WELCOME TO OUR LIFE ON FILM

 

MY LOVES...A BILLION EXPOSURES COULD NEVER CONTAIN IT OR FULLY EXPLAIN IT.

(But that won't stop me from trying)

Memory is a funny thing.  For some strange reason my mind only holds memories that are tied to a photograph. Five year old me collecting nails at the house my parents were building. The look on my daughter's face when she first met her baby brother at the hospital in the wee hours of the morning. The memory of these events only live in my head and heart because they first existed in the form of a physical image. The tangible images made of my life and loved ones anchor our collective past and present and form our future. Making photographs of these experiences is the most important job I will ever hold. My images won't change the world, but the simple art of creating them continually changes me.

This work isn't done for fame or fortune. It's done for memory and legacy, for something that overlooks and outlives the immediate. I want and need to make images whose true value will only be known when I or the people in them are gone. My work may never hang in a gallery, but in many years when my loved ones open boxes and books full of my images, they will be taking part in my dream exhibition of my life's work. 

This is my end, film is my means.

PHOTO FIELD TRIP 2017 // LAZERS AND BLAZERS

 

Once a year, I'm guaranteed to have my favorite night of the year. 

Once a year this ragtag group of slightly introverted, slightly nerdy, totally dance starved from sitting on the sidelines documenting everyone else dancing at weddings, group of friends, lovers, humans, and dancers just let it all hang out for six glorious hours together. It's pure magic.

Every Lazers and Blazers has it's own flavor, and I've been lucky enough to taste all seven of them so far and photograph the past four:

2016 - Fucking Follow Your Bliss Edition

2015 - Black Lung Edition

2014 - El Capitan (not black lung edition)

2013 - Las Vegas Edition

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My biggest, heartiest, loudest BRAVO to michael-the flashdance-antonia, his whole crew of phenomenal DJs, mr. fucking-follow-your-bliss whitney, and all the crew behind the scenes for making this dream night a reality year after year. The biggest of bear hugs and all the love to you all.

 

*Before you dig into the images below, click play on the music. If you were at Lazers this year, you danced to this...if you missed it, have your own dance party wherever you're at by downloading Michael's "Machine Drums" DJ mix. 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2015

 

This is a BIG one. Christmas lights galore, A NEW BUNNY!, new bunny dies,  A NEW BUNNY! (round two), A KITTEN FOR CHRISTMAS!, a week of unusually warm temps results in short sleeved bike rides, aaaaaaand CHRISTMAS!!!

 

 

Leica M6 + 35mm Nokton / Contax T2

Kodak Tri-X film developed at home in Rodinal and scanned on a Pakon F135+

NUTCRACKER PORTRAIT 2015

 

As long as Jaclyn continues her yearly tradition of getting all dressed up and taking grace to see the Nutcracker ballet at Christmas time, I'll keep making portraits of them.

 

 

Hasselblad 500CM + 80mm Planar

Kodak Tri-X film developed at home in Rodinal and scanned on a Pakon F135+

FRIENDSGIVING 2015

 

Making and breaking bread in Kansas City, MO for a few chilly days with our dear friends The Parsons.

 

 

Leica M6 + 35mm Nokton / Contax T2

Kodak Tri-X film developed at home in Rodinal and scanned on a Pakon F135+