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Iteration 54: Find Your Pepper

Not too long ago, I was having a conversation with David duChemin about subject as it relates to photography — specifically, some of the differences between photographs of a subject, versus photographs about a subject. It can feel like a…

In Between 06: Finding a Creative Rudder

I had a realization recently that the type of photography I was pursuing really didn’t hold much interest for me. I enjoy the process of making pictures, but the subject matter is leaving me feeling disconnected and frankly disappointed with…

Iteration 36: Let it Flow

Yesterday was our first day back from a 9-day working vacation in France and Germany and I’ve got to tell you, I still haven’t fully readjusted to East Coast time, but I wanted to talk a little about the trip…

Iteration 23: No Choice But to Wrestle

Over the weekend I attended the opening of the new Sally Mann show A Thousand Crossings at the National Gallery of Art.  While there are pieces from previous bodies of work, including Immediate Family—the work that established her notoriety as…

Iteration 22: Just Make

A couple weeks ago, I finished my first painting of 2018. Actually, that’s not entirely accurate. I mean, it is accurate that I finished it in 2018, but the four paintings that are underneath it were started, abandoned, scraped, sanded,…