Then I remembered that photography can be a science fantasy… (Revamps & experiments)

…of make-believe and anachronisms

Lately, I started looking back at photos I’ve taken years ago. Remembering why took such photos, and giving them new identities.

There is influence here to the revival of analog photography, as well of personal circumstances of what is accessible. Being that what is not accessible tangibly, and what is abundant in the abstract and digital.

Revamped ‘Snapshots’ from Seaside Heights, NJ (2020)

In July of 2020, to practice my aim, I took photos without looking through the viewfinder. In addition, I would not look at the image preview. After the first time I did it, while walking around Bushwick, I loved results. It was a good balance of capturing the approximate elements I was observing, and inviting unique, accidental compositions.

Recent Influences:

“Photographer Donavon Smallwood: ‘What’s it like to be a black person in nature?’” by Sean O’Hagan, The Guardian

Alec Soth: A Pound of Pictures

George Blakely, A Cubic Foot of Photographs, 1978

Brad Feuerhelm: the ghosts of Berlin

ZINES THAT MADE US THINK IN 2021, C4 Journal

December 14, 2021

News – Upcoming Group Show

My collaborative self-portrait with my eldest kitten, Sasha, was accepted by AHA Fine Art for the upcoming group show , “Cat Daddy”. Co-curated by Jody MacDonald.
Open Reception is this Friday, December 17, 6-9pm. At 56 Bogart St., Brooklyn.
On view Dec. 17-Jan. 16

Journal

I feel frustrated with working 6-7 days a week at the moment.

I’m trying to take photos everyday again.

Making art gives me that distance away from thinking about my self-confidence, worrying about if I’m good enough.

It feels like being suspended in the place I go to when I sleep. I make something that seems familiar, or something what I want to see.

And having my photos small & accessible to me is like having one’s keys in their pockets. I like to go back and visit. My worlds, my collection of artifacts.

Research & Inspiration

On Photographs by David Company

“Alec Soth: A Pound of Pictures” (YouTube)

Cat Craffam

African American Art by Sharon F. Patton

Giles Corey (Album) by Giles Corey

“Little Dark Age” by MGMT

Photography Zines

Sizz

Black & White vs Colour, a debate that never was

The Anonymous Project

Heteronym

From, On Photographs
Was looking for the source for the Giles Corey album cover art and Reddit led me to this.