Photo Exploration: Theo in the Backyard, June 2014.

June 24, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Theo, June 2014

Theo play­ing in the back­yard as we do a lit­tle lawn main­te­nance. He real­ly loves his “dig­gers and dumpers.”

When you play with expired film, some­times you get a mash of spot­ty col­or and weak con­trast. This roll turned out fine, and I’m grate­ful. There are some oth­er shots of Theo, but this is the one I real­ly took as a favorite. There aren’t any par­tic­u­lar­ly amaz­ing mes­sages com­ing from this, but it is still a nice “day in the life” work.

I’m spend­ing more of my time work­ing on series for show, get­ting gallery work togeth­er and real­ly striv­ing for a more “fine art” pre­sen­ta­tion. It’s a bit exhaust­ing, and it does­n’t always give me the space to just shoot. I’ve got­ten more hes­i­tant about shar­ing work on social media, as if the respons­es won’t be hon­est enough. I want to just work with shar­ing­prints these days, but even that has become a block and I’m not print­ing as much as I was ear­li­er this year. I feel that if I bring this work out into the world, I need a wor­thy place to present and dis­cuss. And that’s still being searched for.…maybe indefinitely.

All that said, I like this pho­to as it takes me away from all that navel gaz­ing and is just a nice time hang­ing out with Theo.

Theo at Play, June 2013

June 30, 2013 at 5:26 pm

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Theo at play in June 2013. Asheville play­ground off Fairview Rd. b/w in the Fuji x100