Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday Muse - Little Drama's


Sometimes it's about grabbing the camera and finding a little drama…won't save the world,…but will save the moment.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

Monday Muse - Fragments


Blessed with a mild afternoon last Friday I got out for some work on the street but was able to line up only a few interesting images. This year I'm also collecting Fragments for use in the Kraft Paper Diaries, helps to fill those voids on the street. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday Muse - Into February


Onward into February, arguably the longest month of the year. After last week’s road race and pitstops for the opening[s] of my Recent Work show in Mt Sterling, I’m back to flogging photobook concepts on the storyboard, completing this year’s first Kraft Paper Diary, and having borrowed seventeen frames from the house for the show…it’s a good time to repaint the living room. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Gateway Regional Art Center - Patrons Opening


Great opening, excellent food, and exquisite presentation…many thanks to the staff and volunteers!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday Muse - Consternation



My last book of 2017 was 40 Street, an aesthetically sequenced Monolog of untitled single images i.e. a gallery show at arm's length. While the photobook projects have been fun and received positive feedback, my interests have evolved to develop photobooks with images “and” words that provide for multiple interpretations. With little precedent to follow, it is not an easy snowball to start rolling…and the source of my current consternation. While January is usually my least productive month…this one has seemed more so.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Monday Muse - Gateway Regional Arts Center - February 2018


Rather than being [a] participant in this year's annual Regional Photography show at the GRAC, I've been pressed into service as Solo Artist. Mounting a show provides a convenient diversion to my recent creative doldrums…at least something is being accomplished…though obliviously I know better. The concept for Books on the Wall [the photobook as an installation] and development of the Circular Sequence Structure have been slow to evolve, an unaccustomed difference to my wham bam, churn it out approach of the past few years.

Gateway Regional Art Center
101 East Main Street, Mt Sterling KY
(859) 498-6264

February 2-23, 2018
Opening February 2, 5-8PM

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday Muse - Single Images


Over the past year I've become very project oriented, however the Kraft Paper Diaries require random single images and I'm reminded to once again look for them. My initial interest was a couple of kitchen workers dressed in all whites that never materialized while I pretended to make this image in a downtown alley…looks a bit of old Europe. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Up…



Given the cold weather it's been a month since working on the street, so for practice I employed the stealth technique of conspicuously pointing the camera up to make an image [pretend or actual] then turn toward the subject while pretending to "chimp".

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Reprieve…


After two weeks of below freezing the thermometer moved favorable for some work on the street.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Monday Muse - The Kraft Paper Diaries



At eighteen pages maximum, the Kraft Paper Diaries are simple bindings of humble materials with the words and images presented en collage. While there is no time table for completion—some may record a passage of time with mid-stream stops to explore a discovered interest—or some may be of a single concept. As one tableau is resolved…another begins…though normal is to have several concurrent projects.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Kyle Folder





First effort in making a Hedi Kyle Folder from scrap Canson to contain six 8 1/2" square photo collages. While far from perfect…I learned what I needed to learn. 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Eggleston approach…

zero daylight

I've mentioned several times that I shoot sparingly because I lack the patience to edit down a bunch of images. Then I read about William Eggleston's one shot approach…all for it! Also intrigued by 2.75:1 format.