books are only in the way when you move.
much of photography is built for books, well, for print, the page. Have just gotten two Sarah Moon books. One old and one just new. signed number 91.
hard color and birds with one eye. Last century, I bought several one eye bird prints from an artist at the Mountain View wine and cheese fair. They came framed. After living on the walls for a couple years we moved. Left them behind in a dark box in the attic.
Now, Sarah Moon’s one eyed book has found us again. Signed in pencil.
Can Art Be Made In Conservative Place
is there a reason for caution in making pictures because of where you live?
where you are sets limits, but probably not as many as you set on yourself.
the big space will fill up within a half hour. people hoping for courage to continue making photographs in an area seemingly empty of photos or art.
Luck always fills in the frame. 3 coin tosses said to come to this. I had no reason other than that. It proved interesting. Not in most of the talk, nor of the questions these people are posing. They’re a long way from the borders of meaningful ideas. They still think in terms of process; of alt-process, wet-plate, etc. They are struggling with the death of a friend they never knew. Love lost before the first button ,
They are mostly timid. But this is the second of my goings. The coins introduced me to memories.
Not a place with good beer, but an okay beer place.
Art can be made almost anywhere an artist can survive.