Thursday, December 30, 2010
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
St. Andrew's Cathedral
- I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with my whole heart;
- before the gods I will sing your praise.
- I will bow down toward your holy temple
- and praise your Name, because of your love and faithfulness;
- For you have glorified your Name
- and your word above all things.
- When I called, you answered me;
- you increased my strength within me.
- All the kings of the earth will praise you, O LORD,
- when they have heard the words of your mouth.
- They will sing of the ways of the LORD,
- that great is the glory of the LORD.
- Though the LORD be high, he cares for the lowly;
- he perceives the haughty from afar.
- Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you keep me safe;
- you stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies; your right hand shall save me.
- The LORD will make good his purpose for me;
- O LORD, your love endures for ever; do not abandon the works of your hands.
- Palm 138, appointed for July 25, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
iPhone Diary: 24 July 2009
This photo will be exhibited in Currents 2010, the annual juried membership show of New Orleans Photo Alliance. The show will be at Crescent City Brewhouse on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, Nov. 20, 2010, through Jan. 2, 2011.
Monday, September 13, 2010
iPhone Diary: 23 July 2009
In late March 2009, I began to explore the capabilities of my new iPhone camera. Like most of my projects, this one did not spring full-blown from my mind. Rather, I tend to start doing something, then figure out what it is and why it is interesting.
What it is, in this case, is a series of photographs called "iPhone Diary." Each image is subtitled with the date it was made. iPhone Diary photographs must be composed at the moment of taking on the screen of the iPhone. Although I upload them to my computer and sometimes adjust the contrast or color to represent the scene as near to how I saw it as possible, I do not crop the images.
My purpose in not cropping iPhone Diary pictures and in seeking to re-present a scene as I saw it is distinctly NOT to reinforce the popular notion that the camera produces a mechanical, therefore somehow "objective," record of reality. Photographers are in the business of framing the world. They impose the physical frame of their camera's viewfinder/screen on continuous reality. What ends up within the frame and how it is organized in relationship to the frame is one of the photographer's primary communicative tools. Deciding to not crop the iPhone Diary images thus requires discipline. I must be very clear and deliberate at the moment of making the photograph about what I see and how to frame it so that others will be able to see it as well.
Is it interesting, and if so, how? To me it is, but the photographs are fragments from my life--like a diary of images. I have a story to go with each one. At the same time, perhaps the pictures also somehow transcend the particular. Maybe they evoke your stories, too?
Friday, September 3, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Between the area five miles south of Georgetown and Tullos, the road rolls up and down across the valleys of Bear Creek, Dugdemona River, and Castor Creek, which slice through sediments of the Prairie Complex exposed on the hilltops. Georgetown stands on the higher elevations of the Prairie Complex. Tullos is at the northern margin of a band of rocks that trend from northeast to southwest, part of the Jackson group of late Eocene formations. All you see of them are patches of pale tan sand next to the road in Tullos. The formation typically includes clays interlayered with thin beds of lignite coal, sands stained red and brown by iron oxides, and fossil beds.
--Darwin Spearing, 2007
Roadside Geology of Louisiana, Second Edition
Friday, June 11, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
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Thursday, May 6, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
iPhone Diary: 7 April 2009
Selenium in their tissues from the soils in which they grow, and can be potentially very toxic if the roots or green parts of the plant are consumed.
The Chippewa Indians used a hairwash made from Indian Paintbrush to make their hair glossy and full bodied and as a treatment for rheumatism. The high selenium content of this plant has been cited as the reason for its effectiveness for these purposes. Nevada Indian Tribes used the plant to treat venereal diseases and to enhance the immune system. Various other tribes used the plant as its name suggests -- as a paintbrush.
The high Selenium content of this plant makes it potentially toxic if consumed in large quantities. This plant should be avoided as food if found growing in highly alkaline soils, which will increase the selenium levels in the plants. Indian Paintbrush has similar health benefits to consuming garlic if only the flowers are eaten in small amounts and in moderation.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
iPhone Diary: 11 April 2010
Photographs in the iPhone Diary series are composed in the iPhone camera and published without cropping. In addition to exploring the capabilities of the iPhone camera, the images seek to challenge the referentiality of photography. Although places might be identifiable to some viewers, the pictures are more about moments in time and reflections on the human condition.