Hellooo, internet. Resource Magazine has 10K ‘likes’ on Facebook, and they’re featuring my work on their home page right now. As a result of me being ‘liked’ on facebook 200 times in a day. Does that mean all those 10K people out there are going to see my work? And that of the ones that see it, a few will click through to my site? And out of those, a few will stay on the site and click through my photos? That would be utterly fantastic. I’ll post again to advise how that goes.
But, social media aside, I’m thrilled to be featured. I think the reporter, Jeffrey Zusclag, asked some great questions and crafted an interview I’m proud of. I think it accurately conveys my conversational tone, and my thoughts on a handful of photo-related topics.
Happy to share some good news: I’ve again been chosen* to be part of American Photography’s 28th photo annual! Director Mark Heflin told me it was a selective competition this year: only 129 out of 8,100 submitted images were chosen for the online archive.
The jurors selected an image from my “Lost Hills” series. Shot in ‘09 in a lettuce field north of Lost Hills along I-5, I remember feeling, as I stepped through the fresh-cut lettuce stubs, that the elements of a good photo were coming together right then and there. I like the geometry and balance in this frame, the color blocks, and the straightforward gaze at hand harvest field work.
*(My images were chosen most recently in 2009. Also, incidentally, from “Lost Hills.”)