• An Archive of Visual Inspiration

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Recontextualized

“From the whole of what I examine I look for the interesting, the minutia that made me stop in the first place, and from that I create a new abstract piece of art.” A Pandora’s box of possibilities appears when you begin to consider the question “what is art?”, and if you’ve spent any time […]

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Fraction // A New Series

My photographic work always starts by wandering around, roaming the streets without a destination in mind. By using reflections and transparency, I capture multiple layers in a single exposure to construct an abstract and textured representation of reality. Although I started out with a street photography approach, I have noticed that people are becoming less […]

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Five For Friday 132

“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.” – Pablo Picasso   Dario Moschetta The gorgeous, glitchy, frenetic paintings of Dario Moschetta are a recent find of mine—in fact, I couldn’t tell you […]

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Five For Friday 131

“Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” – Bill Moyers   Alexandre Farto I am absolutely fascinated by the work of Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto who, in addition to using found objects and materials, carves his large-scale dramatic portraits directly into the surfaces of walls and buildings. I love that his work can only […]

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Five For Friday 130

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human.” – e. e. cummings   The After Life of Things San Francisco-based photographer David Wolf has created a fascinating body of work documenting items that have outlived their usefulness and have been cast aside—detritus left behind in the […]

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Five For Friday 129

“Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.” — Ken Robinson   Affinity Photo If you’re a Mac user looking for an alternative to Photoshop, the folks at Serif just might have you covered. Affinity Photo was designed from the ground up to edit photos and […]

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Doug, Country Music and a Dozen Eggs

“Just because something’s old don’t mean it’s outta style.” – Doug Eaton, Kensington Television Service Just north of Washington DC is the town of Kensington, Maryland. Part of Montgomery County, it began in 1873 as Knowles Station, a stop on the recently completed Metropolitan Branch of the B&O railroad. It became Kensington in 1894 when […]

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Craft & Vision Podcast: Mallory Morrison

In this episode, I had the pleasure of sitting down for a conversation with fine art photographer Mallory Morrison. Mallory uses her background in ballet and choreography to inform and inspire her gorgeous underwater narratives.  In this conversation, we talk about the evolution of her work, the power of subtle gesture and a new project called Deeply […]

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