Harvest Moon


Some big changes, means a lack of posting recently.
I’ll be back with new things for the site after the new year.
Until then this is what I’ve seen, lately. delancy danceofhimetviewfromherebushwickequalizerleavesinparkjust someone looking out
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. – Ansel Adams

Angel of Chance


view more work by Sally Mann here. ds_5

Sally Mann, Untitled 1971.


Sally Mann, Untitled 1978-1980.lewis-law-5

Sally Mann, Untitled 1974-1976.

Like all photographers, I depend on serendipity… I pray for what might be referred to as the angel of chance. – Sally Mann


My Photography

lately.cracks glow tree leaves2 subway view subway seat train sky ontheroof

By sight and observation and thought, with the help of the camera, and the addition of the date of the year, we can hold fast the history of the world.  – August Sander

elemental phenomena


Matthew Brandt’s artist website here. Screen shot 2014-10-28 at 5.30.11 PM

Matthew Brandt, Big Bear Lake CA A1, c-print soaked in Big Bear Lake Water 2011. Screen shot 2014-10-28 at 5.27.33 PM

Matthew Brandt, Wilma Lake CA 1, c-print soaked in Wilma Lake water 2008.

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Matthew Brandt, Alcova Reservoir WY 2, c-print soaked in Alcova Reservoir water 2008.

“If experimenting with the processing and surfaces of photographic prints seems like a relic in the digital age, it’s far from it. If anything, today’s predominance of screen-only interaction has made the importance of the photo as object more beguiling to both emerging and established photographers.” – Lori Fredrickson from American Photo. Read more about this series here. 

making the space


go to Michael Lundgren’s website here. 
matter-13Michael Lundgren, Algaeic Fox from Matter 2006 – Present

matter-22Michael Lundgren, Static Fog from Matter 2006 – Present.

matter-12Michael Lundgren, Untitled (parasite)  from Matter 2006 – Present

coalearthMichael Lundgren, Untitled (earth) from Matter 2006 – Present

matter-3Michael Lundgren, Cubic from Matter 2006 – Present

When you feel two almost conflicting emotions about something, that experience is way more compelling than when you are fully convinced and that your opinion is right. When you do that something else emerges. In my daily life I spend most of my time believing all these little stories I tell myself about what I am and who I am and who other people are and what I’m doing here, who has wronged me, all this stuff, whatever it is, even if I’m just feeling sad. If I say to myself the opposite, if I describe to myself the complete opposite of the way I am thinking and feeling, these two versions sit together for a little bit in the center of my world and then something else shifts and I can’t believe either one of them. I want to make photographs like that. – Michael Lundgren. Read more here

out of reality

My Photography

lately. subwayunder





The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words. – Elliott Erwitt

found twombly


John Lehr’s artist website here. 08_PhoneBoothJohn Lehr, Phone Booth from Low Relief 2013.


John Lehr, Untitled from Low Relief 2013.  04_PlaqueJohn Lehr, Plaque from Low Relief 2013.

03_WindowDrawingJohn Lehr, Window Drawing from Low Relief 2013.

06_OfficeDoorJohn Lehr, Office Door from Low Relief 2013.

02_SpacesJohn Lehr, Spaces from Low Relief 2013.

09_DoubleJohn Lehr, Double from Low Relief 2013.

We arrive from all walks of life via the almost serendipitous routes of the first photographs that made us realize there is more to this than clicking the shutter.” – Charlotte Cotton from What’s So Contemporary About Photography at Yale here. 

and everywhere


more work here. 

ZL-camera-obscura-MG-Zoe Leonard, 453 West 17th Street ,Lens and darkened room 2012. 

ZL-camera-obscura-MG-9-Zoe Leonard, 453 West 17th Street ,Lens and darkened room 2012. 
ZL-camera-obscura-MG-12Zoe Leonard, 453 West 17th Street ,Lens and darkened room 2012. 

ZL-camera-obscura-MG-7 Zoe Leonard, 453 West 17th Street ,Lens and darkened room 2012.
ZL-camera-obscura-MG-4 Zoe Leonard, 453 West 17th Street ,Lens and darkened room 2012.

ZL-camera-obscura-MG-13Zoe Leonard, 453 West 17th Street ,Lens and darkened room 2012. 

What is photography? Is it a print or an object, is it a jpeg on your screen or does it only exist if you print it out? Is it a snapshot on your phone, a slide projection, or the image you see in your mind before you click the shutter?  In short, is photography a thing, or a picture, or is it a way of seeing? – Zoe Leonard

these things take

Art, Photography

Jonathan McNeil’s artist website here. tumblr_n122xiWcgh1rs0im7o1_1280


[both images Jonathan McNeil, Untitled 2014.]

stare. It is the way to educate your eye.
stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop.
die knowing something.
you are not here long. 
– Walker Evans

anxiety of the dark

Art, Photography

read more about Robert Adam’s Summer Nights, Walking  here. 
robert-adams-summer-nights-walking-41Robert Adams, Longmont, Colorado from Summer Nights, Walking 1980.

robert_adams11Robert Adams, Summer Nights, Walking 1976-1982.

robert_adams13Robert Adams, Summer Nights, Walking 1976-1982.

a84fd16fRobert Adams, Manitou Springs, Colorado from Summer Nights, Walking 1980.

Human existence in shadows and light, our joy and our fear, underneath at the core.
A square little gem.  – Robert Adams

infinite space between these words

Art, Photography

more work by Harry Callahan here. callahanveniceHarry Callahan, Couple Walking Down Street, Venice 1957.

callahaneleanorHarry Callahan, Elanor in Hugo Weber’s Studio, Chicago 1950.

callahanskyscrapersHarry Callahan, Skyscrapers, New York 1978.

callahanoceanHarry Callahan, Water Reflections, Bass Rocks, Massachusetts 1978.

The mystery isn’t in the technique, it’s in each of us. – Harry Callahan.

less and less

Art, Photography

see more photographs by Joel Sternfeld here. 

Joel Sternfeld, A Young Man Gathering Shopping Carts, Huntington, NY, July 1993. Screen shot 2014-01-05 at 8.50.15 PMJoel Sternfeld, McLean, Virginia, December 1978.

75f05baeJoel Sternfeld, Abandoned Freighter, Homer, Alaska, July 1984.

2e005982Joel Sternfeld, Glen Canyon Dam, Page, Arizona 1983.

SweetieFace_043_CD01Joel Sternfeld, California (#4) 1977.

Joel Sternfeld, Matanuska Glacier, Matanuska Valley, Alaska, July 1984.

No individual photo explains anything. That’s what makes photography such a wonderful and problematic medium. It is the photographer’s job to get this medium to say what you need it to say. Because photography has a certain verisimilitude, it has gained a currency as truthful—but photographs have always been convincing lies. – Joel Sternfeld.