Wednesday, December 3, 2008

After spending several days in the midst of nothing.. no cell phone service, no computer, no internet-
I was drawn to the images below for their small town feel.
Kirill Golovchenko, Hamburg, Germany

Alan George, San Francisco, CA.
Wet Clay, Magnolia Springs, AL from the project la - lower alabama

Jake Stangel, Portland, OR
Fossil, OR from the project Transamerica

Clayton Cotterell, Brooklyn, NY
From the series Noe

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Well I figured it was worth a try to see what I would get sent in. But alas.. didn't get too much in. Haha. Oh well we were all there in spirit. Here are a few images that were sent in from election night. Next week I am dedicating some time to getting this site rollin again. Thanks so much for your patience and Happy Thanksgiving!

Chicago, IL | © Jeffrey Brandsted

Times Square, NY | © Benford Lepley

Bedford Ave and N7 in Williamsburg Brooklyn | © Kyle Cook

Times Square, NY | © Rocio Alba Gonzalez

Bedford Ave and N7 in Williamsburg Brooklyn | © Lizzie Leitzell

©Times Square, NY | © Jenna Cato Bass

Monday, October 13, 2008

I wanted to dedicate today's Wanderlustagraphy update to the upcoming show at Bond Street Gallery: Revisiting America. Below you can find a sampling along with links to the gallery. If you are in the NYC area and want to see the work in person I highly recommend it.

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, October 15, 2008
ON VIEW: Wednesday, October 15 – Saturday, November 15, 2008

297 Bond Street | Brooklyn, NY 11231 (Carroll Gardens)
718.858.2297 | DIRECTIONS: F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union St.
Justin James Reed
West Bradford, Pennsylvania
from the exhibition Revisiting America, Bond Street Gallery

Angie Smith
View of Los Angeles
from the exhibition Revisiting America, Bond Street Gallery

Tim Briner
Two Cheerleaders, Boonville, Indiana
from the exhibition Revisiting America, Bond Street Gallery

Brian Ulrich
Gurnee, IL 2003
from the exhibition Revisiting America, Bond Street Gallery

Jon Feinstein
"8 Grams"
from the exhibition Revisiting America, Bond Street Gallery

Matthew Gamber
Star Trek, from the original Star Trek series
from the exhibition Revisiting America, Bond Street Gallery

Michael Vahrenwald
Straw Hill, Wal-Mart, Bloomsberg, PA
from the exhibition Revisiting America, Bond Street Gallery

Monday, September 29, 2008

So I've resurfaced. I'm not exactly feeling well rested but I do feel negligent. Given the topic of this week for me I've chosen to post six female photographers who've pointed their gaze towards women. Enjoy! I hope it won't be as long until the next post. Apologies for being away for so long.

Carmen Winant, Los Angeles, CA
From the project Close (Family)

Meghan McInnis, Brooklyn, NY
Hold Fast, 2008 from the project, When All Is Gold

Rose Wind Jerome, Orlando, FL.
Bethany Waiting

Jennifer Loeber, Brooklyn, NY.
Greenpoint #12, 2008

Katie Shapiro, Los Angeles, CA.
Amy and Miles

Samantha Cohn, Brooklyn, NY
From the series Half Sister

Monday, September 1, 2008

As some of you might have noticed.. I've taken a bit of a hiatus from wanderlustagraphy. I'm feeling incredibly overwhelmed with some other tasks at hand. The end of my summer has been slammed (as I've heard from quite a few other folks as well). I promise to resurface. In the meantime feel free to continue sending work in.

Enjoy those dying days of summer and those entry days to fall.

Till then..

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Finally I have caught up again with the Wanderlustagraphers link list on the left. It had been some time since its last update.
It's quite a long and lovely list now. Make sure to thumb though them when you have a moment.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Having grown up by the Pacific Ocean, spent some years in New Orleans (a city below sea level off of the Gulf of Mexico) and now residing a short commute from the Atlantic Ocean, I have a love/ hate relationship with deep and vast bodies of water. They are magnificently dangerous, stunning and enormous, mysterious and powerful. Below the surface I can only guess what dwells. However my imagination races while I am in water with immeasurable depths, I cannot fathom being landlocked. Three documentary photographers turning their lenses towards the horizon line where water meets air. Perhaps a sign I need to take another trip to the shore.

Yoon Byun, Boston, MA
Pony Swim, Chincoteague, VA

Guilhem Alandry, London-based, Org from France
From the project 'The Pangalanes Canal, Madagascar'

" The fishers go out at 5 o’clock in the morning on the Indian Ocean, trying to pass the shore break. The sea has bigger and more fish, but if they don’t manage to pass the shore, they will fish in the canal. This day only a few fishers managed to pass it; some kept trying for several hours. The weather was particularly difficult that morning."

Elyse Butler, San Diego, CA.
From the body of work 'Solitude in New Zealand'

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Summer time and all this muggy air perhaps had me looking at the world through orange colored glasses. Coincidentally I've been contacted by a number of photographers with a similar palette. When I was looking at these three together it made sense, all of them holding this air of being lost and found, something momentary...
Will Govus, Georgia
Boyscout Meeting

Missy Roll, FL now NYC
Michael, No Head

Laurent Champoussin, Paris, France.
Los Angeles

Friday, July 25, 2008

It's Friday, and semi-late in the week for a wanderlust post but it was now or never. Today is brought to you by the black and white medium and the UK. Enjoy.
Ally Nelson, UK
From the series 'Silent Solace'

Matthew Case, UK
From his series of black and white portraits.

Dave Allies-Curtis, UK
From the series 'A Ladder for your Souls''

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Back in action and chose these three as a vertical triptych for my return to Wanderlustagraphy. I love how the smoke from one image leads into the light reflections of a disco ball.. which in turn mirror up into the sun the dog is getting tossed in front of. I'm feeling simple today. No need for further explanation- just a play off of images. Enjoy.
Andrew Pope, Cambodia for five years, now New York
Drowned Puppy / Bright Sun
Tonle Sap, Cambodia

Davin Risk, Toronto, Canada

Andrew Laumann, Baltimore, MD - Resides in San Francisco, CA
Marlon & Rebecca, 2007

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I know it's been quite a while since my last post. I just wanted to state that I sincerely wanted to go through the email submissions today and post some new work. However my email account is not allowing me to access any images at the moment. I've tried several times today with no luck so I'm going to just try again tomorrow. In the meantime, there are plenty of things to look at here.

Monday, June 23, 2008

The humidity is starting to make the air thick round these parts. Time to hit the water and cool off!
Speaking of which.... I'm flying to California on Friday and will be out of the blog loop until the 7th of July.
Have a good 4th! And if you get some good photos of the festivities that you think might work on the blog... please send them my way.

Shane Lavalette, Cambridge, MA
Swimmer, Aspen, CO, 2007

Stephen DiRado, Warcester, MA.
August 12th: Friends from the series Bell Pond,
Bell Pond, Worcester, MA, 1983

Ken Shung, New York, NY

Monday, June 16, 2008

With all the severe thunderstorms that have been bursting all over lately, keeping me indoors, I have been reminded of how I enjoy quiescence. These photographs hold that quiet tension for me.
Carmen Winant, Los Angeles, CA.

Kaitlin Wilson-Bryant, Rochester, NY
From the project 'Home Series | Rochester'

Justin Visnesky, Saint Louis, Missouri
Dad's Room, Armagh, PA. 2007

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

1. being, pertaining to, or resembling an obsession.
2. causing an obsession.
3. excessive, esp. extremely so.
4. someone who has an obsession or obsessions; a person who thinks or behaves in an obsessive manner.

I think by default most photographers, artists and other creative types (writers, filmmakers, etc) tend to be obsessive about something. It's what makes their work what it is. If the obsession wasn't there perhaps the work's strength would fall apart. Today I am posting a few things that I find engaging, telling, unique and well.. obsessive. Today I didn't rely on my inbox, rather sought out people who intrigued me. I have a daily project I have been working on since Jan 27, 2006 that mutates on an annual basis but never ceases to unravel. I can't stop regardless of how I feel from day to day. The reasoning behind daily routine image making varies from artist to artist. Sometimes its extremely simple in nature. Sometimes loaded. Diaristic. Scientific. Documentary. But for most, it becomes such an obsessive routine that goes on for years, sometimes decades, sometimes until death.

I've been looking a lot at Jamie Livingston's daily photographs since they surfaced across the Internet on various blogs. He took a polaroid every day from 1979 until his death in 1997. The photographs are playful upon first glance but seem both haunting, loving and oozing with emotion upon looking at them as a whole. The vouyer comes out. I can't turn away. His story is here.
Jamie Livingston
Selected polaroids from:
PHOTO OF THE DAY: 1979-1997, 6,697 Polaroids, dated in sequence.
Starting while attending Bard University and ending with Livingston's death.

Noah Kalina, New York, NY.
Selected sequence from Noah's daily self portraits:
dated January 11, 2000 - Present day (a work in progress)

Same Time 7:15
Daily photographs taken at 7:15pm by:

Michael Lease, Richmond, Virginia
Kate Macdonnell, Washington DC
Bryan Martin, Cumberland, MD
Jesse Sommerlatt, MD
Brad Walker, Baltimore, MD
Soung Wiser, Washington DC

Monday, June 2, 2008

Family as found on ancestry, brood, category, children, clan, class, cognomen, descendants, domesticity, dynasty, extended family, family tree, genealogy, generation, group, household, kin, kindred, kinsmen, line, lineage, menage, nuclear family, offspring, paternity, pedigree, progeny, relatives, tribe, birth, blood, bloodline, descent, extraction, genealogy, line, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, seed, stock, kindred, kinfolk

Perhaps I'm homesick. I know my bi-annual ventures to my home state (3000 miles away) always involve me opening up my past or taking a closer look at what should feel familiar; those closest to me and their environments. These photographers turn to family to make their work. I enjoy the ways in which they investigate and find meaning through the camera, perhaps seeking their own definitions of the word or concept: family.
Jessamyn Lovell, San Francisco Bay Area, CA.
Mommy and AJ, 1999, as part of a larger series of work titled "Catastrophe, Crisis and Other Family Traditions".

Gilda Davidian, Los Angeles, CA
Me and Mom from the project "You and Me"

Natasha Kaser, New York, NY.
From the project "The Customs of the Country"

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Here's a mix of portraits... it's funny how throwing an open call out there on a rolling basis puts me in touch with photographers of every sort. For the longest time people kept sending me their freshest travel essays and images made on vacation in far away places. Then for a small period of time I got a lot of journalistic work. Now it's a melange. Highly commercial shooter here, fine artist there, portrait here, snapshot there. I enjoy the medley because it keeps me from growing weary of any trend that might be out there at the moment. Intertwines work from the far corners, from both sides of Art / Commerce. Sometimes blends them together. So I go through my email pool and see what surfaces each week.. try to piece together small themes to remind myself (perhaps others too) that photography in general need not be specifically labeled. It tends to boil down to the strength of the work and the presentation, *The ever important politeness in an email is highly highly recommended. Not sure how many times I get good work from a photographer that comes off rude in an email. It's just sort of unsettling.

Without any further ramblings... three (polite) photographers working in different ways, incorporating portraits into their work.
Billy Delfs, Cleveland, Ohio

Jesse Hlebo, Pasadena, CA soon to be NYC.

Andy Hurvitz, Van Nuys, CA.