My Art Book Shelf

I’ve compiled a list of my art books. Many I’ve used as reference in my posts here, some I will in the future, and others still yet to be perused. Maybe these will be of use in your own art life.

This post contains affiliate links. But I got most of mine from used book stores, so check the shelves of your local stores and you might find something interesting.

Book cover of Alfred Stiegitz Camera Work
Alfred Stiegitz Camera Work

Pam Roberts, 1997

“For 50 issues, Stieglitz carefully gathered, composed, edited, and produced Camera Work, a journal dedicated to a medium more technically established than artistically recognized.”Continue reading “My Art Book Shelf”

The world is ending, or maybe it’s not. 

I just got married 5 days ago. A couple people asked if the wedding was still on. We’d been planning it for a year and 2 months, paid all the vendors, arranged everything. Of course it was still on. It was definitely a gathering of more than 10 people and we all sat next to each other to eat, we hugged good bye. Nothing was shutting down yet though 5 days ago. No one was telling us not to gather, at least not telling us loudly enough. I will say, while bittersweet, it’s probably for the best no grandparents were able to come to the wedding.

We’ve both had this week off for our honeymoon. We spent a bit more time with family Sunday, returned all the rentals Monday, went to historic St. Augustine Tuesday.Continue reading “The world is ending, or maybe it’s not. “

Becoming a Master of your Field

Fstoppers, a popular photography website, released a 2 part blog series this past July entitled “How Long Will It Take You to Master Photography?

While they did address this opinion in their part 2 post (linked above), I’m here to firmly say that you will never master photography, and you shouldn’t want to.

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Maine Lighthouses

As some of you know, I recently spent a couple weeks with work in Portland Maine. Very surprisingly, we had a free afternoon during our second week in town and a coworker and I went out to visit 3 of the local lighthouses with that spare time – The Portland Headlight, the Bug Light and the Spring Point Ledge Light. And without further ado, I wanted to share those images I took while there with you.

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The Incredible Strangeness of Welcome to Marwen

I really really wanted to like this movie. I wanted to be able to write an unpopular opinion post, stating all the good in the movie that reviewers are overlooking, and trust me I’ve read the reviews looking for a similar take to what I had hoped to write. But sadly, that imagined post is not what this is going to be. I had hoped, being a toy photographer myself, and finding the story of Mark Hogancamp very intriguing, I’d see the movie through a different lens, and maybe I did, but that lens was cloudy all the same.

I did not like Welcome to Marwen.Continue reading “The Incredible Strangeness of Welcome to Marwen”

Shinrin-yoku

Shinrin-yoku – forest bathing, considered a healing practice

I’ve been stuck in my head a lot lately, and as I make what I intend to be emotional work inside of a small dark studio, that doesn’t always help. So, as Florida has been cooling down lately, and I recently got ar 50mm lens, I took the time on a Saturday to visit some local nature trails and spend some time observing nature. These aren’t the most artsy, perfectly composed photos, but they were precisely what I needed to create at the time.

Cover Illustration Package: 100 Dreams and their Biblical Interpretations

A recent cover commission by the wonderful Jacob Makaya. I created both Swahili and English versions of this cover and believe the results are quite nice. Check out the links below to get your own copies or to learn more about my cover design.

100 Dreams and their Biblical Interpretations// Tfsari Zs Ndoto 50 Kibiblia Na Hatua Zuchukua by Jacob Makaya. Published 2017.