Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The common and the sublime

Here are a few prints I made for a series project themed "The common and the sublime." I chose to focus on tension created by the space between objects.

Its been great to spend time working on photography traditionally. It helps keep me grounded and more decisive with my images. Technically, they aren't the best, but its been about four years since I was last in a darkroom and I'm picking it up again pretty quickly.

All shot with a Yashica Mat 124G on 100 speed Kodak Tmax.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Telluride, Colorado

Square images were shot with a Yashica Mat 124G and 35mm with a Canon A-1.

Everything Matters

Inspired by a quote from the novel Everything Matters! by Ron Currie Jr.

The main character describes a memory immediately post-utero; he is near death, having been strangled by the umbilical cord:
“Your expression— eyes closed but not clenched, face perfectly relaxed, tiny mouth agape— is one of perfect neutrality. This is the expression you should wear all your life, no matter how long or brief it is, so that no one, not even you, will ever know whether you are in ecstasy or anguish.”
I related immensely to these words, and wanted to replicate the feeling in the tangled and chaotic intertwining of branches. It is uncertain whether one should feel at rest viewing at this image or not.