Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Final Stages

Editing the Clowes Hall exhibit is 90% complete. There are still a couple of little things that I am working out. As I discussed earlier I leave the interpretation of an image to the viewer. With that in mind, I do not title my photographs. The location and date of the photograph is all of the information that I provide. I got (stole) this idea from Brett Weston.

Here's a photograph that will be in the Clowes Exhibit. It was made at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2008.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009


With the help of Satch, I've begun editing the Clowes Hall exhibit. There are a couple of different directions that we are considering. The final idea has not yet revealed itself. In time it will. I hope anyhow, because I've got a lot of work to do to get to final prints!

All multiple exposure photographs are made in-camera. They are not layered in photoshop.

Here's another photo from this past weekend's session.

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Monday, April 20, 2009


Finishing up making the photographs for the Clowes Hall exhibit this weekend - at least that is what is intended.

Here is an image from that session.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Equivalent 2008

Alfred Stielglitz' Equivalents are alway a source of inspiration.

They are generally recognized as the first photographs intended to free the subject matter from literal interpretation, and, as such, are some of the first completely abstract works of art.*

This photograph was made in Indianapolis in the Spring of 2008.

*From Wikipedia

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan has a multitude of personalities that can change from hour to hour and season to season. For the last several years the lake has been a source of renewal, escape and inspiration. This photograph of Lake Michigan was made on a morning in August 2008.

Many times I am asked what a particular photograph is supposed to mean, what is it's significance, etc. Each photograph that I present contains intendment and was made as a reaction to a particular stimulus or inspiration. But I do not desire to impress any preconceived idea onto a viewer. Rather I entreat the viewer to find their own interpretation and meaning within the photograph.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Continuing on with the Clowes Hall exhibit, today I worked on two photos. There are two additional photos to process from existing negs and one or two more to make. Soon the printing and editing process will begin.

The photograph posted today was made in 2008 with a Diana+. The location is just north of downtown Indianapolis. One of my current projects is to present, in a minimalist fashion, the manufactured environment that has been created within my sphere of life. I'll post more on this another day.

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Monday, April 6, 2009


Welcome to my new photography blog.

Work is moving forward for the
Clowes Hall exhibit June 1 through August 3, 2009. In total there will be 13 (maybe 14) images presented. The photographs were made with Diana+ and Holga cameras. The archival inkjet prints are mounted to frames designed and constructed by Edward Satchwill II. Final print selection will be made very soon. I have one more subject that I want to photograph for consideration.

I have a couple of ideas about subject matter for this blog leading up to the exhibit. Time will dictate whether any of the ideas come to fruition but I will endeavor to update the blog as the process leading up to the exhibit takes place.

The photograph shown on this post will be included in the exhibit.

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