Sunday, June 28, 2009

Instant film, polaroid. one of my most very favorite things

I just love the smell of it I guess. the other day I went snapping with 2 packs of FP-100C and this is what I got:
I did a little post process and added a little vignette.. lovely right? I havent shot like this in a long time, just walking around and trying to enjoy it. makes me want to shoot some 8x10 polaroids, which I think I am going to do very soon. all of signs/buildings in salt lake city. I'm thinking about an exhibition of the originals as one of a kinds for 2000$ each.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

a portrait and a landscape.

sometimes I wonder what I am doing. I love making images but sometimes making it pay is tough. Im getting more and more broke and debating a restaurant or bar job to keep going. I wish I had unlimited resources to just make images. I so need help on the business end of things.

Im planning a portraiture mailer this week. I have some of the logo/branding done and I shot some lit portraits this week too.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Review Santa fe

Just back from Review Santa Fe. What an incredible experience with a lot of incredible photographers. I was a volunteer, which meant I was able to meet a lot of the reviewers face to face, as well as the photographers and get some reviews. Most of all, it was inspiring to see the work at the top end of fine art photography world, meet some important gallerists and critics. I feel it gave me a lot of insight into a world I know nothing about but have been fascinated with since I was a young man. It really helped me pull back from my current work and take some perspective.. Last on my way home I sat with rob haggart from for a few hours as well..

Couple of the highlights for me:

Curtis Wehrfritz: fantastic daguerrotypes

claire beckett's series on iraqi training camps in the USA. beautifully shot and very poignant work for our time:

S. Billie Mandile incredible work documenting catholic confessionals. really amazing work on many different levels

Kerry Mansfield again a fantastic body of work, beautifully presented and executed.

Ben Lowy great work from iraq.. inspiring, I tried not to like it and failed.

Damion Berger I really enjoyed his RSVP series.. classic photography