Plethora of Pictures

Lenapehoking

Wigwam

The edge

Hybrid land

Convergent evolution

Environmental anthropology

“During the American revolution the term wigwam was used by British soldiers to describe a wide variety of makeshift structures.








Latest Consumptions

https://alecsoth.com/photography/projects/broken-manual

Snapshot Photography: The Lives of Images by Catherine Zuromskis

Echopraxia by Peter Watts

Freeze-Frame Revolution by Peter Watts

Group Show, Magazine Contribution, and more

Group Exhibit: What’s Your Black?

WHAT’S YOUR BLACK, curated by Fable Jones is on exhibit February 5th – 19th. Featuring 16 artists and 24 artworks.

Post image: Sandy Clafford

RSVP Here

Heath Gallery’s Website

Color Tag Magazine Vol. IV

I was accepted to being a contributor for Color Tag Magazine’s 4th collaborative publication: Vol IV

Editor in Chief: Arianna Lucas

Limited Edition of 75

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My contributed piece to Color Tag

The prompt for a Call for Art I’m interested in:

Please tell us about yourself and how your art practice relates to the the theme of, Memory + Healing + Sustainability? *

My response:

“My relationship with art is cybernetic and polyamorous. I work through computerized equipment with ‘smart’ technology and I feel supported in it. Like two hemispheres mingling righteously, the camera and softwares internally computes and suggests ideas to me. Sharing together our opinions on the art we want to make. My artistic progression is dependent on the speed, ease, and accuracy of contemporary technology.

My relationship with the camera brought me closer to nature as well. The work I’m submitting, I hope gives some insight to my hopes for the future of my body, or specifically my black body. A body that is tightly bound to work, inequality, and debt.

I think about how my body will survive in the future? Maybe in the future I could be like a child again? Maybe I will escape into the wilderness like some of our maroon ancestors?

My body is infused with the fragments of landscapes and nature that I collect in my photographic work. A harmonious integration, I hope. Through photography and digital image making I meld deeply with those memories and the fragmented experiences. The process is meant to be transformative, just as I’m trying to transform my own turmoil.

The whole thing is science fantasy to me.”

A new revamp of the previous image

More revamps to rediscovered photos in my archives

Recent Consumptions

Blindsight by Peter Watts

Blood Red Sky (film)

Masters of Photography, Saul Leiter

Jacob’s Ladder (1990 film)

Lovecraft Country (series)

The Beautiful Smile by Nan Goldin

Anthony by the Sea, photograph by Nan Goldin

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.

The Gowanus Canal • September 6, 2021

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

Disney’s Cruella

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

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gowanus_Canal

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/02/gowanus-canal-brooklyn-new-york-toxic-cleanup-epa

http://www.gowanuscanal.org

Perceiving a summer memory

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.

Recent Influences:

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

Recurring Thoughts:

Nihilism (Epistemological & Existential)

Maroon (My internal Maroon Space)

Running away & escaping