Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Edit

I'm in the middle of editing my website again, a part of the job that never ends. It's always a slightly maddening task, but a necessary one nonetheless. It's good practice figuring out which of your shots are getting the axe and which ones can now join the team.

One of the things I appreciate most about editing is going back through shoots and finding something surprising. Neither of the shots above were selected by the magazines they were shot for, and neither one initially made it onto my website. But there's something I like about them now - the direct eye contact in the first, the stolen moment in the second - two things (amongst others) I'm trying to get more often when I shoot now.

It's one of the many things that makes working in a creative field rewarding: Whether it's a photograph, a book, a song or a film - even if you've seen or read or heard it before - there are always new layers to discover.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Europe Trip Snapshots: Rome

- Romulus and Remus, Rome's mythological twin founders, with their she-wolf mother. -

- The Vatican Museum -

- St. Peter's Basilica -

- The Pantheon -

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hurry Up And Wait

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Europe Trip: Athens

- The Acropolis -

- Memorial at a bank that was fire-bombed, killing three -

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Europe Trip: Poros, Greece

Poros was my favorite place we visited in Europe. It's a small fishing town in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf. The weather is amazing, the beaches are beautiful, and the people are warm and welcoming.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Beautiful Losers

I stumbled upon this creatively inspiring documentary the other day and feel duty-bound to share it. The film focuses on a group of artists who met in New York (mostly through their shared involvement in the skateboard community) in the early 90's and - with the help of a small gallery called Alleged - propelled each other into the art world limelight. What really resonates with me is the overriding theme that art isn't about technique, schooling, or subject matter. Art is about creating something for the sake of creating it. That's it.

Here are a few of the artists featured, and a sample of their work:


-Geoff McFetridge-

-Ed Templeton-

-Harmony Korine-

-Barry McGee-

-Margaret Kilgallen-

Here's the trailer: