On 05, May 2019 | In Collaborations
Oakland-based photographer Mo Saito has a gift for portraiture. His work is varied and has been published far and wide, but he’s best known for his canine photography. Recently, I got wind that he was doing an artist portraiture project, and I volunteered to serve as a subject.Read more…
On 21, Jan 2017 | In Notes
The Women’s March is a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all. We stand together in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
Full statement of the Women’s March Bay Area available here >Read more…
On 04, Jan 2017 | In Notes
Shortly after the new year began, we went back in time with a visit to the Isabella Steward Gardener Museum.
Founded by Bostonian art collector and patron Isabella Steward Gardner in 1900, the museum operates under a mandate by Gardener that her collection be open to the public according to her “aesthetic vision and intent.” The museum is housed in a villa she fashioned after a fifteenth century Venetian palace that wraps around a central courtyard. The notorious lighting varies from flooding skylights to dim interior rooms in a nod to authenticity and a bow to conservation concerns.
With an old twin lens reflex camera and slow Kodak Portra 160 film, I photographed select spaces that felt especially charged in their interplay of her objets d’art and the day’s winter light.Read more…
On 31, Oct 2016 | In Notes
Over the last few months, I have been turning back to film…
My studio practice has been so consumed with archaic photography printing processes, that it only seems fitting to now turn my sights back on the medium of film for image capture. With this turn, I have once again begun taking out my inherited Canon SLR, the camera that I first learned on in art school. The SLR was housing a half shot roll of four-year forgotten film, and so I took it to Stanford’s cactus garden to become re-acquainted. The space has the feeling of existing outside of time, so it seemed like an appropriate locale for such an activity. The results were rather satisfyingly strange.Read more…