Spring Break = Printing week!
I’ve been printing up a storm and I am close to having all of my final prints done for the thesis exhibition.
Here is a recent image:
Many more images to come soon.
Also, a little teaser for another future post:
Check out: Treemotel’s new music video for Barbara.
It was produced at my school (Santa Fe University of Art and Design) by some really talented people. It is truly great.
Fun fact: I made the big green head (at about 1:24) for a costume.
Back to the darkroom!
So this semester has been pretty crazy, but it has also been pretty crazy-amazing. Myself and the three other Photography BFA students at my school, (Michelle Eckhardt, Zoe Townsend, Karen Belton) will be presenting about our work at photo-eye gallery. Every first wednesday of the month, photo-eye invites photographers to present work that they have done. I am extremely excited about this opportunity for our group to share our work with the public.
If you are in the Santa Fe area, put it on your calendar! The event is March 7 at 6:30.
(my image is #3 on the flyer. Check out the other photographers! They are doing some really cool stuff.)
In other amazing and much more humble news, our school is taking a trip to New York for AIPAD, The Association of International Photography Art Dealers. I have heard that is probably the biggest photography event in the world. I am so utterly excited to get to go on this trip! (and to visit New York for the first time)
A shot from last March.
I used this image for the cover of a book I designed last march.
Nectar Magazine has gotten more submissions for “Most of Us Die” so far than we got in total for “Evidence of Home”. This issue is going to be big. Submissions are open until June.
On a personal note, this semester has been really intense. I’ve got 3 part time jobs, a volunteer job, and starting this magazine. On top of that, being a full time student and trying to work on my thesis. It’s tiring but when I accomplish a lot, it is very satisfying. I’m excited to graduate and be able to relax without feeling guilty.
Shot from last week. I have the most patient model in the world. I swear.
Nectar Magazine is getting way more submissions for issue #2 than for “Evidence of Home”. With more than 3 months left, I can’t wait to see all of the work that we get! I posted some of our recent submissions on Nectar’s site, check it out:
Unrelated, but cool: Check out Die Antwoord’s latest video, directed by amazing photographer Roger Ballen. Creepy and catchy and all around great.
Nectar Magazine’s theme “Evidence of Home” closed on February 1. We are in the process of designing the issue and while that process is going on, we started to accept submissions for our second issue. The theme is:
Most of Us Die
Check out the submission guidelines: http://nectarnectar.com/submit
Image for the poster is from my thesis series
Another recent thesis image. Just did another shoot today, of legs. More on that when those get developed.
Nectar Magazine closed submissions for its first issue. Over 100 people submitted, which is pretty good for coming up with the idea 4 months ago and having zero advertising budget. It can only grow from here. I’ve got some neat ideas about the next issue, but everything will have to be finalized before it can be released.
I’ve got some new Thesis images, after a much needed winter break. We drove from New Mexico to Arkansas to Missouri to Arkansas to New Mexico to Colorado, and finally back to New Mexico to stay. Admittedly, I was not as productive as I should have been in terms of image making, but I did relax fiercely and it was great to see family and meet new people too.
I’ve vowed to actually be productive now that I am back at school, so here are some new images, all taken with a 4X5 view camera, printed gelatin silver.
Also, don’t forget about Nectar Magazine! Submissions close in less than 2 weeks.
A split up sunset, Fall 2008.
Superstition has always surrounded Friday the 13th for reasons I don’t really care to understand. I’ve never really been a superstitious person, or if I am, it’s not blatant enough for me to notice it. Even past that though, my brother was born on a Friday the 13th, so I know it can’t be bad. He is one of the greatest people that I know. And today was spent cooking, hanging up posters, and relaxing with people that I love. Sure it’s cold outside and it’s sure to get colder, but there was nothing wrong with this day.
model: photographer Michelle Eckhardt
These are some images for my final project in my Advanced Digital class. I photographed in abandoned locations in Santa Fe and then photographed my models separately and brought them together and tried to create a sense of connection between the figure and the space. I believe that structures are most affected by the people that live in them, and the time without those people. The evidence of their presence is still contained in the space, from the large amount of shoes still littering the floors to the walls smeared with dirt, possibly done by hand. The figures allude to their time and connection within the “home”, and how the figure invigorates a building even after years of neglect and decay.
As an update for the summer, I spent it between Conway, Arkansas and Springdale, Arkansas: going to concerts, spending time with family and friends, and trying to beat the heat.
Recently I went to the annual burning of Zozobra during the Fiestas de Santa Fe. Zozobra is a huge (around 40 ft. tall) marionette that personifies all of the gloom of the year. By burning him, people can rid themselves of their own gloom.
It’s a huge event and here is a little taste from this year:
Currently I am working on my thesis, which will be a continuation of my “abstracted skin” work. I’m working with a 4×5 camera and printing black and white gelatin silver. Updates on that soon!
I am a Junior at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design (formerly College of Santa Fe), pursuing a BFA in Photography. My background is largely Fine Art photography, using digital, silver, and nonsilver wet darkroom practices.
I am also currently exploring the photojournalistic/documentary side in a class this semester. To visit that class’s blog and see my work there, head to sfuadphotojournalism.wordpress.com
I’ll try to keep this blog updated with progress on different projects, and share past projects that I’ve worked on.
To begin, my largest past and future project so far. I started this work about a year and a half ago. It originally was going to be in color, but due to technical difficulties, I had to do it in black and white silver. I loved the results and I’ve gone from using 35mm negatives to 4X5in ones. I hope to continue this series for my BFA thesis next year.
I’m using paint to transform the human body into a landscape of sorts.