Sunday, February 24, 2008

Going On The Whale

A sign found in Nantucket, 1987.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Dewey's Stews & Brews

This is a photo of a sign taken somewhere in California in 1977, part of a collection of photographs of signs gathered over the past 35 years. Mr. Dewey is obviously responsible for the "brews" part of their joint business arrangement, but seems unhappy with Mrs. Dewey. Bad stew? Or, is it just the way she carries her end of the sign. Could he be upset because Mrs. Dewey insists on wearing that formal dress when she knew that they had to hang the sign today. She doesn't seem to care though, she's resolute in her decision to dress and carry as she pleases.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Experimental Imagery

This experimental piece uses images that I shot at The Vatican in Rome, on TV, in Scenery Hill, and Venice. The photographs were composited in PhotoShop then printed onto gray etching paper using an Epson 7600 with Ultrachrome inks. The image was then drawn into using prismacolor pencils and pastels. 

Thursday, February 21, 2008

"What We Might Lose"

I'm working on a photographic documentation project titled "What We Might Lose."  This is a four year long project that began as a study of the region where I live—Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania. I was interested in recording the beautiful landscapes, architecture and agricultural community that surrounds our home & office. This project has since changed focus since we learned that Allegheny Power plans to build a massive power line through our community. We became actively involved in the formation of a grass-roots organization which we named "Stop The Towers." The photographic project is now being expanded to include not only the area in and around Scenery Hill, Washington County, PA., but also neighboring communities and Greene County, PA. These are the places which will be negatively impacted by the construction of this power line.

Making books and boxes

Lately I've been trying to learn how to do hand bookbinding and the construction of "clam-shell" style boxes to hold art & photographic prints. I'm experimenting with different sewn binding techniques and case construction. I'm making hand-painted end and cover papers, and making books using part of my photographic documentary study of Scenery Hill, PA.