Friday, January 30, 2009


Just got some film back. I'll be scanning it over the next few days. Keep an eye out for a new post.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Muy importante

"Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President-Elect Obama to
appoint a Secretary of the Arts. While many other countries have had
Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries, the United States has never
created such a position. We, in the arts, need this and the country needs
the arts--now more than ever. Please take a moment to sign this important
petition and then pass it on to your friends and colleagues. "

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

1 Snaps

I felt like I had to post something. Been a while. Winter kind of sucks. I love the change of seasons but making pictures outside in it is tough, I do make pictures indoors and I do make portraits indoors but I prefer wide open spaces for my personal work. I recently made this landscape, which I also shot on 4x5, I'll post that and probably repost this shot as well as a comparison. This was definitely the first time I've really used my canon as a "polaroid" for something I shot on film, in particular the with the 4x5 camera, which I really want to do more in the future. I've also pushed the color a bit here which is a continued experiment.

Snow mound in a mall parking lot.
NH, 2009

Monday, January 05, 2009


So I've been really playing with my color files a lot lately. Here are a couple of tests I've done. I think I want to head in this type of direction, really push how the color feels a bit. It's funny cause I've really hated photoshop for such a long time but now (it was like an necessary evil) but in the last couple of months I've started to feel comfortable enough to start playing a bit almost feels like I'm back in the darkroom again. Love any feedback.

Kate & Shug on a winter walk 2009

Hugh with the flag on the fourth of July 2008

JS New Years Eve 2009

Great quote to start off the year...

"I had been sitting by Hoan Kiem Lake one day in June 1995 when the thought took hold that I had to go home to photograph. It was not so much that I missed home, but that I was, at long last, ready to face the challenge of photographing in the United States. I wanted to make the American landscape my own again.

My first American project after my travels was, looking back, preposterous: to make a body of work of New York at large. Preposterous because New York had been monumentalized in photographs in seminal ways during the last century. After Diane Arbus, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, William Klein, Helen Levitt, Weegee, Garry Winogrand and others, who needed more pictures of New York? But once you start down that road of thought, you might as well ask yourself, who needs more pictures period? I gave a nod of appreciation to my predecessors, then forced myself to forget about them."

Mitch Epstein. From "Work".

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