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12 in 21 – April 2021 – Part I

Photograms is the April 2021 installment of ’12 in 21’, a year-long series of month-long art/photography projects. 12 in 21 is an opportunity to delve into projects and interests usually pushed to the side. Most of the work is analog based. Visually, there is no set agenda, just energetic exploration allowing the process to inform and inspire. In this month’s series I am going way back to the land of analog light, photographic paper, and trays filled with solutions to make a variety of photograms using traditional Ilford Black & White paper, and the occasional B&W reversal paper. I haven’t inhaled this many chemicals since the 80’s. Enjoy the show and please subscribe!

12 in 21 – March 2021 – 4 of 4

Working With Film is the March 2021 installment of ’12 in 21’, a year-long series of month-long art/photography projects. 12 in 21 is an opportunity to delve into projects and interests usually pushed to the side. Most of the work is analog based. Visually, there is no set agenda, just energetic exploration allowing the process to inform and inspire. In this month’s series I am working with old transparencies and negatives, mostly mine, mostly from my old stock photo files. There is a smattering of ‘found film’ throughout… I am physically shredding film, using a hole punch, painting, freezing them in ice, and sandwiching between glass then smacking with a hammer, among other things. Jolly good fun! I am reassembling the scraps, then digitally scanning or re-photographing. There is minimal Photoshop. This is the last of 4 installments for this project. Thanks for looking and please subscribe! See you next Month!

12 in 21 – March 2021 – 3 of 4

Working With Film is the March 2021 installment of ’12 in 21’, a year-long series of month-long art/photography projects. 12 in 21 is an opportunity to delve into projects and interests usually pushed to the side. Most of the work is analog based. Visually, there is no set agenda, just energetic exploration allowing the process to inform and inspire. In this month’s series I am working with old transparencies and negatives, mostly mine, mostly from my old stock photo files. There is a smattering of ‘found film’ throughout… I am physically shredding film, using a hole punch, painting, freezing them in ice, and sandwiching between glass then smacking with a hammer, among other things. Jolly good fun! I am reassembling the scraps, then digitally scanning or re-photographing. There is minimal Photoshop. This is the 3rd of 4 installments for this project. Thanks for looking and please subscribe! 

12 in 21 – March 2021 – 2 of 4

Working With Film is the March 2021 installment of ’12 in 21’, a year-long series of month-long art/photography projects. It is an opportunity to delve into projects and interests usually pushed to the side. Most of the work is analog based. Visually, there is no set agenda, just energetic exploration allowing the process to inform and inspire. In this series I am working with old transparencies and negatives, mostly mine, mostly from old stock photo files. There is a smattering of ‘found film’ throughout… I am physically shredding film, using a hole punch, painting, freezing them in ice, and sandwiching between glass then smacking with a hammer, among other things. Jolly good fun! I am reassembling the scraps, then digitally scanning or re-photographing. There is minimal Photoshop. This is the 2nd of 4 installments for this project. Thanks for looking and please subscribe! 

12 in 21 – March 2021 – 1 of 4

Working With Film is the March 2021 installment of ’12 in 21’, a year-long series of month-long art/photography projects. It is an opportunity to delve into projects and interests usually pushed to the side. Most of the work is analog based. Visually, there is no set agenda, just energetic exploration allowing the process to inform and inspire. In this series I am working with old transparencies and negatives, mostly mine, mostly from old stock photo files. There is a smattering of ‘found film’ throughout… I am physically shredding film, using a hole punch, painting, freezing them in ice, and sandwiching between glass then smacking with a hammer, among other things. Jolly good fun! I am reassembling the scraps, then digitally scanning or re-photographing. There is minimal Photoshop. This is the first batch of a likely 4 installments for this project. Thanks for looking and please subscribe! 

12 in 21 – February 2021

MICRO-MACRO is the February 2021 installment of ’12 in 21’, a year-long series of month-long art/photography projects. It is an opportunity to delve into interests and projects usually pushed to the side. Most of the work is analog based. Visually, there is no set agenda, just energetic exploration allowing the process to inform and inspire. For this project I had intended to photograph a wide range of subject/objects with close-up cameras and lenses, but decided to over-explore one subject… In the early 80’s I purchased a couple of boxes of impossibly tiny adorable nails, some shorter that 1/4″.  They appeared handmade, each one different. Could never figure out what they were for, perhaps shoemaking. I gave a box to my mother, who strangely appreciated them, and I’ve probably used 1 nail a year since then…. 

12 in 21 – January 2021

The Destroyed Prince Macro is the January 2021 installment of 12 in 21, a year-long series of month-long art/photography projects. It is an opportunity to delve into interests and projects usually pushed to the side. Most of the work is analog based. Visually there is no set agenda, just energetic exploration allowing the process to inform and inspire. For this particular project I am turning a sows ear into a silk purse: taking detailed macro photographs of the surface of a series of my old color collage prints that were recently damaged in a classic NYC apartment leak…

February 4, 2020

WATER'S MEMORY II (magnetized)
WATER’S MEMORY II (magnetized)

WATER’S MEMORY II (magnetized)

WATER’S MEMORY II (magnetized) is a digital photo collage of images found on Google Earth software of polluted waters in and around San Francisco Bay / Northern California.