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.
Made in December last week, outside of work near Pier 36
Made in November, photos taken in October, perhaps? The self-portrait was definitely taken on a separate day. Research & Inspiration
On Photographs by David Company
“Alec Soth: A Pound of Pictures” (YouTube)
African American Art by Sharon F. Patton
Giles Corey (Album) by Giles Corey
“Little Dark Age” by MGMT
Black & White vs Colour, a debate that never was
The Anonymous Project
From, On Photographs
Was looking for the source for the Giles Corey album cover art and Reddit led me to this.
Special thanks to Gary @standupvirgin who invited me to see first-hand our mistreated water but also appreciate its value and the life that found ways to exist despite of the pollution @gowanusdredgers
From watching it by in a subway car to taking it slow and riding it on canoe: The Gowanus Canal.
Recent Media Consumption:
The Guerrilla Girls’ Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art
Photographers on Photography : How the Masters See, Think & Shoot by Henry Carroll
Kahlo by Eckhard Hollman
For the Love of Music: A Conductor’s Guide to the Art of Listening by John Mauceri
Blame! by Tsutomu Nihei
A dream: An invisible man in a non-hostile world
“And then the dust falls” Long ago, summer meant time away from school. Idyllic and comforting There was time for everything The time to truly play
To all the invisible people: I hope we find each other after the dust falls.
YouTube: Photographer Andre D. Wagner’s essay “On Being a Black Photographer” by CBS This Morning
YouTube: Making a Photobook with Wesley Verhoeve by Framelines
YouTube: Conversations | Photography Talk | The Future(s) of Photography by Art Basel
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Ralph Ellison Memorial on 150th Street and Riverside Drive
Raymond Moore Photographer, uploaded by David Moore
Nihilism (Epistemological & Existential)
Maroon (My internal Maroon Space)
Running away & escaping
I felt I needed the reminder to let loose. There’s always something to learn, or learn better. And that, is my personal appreciation for digital photography. That, I can make mistakes, lots of mistakes. Lots and lots and lots of mistakes. It feels like not doing a hundred push-ups, rather I’m practicing a single push-up a hundred times.
YouTube : “Election Eve by William Eggleston (Books, Episode III)” by T. Hopper
YouTube: “The Photography of William Eggleston” by T. Hopper
YouTube: “Imagine | The Colorful Mr. Eggleston” by theradpho
Fable Jones Studios is curating a new group show this month: OPEN ENDED. Five of my pieces will be shown alongside a number of other visual artists of various mediums.
Opening Reception: Next Saturday, June 12th 6pm-9pm
Exhibition: June 12th – June 27th
Location: 56 Bogart Street Studio 118
Brooklyn, NY 11206