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.

JANUARY 2016 - PART TWO

 

Our biggest snow of the year had us realizing we had no sleds so instead we blew up a raft, tied it to the back of the 4Runner and towed the kiddos around the neighborhood. We welcomed our new Christmas kitten Oliver into our lives so of course damn near every photo from this time is of him. Also, random homeschooling scenes of determination and drama, library date days with Grace, New Years Eve celebrating, and other random life happenings while waiting out the Nashville winter.

 

 

Leica M6 on Kodak Tri-X film developed at home in Rodinal and scanned on a Pakon F135+

Nikon DF and Sony A7II.

JANUARY 2016

 

Random life waiting out the Nashville winter.

 

 

Leica M6 on Kodak Tri-X film developed at home in Rodinal and scanned on a Pakon F135+

HARBOUR ISLAND, BAHAMAS - JANUARY 2016

 

A free afternoon before a wedding day on the ever so charming Harbour Island in the Bahamas. We spent our time walking the majority of the island exploring, looking for vegetarian friendly food (which come to find out the only real option is only pizza), trying to enjoy the beach but instead getting sandblasted by the high winds, and chasing chickens.

 

 

Leica M6 + 35mm Nokton

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

RECENT THOUGHTS AND QUESTIONS BY JASPER (round six)

 

Sometimes he talks so much and asks so many questions that it makes my brain short circuit...but I wouldn't have it any other way.