Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

good Memorial Day had by all

Paddle on the James - Bremo to Columbia.
Then yummy, spicy dinner at Peter Chang - everything Calvin Trillin described, including the strip shopping center, now conveniently in the RVA area.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

look what my amazing VCUarts Photography students made

A selection of final projects by my Spring 2012 PHTO 307 Photographic Processes & Techniques students in VCU's department of Photography & Film  ...

Eric Bujnowski - van dyke prints with labelmaker text on beer bottle labels. stitched

Mark Harley - salted paper prints with hand-lettered text

Beth Harris - van dyke prints bound into stab-bound book

Jamie Kelman - cyanotype on fabric, sewn into pillows

Mel Kolbran - van dyke prints within file folders, with text

Kaelne Koorn - leaf prints paired with digital prints

Lauren Lyon - van dyke on fabric, embroidered text

Alexis Mattila - van dyke prints from digital collage negatives, framed

Kelsey McNeil - salted paper prints

Jessica Overcash - gum bichromate prints

Adriana Rossi - watercolor on digital prints

Diego Valdez - tintypes, digital prints from scans of tintypes, slipcased book of digital prints from scans

Michael Weinheimer - liquid light on glass, mounted in student-fabricated lightbox

An intense & thrilling semester, ending with four exuberant critiques.  Congratulations to these & their fellow wonderful makers!  Thank you for allowing me to walk along with you awhile on your paths of becoming the photographers you will become.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

chimney swift came down the chimney (Edna's not mine)

fetched from fireplace ash, released to dusk sky, after quick admiration (length of wings, width of head, placement of legs) & photo op

Friday, May 11, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012