A single post on social media does not convey or garner respect from me anymore. Images have become so engrained in our conscious lately that I think as photographers our message is lost in the many other distractions of the internet. Working in series is the way to go for the storyteller. Also working in series lets you be more subjective to what makes the image worth anything as a whole story. More subtle imagery shines right along side more bold images. Feeling, message and moment is more clear with a series of images.
My work's natural course is to be shown in print. "Likes" don't mean anything to me. But seeing someone hold a print of a photo I took is something exciting to me. I'm currently working on two books, one compiled of photos from the tour I went on with Wildewood and another a zine of portraits of people around me. I look at my coffee table and see the collection of photo books I've amassed and in few decades I'd love for one of my books to be on people's coffee tables.
(Quick list of books I'd recommend checking out:
Charles Brittin "West and South"
Danny Clinch "Still Moving" Huge inspiration on my music photography
Josef Koudelka "Exiles"
Dennis Manarchy "En Passant")
I just released my first self published trade book and I would love for you to have one. Making these tiny trade books will hopefully manifest into some profit to be put directly back into telling stories and getting them out there in print form.
Check out "Disconnect between thyself--- Unknown is me."
You can purchase it from Blurb for $16 shipped or from me personally and signed for $10.
Until next time,