Thoughts from Brattleboro, VT

The scope of ideas discussed at the SPE Northeast chapter conference hinged on one question. Here’s the conclusion I came to in considering “Is Photography Enough?

Isn’t it?

I think it might be more important now – harder maybe – but even more essential these days – with so much in motion, to make still pictures that cause us to pause, to consider.

I think a better question might be ‘how to convey that photography is essential?’

Almost like meditation, for us to calm and center, on a single idea, just for a few minutes more than we look at Facebook.

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Society for Photographic Education

An Interview with Myself

In preparation for an upcoming conference with creative educators, I asked myself a few basic questions to get my ‘elevator pitch’ down about my work. An excellent realization occurred:

What is your work about?

Gray areas – in the ways we try to relate, to others, and the world. I’m also interested in the ways variation in mental health and illness affect these relationships.

How do you work on this theme? Express these ideas?

By forging relationships between objects; sometimes with people, sometimes within personal domestic spaces – often they are found natural objects, or man-made objects that have been discarded – the bits that feel left behind. I’m looking for insights among them.