1. What I Am To (proud to have collaborated with Thomas Marquet on an Interleave for Oranbeg Press)

    (via Interleaves - Oranbeg Press)

     

  2. What I Like (Jen Davis talk at SVA on You Tube)

     
  3. What I Like (Victoria Sambunaris on Time’s LightBox blog)

    (via Photos of American Sprawl - LightBox)

     
  4. Good Times 

    timothybriner:

    Carl Gunhouse, Nelson Chan, Caleb Charland and Sean Stewart came by the studio for a visit today.

     
  5. What I Am Up To (My proud to be in Daniel Cooney’s Emerging Artist Auction)

    (via Auction search results on iGavel Auctions)

     
  6. What I Like (Walead Beshty & Elleen Quinlan in BOMB Magazine and this from Walead Beshty “Yeah, and that it’s indiscrete to talk about certain things. MFAs are professional degrees and yet actual instruction about the literal mechanisms of the career is limited to studio gossip. At least this was the case when I was in school, and most of us lacked even the most basic tools to negotiate with it when we left. There are artists who are idealized for rejecting a marketplace, but those tend to be the artists who were independently wealthy or had other personal circumstances that made this choice part of the work. I remember thinking that any relationship to the market was a compromise, and absurdly, I didn’t know what that marketplace even was. Ironically, this puritanical attitude just exoticizes the market to the point where it becomes a singularly monolithic force, which it in fact isn’t. A marketplace is just people trading goods and services. It’s one of many systems that create meaning. It should be accounted for specifically, not invoked in general terms. It’s one element in the way works become public, through their being bought and sold, but its mechanics are clear only to insiders, and this makes it seem like it is the chief agent in the art world. Any art effect people don’t like, find alienating, is ascribed to the market. In this, and in all other aspects of art making, I think transparency is the only way to destabilize the mythologies of the art market, and of art in general.”)

    (via BOMB Magazine — Walead Beshty & Eileen Quinlan)

     
  7. What I Like (Alec Soth & Roe Ehtridge talking photography)

    ALEC SOTH & ROE ETHRIDGE (April28-2013) (by Paris Photo)

     
     
  8. What I Like (Diane Arbus story in the Times)

    (via Diane Arbus Recorded a Bronx Family’s Unsettling Dynamic - NYTimes.com)

     
  9. What I Like (Erik Schubert on Mull It Over)

    mullitover:

    JONATHAN CHERRY: What did you want to be growing up?

    ERIK SCHUBERT: When I was a kid I really wanted to be a professional athlete. I especially wanted to be a baseball player or racecar driver, ideally both. I suppose that was a pretty common career choice for a young lad back in the ‘80s so my other thought was to be a tribal leader. Besides looking at Sports Illustrated, I was also a fan of National Geographic. Those NG photos of tribes looked pretty great. Nice weather, no need to worry about fashion, or money and my thinking was that once your basic needs are meet, you live pretty stress free.

    JC: Who or what is inspiring you at the moment?

    ES: The “what” is black and white photography. I’ve always seen myself as a color photographer, but recently I’ve brought B+W back into my art practice. The “who” is a pretty long list that shifts every now and then, but a few from the list are Jitka Hanzlova (I particularly love her older work, but the new work is pretty great too), Jochen Lempert, Bertrand Fleuret and Tobjørn Rødland books. I’d say I thought about how Rødland communicates through images, among other things, while working on the project and book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. Also, Luis Gispert videos, and the band Beirut, who I can’t stop listing to especially when I’m editing photos.

    JC: What are you up to right now?

    ES: I just released my first artist book, How to Win Friends and Influence People with Lavalette, so I’m enjoying the fruits of my labor so to speak. Besides this, I’m always photographing for the pure joy of it, so I’m working on several different projects at the moment. One of which is a follow up to my recent publication. And besides those photo based projects, I’m working on some textile pieces as well that relate to How to Win Friends and Influence People.

    JC: Have you had mentors along the way?

    ES: Oh yes, I’d say that all the teachers I had in undergrad at Columbia College Chicago and grad school at MassArt made an impression on me, were mentors to me at various levels, and I always learned something from them. In grad school, Frank Gohlke and David Hilliard were great mentors and pretty important to me during that time. Particularly when I was going down this new trajectory with my art practice and at times felt vulnerable about it.

    JC: Where are you based right now and how is it shaping you?

    ES: I’m based outside the Denver area. It’s been a great change from living in the city. It’s much closer in proximity to nature, which has been fruitful to my current work, but also much better for my psyche. I don’t feel or hear the constant noise of the art world, but if I’m in need of it, I can always drive up to Denver or hit up the Internet. So maybe a better summation would be that it allows me to feel more balanced.

    JC: One piece of advice to photography graduates?

    ES: Well, some general advice that couldn’t hurt any recent grads would be: Invest in your self by saving money. When applying to shows, grants, etc. employ the shotgun method. By this I mean, apply to as much stuff as possible, particularly if there are no entry fees. Really look for the no entry fee opportunities because some of these entry fees are just way too high. Invest in some nice, well-made, simple frames that you can reuse for group shows. And last but not least, have fun. I should really follow this advice to heart as well!

    JC: Is it important to you to be a part of a creative community?

    ES: Yes, I think it’s important to have a creative community, but also a community in general. I think we have different levels of community and some become more important than others during different times of our lives. During undergrad and grad school, participating primarily in a creative community was important to learn my practice and medium. Now it seems less important, even though I’m still part of communities. Now I’m learning new, maybe more complex, things from them, particularly about teaching. But this could change down the road.

    JC: If all else fails, what is your plan B?

    ES: There is no plan, I’m making it up as I go along—it’s social practice.

    @mullitovercc

     
  10. What I Like (Misha de Ridder on New Landscape Photography)

    (via Misha de Ridder | New Landscape Photography)

     
  11. What I Like (Tom Griggs on The Photographer Discloses)

    via Home Away From Home |)

     
  12. What I Bought (Eric Helgas’s new book Why Are You So Obsessed With Me)

    erichelgas:

    Eric Helgas

    WHY ARE YOU SO OBSESSED WITH ME

    28 Pages, Edition of 50

    6 x 9 inches

    $15 

    PURCHASE

    *email ehelgas@gmail.com if you have any questions, or are international

     
  13. What I Like (Michael Scoggins making art out of one of my favorite GI Joe comics)

    michaelscogginsins:

    The view in the studio this evening. #art (at Michael Scoggins Studio)

     
  14. What I Like (affordable art from Ben McNutt I just bought the close up of the sculpture.)

    benmcnutt:

    I am thrilled with the continual outcome and reception of my wrestling series as I push even further into the work. 

    I am selling some 8x10” and 5x20” prints  from my  wrestling work to help cover the costs of expenses for the continuation of the series. All prints are being sold at a pay what you can donation,with a suggested donation of 30 + $3 for S&H.

    The images pictured are all for sale.
    Click here to donate. Please specify what prints you would like when donating.
    Click here to see images in the print sale!

    Questions??? Interested in art not pictured here??? please email bmcnuttphoto@gmail.com

    I am so fortunate to have a great community and am always grateful. If you cannot donate but can even reblog, that is equally as helpful and appreciated. 

    - Ben

     
  15. What I Am Up To (I have a review up of Night Birds, Iron Chic, Nuclear Santa Claust & Worriers @ Warren American Legion (with a special Dave Murphy tribute) on In Effect Fanzine)

    (via Reviews - InEffectHardcore.com)