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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
i can sense pictures in my brain. when i switched jobs this spring and was suddenly confronted with the necessity of looking at pictures everyday again, i went through a period of transition where i could literally feel my brain working on them. like anything, looking gets easier with practice. i probably see a hundred images a day right now, and, to my tremendous relief, my brain no longer feels the strain of it.
i now realize that my lack of posting last year was directly related to the low volume of photographs i encountered on a daily basis. having spent my days reading shipping manifests and invoices instead of pictures, i couldn't switch gears at night and browse through flickr. the contrast was just too great.
my wedding images certainly suffered from the lack of visual nourishment. i watched a drastic improvement in my compositions from the beginning of the summer to the end. it seems the more photos i digest, the quicker my eye is able to translate to the two-dimensional.
strangely, my personal work from that time holds a lot of power for me. i shot consistently through my posting drought on a project that is still in progress and a lot of the images from that period are quite strong. so somewhere in my brain i was making visual discoveries, but those revelations were definitely out of everyday reach. the only explanation i have for this contradiction, is that the act of photographing is therapeutic. i pull from a deeper well of imagery when i shoot for myself, from a place better protected from the contaminates of quotidian life.
this is the pattern i have detected: the more i look at pictures, the more pictures i take, the more i think about them, the more i need an outlet to articulate those thoughts, and thus the more i write to this blog.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
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Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
i just wanted to pass along the following from ben alper of the exposure project:
"the exposure project has begun work on the 4th issue of the exposure project book. we are holding an open call for submissions. all the details are provided below:
we are asking photographers working in any facet of the medium to send the following:
1: 5-7 low res jpeg's sized @ 72 dpi
2: these images should reflect the vision of an ongoing, or recently completed body of work
3: in addition, please send a brief artist statement which corresponds to the work submitted
we are also hoping to publish literary works in addition to the photographs chosen. if you have written an essay, article, review, or conducted an interview that is in some way related to photography we would love to review it. proposals for unwritten works can also be submitted; simply send microsoft word formatted material in an e-mail.
deadline for submissions is: monday, january 5th, 2009
all submitted material should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. selected photographers and authors will be notified of acceptance no later than february 1st."