This is pretty amazing. Pete Eckert began going blind while he was in art school, something i could only imagine feeling totally detrimental to any young artist. But amazingly, Eckert persevered. Gaining inspiration from his loss of sight, he picked up his camera again and eventually began creating deeply conceptual photographs. With his guide dog Clancy, Pete was the Grand Prize recipient of Artists Wanted: Exposure 2008, an international photography competition, and was awarded $2,008 with a formal reception at Leo Kesting Gallery in New York City. Watch this short video to take a look into Pete’s world.
For all you photographers and media people who never seem to be on top of your model/location releases, once again, technology is here to save you. This is Easy Release, the App that “replaces inconvenient paper release forms with a slick, streamlined application, designed by professional photographers for professional photographers,” now available for iPhone, iPod touch, and for all you cool kids with iPads. Enjoy.
When more than one person emails me the same link in a period of 4 hours, my interest will surely be sparked and i may decided to take the time to check it out. In this instance I will lower my head and sheepishly admit, the thing that sparked my interest was the second of two short emails containing this guy’s link, that read and i quote,
“this stuff is radical. plus there are boobs. enjoy Kari.”
Now, let me tell you. That email was right. His stuff is radical and yes there are boobs.
So to quote my dear emailer,
I had the lovely opportunity to meet with this talented and driven young man last week. Unfortunately for me, his stories stuck more readily in my scattered brain than his pictures…so now, a week later i have a hot minute to peruse his website and it only took seconds to recalled a few of my favorite shots. One of his stories is set on a farm in central flordia where he worked for room and board. In his free time he snapped off these wonderful shots. Keep up the great work Jake!
Check out his website where he has written the stories that correspond with each photo collection.
So, I wish I had myself even a 1/8th as much together at 17 as this kid. HOLY %$((#$%&($#&%!!! Mike Bailey Gates, you are super cool. Can I meet your parents? Do they have a book on how to raise a super creative, driven, savvy kid? Do you want to come work for me?
“1/500th of a second to get the shot… a lifetime to forget it. Eddie Adams photographed 13 wars, 6 American Presidents, and virtually every cultural and historical figure of the last 50 years. History would be changed through his lens. But the photo that made Eddie famous would haunt him for his entire life.”
If your in New York be sure to check out Boogie’s show @ the Altamont Showroom tomorrow night!
If you should find yourself in Mammoth Lakes, CA on May second, go check out Still Life with Snow. TG’s work is in it!
It’s a group photo show of snowboarding and snowboarders from some of the photographers who have and continue to shape the look of snowboarding.
Still Life with Snow
Opens Saturday May 2nd, 2009
in The Village at Mammoth, Mammoth Lakes, CA
directly across from the Gondola
3pm to 8pm
Save the date! This show is going to be amazing. Powerhouse books has just published Danielle Levitt’s book We Are Experienced that takes an inside look at the teenagers of today. She is going to be gracing Portland and studio nemo with her presence. Don’t miss it!
Sometimes, I feel like I’m in the seven degrees of Autumn de Wilde. She seems to know so many people that I do and people say, “you should meet Autumn,” but alas, our paths never cross. Never-the-less, I love her work and am inspired by her creativity. Though I love her photography, I wanted to share a video she recently did of the Raconteurs where she filled the forest with 8ft mirrors to create a truly surreal world.
5 invited photogs were given 3 days to shoot in-bounds on Whistler and Blackcomb and create a 3-5 minute slide show for the judges and an audience. My slideshow, photo gallery and story are on expn.com. If you have a minute you can check it out. -CC
I spent the new years on the coast where my internet connection did not work, so I am sending everyone a belated happy new year! I hope your new year is filled with excitement and fulfillment. I know one of our favorite photographers at Studio Nemo, Carlin Sundell, had a good new year’s celebration because I happened to be at his beautiful wedding that day. Congratulations Carlin and Miranda!
Local famed commercial photographer Lars Toplemann was spotted by TG doing an infomercial for a Kodak point and shoot. I can’t find the infomercial but if you do, please share. In the meantime here is a lovely Lars photo to enjoy that reminds me of one of my favorite radio shows that I’m currently listening to, American Routes…
A photo of one of my favorite people by one of my favorite photographers, Cass Bird. The bird is the word!
Ofer Wolberger is a photographer out of New York and a great blogger (read Horses Think). I really like his work. He has beautiful cityscapes, but I mostly like his work because of his portrayal of spacial relations. Hi work interestingly portrays an object in relation to another object, or in relation to its particular placement, and occasionally he will encorporate a person into his work and the gesticulate towards their place within a space. The work goes beyond place though, it’s a portrayal of the object or person in relation to nature, power, etc. Not necessarily as a dichotomy, but showing multiple relations that exist within one frame. Check him out here….
Paul has a show at the Stephen Wirtz Gallery in California from September 4th – October 18th titled the thing about you is you will end up like me. Check it out if you can! I wish i could.
I’ve been a fan of his work for the last few years, falling in love when i first saw into his Polaroid panoramics. Whether you’re a long time ogler of his work or are just learning of it now you will be stoked to know that These Birds Walk has just published a book of his work. This book is one of a series of affordable art books that include works from 3 more of my favorite photographers! Ari Marcopoulos, Mike Brodie, and Jim Goldberg. Ari and Jim’s books are yet to come but Mike Brodie’s (aka the Polaroid Kid’s) book was amazing. I cant wait to see what Jim and Ari have in store for us!