Thursday, December 3, 2009

Exhibitions: Khaki Gallery

The Khaki Gallery In the South End is having a big group show for the month of December and I will be showing two older pieces in this show. The opening is Friday December 4th (First Friday's) from 6-8pm. Please stop by if you happen to be in the area. Khaki Gallery is located at 460 Harrison Ave. in the South End. As most of you already know, there are a lot of great galleries in that area along with Khaki Gallery so please support the arts by stopping in and seeing the great work that is up this month.

Thanks and happy travels.


Monday, November 30, 2009

Current work: September to November 2009

Here is a long overdue post of some recent work. I have been working really hard this term on this current project and have produced a lot of new images. Here is a selection of just a few of those images. Below is my current artist statement for this project, though the statement changes week to week as the work evolves, it will give you a good understanding of what is going on in the work. Stay tuned for more images and more info.

This project represents my curiosities about the landscape and spaces I surround myself by. It’s about stepping forward and examining the reoccurring patterns and common human interaction with the land. I’m interested in finding scenes that imply recent modification, redevelopment, or the shortened evolution of a space.

Though I am stepping forward for my examinations, my interest is about stepping back and using the details that accumulate to create a whole environment. Through these images I search for beauty within cities that envelope once natural landscapes. I am interested in letting the juxtaposition of positive to negative spaces lead from one image to the next, to show the relationship of things we normally wouldn’t perceive. Within that relationship I am also interested in creating a link from the abstract images to the more concrete ones.

As a photographer, collector and image sculptor, my goal is to create a conversation with the different processes I use. Through the use of a camera, a darkroom and at times even a computer, I try to let the intersection of nature and constructed objects meet in my images. I let certain photographs I make lead me to preconceived ideas of my own darkroom creations, in hopes that those ideas along with the surprising elements of my methods speak in my work.



















Friday, October 16, 2009

The Photo Archive Blog

A fellow friend and classmate Rebecca Buonopane has recently started an excellent blog called The Photo Archive Blog. This blog is centered around Photography Majors at The Massachusetts College of Art, and the current thesis projects we are working on there. I have a few of my new images on the blog with an interview about the work. There is also great work on there by my classmates so please take the time to see what kind of work is being produced by the senior class. She will be updating the blog several times a week with new artist so make sure to check in from time to time. Congrats to Rebecca on a great start.

The images below are a few samples of the work you can see on the blog right now.

© Rachel Hall

© Ross O'Donahue

© Sarah Roberti

© Erica Frisk

© Kange Bell

© John Steck Jr.

© Lara Morgan

© Meredith Alm

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Exhibitions: Lowerdeck in San Francisco

The Lowerdeck in San Francisco is have a great group show starting next week called Familial Ghost. The Show is about different interpretations of family stories/traditions by different media based artist. I will have 15 images in this show from an older series of mine called Was Home. Normally these images are large color c-prints but The wonderful crew at the Lowerdeck had asked me to take slides of the images so that we could project them big on the wall. I was really into this idea because I like the thought of using an old school projector to interpret the stories in my work just as a family would use a projector to show slides that tell their own stories.

If you happen to know anyone in the San Fran area please pass this info along to them. For more info on the show please click the link above. The images below are several that will be in the show. Please enjoy.







Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Hallway Gallery in Jamaica Plain & The Starwell Gallery at The New England School of photography

I mentioned these shows before in my blog but now that I got two sided postcards made for them I thought I would post it up here for a more appropriate look at the show. Click on the thumbnails below to see the details for the show. There will be no opening for the Stairwell Gallery at NESOP but there will be a banging opening for the Hallway Gallery show. Expect live music, wine and crackers, a great audience of people and great art.

I realize that the opening reception for the Hallway Gallery is the same night as Alec Soth's show at Mass Art, which believe me, I almost want to not attend my own show for his haha. But just so everyone knows, the Hallway Gallery usually lets it openings run way later then most places would. We will probably be there till 10-11 pm. So after the Soth show please make your way down to JP, it will be well worth it.



Monday, September 21, 2009

View of the Prudential

These images are from a smaller series idea I have been working on that sort of fall in with some of my other landscape work. When I was shooting the empty plots of land for the Missing Teeth series I had noticed that within different neighborhoods of Boston, and even outside of the city, I was still able to still see the Prudential building. I found that to be interesting to me since the Prudential is not quite that big of a building. I'm keeping this in mind with the fact that I grew up in Chicago with some of the worlds tallest buildings, and how easily the view of downtown Chicago could be obstructed.

I became interested in the roll the Prudential started playing for me in my experience with the landscape. How I could be in a different neighborhood or even at a place like Jamaica Pond or the Arboretum, where you feel like your miles away from the city yet at a glance the Prudential building was still peeking at you, reminding you where you are. Not fully letting you escape. I though I would start shooting the different views of the Prudential from different areas, to show that reminder it gives us. These three images below are a small selection from this series. Please click on them to make them larger, since the Prudential is at times way in the background and barely viable with the smaller image.





Thursday, September 10, 2009

Exhibitions

This year I submitted several entries into the 2009 International Photo Awards competition and was lucky enough to get honorable mention in the following categories:

Fine Art: Landscape
Fine Art: Self-Portrait
Nature: Landscape


Please click on the links to see my images along with hundreds of other wonderful images form talented artist all across the world.

Also The wonderful people at The Art Of Photography Show just had a booth set up at the Beyond The Border contemporary art fair in San Diego with two of my framed pieces and a small portfolio box of my work for people to look at. I was lucky to have two images selected last year for the show. The booth they had was to market their current 2009 show and to also show the work of some of the recent names they have had in previous shows. It was a great privilage to be a part of the fair and to be a part of the 2008 show. Please check out the current Art of Photography Show here.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Missing Teeth: Mission Hill

A photograph I took last week in Mission Hill. There are several new properties being built right in front of this cliff, one of them is about five feet behind my tripod. Though at times known as a rougher area in Boston, Mission Hill still has a unique presence in this city, from its diverse community to its towering shoulders. I'm hoping that this sort of redevelopment will enhance that presence and really start to put the hill on the map.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Landscapes: Jamaica Plain

A couple random night shots I took about a month ago in Jamaica Plain. Something a little different compared to my typical landscape style of shooting, but I am enjoying the break away.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Portrait: Adam Foam

Tonight I ran into a good friend Adam, who I use to work with back in the day at Trader Joe's. I don't see him too often these days but I still consider him one of the greatest guys I ever met since I've been in Boston. Adam is the co-founder of The Whitehaus Family Records in JP and also plays in a band called Peace, Loving (A must see live act).

Though I photographed Adam just several months ago, when I see him I am always reminded of a photograph I took of him back in 2005 while I was a student at The New England School of Photography. This photograph hangs in my living room at this moment and will always remind me of great times. Oh the power of a photograph.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

These photographs were taken in the fall of 2008 at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. I was able to spend several days on their wonderful campus and make art. Most of my time was spent doing poetry installation's but I was able to shoot of a couple rolls. My time spent there may in fact be my most memorable moment of this decade. Enjoy the images as I enjoyed taking them.

"Moon Over The Atlantic (1 Hour Exposure)" 2008


"Sun Peeking Through Forrest" 2008


"Painting With Light" 2008


"Behind The Print Shop" 2008


"Moss" 2008


"Dead Seal" 2008


"Flower Box" 2008

Monday, July 6, 2009

Boba Fett? Boba Fett? Where?

Taken in New York City on Halloween, 2007. I have to give Jess Habalou credit for pointing out this photograph to me. Thanks Jess!