Monday, September 28, 2009

Photographs Emulating Paintings

Jeff Wall

Lucas Samara

Robert Parke-Harrison

David Hockney

Todd Hido

Gregory Crewdson

Sunday, September 20, 2009

3 artists for emulation

Jeff Wall

Philip Lorca-diCorcia

Catherine Angel

Saturday, September 19, 2009

3 strangers

3 people I want to know

Jack Kerouac

Amelia Earhart

Tim Kinsella

3 people I know

my friend Kay

My friend Sasha

My brother Vincent

Thursday, September 17, 2009

What is offensive?

Lewis Carroll and Alice


Tabloid Cover

Cindy Sherman

Abercrombie & Fitch magazine cover

American Apparel Ad

Cobra Snake: Party photo

New York Ruff Club: Party Photo

Cobra Snake: Party Photo

Cobra Snake: Party Photo

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Most Important Photo In My Life

When I was five years old my grandfather took a picture of me that we then immediately processed and printed. It was the first picture I had ever printed and the photographic process transfixed me. My grandfather took so much care in creating the print and, with me being so young, was incredibly patient in showing me how it was done. Looking back on the experience I now hope to embody those qualities that he displayed so gracefully. My grandfather had an enormous camera collection and I was always curious to find out more about how these complex machines worked. Although it is a picture of myself, the material object reminds me of so much more then what I looked like at five. Many of my interests have come from my grandfather’s influence on me as a child and so looking at this photo I am reminded of him and all that he gave to my life.