Artist Life

Reset the clocks. Run the short loop. Walk the long way back.

Breakfast is grits and sweet potato. Veg sausages and espresso

Off to the garden shop — bags of mulch, compost; no seeds. They’ve already come from online stores. Skip the starter plants. They always tempt, but they never grow as well as from seed, or direct planting in the yarden.

Put prints from yesterday into flatten press.

Into the darkroom. Re-print yesterday’s negatives using softer developer. Ilford Multigrade and 1+9. Simple, reliable. Spend time testing imagery not chemistry.

Prints looking good. Mix scones. Bake scones. Lunch. Rice and yogurt. Start new rice. Back to darkroom

Go to next negatives on list of ‘print for edit’ — always 8x10s. Keep process simple, repeatable. Expand other areas of praxis.

Prints washing. Read some. Avoid the dead-enders, the freezer geezers that dominate the Web Forums.

Set prints drying. Cut veg for dinner. Plot out midnight readings.

Seek out Winogrand Color book? Not published?

Oh, write this and post. Do more. Do more often.

art daily

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what matters has always been disputed. Photography hasn’t solved the long running fundamentalist positions.

A short slide set of early thinkers’ attempt to tease out the hidden source from beneath the fabric of art.

the theory part, the finding your meaning, building your dictionary, your support structures is much harder to learn, build, hold, than is all the craft skill you occupy yourself with —

using the pencil is harder than sharpening it

Recent work: Nov 21

for more than a year, i have been taking even more pictures of the immediate. Probably because of the feeling that i’ve made too few pictures over my time, my life.

a current, ongoing, seemingly endless series. these will become sets — i just don’t have enough boxes to contain them