Tuesday, December 29, 2009

John Guttman

I went to a show of John Guttman's work today- a German Born photographer who lived and photographed in America for the majority of his life. His work was hit-or-miss- but there were a few photographs that were certainly there- including the one above- entitled the Artist Lives Dangerously.

In other news, I got the book ZONA by Karl De Keyzer- my favorite photographer right now. I'm enjoying it very much.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Do you realize?

Good times in Arizona. More to come, and hopefully more photos.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Take a Breath

last time this yard will be brown and green for a while: a foot of snow expected tomorrow

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Folk Dancers at the Jewish Community Center, Rochester, NY

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Trent Parke

Saw some stuff of his that I haven't seen before- this being my favorite.

On another note, I am anxious to see how work this quarter will go. I was almost as productive as I wanted to be last quarter, and managed to grow substantially. This quarter, however, I haven't really wanted to do anything. I hope my attitude will change quickly. I want to keep growing and I want to surprise myself with the images that I will take.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Currently blogging from my Dial-up connection in Erie.
This is Caroline, my 15 year old sister she's pretty cool.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Dallas Aquarium (on Friday)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jeff and I photographed the 46th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, TX today, he, on assignment, and me, for fun.

Documenting, Zapruder style.

More Dallas photos to come.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Catshow This Sunday

This is the second to the last and also the second show I have been to. Much darker and cramped here, but still some interesting scenarios

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rochester Cat Show

Cat show with 4x5 today- not quite done but I wanted to put it up anyways

Monday, October 12, 2009

Magnum Expression Photography Contest

Photo by Per-Anders Petterson

Magnum just released the 20 finalists for it's 1st expression photography contest. The entries are worth a good look. I wasn't surprised that Alajandro Chaskielberg was among the finalists- his series has definitely caught the attention of many, winning the burn magazine emerging photographer grant this year, and also appearing in the PDN 30 this spring, among others. However, I see a lot of good fresh work here and I don't have any favorites yet- I have to do a bit of a better look first.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Alessandra Sanguinetti

I've just recently discovered her. I don't know what else to say other than her work is inspiring for sure.

Rebecca Webb

From her series: The Glass Between Us
I honestly like Rebecca's work better than her husband's- I think there is more meaning to be found in these photographs.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I don't like photography

I don't like photography

I found this from the Conscientious photo blog, and the description on Conscientious was far more interesting than the actual article itself- which is almost as dull, boring, and morbid (not to mention extremely dense and filled with name dropping and few examples), however, I do like this quote:
why is "fine art photography is so frequently dull and distasteful, so paralyzed by moribund subjects and forms?"
because I do agree on that in many cases. Photography has not nearly exercised it's full potential as an art form, but can't the author of this article say this in a better and more innovative way than was done? I don't exactly know, any thoughts?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Also, this

Photo by David Alan Harvey


Ara Oshagan- Fatherland

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

second trip of the fall: Ithaca, Ny

visited jon, jumped off some waterfalls, danced to the vengabus song, played cards, drank peach yerbe mate, etc.

tower at church

Saturday, September 19, 2009

destination nowhere again

location: mumford/scottsville, ny

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Maryland. This cannot be described in words- neither place nor person.

Monday, September 7, 2009

met these kids on george bridge with their parents tonight.

I went to letchworth to spend a day with my parents and my sister.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rope by George Bridge

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Vacation #4

Rochester to Erie to Baltimore to Ocean City to Damascus to Virginia to Damascus to Darien Lake to Rochester to Erie to Ohio to Erie to Rochester

August 9-18

Swam in the ocean, played $30.00 worth of pinball, traveled 31 hours total during the trip, got peed on at the phish concert, played music on Ian's porch, shot two weddings, ate pizza twice, watched a dog throw up, took one nap, slept in until noon, listened to good music, listened to terrible music, swam in five different hotel pools, one beach pool, one ocean, one campground pool, biked in three different places, once on a tandem bike, jumped on the trampoline, watched seinfield, took photos at a photo booth, rode five roller coasters, followed the gps directions to take the ferry, had a breakfast sandwich at southwedge diner, spent ten hours in a convertable, got sun poisoning, went to an amusement park, had a campfire for my high school friends, drove back to rochester.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Nine Eyes of Google Street View

Above, is a fascinating article discussing the abilities of Google Street View to be more than just a recognition of place. John Rafman states in the article "

Although Google’s photography is obtained through an automated and programmed camera, the viewer interprets the images. This method of photographing, artless and indifferent, does not remove our tendency to see intention and purpose in images.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Another wedding from a few weeks ago