19 November 2011

Romania: A Trilogy of Photographic Works

I am currently working on my final long-term project about Romania which uses the important American photographic tradition of the road trip to investigate the country's post communist evolution from a highly personal perspective. Here is a shot from the Polish village of Poiana Moicului in the northeastern Bukovina region.

18 November 2011

Imacon 848 Scanning for Cheap

I am offering Imacon scans at my Boreum Hill, Brooklyn apartment.

I have three options:

1. Rental at my Boreum Hill, Brooklyn apartment for $25/hr.

2. I make scans for you, any size negative up to 5x7 at full
resolution. All scans are color corrected:

                                 Unspotted              Spotted

Any Film Size      1 Scan   10+       1 Scan      10+

35 - 580mb           $7          $5          $12           $10
60 - 370mb
4x5 - 460mb
5x7 - 500mb

3. Take home rental in the New York area for $500/week.

07 November 2011

Brooklyn Creative Photo Workshop

I'll be teaching a series of intensive personal vision photography workshops at Brooklyn Creative in DUMBO over the winter months. Just two three hour sessions to get you motivated and to help figure out why you feel compelled to photograph.

31 October 2011

Richard Prince Interview

An interesting interview with Richard Prince at his upstate New York compound. I got to sit in on a critique with him a month back at Yale.

24 October 2011

The Opening of The Bronx Documentary Center

Michael Kamber put on a stellar yet sobering event the other night when his Bronx Documentary Center officially opened with an exhibition of Tim Hetherington's last photographs from Libya. Hetherington's "Diary" video was projected on the wall of an adjacent building. What an interesting location and a great space.

21 October 2011

New Work In Progress

Ongoing work from the Saxon Villages, Transylvania, Romania. 2010-2011. Central Transylvania was home to scores of ethnic German villages from the 12th century onwards, but dictator Nicolae Ceausescu sold back around 90,000 Saxons to West Germany in the 1980s in an effort to rid Romania of the minority as well as to help pay off the country's foreign debt. The remaining Saxon population made a mass migration to Germany in 1990.

W. Eugene Smith Awards

The crowd at the reception following last night's W. Eugene Smith Awards where Krisanne Johnson won for her project "I love You Real Fast". Check it out at The Half King if you haven't already. Sebastian Junger made a poignant keynote speech which paid tribute to his friend and colleague Tim Hetherington and many other fine folk were in abundance including New Yorker Magazine Director of Photography Whitney JohnsonAnthony Suau, David Burnett, Donna FerratoPaul MoakelyKatie OrlinskyNaomi Harris and Ron Haviv and Stephen Mayes of VII.

18 October 2011

Eizabeth Avedon Blog Mention

Curatorial consultant Elizabeth Avedon has mentioned my Maramures work on her blog today. Click image above.

14 October 2011

Back in New York

Outside my mother's house. Alford, Massachusetts.

Rouge Restaurant. West Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

The Wingdale Diner. Wingdale, New York.

Across from Byrant Park. Manhattan.

Outside The International Center of Photography. Manhattan.

Back at the apartment in Boreum Hill, Brooklyn.

12 October 2011

Yale School of Art MFA Photography Critique

I headed to Yale this afternoon to sit in on one of the weekly crits in the MFA Photography program. Tod Papageorge is away this semester, so Gregory Crewdson led the panel which included Ann Collier, Richard Prince, Shirin Neshat, Lisa Kereszi and John Pilson. There are some great students, the environment was welcoming and the critique was of the first order. The work of Elizabeth Bick, a first year student, was up first.

Students look at Elizabeth's work. Second year student Felix Rodriguez is in the foreground.

First year student Marzena Abrahamik. I really love her work.

The panel: John Pilson making a point on the left, Lisa Kereszi, Shirin Neshat, Richard Prince. . .

05 October 2011

The Half King and Bushwick

I had a great night out at the Half King last night on the occasion of Krisanne Johnson's excellent slideshow and exhibition "I Love You Real Fast"Susan Meiselas moderated the event and asked some great questions of Krisanne. This is very powerful and important work of the first order.

Afterwards, I headed to Bushwick, Brooklyn. . .

At El Maguey, my favorite Mexican/El Salvadoran cafe for a beer or two.

A Smart car tucked away near the Morgan L metro stop, the area that is fast becoming the new Williamsburg.

03 October 2011