Discovering New Worlds

Photography has this incredible breadth to it. Photographs have been made of everything from DNA and microorganisms to stars, galaxies and nebulas. Pictures have come back to us from the farthest reaches of space and the depths of the ocean, from high above us and deep underground. What photography is also fantastic at is using… Continue reading Discovering New Worlds

A Lesson in Liking

My initial reaction to the pressures of grad school was to cling on to photographers whose work I thought was beautiful. I felt overwhelmed by the multitude of directions I could take my work, and thought (rightly so) that looking at other artists' work would spur me on. I decided on Rinko Kawauchi, and started… Continue reading A Lesson in Liking

Redheaded Peckerwood

A fifty year old murder-spree across the northern plain states inspired one of the most highly praised photobooks of 2011. It's nearly impossible to keep up with the constant influx of new, different, and beautifully printed publications, but there are sometimes those that seem to rise above the rest. Redheaded Peckerwood is one of those… Continue reading Redheaded Peckerwood

Rrrrrrrroll

RRRRRRROLL is a tumblr of simple, amusing, and sometimes beautiful gifs. They are lovely but largely uninteresting photographs, however the imposed movement brings out something in them that was perhaps largely forgettable or overlooked otherwise. It's yet another innovative use of the gif format, but enhanced by the quality and complexity of the scenery, the expressive… Continue reading Rrrrrrrroll

The Essential Tool

So my essential tool is an essential internal force. I have had a lifelong propensity towards disorganization, overlooking details, and sloppiness due to haste. This has manifested itself in all parts of my life, from my chicken-scrawl handwriting and lost points on algebra tests to forgetting to check my aperture before shooting and misplacing papers I intended to read.… Continue reading The Essential Tool