Monday, March 31, 2008

“In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring.”
- William Shakespeare

"Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.”
-Rainer Maria Rilke

These photographs, with their pastel monochromatic palettes, remind me that we are heading towards Spring. Officially it already started... though I'm waiting for the warmth to catch up.
Naho Kubota, Japan / NYC
From "Garage"

Christopher Harris, Medina, Washington
Green Field, Busch Road, Whitman County, 2000

Cole Robertson, Chicago, IL
From the project 'WWErotic', an aestheticized re-imaging of professional wrestling.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"We do not exist in isolation, yet so many photographs, supposed to be portraits, show us alone. We flow through time and are not frozen as a photograph is frozen. An archetypal analogy for life is the river. If Narcissus were to look at his image in a photograph instead of in a river he would not find a true representation of this process of dynamic change that is himself. The mirrored image changes with us, the photograph does not. "

Taken from 'Apparitions: A Meditation on the Portrait in Photography' by James McArdle an article I stumbled upon and enjoyed that can be found here.

And in other notes I'm posting a heads up that Erik Weeks has a book of portraits of his wife, now out and available to the masses, called "World Was in the Face of the Beloved". One may check it out and/or purchase it at Photo-eye.
James McArdle, Castlemaine, Australia
"Good On You Mum" from the project Consolation.

Maciek Jasik, Brooklyn, NY.
Antonio, Jessica.

Raoul Benavides, Minneapolis, MN
A sweet blend of everyone and nobody

Monday, March 17, 2008

Simple observations that resonate.
Like a poetic crime scene: a spray of rose petals... tracks leading to an edge... a flood lamp in the night.

Ps- finally updated the links again!!
Bryan Lear, Brooklyn, NY (by way of Chicago)
Glove, Waukegan, Illinois

Barrett Emke, Lawrence, KS

Ryan Barone, Rochester, NY
Untitled (Pile), 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Felt it had been a while (maybe not... but I am a portrait fan) since my last straight forward portrait post. Thought these 3 felt good together.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Lucius A. Fontenot, Mamou, LA,
Cedric Watson, 2007

Lee Grant, Australia

Frank Tribble + Tracey Mancenido, Stone Ridge, NY
Keith, Napa Valley. 2007

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A post regarding family... looking back at or into our relationships with our parents.
Lindsey Castillo, Brooklyn, NY
From the project "Mater"

Stephen DiRado, Worcester, MA
Dad with Alzheimer's

Jack Stadtlander, NJ

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Apologies for not posting anything this week. I have been home with a flu since Wednesday. With that said.. apologies for not making an appearance at "31 Under 31" a group show that opened tonight that I had work in. It's been a lame week to say the least. More next week. Stay tuned.