A good friend of mine and a fellow compainon on my trip to Cuba sent me a reviting link to photographer Tomas van Houtryve work “Behind the Curtain.” The work is interesting as it uses photography to connect symbols, decay, and beliefs across images of different communist countries. “Behind the Curtain” “explore[s] the gulf between the high ideals of communism and its complex present day reality.” Please click on the photograph above to view a some of the photographs featured on CNN
This summer in preparing a portfolio I found that each enlarger cubby was named after a famous photographer. The cubby I’ve been working at for 2 + years now is named after Sally Mann. I was first introduced to Mann’s work in my large format photography class in the spring of 2010. Her work involving her intimate life shared with others, inspired me. In viewer her work recently, I found her more recent work such as Body Farm to relate with my Leave Me body of work in relation to using mortality as a landscape.
As do I in my own work of these these non universal and just out of reach things (death, beauty, freedom, religion).
My beautiful best friend Karah is getting ready to try out for the San Antonio Spurs Silver Stars Dance Team! These photographs were taken to put into her resume. Let us all wish her the best of luck! Click HERE to view
My first show is up in Kentucky at the Yeiser Art Center! The piece above “Sacrifice” was one of 110 selected out of 584 photographs in the Paducah Photo 2012 contest. The show will be from June 30th-August 4th. So if your in the area Go Check it out
I am obsessive compulsive about organizing my life from my wardrobe to my relationships, to my living and working spaces. I need order to feel in control. I need to feel in control because my life is so chaotic with my parents drug/acohol addictions, and my lack of control in what that coward did to me. And as a result I have sought out ways of punishing myself through control, anorexia and cutting… Yet, it is in my work, what I enjoy doing most, that I let a little of the control go for a mere fraction of a second, letting a mechanical device do the work. I let a little of the burden go, and in doing so, my subject matter has reflected that which lacks control in itself.
Please check out this amazing artist I’ve recently discovered. Marta Penter “has currently dedicated herself to watercolor and oil on canvas. She has a contemporary realistic language which explores the domains of collective unconscious through images of personal antique objects and human figure through a time-space relationship. Such Icons, which derive from the strong influence of her background as a psychologist, acquire empowerment and expression through her works. Her usually large paintings feature the highlighting of light and shadow effects, thus creating a unique intimate atmosphere. In her last series she has been shedding a new light to man and his world, rescuing the feeling of intimacy which has been lost in a globalized and immediate world.”
Her work speaks volumes and is what I hope to achieve in mine.
This collection of photographs was taken in the spring of 2009 and was digitally scanned and put into sequence this past summer. Click HERE to view