Sunday, February 24, 2008

Last Friday Night




Last Friday there was this deal at our church where you could drop your kids off in the social hall and have them watched by a crew of professional baby sitters while you and your significant other went out and just simply got liberated from the kids, did your thing, and then picked them up. CS and I did just that, but were disappointed to find a handfull of bored and surly teenagers hanging out in place of the crew of professional baby sitters.
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Oh, come on...it'll be ok...
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I'm sure they can handle our kids...it's a church, they wouldn't let anything go wrong...
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Just run toward the door, they'll deal with it, go on....please.
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In any event we ran out the door. 2,113 miles away...just a one day and 6 hour drive, was the opening for the FUN GUN exhibition at Satin Satan Gallery in Chicago. Below and above are some pics from the event, courtesey of Ohnowhoa. The curator of the exhibit is featured below:



Sunday, February 10, 2008

Notes











Kind of a good week this past week: the sun was beaming for the first time in a while, I got to think about photography and this project on Friday and answer some questions about it all, had a close call that fell thru for a potentially fun job with an interesting agency in MN called Colle + Mcvoy, my friend shot a landscape almost in my neighborhood, I got to go out to Geyserville to shoot a guy with a chicken amidst the redwoods, all of that. I also got to harvest this note, just yesterday, from my eldest son. One note was written to me and the smaller one was written to his brother. ( top ). The benign notes below were included just to take the edge off of the notes above.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

What Makes A Great Portrait?
























photograph by Judith Joy Ross



Ok, ok, ok...so this photo blogging world is incestuous, as everyone has pointed out recently. Also pretty male dominated, as pointed out by another photographer friend a few weeks back. None the less, a big orgy of photoblogographers convened at Conscientious to solve the issues of contemporary photography, specifically : what makes a great portrait?

Lots of great images and ideas in the essays. Lots of black and white images...why is that?
I got the chance to write about one of my favorite photographers, Judith Joy Ross, whose photograph is below.


Read it all HERE.