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June 26, 2010

i just love seeing how other people live. these photos were taken at my friend’s house in bloomington. i was fascinated by her potato tree and her enormous spice racks — those little labeled containers are such a great idea. using film really gives these images a familiar tone, making the light warmer and the texture softer.

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words to live by

June 20, 2010

I am interested in making a photograph other – juxtaposing or superimposing the mundane or expected with the altered or intangible – allowing (or even forcing) a photograph to move beyond the 2D and exist in 3D and even 4D spaces or implied spaces. I strive to expose the failure of the photographic object to reflect an increasingly immaterial world and the demands that that world makes on our perceptions. By returning that “other” material to a photographic space/surface or juxtaposing it with a “straight” image, a relationship is drawn between the evolving abstraction of photographic/graphic space and the abstraction inherent in all photography. It is this perceptual volleying between the solid or tangible and the immaterial or altered that, in my opinion, best characterizes the mutable nature of the contemporary visual experience – solid/static to liquid/dynamic and back again. – Kate Steciw

June 17, 2010

after i spent a semester in denmark, i realized the immensity of summer storms in indiana. in denmark, it rains constantly — but only at a drizzle. in indiana, storms rush in in waves, turning blue sky into grey within seconds. rain pours down violently, lightning and thunder shake your windows and walls, and all of a sudden, the sky is an eerie yellow color at 9.30 pm. this picture was taken after a downpour, and we expected high speed winds and potential dangers. instead, everything went back to normal, except for that ominous sky.

June 13, 2010

i keep coming back to these grizzly bear photos i shot in munich last fall. the color! the light! the shadows! their stage was any photographer’s dream. plus, all that eerie lighting matched their music beautifully. well done, grizzly bear.

June 11, 2010

“LIFE IS LIKE PHOTOGRAPHY

YOU USE THE NEGATIVE TO DEVELOP.”

-Dr. Arno Schmuck, partner of the Impossible Project

June 9, 2010

i think i took this photo in yellowstone, but i’m not actually sure. we went there four years ago and i just developed a bunch of old film. this photo is so damn moody.

June 8, 2010

this is a shot from a life-size kaleidoscope at installation nation in indianapolis last friday. you had to use a huge hand crank to make it spin though, and i could just barely do it on my own.