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.

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