Friday, December 18, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
My good friend Andy, aka Doctor Rosen Rosen, is an awesome musician who has been remixing like crazy. He was asked to do an official remix of one of Weezer's songs on their new album and he asked to use one of my photographs for the remix. Needless to say I'm pretty excited about it. Take a listen to the remix.
Weezer - (If You're Wondering if I Want You To) I Want You To (Doctor Rosen Rosen Rx)
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
New York was amazing. The PhotoPlus expo was crazy and exhausting as always. This year I managed to spend time with some of my favorite people in the industry. Its easy to forget how rejuvenating it can be to spend time with people who have always inspired me. Its icing on the cake to meet new people who bring new levels of inspiration. oh so good.
I leave again on Friday this time for a week in Zion. Another work trip but not a bad place to work.
soon...more photos less words.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
After all of the wind yesterday, the violent gusts, branches breaking under the force, Missoula is quiet this morning. Downtown there are so few people out and the somber day has a peaceful feel, as if it's quietly relishing the absence of wind.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
- birds are fascinating. I didn't photograph them as I was assisting a workshop in South Florida and had to attend to students but watching them was fantastic.
- San Francisco and a fish eye lenses are best friends. Ohhh so much fun!
- I would move to maui. I might be addicted to surfing-yeah, I went twice but it has my soul.
- I still love my breathing underwater project which I was able to work on in maui.
- lighting storms in eastern montana.
- I love junk. yup. rusty, corroded, exploding seat-stuffing, sun bleached cars are still some of my favorite things to photograph. I'm going to have to figure out what that says about me.
- Will has taken charge of my 20D...this makes road trips much easier on me because he's into it. very fun to photograph together.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
My life straddles two worlds: The technical and the artistic. The first consists of hard facts and numbers, a constant puzzle of information that seems to lead me to the second world. The more artistic world is where I want to be…it is where I want to live but I’m coming to realize that that I need that puzzle of information to allow me to exist there. This is an interesting relationship, I’ve really only discovered the connection recently—perhaps only just today. The two have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. When we got our first VCR, I set it up. I was seven. I’d never really used a VCR. It just made sense; I found it to be an intuitive invention. In fourth grade I realized how powerful my words could be when I wrote an essay for a Veterans Day contest and won. Of course it took many more years, heart ache and loss of innocence to really understand my love of words. These events made me look back and recognize where it all began. I was so innocent. These things happened in my life and rather than knowing or understanding what they said about, how they shaped me, it simply was and I continued with the day to day.
Today was the day I realized the connection between the two the technical and artistic. My focus has moved between them fluidly, but as if they were strangers on a sidewalk each going the opposite direction. Only at one moment are they side by side. They are on parallel paths but seemingly run opposite directions. For the past six months I have gained a deeper appreciation for art in my life. I’ve entered a conversation with my art and I’ve really enjoyed it. I’ve enjoyed the process more then ever before. I’ve recognized the importance.
Today as I stood in the convention hall of the consumer electronics show talking about the technical aspects of cameras and photography with each curious passerby, I realized that I need one to support the other. My love of the technical isn't running in the opposite direction of my art. In fact the two are arm-in-arm. In my mind there was an epic struggle between the two and they would never be able to co exist. Really, the struggle was just another road block to stop my own creativity. Ahhh, the old you are your own worst enemy factor.