• I’ve been back in New York for the past couple weeks & it’s the longest I have been here, since I lived here in late 2009. So many memories & thoughts have been circling back. I did a studio program the first semester of my junior year of college, because I needed something new, a different direction. I had started reading a lot about perfromance art & it’s relation to photography & video & have actually been rereading some of the articles I found around that time. I’ve been thinking about my work & life as the work & my role as a photographer in that. 

    This video was one piece that was made during the fall of 2009. There’s a lot of conceptual basis to it, that I’m not entirely sure is necessary to know. It was one of the first times I had really planned out a project before I even started making it. 

    I will admit, patience is a bit of a key to this work, stick around for the whole video. 

  • I was afraid to repeat in the work, always. If you have to repeat something based on your own work, it becomes weaker. It’s a way of sort of sliding down. You should turn to something that’s new and never done before, even if you don’t succeed.

    —  

    Robert Frank

    Photographer Robert Frank shares stories of light, loss and love | The Chronicle Herald

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  • New work up on my website. On going series called “West of the Sun”

  • I just put up a huge selection of work from my summer travels/ current work in progress titled “West Of The Sun.” Take a look, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

  • Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

    —  Mahatma Gandhi (via purplebuddhaproject)

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  • We were just outside of Gary, IN when while I was driving, the engine started fucking up. We found a garage & there was a failed piston in the engine. While Raf quietly freaked out, Jessie, Billy, & I deliriously laughed & chugged coffee. We abandoned the car at the garage & got drunk at the train station at 9am & then fell asleep on the train into Chicago. 

  • Daikaya, Washington, DC

  • My sister in the DC Metro

  • A motel somewhere on the Eastern Shore

  • Harmony & I met at Coney Island almost 5 years ago & have only seen each other about once a year since. She recently moved from Florida to New York. 

  • Maddy on the Coney Island pier

  • Caroline, Harmony, & Maddy en route to Coney Island

  • Champ’s Bathroom, Brooklyn

  • An ex once loaded my computer with cat power & I don’t think I listened to her once. This song came on shuffle the other day while I was designing my new book & it has put a certain cast on the photographs & design. Details of my new book will be released soon. For now, listen to this song & remember the people you’ve loved. 

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  • The hardest thing in the world is to simplify your life. It’s so easy to make it complex. What’s important is leading an examined life.

    —  Yvon Chouinard, 180 Degrees South (via nrodgers92)

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