Thursday, October 19, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
How is it that every waking moment of Fall is filled with multiple events all in the same time slot? Attending even a fraction of the events makes it difficult to maintain contact with the slender thread of my own work. Fortunately, the other forty weeks are ignored.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
October 14 is officially World Photobook Day, commemorating the purchase on 10/14/1843 by the British Museum of the first known photobook: Photographs of British Algae, Cyanotype Impressions by Anna Atkin. It is an insignificant day essentially ignored in America, that I observe singularly in contrast to contemporary society's screen image…with no fireworks afterward.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017
After ruthless editing, I process my images and make work prints for technical and aesthetic evaluation. Work prints are not sacred, they are intended to be handled, displayed, amended, or discarded. I may leave a stack of prints setting out on a table for casual viewing, shake them out on a large flat surface, or arrange small prints in context on a magnet board. I prefer viewing prints vertically in a prominent location where I see them everyday…something about growing an artistic voice in a body of work. Can’t do that on a screen.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
My 10th consecutive Worldwide Photowalk [sometimes two a day] this year's at Keeneland Race Course amicably lead by Kathy Davis. Got a few images before daylight that I learned something from, otherwise one of those days when you're not quite in the groove but have fun anyway.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
The venues change, but the vendors remain consistent. Simple in-head math suggests limited economic return i.e. did profit offset even a single minimum wage for the evening, not to mention setup or amortized cost of equipment. Single foods under an awning: ice cream, popcorn, beer etc. may turn a minimum wage…
Friday, October 6, 2017
About: Having exhausted subject and self at Thursday Night Live, I switched to double exposure as I walked some eight blocks to the LCC meeting. The background image was from the hip at waist level, while the overlay image had the camera held high above a construction barricade to catch the sun on the building in the lower left corner.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Dropped my frames by the Lyric for the LCC show…opening 6:00 PM Friday, Oct 13…then hit the streets for an hour. While I got a couple conventional street shots, the light was harsh and not a lot going on. I began experimenting with double exposure, putting a place in the background and a face in the foreground. Most fun I've had in while!