Saturday, January 31, 2009
And so on and so on and so on.
When I wasn't visiting my own personal crazy town, I was snapping pictures, and below are a few I think worked out pretty well. In the first I was playing with depth of field to frame my subject, and used the other folks in the foreground's shape to frame him in. The woman in the second was holding that pose and expression for at least 10 minutes-she has a really, really great face. The third features a young, sanguine girl in an amazing winter hat.
If you click this you'll be magically transported to the place where the entire set of photos from the project rests.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Sometimes you'll be there to take a photo when a gentleman decides to dangle his second pair of glasses from his ears.
While other times, most times, actually, you'll catch a person giving a look that could be best described as suspicious.
As ever, see all the photos from the MCA portrait project by clicking these words that are a different color.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Here's how the installation looks, 90 framed-photos-strong.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Anyhow, here are some shots from last night.
What's becoming more and more interesting for me is the actual placement of the images on the wall. The following two are hung right next to each other, creating a sort of narrative between the two subjects.
See all the portraits right over here.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
This is how the installation looks after the first week. I'm not sure if I mentioned this, or if it has been clear, but all of the images are printed at 4 x 6. When this is all finished I hope to have (at least) 9 rows of 30 framed photos, totaling 270.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Anyhow, here's a couple shots from Sunday. The first is of a young girl standing in front of an assemblage of alarm clocks, which I thought made for an interesting juxtaposition (Time is ticking! You won't be young forever, missy!), while the second is the first shot I took where an action (in this case an embrace) serves to represent the subjects. See all the photos thus far right here.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
And more 'formal,' posed portraits where the subject is aware that I am photographing them, like this:
And then there are shots that aren't technically great photographs, but attempt to reflect the subjects' character, or my perception of it after interacting with them for a few seconds or so, like these:
In other news, the printer problem has been solved, I hope, and the wall is coming together quite nicely. See the complete set here.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I think I like the background of this image more than the in-focus foreground. I was going for a 'Berry Incident' type of look.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Oh, hello. I see you've stumbled upon (or you followed the link that I sent you because I am shameless) my new, fancy photography blog. Well Hell's Bells, welcome! One of the things I appreciate about photography is that the form lends itself to allowing the Creator of Images to remain tacit. That said, I'll do my best to keep things at a wordy minimum and use this space to highlight new work, like these abstract landscapes that I've taken a liking to creating in the past year.
I'll also be using this space to document the progress of a project I'll be working on at The Museum of Contemporary Art here in Chicago this winter. If you'd like to learn more about that than I invite you to check out the 'Artist Up Close' section of this post . Long story short, I'll be at the Court Theatre every night during the The Wild Duck's scheduled run making clandestine portraits of the theatre patrons, printing them on location, and then hanging them nightly, creating a wall montage that will be on display and grow as the month of performances proceeds.