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A couple photos from Yosemite

October 15, 2010

Pine Grove #1
 

Pine Grove #2

 

The park was pretty overwhelming in general, so I focused a lot harder on smaller areas of the park, where I was more inspired. Still, Yosemite was a challenge. Here’s a couple, there are more coming. Also, I’m throwing in a picture taken in Worcester the other night as well.

 

Hiatus

October 14, 2010

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything to the blog. Since the end of the summer, I’ve been to San Francisco, Yosemite, Philadelphia and New York about 6 times, so things here have been busy. However, there will be some new pictures up of California in the next few days, as well as some new night work. Also, my internship at Boston’s Photographic Resource Center is definitely going to be inspiring more blog posts. I’ve got a show up in Worcester right now, the details of which are still being worked out, so, I’ll get back to you on that in the next couple days.

August 20, 2010
This is a re-shoot of the dry cleaner that I shot a couple weeks ago. Shot 8/18

August 19, 2010

Jeff Brouws

August 12, 2010
It’s been a busy 10 days, between Philadelphia, NYC and Boston, but I wanted to take time to highlight the work of Jeff Brouws, an established photographer represented by esteemed galleries such as the Robert Klein Gallery in Boston as well as the Robert Mann gallery in New York. Jeff seems to blend the visual and conceptual sides of photography beautifully. His newer series, Proximity, uses triptychs to highlight the dichotomy that is observed in North Dakota between a seemingly simple, romantic version of American rural life and the nuclear missile silos that lie only miles from those places. As Mark Rawlinson puts it in his essay titled Out of Sight, Out of Mind, the Proximity triptychs “gather together the tick-tock of everyday life—the work of the grain elevator, the life of the corner convenience store—with the Minuteman ICBM silos. Abutted in this way, the disjunction between one and the other, long forgotten, becomes chillingly apparent: Out of sight, is out of mind”. This newer work falls in line with Jeff’s older series, After Trinity, which contains images of the site where the first atomic bomb was detonated. Jeff’s work is structurally beautiful and the work maintains an ever present meaning. For achieving this balance alone, I admire Jeff’s images. Also, blogger has made it incredibly dificult to upload a high quality version of the triptych below, so please check out Jeff’s site as well.


Trinity Site 1, Location of First Atomic Bomb Detonation, Alamogordgo, New Mexico, 1987


All images are exclusively copyrighted by Jeff Brouws

Özant Kamaci

August 5, 2010

I came across this guy totally randomly as I was checking out LOZ, the blog run by Laurence Vecten, a photographer based out of France. Özant’s work, especially from his series “Pause” and “Pause M” consists largely of images of airplanes caught behind trees and other visual obstructions. Özant explains his photos as serving as an interruption of anticipation. His idea of capturing an image at a time when most people are anticipating what comes after, such as the plane emerging from the tree, is interesting in itself. However, he also seems to have followed through with a visual concept that challenges the way the viewer is able to perceive the image. The airplanes are often so integrated into the other parts of the picture that you are challenged to look at the relationship between such a massive piece of modern technology and nature (cliche, I know, but…) in a way that focuses exclusively on form and texture. I think these pictures are pretty cool, and I’d like to see more work like this come from Özant. Özant is Turkish, but currently lives and works out of Toronto. You can check out his website here.




All images on this post are © Özant Kamaci

August 5, 2010

It looks like the photo a day thing needs to be put on hold until my schedule allows for more shooting. Anyway, I had a day off today so was able to squeeze off this shot during a drive to Fitchburg.


Sterling, MA