“But the bottom line is that if we don’t define ourselves and our desires, someone else will. . . . the biggest issue with my type of work (or really any photography) is consent. If the most erotic explicit imagery is done with joy and consent, it’s a lot less objectifying than, say, Winogrand stealing images of women on the street without their consent.” — Renee Jacobs
“You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.” — Auguste Gusteau, “Ratatouille”
“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.” — Frank Capra
Photoessays/Bodies of Work
— Arthur Drooker: Light on the land
— Exhibition: Pairs and Diptychs Lots of images, many very well-done. Interesting idea for a project.
— John Bernhard: Diptych Another in the Lenscratch diptych series. Some of these are very interesting pairings–a few I don’t get.
— Roger Kasparian: The birth of the swingin’ 60s
— Queens of country life Portraits of French “peasants” all born in the first half of the last century. Interesting series.
— Renee Jacobs: Sensual and provocative images in Paris Note: This article has nudity.
Field and Studio
— Tom Heaton: Photographing in the White Desert of Egypt Never heard of this place.
— Evan Benally Atwood: Native American views on gender
— Ted Forbes talks about inspiration
— Sean Tucker: Finding your visual voice
The story of the North Cascades residency continues. I tried several times to climb part way up Rainbow Falls to get a better view of the upper part of the falls. It was May and the snow melt really made for a very strong flow. It was also too steep and there was too much spray on the camera and the lens to get a better image. This was the best image from the foot of the falls. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to get back a week later to see if the flow was still strong, but somewhat milder.
One of things I liked best about the residency was finding natural things, flower, fungi, bears, birds that I never seen before. These mission bells were new to me. As I printed images, I would post 5 x 7s in the visitors center.
I was proud of myself for getting this image from the Lakeshore Trail that included the flowers in the foreground as the sun came up over the mountains behind me to light the mountains of the opposite shore.