Thursday, September 3, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
“If I didn’t care about my own work,
I might as well be an accountant—it’d be
an easier way to go for sure. Ever since I’ve
started photography, I’ve been doing work
for myself. If there was another way to do it,
I would. If I could be happy just taking pictures
for other people and not taking pictures
for myself, I’d do it. But I’ve always felt
compelled to make photographs for myself.
Photography is such a gift in the way that
through the simple act of looking at something
and giving it your full attention you
can transform a simple, mundane thing and
make it beautiful and thought-provoking.”
" After graduation,
he wanted to be a documentary photographer,
and left for the retirement town of Sun
City, AZ, to document the community that
was developed in the 50s. In the process, he
became burned out with photography. “I
sold all my equipment, moved out to California
and stopped shooting for five or six
years,” Broening says. “I honestly thought I
was done shooting. But during the hiatus I
continued to see photographs all the time.
Mostly I was struck by how light fell on
something and then I would think about
where in the scene the photograph was. I
think I am hard-wired that way. Strange as
it may sound, you don’t need a camera to
be a photographer.”
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
It looks like that as the result of an injury I will have to put my career as a professinal pickup soccer player to the side. Which means I will have to go to the good old fall back:photography. I have been cranking on a bunch of editorial the last few weeks while I wait for my leg to heal.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I went to the gardening section at The Home Depot in search of something to photograph on the sod and found this attachment. I connected it to the hose next to the house and had my 8 year old turn on the water while I made an exposure. The water came on stronger than I expected and ended up on the ceiling and the floor. My daughter and I thought it was funny but my wife.
Not so much.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Shaun Fenn is a photographer that Archibald and I have worked with in the past. He is one motivated mofo. He came to photography late in life but sure is making up for lost time. When we started working together he asked me how he should promote himself to magazines. I mentioned that most editors were in New York and that he should schlep his book around. 10 days later he was on a plane. While driving to a job together he mentioned he and his kids went mountain biking in Lake Tahoe and decribed all the armour the riders wore. I said that sounded like it might make some cool images. Three days later he was up on the mountain shooting portraits. Now he has really hit it out of the park with this set of images inspired by the Adam and Eve motif.