••• Flowers, Anaglyph, 2013 (if you got some glasses use ‘em now!)
Should you be in the South of France next week…. I will be showing some 3D anaglyph works…. “Studies With a Third Dimension” at the Villa Noailles for the Hyères 28e Festival International de Mode & de Photographie.
Shit is harder than my mind conceives to actually make. Ask the person who agreed to do a book of them…. hopefully coming soon.
I was very excited to be asked for a work for the album art. If you don’t know the band check it out! Great stuff.
If you are in Helsinki! I will speak today about my work… and also on Thusday a bit on site at Gallery FAFA for the group show Colour as Material.
Symposium details as follows: Auditorium, Finnish Academy of Fine Art, Helsinki.
Joseph Albers work and Johannes Itten’s colour course at Bauhaus have formed the basis of colour theory teaching in art schools in Europe and USA. The symposium will revisit the thesis of the relativity of colour as proposed by Albers. The exhibition and symposium will aim to extend the thesis of Albers that perception of colour relies upon the relative or contextual by looking at contemporary attitudes to material, the interaction of colour as a material.
How are artists disassembling colour and investigating it today? How the materiality of colour relates to memory and experience? What & how does the colour matter in contemporary art?
This is a part of ongoing collaboration between the Academy of Fine Arts (the Painting study programme and General Studies), the University of Northumbria (NewCastle) and The Slade School of Art , UCL (London).
10.00-11.15 Harald Arnkil “Factual facts and actual facts – colours and reality”
11.15-11.45 Helen Baker “Colour as Material Evidence”
11.45-12.15 Silja Rantanen “Colour Chart as a Statement”
13.15-14.00 Jessica Eaton: “Light and Additive Color”
14.00-14.30. Charles Danby: “Red / Cyan Color Matter”
14.30-14.45 Sue Spark: “Dirt as Material”
15.00-15.30 Lisa Milroy: “Black and Blue”
15.30-16.00 Riikka Stewen: “On Red”
Helen Baker, Stig Baumgartner, Heather Boxall, Charles Danby, Jessica Eaton, Lisa Milroy, Markku Pääkkönen, Sarah Riseborough, Jukka Rusanen, Rachel Sharp, Marie Søndergaard Lolk*, Sue Spark, Estelle Thompson*, Timo Tähkänen, Markus Tuormaa, Jill Wann, Jo Volley*
chair: Tarja Pitkänen-Walter
*presented by artworks only
Jessica Eaton in her studio
I photographed Jessica Eaton in her studio this past Thursday. One-part personal project and two-parts commission, and all parts a real treat. This is a preview of different photos that will eventually be published in print, in one place and, in another, on the web. More to come later!
One last thing, thanks Jessica!!
Alexi Hobbs. Not annoying at all hanging in my studio, despite his purpose there to photograph me which I rather hate - but people often ask for images of it me, whatever it me is. Great photographer. Great Guy. When needed he dropped his camera and second studio assisted. This is my new plan. Someone hires another photographer to come to my studio they are going to have to help out a bit for the rights. Based on the press requests of this month should it keep up Alexi will visit once a week. My personal documentarian. Ha!
••• from the out-takes almost archive so close I meant to go back and try again but haven’t as I suck maybe this one isn’t so bad i should do this again. “goes through hard drives of old work scans neurosis”.
Jessica Earring. By Bande Des Quatres.
I was very flattered recently when I got an email from Erin Wahed, who along with Janis Kerman make up the boutique jewelry design and production duo Bande Des Quatres. Their new collection is inspired by photography and I was asked permission to name a piece after my work.
It is now official! I have an earring named after me!
They make beautiful work. Be sure to check out their stuff! My heart is set on owning a few of their rings. Amazing.
••• Fall, 2009
I am giving an artist talk at Alfred University in two weeks. I have been digging through old scans for a few examples to use under the talk section “I didn’t always make the work I do now”…..
This served to remind me that before I got so busy with the work I am making now I would often go for walks and make photographs. Photographs of anything, of nothing in particular, for no reason but to make photographs. I didn’t care if they were good or what they might (or might not) mean. I like to take pictures. It is how I started in photography and even after starting to develop a studio based practice I would still just wander and take photographs pretty often. That is until I go so busy with my studio practice. Today I realized I haven’t gone for a walk with the camera out in the world to do this in 2 solid years.
I’m feeling pretty sad about this. Tonight I decided that no matter how busy I am, I am going to force myself to start to this again. I used to do it lugging an RZ and tripod, which I will still try to do sometimes, or a field 4x5, but now I can also use a digital camera (everyone is doing, right?)- so no excuses! So much easier (read: So MUCH Lighter)!
For this resolution I will also revive an old tumblr made and never used:
BE CAREFUL HIS BOWTIE IS REALLY A CAMERA…. follow me!
Originally made to post pictures made with my iphone, but I don’t really enjoy making pictures with my phone. From now on reclaimed to post pictures of nothing, anything, out in the world, for the sake of making pictures (and getting a walk in), pictures that care not if they are good or bad or art or meaning things. Old and new. I resolve to start to do this again!!