Thank you all for coming out in a blizzard, it was such a great night to be able to have a exhibition in my hometown!
“There’s a darkness upon me that’s flooded in light.” The deafening white silence falls with the flakes of snow, I can see what is before me, yet it is still journey. Alone at night staring into the dark woods I feel so much hope, for here I am, somewhere is nowhere. My camera sits next to me still encased in it’s tomb, I have not made one frame in months, but I am seeing more than ever. It is so beautiful sometimes I don’t want to steal it, just watch it. Let us slow down and watch, then we will truly see; in a Universe with so much darkness, we have found light.
White Moon 2010
Encaustic Finished Toned Gelatin Silver Print
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I recently had the fortunate opportunity to teach at El Photo Club in Monterrey, Mexico. The class was centered around the fact that the camera once completely understood becomes simply an extension of the mind. The second part of the class explored the possibilities of photography using simple techniques to push and bend images to convey what are mind saw, more than simply what the camera saw. The students in this two day intensive workshop pushed their boundaries and broke out from perceived restrictions that we as photographers place on ourselves. I explained to them that there is no truth in photography as a medium so why do we feel the need to try and replicate it. Instead think of photography as a medium used to output thought just as any other medium. Just because the camera views the world in a finite way does not mean that we as artist must. We are smarter than these damn boxes with buttons! Do not forget that we control them! Break away from what your camera shows you; Instead… show the world what you see!
Thank you all so much you pushed your boundaries and made beautiful work
When mind connects with the world; everything seems a bit more clear, makes a little more sense, and we are able to step back breathe a bit easier for a moment in order to contemplate, “where the hell were we?”
Killer Meteor, an incredible band thank you both.