Monday, April 13, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

sites, sites, sites!!!

checkout these: (street photography strictly) (documentary photographers)
conscientousphoto at (art house, lil documentary)

from hip, i.e. 3rd time I have tried to post!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring Break broke

Ok, so everyone is rested and has been photographing. My wife and I returned from our long-delayed honeymoon to Mexico, and I shot with my Holga and have not gotten my film processed as of yet. Ric Petry has urged people:
I'm going to give this one last shot because I think it's such a good
opportunity. For the third time, the Wexner Center has invited CCAD students
to participate in a special student symposium with the artists from the
Builders Association on Friday April 17th. They are asking that any student
who participate first attend the performance of "Continuous City on the
evening of the 16th for $10. I will pay for that. So..... They really need
information about if we are interested in participating in this. I really
hate to say that we are not but no one has expressed any interest in my
first 2 email about this. Here is the Web site for the piece.

Please let me know ASAP as I need to call Barbara Thatcher back.


LASTLY the great, brilliant and wonderful Helen Levitt has passed away and we are going to pay tribute to one of the greatest photographers of all time. Here is her obit from the Times:

Monday, March 16, 2009

LONG exposures in CBus,......INDIANA

Wife and I visited Columbus, Indiana over the weekend to visit the small town with big architectural gems. Shot often 2 second exposures, very tough to do.

Monday, March 9, 2009


re-injured my ankle, so no arnhold and no shooting!

Monday, March 2, 2009

My tribe

Adam, Curtis, and Keenan Browe were moving on sunday with the nearly undying support of Mo! E. Duncan street days goodbye! and hello Summit Ave! Much nicer place, and hopefully they will be finally moved in and warm for once! I helped for about 2 hrs. and in exchange got some very warn out and relaxed subjects, and a slice of pizza and a Dr. Pepper.

Monday, February 23, 2009

The 70's color photography and the worlds of Eggleston and Shore

Allergies have laid waste to my head and my week, here is a small sampling of work inspite of....

Monday, February 16, 2009

Leroy, Robbie, and Catherine

Portraits! I believe I like shooting people without asking their permission. It is really one of those "grass is always greener" moments. People are increasingly skittish about having their photo taken! It seems as if one is asking if you can steal their identity instead of just asking to interact! Thanks to Catherine, Robbie, and Leroy, and the return of my camera, which still seems a bit wonky!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Arrondissment 1e

1. Don't throw away your work!!! You don't always see the value of your work at the moment you capture it.

2. Documentary work can be a diary of your times and what it means to be you at that time.

3. It is important to consider what do in a greater aspect than 2 dimensions and in a frame broader than cameras. Consider photography an art that informs and which is informed by other mediums. Keep Your Mind and Style OPEN! ! !

4. See your work as part of a larger body: your life. There are good days and bad all can inform your life and your work.

Pear the Camera: Or how ARBUS works/thinks

I was set to head out to shoot the ART HOP, all set, until I noticed my camera wouldn't turn on, or fire properly.
Digital convience meets digital frustrations. My analog Leica could have defended a city from marauding Liverpool fans and then gone on to shoot properly for years, but alas a little bit of mushed pear in my book bag has disabled my luxury item for the night. So instead of joinng ALL my students on the prowl, I was at home like some watchmaker bent over my kitchen table swabbing rubbing alcohol on my digital wonder.
Anyways enough of that! We covered Diane Arbus on wednesday and here are some of her thoughts, quoted from Susan Sontag's "On Photography":

If I were just curious, it would be very hard to say to someone, " I want to come
to your house and have you talk to me and tell me the story of your life." I mean
people are going to say, "You're crazy." Plus they're going to keep mighty guarded.
But the camera is a kind of license. A lot of people, they want to be paid that much
attention and that's a reasonable kind of attention to be paid.