Posts Tagged ‘art’

It (Was) World Photo Day!

It (Was) World Photo Day!

As legend would have it, the date for World Photo Day came about because it was on 19 Aug 1839 that the French government purchased the patent to the Daguerrotype process and announced that it was being given away to everyone for free.  It seems a good a reason as any to choose a date […]


My Most Recent Show

My Most Recent Show

My second show after graduation was a success.  There was a large turnout for the show and many stopped and looked with great interest at my installation.  All of the other artists hung their work in a salon style.  Mine was the only work that had a conceptual theme with the work.  I’m not saying […]


Moving Forward

Moving Forward

It only took a few hours of frustration to move this blog. That does not include the typo I made in the process, which locked me out of the old blog in nearly complete fashion. I took a few classes on relational databases when I was pursuing a computer science degree. Over a decade has […]


A Small Triumph (and Other Things)

A Small Triumph (and Other Things)

Finally, I can string together a group of coherent thoughts in order to make a larger one.  Truth be told, there’s not much method to my writing madness.  Most times I simply sit down in front of the keyboard, let the thoughts stream out, then edit and organize on the fly.  This past week, however, […]


Quick Updates

Quick Updates

Regarding the Rock and Roll call for entry, unfortunately I did not make it in. The juror, Paul Natkin, had a vision different from what I had submitted. I will be honest in saying that I was a little disappointed and that some of his selections left me scratching my head a little bit, but […]


Condensed Information

Condensed Information

I’m not going to bore with you a big long academic style artist statement.  But truth be told, it’s because I don’t have one at this point to describe this work.   But here’s a little bit of a breakdown… Sugimoto did a famous series in the 1970’s and 80’s whereby he set up his 8×10 […]


Sources

Sources

A big part of what I like to do regarding photography is to draw elements from other sources and work them into my own art.  This commonly goes by the name appropriation.  The subject itself can be a thorny one.  There are issues of originality (think Sherrie Levine) and also, even more importantly, issues of […]


Rock and Roll Work pt II

Rock and Roll Work pt II

The call for entry for the Rock and Roll show at the Minneapolis Photo Center has been answered.  I submitted a total of 6 images to this show.  In the end I chose 4 performance images, 1 of a stage set detail, and another of the equipment sitting on stage, waiting to be picked up.  […]


“Judging America” by Joel Pares

"Judging America" by Joel Pares

Stereotype is defined, in sociology, as “a simplified and standardized conception or image invested with special meaning and held in common by members of a group.” (dictionary.com), and the act of stereotyping is to cast someone in a stereotype (same source).  Since a stereotype is a simplified conception, it stands to reason that the sources […]


Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction… A Primer (of Sorts)

Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction...  A Primer (of Sorts)

You may want to grab a drink before you proceed.  This is a concept I’ve been exploring for over a year, and I do have a lot to say. “Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” is a text by Walter Benjamin that explores the loss of the aura of art in this age where […]