Thursday, May 27, 2010

Summer Update 1

Finals FINALLY ended. I'm home for the summer now. I got a job photographing groups of ballerinas (ages 2-17). I love it way more than I should. I always wanted to be a dancer and I get along great with kids. It's awesome. It's also on location, so it's not cooped-up and boring, and requires much less cleaning in the long run.

It's also kind of like walking into a Degas sometimes:

I'm pretty sure I'm going to take adult ballet classes when I get back to Minneapolis.

Our Kickstarter project is going really well. We're past 75% funding as of today. Hooray! If you'd still like to donate here's the link: KICKSTARTER - Impressions of the Midland: A Photographic Walk from Minneapolis to Chicago.

I started my internship with Heidi Norton. It's super fun and there's tons to get done. She's great person and a wonderful photographer.

I'm also considering options for my senior project, and I think I want to make a Tarot Deck. Below are two fabulous photographic tarot projects:

"Mountain Dream Tarot" by Bea Nettles.

And "Vertigo Tarot" by Dave McKean.

And finally, I'm pretty sure I worked out all the bugs on the website this time. There were a bunch of pictures not showing up in Firefox, but hopefully everything is well now. Also, I removed last names from the web text in "The Best Evidence is in Black and White" due to subject request. Apparently the page was showing up pretty high in the Google search, which is good because it means people are going to the site, but not so good because it means that people's horrible angry moment selves could be revealed, with names. But I did it, even though I'm fairly certain that Sophie Calle wouldn't take down the last names....

But the names are still there in the pictures. So I guess it's a good compromise.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Impressions of the Midland

So, we're walking from Minneapolis to Chicago, incase you missed that memo. And we got a Kickstarter page!

DONATE!!! Even a dollar will help the dreams of three young photographers!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Making of Terrain

So these are a few pictures from my phone that are from the shooting/processing of "Terrain", my series about scars/disfigurations.

This is my set-up. That is David's beautiful Mamiya RZ.

These are all 17 rolls of 120, after hand-processing. My record was 8 in one 4 hour period. I felt like such a beast. I wound up scanning 70 of them on our Imacon and then editing and printing about 35 of them. I think they'll be a Blurb book pretty soon...

Historical Art Work, yayyyyy

David Maisel's series "History's Shadow" presents X-rays of classical sculptures from various museum collections. He says that, "through the x-ray process, the artworks of origin become de-familiarized and de-contextualized, yet acutely alive and renewed."

I think they're awesome. I'm a huge history buff.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

100 Abandoned Houses

This is pretty amazing. Kevin Bauman documents a fraction of the beautiful abandoned houses in his hometown of Detroit. I thought it related slightly to that O'Hare project I mentioned a few times, but never actually got around to doing anything with.

That will be my summer goal. I need to get all the projects I shoot on a whim edited and up on here and my site.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Still Finals

After an all-nighter in the Digital Print Lab (I scanned 58 negatives on the Imacon), my website is finally up and running again. Check her out!

Sunday, May 2, 2010



I processed 8 rolls of film on thursday. I felt like such a badass. Here's a preview of my new project on scars and how beautiful they are when you look at them formally.

Anyway, to sleep now. The website will be back up soon (as in by friday), but in the meantime, check out my photobiography blog project on tumblr: