Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Also! I updated my website!
with work that I have already shown here, but still.
I am working on a new page which will feature 'New & Commissioned Work' but I have to finish the Marais job first.
All in good time!

And just because, how about a photograph of a donkey?

A photo from the Marais USA shoot.

I need the intimate feel of colour printing in the darkroom again!!
I have been spending a lot of time scanning and retouching lately, it's just not the same.

My Mother is in England at the moment and I am monumentally jealous. But of course happy for her!
That is all that is going on with me lately..

Here is an outtake from the Marais USA shoot!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Kind of random:
Sometimes I just wish a really great pop album like Camera Obscura's Let's Get Out Of This Country would come out again. It was only a couple of years ago, but I am already nostalgic for listening to that album when it was new to me and the feeling I had then.
So good!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Swing, 2008

Lately I have been drawn to images that have a specific colour or focus quality that end up making the photographs resemble paintings. This is clear when I am in the editing-down-my-photos-from-the-contact-sheet stage, but my likes aren't really matching my urges, which have been almost completely commercial lately..
as an example, this was the second least commercial photograph on that roll:

There is no point in even scanning the rest.

oh well.
Swing, 2008 is probably the last image that feels like my own work left on the countless rolls of film I took this summer - which leaves me with a series of 3. I really want to go back and photograph in Texas again, since I don't have access to young subjects here in nyc, and besides, youth is completely different here. I am more interested in the less opulent, and more simple qualities that remind me of youth in the south.

On another note! I have been doing work for Marais USA lately and am excited as the images are turning out.. I am actually in the middle of an 8 hour scanning session at the moment, but thought that since I was at the scanner I might as well sneak in some photo's of my own!
But now I shall go back to the slow pace of hi res scanning.