Jul 5, 2009


After months of tracking down a very elusive lens-board adapter, yesterday was my first shoot with the new camera: an Arca-Swiss Discovery. The thing is a beast, about 3 times as heavy as the Wista Field I have been shooting with, but designed really well, with lots of bubble levels and measurement demarcations. I have big goals for myself and my pictures of buildings, so it was time to get a bit more technical! Here are the first 5 shots I made.

Jul 2, 2009


It has been a weird month. For one thing, getting used to juggling being a photographer with working a desk job a few days a week. Getting used to having less time to make work---requiring that much more organization.

Had some exciting things happen---interviews, possible sales---and some sad things happen---a show I was spending hours on to curate was cancelled at the 9th hour, effectively deeming void all of the hard work I and 14 artists had been putting in to make the deadline.

Even though I do get tired of hearing, sometimes, about the balance necessary to maintain life as an artist, it really is so very true. And this is a challenge I find myself in now: how do I fit in exercise, shoots, applying to shows, on top of working 4 days a week... There is no easy answer of course, and this week I struggle to figure it out.