Thursday, March 19, 2015
Here's what they say :
The Photography Salon opens on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. In the salon, successful commercial photographer Timothy Archibald will be showing deeply personal and profound portraits of his autistic son Eli. Collected in the book "Echolilia," the photos show the young boy exploring his environment and trying out sensory experiences that might take him out of his isolated state. Archibald also documents his son’s art and writing projects, which quietly speak to his desire to know and communicate.
Berkeley-based Mimi Plumb will present selections from her wide-ranging photographic oeuvre over several decades with a recurring theme of women and girls. Her documentation of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers in the 1970s is one of the most notable records of that important historic period. An avid horsewoman, she has also perfected the equine portrait, lending as much feeling and pathos to her animal subjects as her human ones.
Almost everyone living in San Francisco has a relationship to the iconic Mission District. Judy Walgren, who heads photography at the San Francisco Chronicle will provide the back story to the paper's stunning and provocative visual series documenting how the Mission District is changing during this boom time.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
For Pack 42's Art Merit Badge Night I wanted to create a crash course in living and breathing and eventually solving the issues of contemporary photography.
Getting the kids set up with the classic trio of photographer, art director and digital tech, we all put together the series of photographs highlighted here:
Assignment One : The Photo Bomb
Assigment Two : Role Playing
Assignment Three : The History of Photography / Robert Frank's The Americans
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Kinda messy and trashy, we make this snapshot and wow...it's romantic brotherly love in which youth and maturity combined will live forever.
Really, keep in mind, it's only a photograph.
An editor from France drops me a note the next day. She explains that she has been inspired by the work I've done with my children and would like to include this photograph in an anthology. She asks me to write an essay and I do, something about the rituals of dinner time while juggling my role as a parent. She accepts it in a confused way. While editing it all she asks one quick question:
"Who are those people in the beach photograph? Are they strangers?"