In my first blog, I said I have no social agenda. That's not entirely true. A while ago I started work on a series of photos of power lines. In my work at the newspaper, I shoot a lot of cliche landscapy type stuff and power lines are always getting in the way. Partly because of that, and partly because several Vermont towns have rejected wind turbine projects arguing aesthetics, I started collecting photos with the lines cutting right through. Here's a shot from today (while out working on yet another project). Lately, so many ideas, so little time.
As I read the story I listed the other artists referenced so that I could later check out their work too. Why don't these artists have websites? It's surprising how few have their own.
Growing up close to farm country doesn't mean I fully "get it". A neighbor recently plowed through 3+ feet of snow to move some hay bales… at night. It was kind of like watching a strange movie. Hoping to take more night shots…Two more of these on flickr.
I'm working on a series of macro flower shots. I took a ton of photos last weekend and despite their lack of narrative I'm happy with how they turned out. On the one hand, I appreciate meaningless abstractions that are just good to look at, while on the other I think of my art school friend and cringe at the thought of him looking at them. I have other projects in mind that have more of an agenda, but I think I've become so jaded from working at a newspaper that I'm less interested in making them. After all, a social agenda really needs a belief in change in order to go on. I'm not so sure society can. Whine, fume, complain…but drops of water are fun to look at. And they can still make someone feel something. More of these here.