Silver gelatin is the most luscious photographic material. Prove me wrong. In support of my argument, I give you the curly sculpture of an air-dried print, the sounds of its crisp tension, as well as its luxurious surface. We’re “not supposed” to touch the surface. “Oils,” they say. But touch one. Especially a glossy..."Luscious photographic material"Continue reading
Cognitive thought is the picture killer. Here’s Henry Wessel talking about photographing while nearly asleep. I share this with you because the majority of the photographs in the Winston-Salem project are made in the same state. Early alarm, out of bed, into clothing, grab camera, go. I’m out a bit later than him because..."Photographic somnambulism"Continue reading
If you have already welcomed a copy of Signs of Life into your own life, you know what this experience feels like. If not, grab a fresh cup of coffee and enjoy this look at the book. To purchase your own copy, please visit the store....
There is a block of woods in the Winston-Salem warehouse district. I call it the fairy woods. On this particular afternoon the light was blasting through there beautifully. This image is from an 8×10 paper negative. Paper negatives at this size record tons of detail and this image is one you could walk into...."Size matters"Continue reading
French sculptor Paul-Albert Bartholomé (1848-1928) on the (then) current mania for “artistic” manipulation in photography: I am irritated by most of the photographs in which the authors have intervened to create works that are no longer photographs and are not drawings. They suggest to me only imperfect imitations of etchings or reproductions of paintings...."Bartholomé on photography"Continue reading
All of these photographs were found in the course of other activities. None of it is set up. The world is endlessly giving. All you have to do is pay attention. Signs of Life has the heart of a zine and the jacket of a library book. Here, I (mis)use digital printing technology to..."Signs of Life"Continue reading