Thursday, November 17, 2016
The need to show this increased detail may come from somewhat of a lack of confidence on my part, as well as a need to see if I can render certain parts more realistically so that I will not be judged as someone less skilled than I might otherwise be assessed. I'm generally less comfortable showing my 'looser' work without explanation - - that it's somehow intentional, and that while I am capable of painting more realistically, ["better" ?] I just happen to prefer this particular work the way I have it ["unskilled" ?]. I hope that will go away in time, both the lack of confidence, and the fear of simplicity.
Above are details of a recent painting (which I showed in a sepia version in the last post). I'm not done with the jewelry, I have much more to do. See the sepia version for a general sense of how it looked before.
Monday, October 24, 2016
From my Stepchildren Series
From a new series, The Royals (WIP)
Recent Polaroid scan from this past summer.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
I have three Polaroid SX-70 cameras, the original, the Alpha, and Model 2. All are in varying states of distress, but the Alpha, which was the first one I owned, had a leatherette covering which was so dried and crumbly that it caused anything it came into contact with to be stained with a rusty brown filthy dust. I had to carry it in a plastic bag, and as I often go withs several cameras on my shoots, not being able to just sling the long strap over my shoulder was a pain. So this summer I said no more. I took a heavy rasp and sandpaper, and tried to remove as much of the cover as possible, and then commenced with a variety of duct and electrical tapes. The whole thing is eyeballed, and not perfect, but it's so great to be able to pick it up without getting dirty hands. :))
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
10 second exposure on a lovely summer day by the Hudson River in a little park between Soho and Tribeca in NYC.
Taken with this camera: The Arunas Cigar Box Pinhole with Polaroid back....
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
It's a secret thrill to come upon something I made on the streets of NYC. I don't always have a camera with me, but when I do....