31 December 2005

New York City
July 2005

Huh. Some of the photos I'm uploading (like this one) have a weird soft-focus look after I upload them. Wonder what's going on.

Website update in the works.

30 December 2005

Midtown, New York City
July 2005

Short Eyes Tour
Vince at the swimming hole
Outside Lawerence, KS

June 2004

UPDATE: Got my computer back after it was back in for repair, again (thus the lact of posting lately). I went to NYC for a few days around Christmas. Expect some new NYC street photos. And I picked up an XPan camera. Once I get a rig set up for scanning the negs (and some decent shots), I'll start posting those as well.

Thanks to Mimi for drawing a few extra people here.

20 December 2005

Battleship Tour
Leaving Asheville, NC
October 2005

19 December 2005

McCarran International Airport
Las Vegas, NV
September 2004

18 December 2005

Trail Drive-In
October 2005

15 December 2005

Glass House
Brooklyn, NY
29 September 2005

13 December 2005

US expatriates in Paris
Shakespeare & Company Bookstore
Paris, France
December 2003

11 December 2005

Battleship Tour
Rest Stop, Ohio Turnpike
24 September 2005

05 December 2005

Parking Lot Haircut Before the Show
Clorox Girls/Observers Tour
Denver, CO
late June 2005

04 December 2005

Orange Revolution
Kiev, Ukraine
1 December 2004

03 December 2005

R.I.P. Jim MacLean
Vero Beach Women's Center
Vero Beach, FL
21 March 1998

02 December 2005

I (heart) Your Smile
Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco, CA
Fall 1998

30 November 2005

Street Clown
Downtown San Francisco
December 2001

29 November 2005

Duck Farm, Upstate New York
October 2005

28 November 2005

Nottinghill Gate Station, London
September 2004

¶My computer is back. It's been a long month. Sure, I spent more time in the darkroom than I would have otherwise, but not having a computer was incredibly crippling. I've found myself stuck in a rut that's proving hard to shake, getting new work, pinning down projects and pushing forward my work on touring punk bands. It's all a big mess.

¶A few quick notes: the photos I shot as part of the Brian Urlacher campaign for Nike Gridiron are on the site. Also, the new cover of Maximum Rocknroll features one of my pics, and there's a little four-page spread inside, of some of my band photos, from my new photozine, ACTION! #8.

06 November 2005

Computer is temporarily broken. Back soon.

25 October 2005

Crewtonz House of God, Brooklyn, NY
28 September 2005

Old Time Relijun,
SS Marie Antoinette, Seattle, WA
15 September 2005

23 October 2005

Fulton Fish Market
New York City, NY
July 2005

22 October 2005

Near Wall Drug, South Dakota
June 2004

21 October 2005

Gas station breakfast, Battleship Tour
14 September 2005

20 October 2005

Indiana State Fair
Indianapolis, IN
August 2005

19 October 2005

"It's got a chicken on the sign and a neon hot dog!" --Gories
Chick Inn
Ypsilanti, MI
September 2005

17 October 2005

Millennium Park
Chicago, IL
21 September 2005

16 October 2005

Detroit Metro Airport
Romulus, MI
11 September 2005

11 September 2005

The next six weeks:

On tour with Battleship :: Sept. 14 - Oct. 6
Eddie Adams Workshop :: Oct. 7 - Oct. 10
VII Seminar :: Oct. 15 -16

See you later.

07 September 2005

Clay & Justin (of the Clorox Girls)
El Faralito, San Francisco, CA
June 2005

06 September 2005

Boomerang, San Francisco, CA
19 November 1999

04 September 2005

Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA

02 September 2005

Kiev, Ukraine
December 2004

31 August 2005

Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
July 2005

29 August 2005

The Sneaze
Emily's Basement a.k.a. the Rugburn House
December 2003

I'm putting together a printed photozine of my band photos to take along on tour with Battleship. It'll be a limited-run zine, just 50 of 'em. I don't want to worry about distributing them too much and, well, I don't have much money for printing. It's a drag that I'm going to have to photocopy them. I was going to try and print them all on my printer at home, but just two copies uses up an entire ink cartridge. So off to the copy store I go.

I mention this mostly to explain why, in the next week or so you'll probably see a fair number of band photos on here. Also, I won't be updating much (if at all) from Sept. 11 - Oct. 17. I'll be on tour, then at Eddie Adams, then the VII seminars. It's gonna be a great, busy few months.

28 August 2005

Map of San Bernardino Fires
Near San Bernardino, CA
9 November 2003

26 August 2005

Prague, Czech Republic
March 2004

24 August 2005

Near Fairmont, IN (home of James Dean)
21 August 2005

In preparation for this year's Eddie Adams workshop, I'm trying to get together a new portfolio. Part of why I created this photoblog was to help get my head around a new way of seeing my own photos.

In the past, putting together a portfolio was always about making sure I got in all the good shots, focusing too much on individual images.
Now I'm taking a step back, looking at the portfolio as a whole. What do I want it to do? Hell, what do I want to do? What kind of feeling do I want to the portfolio to convey? What does the portfolio as a whole say about my work, me? Right now I think it says that I'm unfocused, reaching, chasing down good images rather than having more control, knowing what I want to do and how to do it. But it's all part of the learning process, right?

To that end, I cut out all the color images, no matter how good or how much I like them. I like shooting black and white and think I'm better at it. The next step is trying to create some kind of narrative, build a cohesive portfolio out of a set of seemingly random images. Street shots, single images from news events/stories, parts of project. I'm trying to tie those photos together so I can incorporate them into a larger portfolio that also includes pictures from my work on prison tourism and from the Orange Revolution in Kiev. It's all in the editing, and in something as seemingly simple as how you title and explain a group of photos. I think I can make it work. There's a good portfolio there in my images, I just have to piece it together. And I'm pretty confident that showing up to Eddie Adams with a strong, printed portfolio of black & white images like mine will help me stand out from all the over-saturated, fill-flash color portfolios editors will be viewing that weekend.

I know I have a long way to go to get to where I want to be, but I think I'm on the right track. Of course, comments and criticisms on this long edit of my portfolio are very much welcome and appreciated.

23 August 2005

Northwest Airlines Mechanics Strike
Detroit Metro Airport, Romulus, MI
22 August 2005

22 August 2005

Keokuk, Iowa. November 2003

21 August 2005

New York City, NY. July 2005

20 August 2005

Tate Modern. London, UK. November 2004

19 August 2005

Berkeley, CA. 2002

18 August 2005

World Trade Center. New York, NY. July 2005

17 August 2005

Mitch at Vince's. Oakland, CA. June 2005

15 August 2005

Gondola Makers. Venice, Italy. October 2004

14 August 2005

Liverpool Station. London, UK. 14 November 2004

13 August 2005

Museum of Modern Art. New York City, NY. July 2005

12 August 2005

Salvation Army. Flint, MI. March 2005

11 August 2005

Martin in a Fireworks Store, Short Eyes Tour. Northern Indiana. July 2004

09 August 2005

MGM Grand. Las Vegas, NV. September 2004.

08 August 2005

Orange Revolution. Kiev, Ukraine. 1 December 2004

06 August 2005

Croatian roadside. March 2004

05 August 2005

Notting Hill Gate Station, London. November 2004