Sunday, November 9, 2008

Update Website

I'm almost completely updated my website. Check it out and let me know what you think.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Was Once Home

I took this picture last summer between the months of June and August. This past September, we put Sadie to sleep. I took her to the vet, sat in the room with her, and waited for the vet to come in. My dad would not come at all, and my mom stayed in the lobby of the vet's office. I watched the vet inject a needle into Sadie. I watched her breathing go faint, and then... nothing. She was dead. That was it. The life that was in her was no more. Everything changed. I use to come home and she was there to greet me. She no longer is.

I started this project of photographing my parents home, while I was finishing my thesis for grad school. My thesis focused on two photographers. The photographer whose images inspired me for this project is Larry Sultan (Pictures from Home). I am interested in the change that happens over time. The house I grew up in, the one my parents bought before I was born, is the one they still live in today. Although I haven't lived there for years, it is still home to me. Yet at the same time so much of it has changed that I don't always feel as though I belong there. It is weird to be there when no one else is.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Race and Relationships

I went on a road trip this summer to PA, and took this image of my best friend, Rochelle, and her husband, Anthony.  I asked them to individually write how race may or may not play a role within their relationship.  This is what they said:

"Race has affected my view of family at the beginning of our relationship.  My parents were a little uneasy about the idea of a life commitment to another culture; especially if children came along.  As time passed they saw the beauty of diversity, although that does not remove the hardships life will throw at us, it does make and keep life more interesting.  Besides, everyone has hardships and all hardships are not the same, no matter what race you are."

"Race has not played a major role in my day to day life.  We view life similar, eat similar, and understand the differences in our races.  I feel race will have some type of major impact at some point.  People still feel strongly about race."

Monday, July 21, 2008

I forget how to use this thing

I made this blog over 2 years ago, and never used it.  I've always wanted to post new images I've taken, and write about art on here.  Maybe I'll start now, or maybe this will be my last post for another two years.  I just have to figure out how to use this thing.  Anyways, this is a recent image I made earlier this year.  I think it's probably one of the strongest images I've made for this project, which is suiting because it is most likely one of the last.  I'm moving on with a new project.  It's exciting, and sad.