Whew! Where has the time gone?
So much has happened this year. Not just with the world but also within myself and my living situation. COVID has prevents folks from the untied states to travel, that’s put a huge dent in what I do and how I was living. I’ve taken a home base, learned how to collaborate from a distance, created a patreon, and taken a part time job at a sex shop. All of these things have come as a surprise to myself but have been an adventure of their own. So much is uncertain right now but it is what it is and i am making the best I can of it.
Speaking of the best. Going Beyond the Lens has been a restorative space for me. after all of the things this year has dropped into my lap, I look forward tot he monthly conversations with fellow artists. They enrich me, fill my heart with joy, and teach me things about humanity and art I hadn’t previously considered. I love this group of folks! Curious about what GBTL is? Join us for free on Octobr 17th at 1pm est. Reserve your spot via the Eventbrite link below:
This month’s Going Beyond the Lens conversation topic has been announced:
Images by Jacs Fishbourne, Bunny Luna of Eva Luna, and Lior Allay
This month’s Going Beyond the Lens conversation series topic has been announced!
I’m actually pretty excited to learn about this one. Not only do both of my colleges have some really interesting art that relates to this topic but I am pretty sure the folks joining will have some insightful art to add to the mix.
If you are interested and want to join the free event here is the link to sign up!
These images were created in collaboration with Natalie Gamble. She had a brilliant light idea and together we utilized creative exploration to make it work.
During COVID I have dived into collaborative self portrait work. It took me a rather long time to pick up a camera. However I finally have and that’s what counts. I’ll be posting some of my endeavors here as I utilize creative exploration paired with all of the lighting skills I’ve learned over the years.
Since meeting Nick Fancher, I’ve wanted to work with him. What I like about his work is he has a distinct style and he uses photography as a space for creative exploration. For these reasons I decided to do a zoom shoot with him. The session was a lot of “what happens I do this?” which results in a lot of interesting and unique images.
He’s also a great teacher and writer. If you’d like to see more from the shoot and his work, check out his blog:
The #collabproject has brought together both folks I have worked with and some that I have not, from all over the globe. This project has reminded me of why I pursue art in the first place, collaboration. In my experience this means, each person brings something to the table and uses it as a starting point to build from. Many times the materials are the same or at the least very similar, but each session has produced different results. All the collaborators were provided with the same series of 25 images and each created something uniquely different.