1977

Sandy Carson, org- Scotland, now Texas.

Ken Shung, NYC
Tony and Kim, Glen Cove Long Island.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Urban nature scenes and a quote about acid and trees. I love looking at work that has humor, quirk, awkwardness and/or more..

"I was on acid and I looked at the trees and I realized that they all came to points, and the little branches came to points, and the houses came to point. I thought, 'Oh! Everything has a point, and if it doesn't, then there's a point to it.' -Harry Nilsson
Emiliano Granado, New York
From "Environments"
Joel Barhamand, Illinois, now Brooklyn
From "Un-Nature"
Asha Schechter, New York, NY
From "My Side of the Mountain"
Jon Feinstein, NYC

Monday, December 17, 2007

Passing along a challenge to you. Seems like a perfect fit for a wanderlustagrapher.

"36 Exposures Challenge -- brought to you by FILE and our friends at Coudal Partners and Flak Photo.... asking you to use a film camera to explore Shore's concept of "conscious intentionality." Broadly speaking, we are challenging you to do two things: articulate a concept, project, or theme and then use a film camera to photograph the images to accompany it. There are, then, two parts: creating the idea and then acting on it. Sound interesting? Well, there is a catch (or two), and if you are interested.... " read more here on File Magazine's site.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Sorry for the delay in posting...

I am still slowly recovering from the huge whirlwind of art fairs down in Miami. With over 20 fairs and events going on within 10 miles of one another, it was a tad overwhelming. It was, however, well worth the experience. While down there I was fortunate enough to spend some time with Michael Kwiecinski, a photographer friend of mine that also had work at the Aqua Wynwood fair, as well as Brian Ulrich, Shen Wei, Matt Siber, Jonathan Gitelson, Nathan Baker and many others that I'm spacing on at the moment.

Though I didn't run into Amy Stein or Alec Soth, I have been in touch with them. Today I'm posting my gratitude towards three photographers who are doing very well for themselves in the photo world, and are very generous with sharing what they've learned along the way.
** Ps- Shen Wei has also been tremendously generous with his time and knowledge (though I just posted his work a few weeks back)
Alec Soth, Minneapolis, Minnesota
From Fashion Magazine (Minnesota fashion portraits)
Amy Stein, New York
From her Stranded series
Brian Ulrich, Chicago
Untitled_Thrift, 2007 (0718)

Monday, December 3, 2007

Portrait kick rehashed..
After spending all day on the first day with snow outdoors yesterday, I'm exhausted and perhaps not up to speed. But... it's Monday.
Here are three portraits.. to me they feel transitory, exploratory and personal. I like that combo. Hope you do too.
Ethan Jones, Cushing, Maine
From the series "In Water"
Jacob Pritchard, former vagabond (Sweden, Brazil, Panama, Nicaragua, Colorado). Currently Brooklyn, NY.
Scott Eiden, Brooklyn, NY.
From the series "Looking Backward"