Phones are great, but phones aren’t cameras. They’re little point-and-shoots. Every now and then, take out the proper one, the camera with lineage. Bring it along and remember your friends and your neighbourhood exactly as it is, right now—in the way that only a proper camera can.
But for god’s sake, don’t dare expose your film properly. That way, it makes your picture look grainier and old-timey (this means cooler and closer to an Anthropology ad).
"Sometimes working with the camera, somebody does something that’s just beyond belief. Garry Winogrand takes pictures of things that in your wildest dreams you wouldn’t think could exist in the world. There’s a picture of a cow’s tongue in a cowboy’s hat that becomes a beautiful thing; it looks like a piece of architecture. In your wildest dreams you couldn’t come with that and that’s just because he was aware that it might be possible. He was there when it happened and his head worked that way.”
Above there is a selection of work by the inimitable Cynthia Henebry, the intrepid Janelle Proulx and myself. We will soon be showing as part of the Spring 2014 VCUarts MFA Thesis Exhibition, which opens on Friday April 25th at two locations: The Anderson Gallery and The Depot. Details below. Please stop by if you can make it. Thanks!
Spring 2014 VCUarts MFA Thesis Exhibition
Opening Friday April 25th (from 5pm), running till May 18th (Daily from 9am – 5pm) at:
What’s in Camps Bay camera bag @onabags as well as a collective 124 megapixels between my #credo80 #leica240 and #sonyrx100. The pictures taken today are part of a commission to be exhibited at the Museum of Chinese in America this June. Stay tuned. #MadPeepsGetSneakPeeks
One of the best hip hop producers around, 9th Wonder. If you haven’t ever listened to Murs 3:16 or Murray’s Revenge, do it now. In my opinion, it’s two of the best underground hip hop collaborations in last 10 years.