Monday, October 5, 2009

Uncle Henry Alternative

I was looking through my hard drive at all the pictures I had gathered to make a website with(what happened to that??) and found an alternative photo to the first photo I ever posted on this blog. I can see pieces of where I am now photographically in this photo. The first one I posted was so much more this is my Uncle Henry on the couch with a dog, what a nice portrait! This second one is natural. I also find this image to be sad and dark. The way he is in the frame is related more to how he feels in day to day life. "Whatever you do, don't get old."

Monday, May 11, 2009

show photos!

As promised, here are some photos from Thesis! I was very happy with how it all came out. Here are some photos of that little book you see on the table there. It was all hand printed and hand bound by yours truly. It was a learning experience, and now I will forever make good books. I am in LOVE with the material I covered it with. It's so nice and professional looking. The book contains 18 images, including the 6 that are on the wall. It'll be up in traina until the 17th, so you should check it out. :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

End of the semester.

Doorway, Fall 2008

I do have photos of the thesis show to put up. The opening was really great, and my review went well. For the show I made a book as well, and I thought it was really successful to my project. Now I am going to start moving on, entering shows, shooting wildly, and sometime scanning and making prints. A year ago, I would have liked to think that I was going to continue shooting, but I honestly didn't think after college I would. I didn't have it in me then. Now, what else could I see myself doing? I'm working on jpging my images, in order to create a website, woo! I'm genuinely excited for the near future. Maybe it's that having only one more thing to do, and about to graduate thing. :)

Friday, April 3, 2009


I want to let you all know that I have a show up at Annie's Clark Brunch, on the corner of Downing St and Main St. They're all printed on transparencies in customized wood frames. It looks awesome so you should all go check it out :) She even wants three more! Hopefully she doesn't mind waiting until I get all my papers out of the way...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Smokey Fall 2008
Dudley, MA

I'm just going through all my images from last semester to chose images for the book I'm going to make about this whole series. It'll be nice to see it all together. I'm at a point where it feels like I've hardly made any photos for this series, I'll be glad when it's in book form. At first I didn't really want to make one, but now it feels like I absolutely have to.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Thursday before spring break (2/27) we had a special critique with some clark alum. They liked what I did last semester much better than this semester, because it was photographs of things they would possibly see, but overlook. So over break I shot a roll with that in mind, and voila! got great feedback. That critique made me realize I was searching for photos, not taking advantage of what was just happening. Not that I dislike the photos I made earlier this semester, but these are more... something.

In this last one, I'm in the process of taking out a window on the left, so hence black mess. I'm also considering taking out some of the yellow in it, and in the middle one.
Anymore additional feedback is always awesome and appreciated!

At the Door, Dudley, MA
Summer 2008

I'm in the process of scanning in everything from last summer, and I found this image. There's something off still to me in the colors. I think it's got a little too much orangeyness in it. But I'm more concentrated on getting everything into digital form right now. More to come!

Thursday, February 26, 2009


My Toilet
Dudley, MA 2008

I shot 1/2 of my film on 1/60th of a second instead of bulb(I was holding open for 10-15 seconds), so I had to reshoot some. I only reshot the ones I really liked, this was one of them. Actually, the original didn't have the toilet in it so I'm glad that happened. This photo makes me feel kind of weird because it reminds me of throwing up and that tunnel vision you have going towards the toilet.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Living Room Ash Tray
Dudley, MA February 2009

I know, I know, I suck at updating blogs. Reason: I feel I must present a finished, final edit of a photo. I've gotten over that, so you'll start getting them as I do. I'm pretty confident this one will make it to the thesis show. I like it, and it's gotten great feedback. These kinds of photos come after I've been sitting around in the living room for too long, and the tv has long become uninteresting.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Dudley, MA Jan 09

Last semester I was recommended to look at Jitka Hanzlova's work. She does a series on trees that I fell in love with (too bad the book is 300 bucks :( It'll be a while until I've saved up money for that.). So I'm interested in doing a series through the seasons on my own woods.