Gone Home: the return to photography

In a roundabout way, I'm picking a fight with the concept that photographs are "made" rather than "taken". The act of depressing the button that fires the shutter and the light captured in the split second is recorded--that is a process of taking a piece of reality and keeping it for yourself. That is the moment when someone's soul is stolen--captured along with the light inside the camera.

The Cardinal Sin (Photography)

There is one rule of photography: don't photograph your friends for their professional plans or endeavors as a favor. There are reasons for this: if you're doing professional work, you are a professional, and should be treated like one (paid). Work is really only professional if it is couched in professionalism, otherwise, it's probably a… Continue reading The Cardinal Sin (Photography)

Graffiti, Photography, & Writing about Art.

Second in a series. I still haven't solved the problem of how to present graffiti. But I'm trying my hand at the first step: collecting all my data in one place. At the moment, my formal organizational system is in the form of "sets" on Flickr. I made a collection that contains all the sets… Continue reading Graffiti, Photography, & Writing about Art.

Photography: Fiber Festival

The nice thing about the fiber festival is the way it opens up all the different aspects of the process of taking wool and making something warm and fluffy and wearable out of it. The entire process opens up––how the fibers come off the sheep, how they are turned into yarn, and then how you can manipulate that yarn into something else.