Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
More and more places have adopted a no photography policy these days. This is both an unfortunate and ironic appendage of these awkward times. Today my son and I were kicked out of Pet Smart. Apparently they have a "no photographing policy." Of course I have a "yes photographing policy" so the thoughtful manager and myself were unable to see eye to eye. I'm not certain what they are afraid of but in the end I did manage to sneak out these controversial and damning pictures of fish swimming and birds roosting on a branch. Look if you dare!
Monday, December 22, 2008
I just finished a long drive. We left New York Saturday morning right after the first real snow of the year. It took 13 hours to get to the bottom of South Carolina. The drive was an uneventful trudge. There were a few occasional moments of delight as various surprises were spotted from the window. At 70 mph they disappeared as quickly as they appeared. It feels relatively balmy here. No Snow or ice.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Hare's book of domestic photographs, made in Western Pennsylvania and Oakland, California, was published by Aperture in 1978. The pictures are drenched with seventies photo aesthetics; hard flash, wide angle lense, and casual compositions. Many of the photographs feel like scouting pictures from various locations in "Silence of The Lambs" The best of them are more humorous than they are bleak. And much of them are down right depressing. Hare has had a somewhat odd and unique career history. Only a small amount of his work has been published and it rarely shows up in galleries or museums.
"Chauncey Hare does not define himself as a photographer, but instead an engineer, a family therapist and, above all, a protester. Funded by three Guggenheim Fellowships and three National Endowment Fellowships, he spent only a short period of his life making photographs. Frustrated by the photo art world, he photographed only intermittently to 1985, when he stopped making photographs altogether. He has an engineering degree from Columbia University, an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, a Masters Degree in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Sierra University. He and his wife Judith Wyatt are co-authors of the denial-breaking clinical handbook Work Abuse: How to Recognize and Survive It (1997). As a licensed family therapist Hare now helps working people – in person, on the phone, and on the internet."
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I found myself this Sunday hanging out for a bit in a nice old P.S in Brooklyn. I had some time and a camera and since it was Sunday and the school was mostly locked up and barely occupied I had free but limited space to roam.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Once in about every one hundred exposures or so my camera phone seems to arbitrarily reconstruct the image in to a series of rectangles or tiles. No two are ever exactly arranged the same way and it continues to make for a nice surprise.