Wednesday, September 19, 2012

SHORT: Catherine Opie: Cleveland Clinic

SHORT: Catherine Opie: Cleveland Clinic

This short video is about one of my mentors, Catherine Opie, from graduate school. She now happens to be one of the most important contemporary artists of our times. Cathy was a Freund Fellow through the Saint Louis Art Museum and Washington University. She lived and worked here in Saint Louis during my first year at Washington University. She was making work about the uniqueness of the decaying landscape in the city proper as well as panoramas of the highways in the metro area. Her work is about many things other than what is shown in this clip, although this is truly great to see. Cathy is by far one of my favorite artists and is a truly genuine and deeply interesting person. She had such a great impact on my formation as an artist during that time.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Teaching America's youth about studio lighting

Digital Photo II class Fall 2012

Main light with softbox
Main light with softbox & reflector opposite
Kate's favorite lighting set-up...

Nothing better...

photograph by Mr. Kathleen M. Sanker aka the "good" Colonel
I just couldn't resist. Sometimes it is important to rest, to enjoy the moment, to let things soak in, and to make a puppy pile. Contrary to rumors, no my daughter is not being raised by wolves, and yes, this is my most important job, my family, including the photographer who is not shown in this photograph.

And YES, this image is noisy and blurry, and NO, that is NOT the point.  thanks.