Saturday, July 30, 2011

An Idea...

I have lots of ideas. Most of them never become reality.

SO I have this new idea, that if I actually follow through, will take a few years to complete.

I am embarking on my first photo essay:

Town Carnivals and Festivals: A Slice of Americana

I will be documenting the phenomenon of the town carnival that comes to your home town, sets up shop for a week and then moves out. Some carnivals are to celebrate town pride, others are for fundraising for non-profit organization. But the more I thought about it the more I realized, that these sort of things don't really happen anywhere else.  Some of my childhood memories revolve around buying zeppoles at the fair, walking around and seeing the sights.

There will be three main parts to the essay: the people attending the carnival, the rides and carnival itself and those that work there.

I realize that this will take time, that its is a body of work, and that it may be years from now that it is finished. Then hopefully a book, even if it is just mine that I made on Blurb or Mpix.

Let me know what you thing!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Another Gallery!

Here is the link to the gallery in Minneapolis where my work is currently being displayed!

I unfortunately will not be able to expand upon my night photography that much this summer. Which is a bitter disappointment I must admit. I have to take the MTELs and it has pretty much consumed my life and my pocketbook. But once that is all over I will be able to dive right back into my work!

In the meantime I am starting a project, not sure what the title is yet, but is all Americana...The traveling carnival/fair! Not circuses, but you know the carnival rides, the game booths and the food vendors that come to small towns across America. I originally thought of it when I shot Coney Island a few years ago, and then had tried to do night shots at local fairs. But I didn't know then, what I know now, how to shoot at night, how to paint with light.

So if you have any great ideas on what I should actually call this project let me know!