Thursday, August 27, 2015

My photo father's "Memory Loss"

 If you documented your mentors in terms of lineage we would all have a family tree of our educational intersections. To some these connections are mediocre. To me they carry some serious weigh and many hard earned lessons. Point being, we all are standing on the shoulders of giants, which are actually someone else's ideas, dialogue that we have with the work or existence of other creators.  However you choose to think about your past influences and gifts, this is one of my favorite giants to reference, my photo father, Stan Strembicki. Check out a recently uploaded portfolio of his on Behance... 

Stan Strembicki

Stan Strembicki - Memory Loss 2005 -2007

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Welcome back! Here is a bit of whimsy to start out the semester...

Welcome back!
It has been a fast and furious summer but we are off to the races here again. Just wanted to get the juices flowing with a little photographic piece here on the amazing digital artist Jane Long.

Here is a bit of whimsy to start out the semester...

Sunday, February 1, 2015

dear photograph

Feeling a bit sentimental today...

                            a favorite passage...

And our faces, my heart, brief as photos...

When I open my wallet
to show my papers
pay money
or check the time of a train
I look at your face.

The flower`s pollen
is older than the mountains
Aravis is young
as mountains go.

The flower`s ovules
will be seeding still
when Aravis then aged
is no more than a hill.

The flower in the heart`s
wallet, the force
of what lives us
outliving the mountain.

And our faces, my heart, brief as photos.

-John Berger, 1984.


this is a great site...

Monday, January 19, 2015