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.

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+

 

NOVEMBER 2015

 

California, Seattle, and some moments inbetween.

 

 

Leica M6 + 35mm Nokton / Contax T2

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