When I was in Kauai with my mom and dad in December of last year, I was constantly negotiating feelings of love and hate. Love for them both, love for the life we were sharing at that moment, love for the natural beauty around us. But hate for the distance between them, hate for the illness driving that wedge, hate for the interpersonal tension preventing us from soaking in the wonder of the place. I made pictures that reflected this tension, and looked at the relationship between my parents and I.
And then a week after I got home, United Photo Industries called for submissions to a photography show called LOVE/HATE. I mean, how could not ABSOLUTELY LOVE this poster design? They killed it with this:
I submitted a set of photos from Kauai, and the photo below was selected to be in the HATE show.
That show opens tomorrow! If you’re in NYC, please check it out. I’ve yet to stop in, but from Ye Olde Google streetview, it looks like a cool space.
Pictured: Lynn Slade and Jimmy Comen, married for 32 years, on an afternoon cruise off the Na Pali coast in Kauai on December 5, 2011.
Ready to depart Burbank airport with a destination of San Jose. Shooting for WIRED today (and resisting temptation to make a pun about being wired.) Can’t tell you the story yet but it’ll be out in the March issue.
There’s a new interview now online with me speaking about 28 at 28 to music writer Kristen Lowman of Music + Moxie. Though music is her purview, I think Kristen sees a connection between the forces motivating the musicians she normally writes about, and the ideals and motivations that push the people in 28 at 28 as they move into their adult lives. Read on and you be the judge!
Certainly, since music is a huge part of my life, and sets the tone for many of my endeavors, I was absolutely thrilled to learn that a music writer like Kristen connected to the series and wanted to sit down and interview me.
Click here to visit the Music + Moxie site, or read past the break for the interview.
A 1’x1’ envelope came in the mail from Italy yesterday. Not your normal mail.
My friend Anna Godeassi, a talented artist and graphic designer had sent me a whimsical symbol of life and renewal to welcome in 2012.
Thank you Anna for going through all the trouble to send this little piece of paper magic my way. Visit Anna’s site to see more of her work if you think this rocks.
Interested? Me too!
So I decided to show this Friday. I’m taking the opportunity to workshop my latest shoots in Lost Hills and get some feedback. And looking forward to contributing artwork to what has been, in the last two events, a wholly excellent time. Contributing, welcoming, and enjoying ourselves with new friends is how we build community, right? The Forge — 8pm — 2638 Huron St 90065
Come out if you’re in town.
The Forge — 8pm — 2638 Huron St LA 90065
For more info: www.allvisual.org