Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Wonderful print from Dreaming Bollywood by Italian photographer Massimo Sordi arrived in the mail yesterday. Part of a print trade we worked out, though I couldn't have been more excited by how powerful the image is as a print. It is luscious and melancholy...all at the same time. See more of Massimo's work HERE.
Friday, October 23, 2009
The end of the busy week. I tried to pull something from every day to post...just as a challenge. Sometimes it was boring.....so sorry everyone...sometimes it was kinda interesting.
Yesterday we found ourselves surrounded by this slice of American History and felt the need to share it with ya' all. Note the calendar on the last shot is literally a give-a-way for a meat market.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Curated by Aline Smithson for Too Much Chocolate.
It's an insightful grouping on the genre, and the essay's bring it all together. Interesting quote from myself, I think I was addressing the idea of exploitation and how I wrestle with it and embrace it:
If your subject is your kid, access is rarely the problem- everything you need is right in front of you. Being the Dad and then trying to let go of that role and then try to collaborate with my son… oh that is the problem. What will I do to get the photograph? What license will I give him? What line will I cross myself to make the image happen, only to then switch over and be the Dad moments later when the shoot is over?
Here we are re-creating an accident together. Here we are wrapping him in rubber bands….something he did already but this time in just the right light. Is he consenting to this stuff? I showed this work to a friend who responded “ Photographers always claim to be collaborating with their subjects. The truth is we are willing to do anything to get what we want from them. We’ll steal what we can as quickly as we can or pay any price after that if the stealing doesn’t work. You know that is true.” I didn’t disagree.
But with Echolilia, I feel my son is a co-conspirator- he knows we need to make these images.
Toledano's work even better than I remember it being. It buries everything in it's wake. Tierney and Dubois are Gods incarnate. Newsom I actually met a few years back at a book fair in LA...he is like a handsome actor and insightful photographer...enough to make everyone jealous. Tethered delivers the goods...and Jack and Dona's work is new to me and carries that punch of the unknown I always enjoy wrestling with. See it, read it HERE.
Friday, October 16, 2009
The Kids Are Alright at the home of private collector Travis Ruse in the Dining Room Gallery in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The images are part of the permanent collection and will be on display indefinitely.
Prints courtesy of Gabe at Greenberg Editions in NYC.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Jumping Jacks, Scotia N.Y. circa 1991
I found these prints while digging thru stuff for the lecture last week. I always knew that Schenectady, N.Y. was a great place to photograph. I remember watching the Peter Bogdanovich film The Last Picture Show when I was in high school with all the great b&w cinematography and telling my parents " that movie looks like here...now". I think they just laughed.
Shoporama, Rotterdam N.Y. circa 1991
My Grandmother's House, Mt. Pleasant, N.Y. circa 1991
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Always feels good to have people who I totally don't know come up and say hello and let me know they are following the blog and aware of whatever it is I'm up to. It always feels good to be noticed! I wish I wrote every one's name down to send Thank You cards, ya know?
that why I giveth now
whats the point when you are f'ing dead?
So simple and so well stated.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Beautiful day in S.F. for photographer and Art Academy student Justin Bowen to come on a shoot for Caren Alpert's Editorial Photography class. J.B. sent forth this snap that just looked so testosterone and macho ( for me ) that I had to run it.