Mixed messages! New work and identity crisis.
Influenced by Walker Evans who’s work during the depression documented humanity often photographing signs. I had the privilege of meeting him at Yale as I was there doing a photo essay on him having two retrospects open at the same time in NYC and New Haven. I am told that he embraced the new technology of the SX 70 and the instant pictures it provided. All images in post are digital a way of shooting I have hardly embraced. The first image is ArtSpace sign where I live but it s hung over a painted sign of a past owner. I like to play with reflections that give a sense of different times. The second image Piercings does this a little as you can see the old Newbury clock in the reflection dating back fifty or sixty years. Image three is one of mixed messages. A self portrait of me using digital because after a four month hospital stay I am left with not enough money to rent the lab and not enough energy to work in darkroom. My love is Black and White film. Time and finances will tell if I ever embrace digital or recover enough to stand in the dark for a few hours? Those who have donated to keep me going I thank from the bottom of my heart. If you would like to donate there is a button on the upper right of the page any amount is welcome. I’m told you have to put in amount in first window. Thanks enjoy pjc
Walker Evans show opening October First at the Florence Griswold Museum