Friday, April 29, 2011

Beautiful.

I hope we can go back to playing as beautiful as this...

Shuttle sounds.




Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Trevor Paglen.

Trevor Paglen lecture @ The Print Center Thurs. April 28th, 6:00pm

Pillow tickling.

Took the day off on monday to run a few errands...
Dropped off 7 rolls of film to be developed.
Went to Calumet to buy some darkroom supplies.
Got some new felt to re-felt my dad's old chess set.
Stopped by the fabric store to check out some background fabrics.
(pictured below is pillow tickling, which not only looks pretty good, but also has a pretty awesome name)


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Somewhere to disappear.

R.I.P.

Marianne Joan Elliott-Said AKA Poly Styrene July 3,1957 – April 25, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Shooting Gallery.

Check out the Shooting Gallery, a tumblr showcasing videos of photographers doing their thing.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Portaits.

via: ASX
"A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he's being photographed, and what he does with this knowledge is as much a part of the photograph as what he's wearing or how he looks. He's implicated in what's happening, and he as a certain real power over the result. Lisette Model told me she felt these photographs of my father were "performances", and I agree with her. We all perform. It's what we do for each other all the time, deliberately or unintentionally. It's a way of telling about ourselves in the hope of being recognized as what we'd like to be. I trust performances. Stripping them away doesn't necessarily get you closer to anything. The way someone who's being photographed presents himself to the camera and the effect of the photographer's response on that presence is what the making of a portrait is about."

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fresh Frost.

May 6th.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

See you soon dear friends.

Bombardment of Fort Sumter, 1861.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Chris & Cosey.

441 East 92nd Street.

via: New York Magazine
Walker Evan's Apartment, 1935

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Flea Market Flowers, South Philadelphia, 2009

Books.

Some new (old) books I picked up this weekend.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

R.I.P.

Sidney Lumet June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fischer vs. Bryne

The Game of the Century, Rosenwald Memorial Tournament in New York City on October 17, 1956

Monday, April 4, 2011

Rolls.

I have an small issue with rolls of film....the issue is that they tend to pile up. And because I work a full time job, I never seem to have the time to run them off to get processed. In my refrigerator I have about 2 bags of exposed but unprocessed black and white film from 2004, around 30 rolls of 35mm, 15 or so rolls of 120 film. 2004!!

Currently I carry around a small film bag with about 8 rolls of unprocessed film. (when I say current, I mean film shot with in the past year or so) It should be a bigger problem for me, but honestly I enjoy a small break from the time I shoot a roll until the time I process and scan it. It's a slow process, but considering I have no deadlines, it works for me. It might annoy my friends or the people I promised photos to, but I think once they do see the images it's even better. Time passes, memories form, and hopefully these images become part of those memories and recollections.

Recently I was asked to speak to a group of seniors at my alma mater, The University of the Arts. It was a little daunting....actually extremely daunting. I am not a good public speaker, or speaker in general, if you know me, you know I am extremely quiet and introverted. So it was super hard to talk to these kids about my experiences after graduating, and what lies ahead for them in the future. I think I did okay though, they were an awesome group of kids and the other alumni I spoke with, were great also.  The point of the story is, that in preparation for this talk, I spent a few hours looking at a lot of old work that I haven't looked at in quite some time. When this work was shot, I spent a lot of time scanning it, viewing it, trying to figure out how to put them together, how to create a body of work with all these images. It was a constant struggle for me. And I think I just needed time, time to work on other things, and separate myself for a bit from those photographs. Now that I have been looking at them again, they are starting to fit together and make more sense to me....



film wrapper, holiday inn, wilkes barre, 2008

ps. check out the senior photo student's blog here.