Monday, May 31, 2010

Relations? And a List or Two... Yes, Two Lists.

I have been really struggling with trying to figure out why I am making these images.  I think the more I look at them that it becomes a little bit about a relationship/association/connection/link with the natural world.  Almost all of the work I have done is about this idea.  But it is more than just that; it isn't that easy.... thus the struggle..... OK so lets try a list here;
List of ideas;

  • Light

  • Man made

  • Natural

  • Living

  • Inert

  • Land

  • Clay

  • Dirt

  • Grass

  • Ugly Vs. Appealing {or, is ugly actually an appealing quality?}

  • Dead

  • Growth

  • Consumption- man and/or nature as consumer

  • Objects

  • Abandoned or Tossed out

  • Neglect

  • Waste

More later I think.... need to digest.

Reading List;

It Can't Happen Here- Sinclair Lewis
A frightening story of what would happen if the fascists took over in America in the 1930's.  The scariest part about it is that it was written in 1935 before all of the Nazi atrocities were realized.
Lord Jim- Joseph Conrad

Friday, May 28, 2010

I'm Looking in Different Places Too.

I realized over the last few days that I have not been looking at the bigger picture. 
Different places = different directions = new ideas = more interesting images = new outlook/perspective

Holga Image

From the first roll I put through... flash ... night .... tree.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

There is Always More.... You Just Have to Know Where to Find it...

I am taking a little vacation from work this week so I am going to make this short and sweet.  This blog is a tool for editing material and talking a little bit about the work I am doing.  There are always more images at  .  If you would like to see more work, please visit.  In the near future there will be a website that will have each of the projects in their final state.
Thank you for looking... please check back on a regular basis. 

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Marathon

A couple of new images.  Stay tuned for more soon.

Taking a look at the bigger picture is very importantThat being said, I will try to consolidate my thoughts on the body of work thus far into a few sentences/ideas/concepts for those of you who need it or care to read it;

Conditions.... and the tolerance of them.  Where we live..... the real places.  Who we are...... still working on that one.  Things, places, people, time, ..... , and anything else we might be taking for granted. 

I have to keep looking because there is more to it.

Reading list;

Reading now-
It Can't Happen Here- Sinclair Lewis

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Reading List Update

Montcalm and Wolfe- The French and Indian Wars - Francis Parkman

It Can't Happen Here- Sinclair Lewis

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Reason to be Happy #4

Childhood memories and a Sox winner in Detroit today.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

4 New Images

Lots of things bouncing around in my head right nowSometimes there is a lot of noise and it is nice to sit and concentrate on a couple of photos for a while I lose the time and before you know it .....

Reading list;
Almost done with Montcalm and Wolfe; can't wait to sit down to some fiction for a while.
Up next-
Lord Jim- Joseph Conrad
It Can't Happen Here- Sinclair Lewis

New For You..... It Can Be a Slow Process

Feedback is a premium. . . .  Changes. . . . . process gets slower. . . .  critique your work. . . . .  difficult to progress. . . . be objective b e objective. . . . . being objective. . .  . own work. . .  .  more dificult artist.....


I Bought a Holga- No, Really, I Did...

Not really quite sure why I felt compelled to buy a Holga.  I have a Dacora camera which is pretty much the same thing and I almost never use it.  Anyway, I did it and here are some images. 

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Reason to be Happy #2


The difficult part...... to be unique.  Too much anti-inspiration. 
[yeah, I made that word up; so what?]

Monday, May 10, 2010


'Wasteland' .  Desolation . discarded objects .  strange familliar landscape. 
See the film- Fantastic Planet by Rene Laloux.   perspective .  .  .  .

Reading List;
Reading now-
Montcalm and Wolfe- Francis Parkman
Next up-
Lord Jim- Joseph Conrad
It Can't Happen Here- Sinclair Lewis
How the Other Half Lives- Jacob Riis

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Reason to be Happy #1

Dad and Me

I Was Thinking...

... about how we can take things for granted.  We exist in a pretty sheltered and secure environment.  We have few immediate dangers, most of us are well fed and sheltered.  Why is it that we still find ways to be unhappy? 
Every time I find myself being unhappy or negative I am going to post something that makes me happy.  I will give no explanation as to why it makes me happy.  I'll just tell you that it makes me happy.  Starting now.