Tuesday, October 20, 2020

PhotoPlace Gallery Publicity

I forgot to share this earlier this year. The PhotoPlace Gallery shared my image in a Facebook post about the "Poetry of the Ordinary" exhibition:

If you missed it, here are some photos of the exhibition, and here's a bit about the catalog.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Third Grade Photo Pun

My son had this printed on the side of some of his homework last week:

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Praxis Gallery: "Making Strange"

I'm currently in a juried exhibition called "Making Strange" at the Praxis Photo Arts Center in Minneapolis. Here's what Praxis said about the idea behind the exhibition:

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that search for the iconic and ironic in the everyday world around us; that portray the people, places and things which have become ordinary to us in new, imaginative and expressive ways.

I stopped by last Friday to see the exhibition and take some photos of the show. It's open by appointment only, so shoot them an email if you'd like to swing in and see it.

[click each image to enlarge.]

That's my piece in the middle next to the column.

Here's my image. It was shot nearly exactly a year ago, and I felt
like it was a good submission to an exhibition about "ordinary" things.

And yes, that's one of my "4 a.m." pieces. I'm still having fun exploring the world during the 4 a.m. hour.

That's for including my piece Doug Beasley and Praxis!

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Inspirational Camera Joke

"In this world full of dark, be someone's light."

I actually could see those f-stop numbers reversed, because I always think of f/22 as being LIGHT - not how much light is going through the lens, but that it must be light where you are making photos. But maybe that's just me. What I'm saying is that I appreciate the joke, but I might be overthinking it...

... something that NEVER happens. 😉

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Video of the "International Exhibition 2020" at the Glasgow Gallery of Photography

Below is a Facebook video from the Glasgow Gallery of Photography that shows a walk through of the International Exhibition 2020 (or IE2020). I have a print visible around the 0:05 mark (actually, directly above the play button in the cover image of the video below):


Quick tour of the IE20 Exhibition. 👀

Posted by The Glasgow Gallery of Photography on Saturday, August 22, 2020

Here are some photos of the exhibition if you missed it.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

New Photo Book

Two weeks ago, I stepped foot inside of my local St. Paul Public Library for the first time since early March. (Thanks COVID.) I walked back to the photo section and found a book about Mathew Brady right next to "Capturing the Light" which I read a few months ago:

I brought it home:

I'm 4 chapters in, and I actually took it to both of my photography classes to read a bit from it because it related directly to our discussion.

I think I've read more photo books this year than in the last many years combined: that started with "Chase the Light" (which was still the best one [most entertaining]), and then "L. J. M. Daguerre: The Worlds First Photographer and Inventor of the Daguerreotype" (which I shared parts of here and here), and also "Speculating Daguerre".

So far, this book by Robert Wilson is a bit dry, and there isn't much known about Brady's life, so there's not the personal details like those from "Chase the Light" that I enjoyed so much about Talbot and Daguerre. But it was a nice continuation from the historically earlier books that I read this past winter.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

"Nerdy Week" and a Gift From My Boss

Last week, I posted this on Instagram:

I’m hoarse from speaking loudly through my mask and over the A/C in my long classroom, but this will forever be one of my favorite days of teaching. Also, I couldn’t gather my entire class around 1 small table to discuss these old photos (we sighed as we talked about the innocence of pre-COVID), so I put them on the back ledge and paraded my students past to see them. #EverythingHasChanged #TeachingStillHappens #RemoteOrInPerson #WeCanFindAWay #WereAllInThisTogether

And to be clear, *that day* wasn’t my favorite day ever, but each semester, *this discussion* of camera functions is always a (nerdy) blast.

Also, I had a goody box waiting for me:

That's a handful of disposable masks, a nice cloth reuseable mask, my own white board eraser, 2 of my own white board markers, and a pack of sanitizing wipes. There's (obviously) a big list of extra precautions every university is taking, and among ours are students and faculty being masked, no sharing of white board markers or erasers, and wiping down computers/offices before and after using them.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

New Employment Training

Last month, as I was preparing to teach at a university where I'd never taught before, I had to take a few "workplace training" courses and tests. Here was a question about student's privacy with regards to FERPA:

Apparently that was the wrong answer. (I just liked the visual it put in my head.)

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