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, these are my means.

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More personal work can be found here.

MAY 2016

 

Chickens, bunnies, goats, and dogs oh my! Parents come to visit Nashville and we have a quick trip to Chattanooga. Grace's soccer championship. Quick getaways to the Great Smoky Mountains and San Francisco for weddings. 

 

 

Leica M6 + 35f1.4 Nokton, Contax T2 and Minolta Autocord. Kodak Tri-X film developed at home in Rodinal and scanned on an Epson 700 and Pakon 135+

MARFA IN MONOCHROME

 

Not too much in monochrome since (for once) I spent most of my time seeing in color.

 

 

Leica M6 + 35f1.4 Nokton and Minolta Autocord. Kodak Tri-X film developed at home in Rodinal and scanned on an Epson 700 and Pakon 135+

CALIFORNIA TIME - MARCH 2016

 

A couple weeks of random happenings with friends and family in California.

 

 

Leica M6 + 28f2 Ultron, 35f1.4 Nokton, 50f1.8LTM, Contax T2, Minolta Autocord. Kodak Tri-X film developed at home in Rodinal and scanned on an Epson 700 and Pakon 135+

JASPER TURNS 8

 

Birthday portraits for our increasingly not so little boy.

 

 

Hasselblad 500CM. Kodak Tri-X film developed at home in Rodinal and scanned on an Epson 700