Because of this business, I don't have many new photographs to post. Instead, today I thought I would share with you some of my most favorite photographs and what they mean to me.
Devin has been my very good friend for a long time, and I think this is the most Devin photo I have ever taken of him. He and a friend built a raft during winter and tested it on a very cold day. This is also the first photo that I ever had published in a magazine (The Red Wheelbarrow at UCSC). I like to look at this when I miss my best friend.
Ok, I know that I share this photo a lot, but you must understand how exciting it is for me. This was the first night/long exposure photo I took that actually came out as I imagined it and saw it. It is really, really difficult to take a night photo as your eyes see it, so this success made me giddy for months.
There are some photos that only mean much to the photographer because of the moment, the place, and the memories. This is one of those photos. I can't even begin to scratch the surface of what this photo means to me. All I can share is that this is in Uvas, and that rocks is called "the god rock" and I have been there many, many times.
A lot of my work and projects deal with bodies and nature. In fact, the next big black and white project I am working on deals with just that. I'm really into making bodes look rather disconnected and taking photos of things that are abstract. One of my friends commented on this theme of mine and called it "raw", which is where Let It Be Raw comes from.
This print looks much better in my hands, as it is less grey and looks more like an actual black and white print. Scanners do strange things to photos. I think of this photo as one of the best photos I have ever taken in black and white and possibly ever. Every detail is present and the contrast is perfect. Also, this is my dad, so it means a lot to me. We both have scars like that.