Welcome and thank you to Molly Walsh riding shotgun on this journey.
For many years I have been told, working on, encouraged to create a second book. You might say I have been creating visual words for this publication since 1971. Now some 200,000 images later the publication begins takes shape.
At 50-10 I was cruising along creating caring for my mom living forever. 50-11 changed that having my third near death experience I spent the next two years recovering. Mom dies and I struggle with the changes. 50-14 another disease and I move to Washington.
The book on back burner my memory suffering concussions and comas will do that. Two years living out of boxes physically in Olympia but my soul is somewhere between Norwich, Willi, Coventry and here. 50-16 it is time health stable [sort of] I place an ad at Evergreen for an intern. Molly Walsh arrives. Smart, talented organized who laughs freely.
Some days we work on files organization she keeps me on point. I do have a tendency to distraction. Other days we wander shooting film. Discussing Photographic Philosophy, technique, seeing. Seeing is what I teach, music, politics, smell and texture. The making of a photograph is made up of all these elements. Every image is a self portrait. I preach she knows. On a downtown stroll I saw this window and reflections I stop to shoot she steps a bit further and makes this negative. Reaching beyond the auto everything mode, presets on your hand held copy machine she creates Art a story is told.
So we begin the first step to publishing my Life in Photographic Art. A $2000 funding page. The first step. I am not a fan of internships. Good work deserves good pay. Much of this first wave of funding will be for her. The next wave is seeking a publisher, perhaps a sample chapter a very collectable perk. The journey continues with your help a book will be published. My life as a metaphor for the 50-16 years and beyond. enjoy pjc