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31 photos over 31 yrs, because I am now 31yro

2 Jun

I turned 31yro on June 1st. To celebrate, I found 31 images, spanning 31 years, to share.

Enjoy!

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Daytona Beach, 1982. Paul McDonough

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Duke University Alumi website. 1983

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Image from espn.go.com. 1984 Olympics.

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Jessie at 5, 1985. Sally Mann. One of my favorite photographers, btw.

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Niagara Falls, 1986. Barbara Bosworth.

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France, 1987.

7 self portrait 1988 - Matt Weber - weber-street-photographydotcom

Self-portrait, 1988. Matt Weber.

8 mary-ellen-mark-street-photography-jennifer-tiffany-and-carrieportsmouth-ohio-1989

Jennifer, Tiffany and Carrie, Portsmouth, Ohio. 1989. Mary Ellen Mark

9 Yoga studio photography 1990 -  Gilles Larrain

Yoga Studio. Gilles Larrain. 1990.

10 Dancing Saturday night at Margarets Blue Diamond Club Clarkson MS 1991 - Ken Light - yellowworlddotorg

Dancing Saturday Night at Margaret’s Blue Diamond Club, Clarkson, MS, 1991. Ken Light.

11 Vinlan 1992 Immediate Family - Sally Mann

Vinlan, From Immediate Family, 1992. Sally Mann

12 Still Life no 298 1993 - Kenro Izu

Still life #298, 1993. Kenro Izu

13 Chanel-Feather-Headdress-B-New-York-1994-Copyright-by-the-Irving-Penn-Foundation-e1355143562347

Chanel Feather Headdress, New York, 1994. Irving Penn

14 Night Walk Los Angeles No 28 1995 - Henry Wessel - artblartdotcom

Night Walk, Los Angeles, #28, 1995. Henry Wessel.

15 Matsudas Naked in New York 1996 - Nan Goldin

Matsudas, Naked in New York. 1996. Nan Goldin.

16 Untitled  Nude I Miami 1997 - Herb Ritts

Untitled Nude, Miami, 1997. Herb Ritts.

17 Near Vicksburg 1998 - Sally Mann

Near Vicksburg, 1998. Sally Mann.

18 Sailboats III 1999 Lothar Osterburg

Sail Boats III, 1999. Lothar Ostenburg.

19 Hurry to Home 2000 Kushal Gangopadhyay

Hurry Home, 2000. Kushal Gangopadhyay

20 Two Trees 2001 Rocky Schenck

Two Trees, 2001. Rocky Schenck.

21 The-Pool-Side-StoryPOP-Autumn_Winter-2002-03Ph-Mert-Alas-Marcus-PiggottModel-Angela-Lindvall

Pool Side Story, 2002. Mert Atlas and Marcus Piggott.

22 Apple store North Michigan Ave Chicago 2003 Almond Dhukka

Apple Store, North Michigan Ave, Chicago, 2003. Almond Dhukka.

23 Bare Necessities Vogue US 2004 - Irving Penn

Bare Necessities, for Vogue US, 2004. Irving Penn.

24 Enriques Journey 2005 Don Bartletti

Enrique’s Journey, 2005. Don Bartletti.

25 Light Series 2006 Waheeda Malullah

Light Series, 2006. Waheeda Malullah

26 Low Tide Cumberland Lisland Georgia 2007 Jack Spencer

Low Tide, Cumberland Island, Georgia, 2007. Jack Spencer.

27 Zambia February 2008 Annie Griffiths Belt

Zambia, Feb. 2008. Annie Griffiths Belt.

28 Diglossia No 8 2009 - Eugenia Raskopoulos

Diglossia #8, 2009. Eugenia Raskopoulos.

29 Joyful 2010 Ario Wibisono

Joyful, 2010. Ario Wibisono.

30 I Drive 2011 Todd Hido

From I Drive, 2011. Todd Hido (Another favorite photographer of mine).

Storms 2 2012 Mitch Dobrowner

Storms, 2012. Mitch Dobrowner.

 

And just because I love giraffes (hey, it’s my damn birthday!):

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South Africa, 2013. Frederick van Heerden

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It is my turn

16 Jul

Midterms for the summer have passed. Who ever decided it was wise to take a full load of grad studies in the summer obviously has more time than I! Holy Overwhelmed Batman! But I am knocking it down, one at a time. A lot of late nights fueled by RedBull and Miles Davis.

Mississippi is finally seeing some much-needed rain. Not that weather is a concern. It is HOT everywhere. Out of curiosity, or boredom – I’m not sure, I looked up my old North Dakota stomping grounds. 92Degrees in Grand Forks? Bat Crap! That’s nuts!

But not quite as crazy as this:


http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/fine-print-north-dakota-may-not-state-195631502.html

North Dakota May Not Be a State.

“State founders who drafted the constitution left out the key requirement that the governor and other top officials take an oath of office, putting the state constitution in conflict with the federal one. John Rolczynski: The Grand Forks, N.D., resident has been trying to tell his legislators that an error in the state’s founding document means that technically, North Dakota is not a state.”


Just think, all of those illegal North Dakotans, just walking freely through OUR streets! The audacity! 


Of course, I’m kidding. But it makes me wonder if this is why they have managed to maintain a recession-proof status. Hmmm…. 


Some visual stimulation: 


Ben Eden
www.beneden.com 

Ben Eden, A Sunday on Ipanema and Copacabana

Ben Eden, Chanukah ’98

Arno Rafael Minkkinen


The Man Inside the Woman • Self-portrait with Cristina • Val D’Orca, Tuscany, Italy

Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, England


My weekend plans include this stop: 

Generation LA
July 9th- Sept. 18th

Fallow by Joli Livaudais Grisham

My turn. 

I have done quite a bit of road tripping this summer. Although this isn’t anything new for me, I have allowed myself to relax and enjoy the ride more than in years past. As a result, I have begun photographing gas stations. Yes, gas stations. If anything, it relaxes me after realizing the sky-high price per gallon that I am about to pump into my Dodge Charger. That’s right, photography fights heart disease. 


Then, a couple of odds that I happen to enjoy. 

(my son…. one of them, HA!)
Sometimes, my favorite images are the ones that were unintended. 



Burning down 2011

1 Jan

I have several photography-related goals for the new year.

1. To actually start charging for my horse show portraits. I started out by just practicing and having fun with friends while photographing excited jumpers and nervous riders. Now that people are starting to understand that I actually do have the capability to capture their pricey warmblood in midair, I’m beginning to receive requests. I’ve fulfilled those request without a second thought (or charge) because I simply enjoyed it. I love the show ring! Both in and out! I think I will wait until after the USDF “First Dance” second level testing (mid Feb.) to start figuring out how to go about charging.

2. I want to learn about printing my own images and have a complete set printed and hung. My wall is a good place to start.

3. Someone out there is going to teach me about Wet Plates! It is going to happen! I have tried going the CL route and posting in the artists and creative sections, but haven’t received a hopeful reply. Press harder.

4. Do a little equipment updating. I’d like to add some lighting.

Burning empty grain bags last week.