24 November 2008

Abelardo Morell, Mirrors, and Pinholes

I feel like I only blinked, and now this semester is just three short weeks from being over. And I'm still just getting busier! 

I ended up being the only student in my night photo class, after the two others dropped out. Which actually works out well because the projects are molded around what I want to do. These two photographs are from last week's assignment - "Exploration of an Object". I chose mirrors. I want to keep this series going. 

Something I am excited about: when I return from Texas for Thanksgiving I get to see Abelardo Morell in Philly! He's is speaking and showing his work, and I can't wait to see it in person! He was one of the first to have a real impact on me since I started photography. 

In the next two or so weeks I will be working on a pin-hole series that I'm just starting. I'm also experimenting and building a twin "lens" pin-hole, which I've never heard of before but have to try. Barbara Ess was one of the first to make me fall in love with pin-holes. I've been keeping her book "I am Not This Body" from the library for weeks! The combination of writing and pictures is perfect.

"The world appears behind a sheet of glass. I try to get through. You are talking. I can see your lips moving."