Just read this on the Exposure Project Blog and thought is was worthwhile sharing. It's a quote by Stephen Shore, one of the grand daddy's of colour photography and a major influence in my landscape work:
"[Today] there seems to be a greater freedom and lack of restraint...as one considers one's pictures less, one produces fewer truly considered pictures."
Pick up the 4"x5"s and medium format cameras- yes!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Had to write a posting about how disappointed I am with the Canadian Government and the National Gallery of Canada for deciding to turf the independent incarnation of the CMCP by taking away it's building and converting it into meeting rooms for Members of Parliament. It's hard to swallow talk about how the arts are being supported by the government when they have turned around and converted a museum space that was supposedly under 'renovations' into committee rooms. There are so little venues and opportunities for artists and photographers to show work. If this doesn't sit right with you please write to the Director of the National Gallery and your Member of Parliament. I'm going to!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I guess the goal is always to embody the mood of the place. The small details where the character shows through. I've always been a contemplative photographer when approaching this subject matter and I think it's related to all my years drinking gut rot coffee in road side diners, staring out the window. We've been interviewing the owners of the restaurants and I think the storytelling will add an important layer to the work.
I'm collaborating with my friend and fellow artist, Lindsay MacDonald, on a interactive diner booth installation inspired by restaurants found along the Cowboy Trail in southern Alberta. We've been doing research trips and I think I've got some pics scanned that are working well. more updates to come.