Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Thanks to Comedy Central with both Casey Patterson and Nick Alexander as the executors of good will and continuity. I photographed the Comedy Awards party.
They treated me well so I came out of party retirement to go to work.
I did so with off camera flash with a Ricoh GXR.
The results surprised me. I presumed that within a jaded eye for experience over 4 decades that I was over excitement, but no in fact through the use of new optic and camera there was new visual experience to be gained and as I prospected for surety I was illuminated by surprises, the images are the logical abstractions of earlier impulses.Nasty though, to think that I will have to go out into the fray of merry to harvest deeper root for decay and illusion.
Friday, May 25, 2012
On the 23rd and the 24th of March when Rick Santorum was still in the race, breathing hard with rabid sincerity and rigid morality I was assigned by The New Yorker to go and shoot a right wing convention in Harrisburg, PA. When Emma Horning, my erstwhile assistant and I got there it was raining hard cleaning the street from the dust of a current draught. Ideas within the hotel where the convention was held, gave birth to a passionate if limited view of governance. Rather than wear the badge of The New Yorker which would have seen me and Emma to the door, I adorned myself with “Repeal Obama Care” buttons, Ron Paul stickers and the like, put on a tie (something I haven’t done in years) and waded into the fray of the very enthusiastic and friendly Right Wing birds of a feather, hawkish you could call them, all but some wanting to annihilate Obama with the sweep of history’s wand.
Within the chosen role of political chameleon I had a great time photographing with my very small and terrifically sharp Ricoh GXR and asking questions, it was a wonderful weekend. I thank all of the people in the room and The New Yorker for allowing me access into this living reality called America.