Photography Journal

A summary of all the journal entries I’ve written around photography, my inspirations, successes, and failures.

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Two Perspectives on How To Create Art

Jul 27, 2015(edit)

In my readings, I frequently encounter two opposing perspectives on how to create art. This topic interests me because having been an accountant for 22 years, I’ve always regarded artists with awe. How do they come up with their ideas and their art? And since I can’t usually ask them, I turn to… View More

Barrett Art Center

Jul 6, 2015(edit)

Two AMS images are part of the Photowork exhibition at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, New York. The image, Rising, was used for the exhibition postcard (snapshot of the front and back shown above). Also, the AMS images won 3rd Prize out of over 900 entries! This show was juried by… View More

See+ Gallery China

Jun 6, 2015(edit)

I’m proud to have AMS images shown at the see+ Gallery in Beijing, China, along with the works by Carlos Sebastia, Huang Xiaoliang, Wendy Sacks, and Susan Kae Grant. If you are in the area, please stop by. The show is up until July 11. More images from the show opening can be found in the gallery… View More

Experiment on the Comic Book Grid

Apr 20, 2015(edit)

Recently, I agreed to participate in a print exchange with thirty fellow artists. I wanted to do something different: combine the comic book grid and the fine art photograph. In comic books, the grid may be a 3x3 matrix of images that moves the narrative along. Easy enough I thought, I’ve done it… View More

Light Sensitive Exhibition

Apr 1, 2015(edit)

Update Apr 22. Just got the following email from the gallery: All of the work in Light Sensitive 2015 was wonderful and that made it a very difficult decision for us to pick only three artists for a future exhibition here at Art Intersection. This year’s selection for the December-January show… View More

In The Can or Out Of The Can?

Mar 9, 2015(edit)

There are books that I come across that stay with me for a long time after reading it. Lynda Barry’s What It Is is one of those books. Part autobiography, comic, self-help book, and journal, it is a guide to becoming a writer. One particular page (as shown above) I still think about four months… View More

Yearn For The Vast And Endless Sea

Feb 9, 2015(edit)

Two weeks ago, I spent five days with a group of artists during Mary Virginia Swanson’s Marketing Workshop and in discussions throughout the five days, it was clear to me that all of us were yearning for the vast and endless sea. Thinking about this yearning and longing is interesting. Where does… View More

East West by Midwest

Jan 12, 2015(edit)

Happy New Year! This first post for 2015 is probably what constitutes a proper newsletter. Instead of short essays that relate in some way to my artwork, this one is all about news. If you happened to be in Baltimore last week and found yourself near Baltimore Penn train station, you would have… View More

Baltimore Public Art

Jan 1, 2015(edit)

A Million Suns (AMS) images were featured at the beginning of the year on a billboard right at Baltimore Penn train station.… View More

Art and The Accumulation of Mistakes

Dec 1, 2014(edit)

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. Scott Adams I marvel at the simple wisdom embedded in the quote above from American cartoonist Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert comics. Perfection is the enemy of creativity. If we require a perfect… View More

Artist = Scientist

Nov 10, 2014(edit)

Three images from A Million Suns will be exhibited during the Atomic STEaM Photography show at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque, New Mexico from November 8, 2014 to January 8, 2015. “STEaM” stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. While… View More

Atomic STEaM Photography Show

Nov 8, 2014(edit)

Two images from A Million Suns will be exhibited at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque, New Mexico from November 8, 2014, through January 4, 2015. The Atomic STEaM Photography Show features images relating to science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics… View More

2014 Shenzhen International Photography Week

Nov 3, 2014(edit)

Two weeks ago I attended the opening of the Shenzhen International Photography Week in Shenzhen, China. It was the first time that all the images from A Million Suns were exhibited at the same time. I still can’t believe the whole thing happened.… View More

Shenzhen International Photography Week

Oct 14, 2014(edit)

All the images from A Million Suns will be exhibited at the Shenzhen International Photography Week from October 22-30, 2014. I will be in Shenzhen for the show and for all the other events that are happening around the city. Shenzhen is next to Hong Kong. The two cities are separated only by a… View More

A Certain Magic and Mystery

Oct 13, 2014(edit)

Do you read horoscopes? Neither do I. I’m an accountant remember? I’m objective, rational, and I apply professional skepticism on everything. Something happened recently though that made me think of horoscopes.… View More

John Dugdale Interview

Oct 6, 2014(edit)

Following Jeff Koon’s article last week, I remembered an interview that I did in 2010 with John Dugdale for an MFA assignment. John Dugdale is a huge influence. He was the catalyst for me trying out cyanotype, the 19th century printing process that produces a blue print. Reading this… View More

On Jeff Koons

Sep 29, 2014(edit)

I was in New York City over Labor Day weekend, and I went to see the Jeff Koons Retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Koons is an American conceptual artist and one of the most famous living artists in the world today (and he lives in New York!). I was not familiar with his work,… View More

Portfolio Review Chicago Filter Festival

Sep 29, 2014(edit)

The 2014 Chicago Filter Photo Festival was a blast! A 5-day festival held in the middle of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Filter had a lot things going on: continuing education workshops, portfolio reviews, artist lectures, art gallery visits, a portfolio sharing event, and more. The city itself had… View More

My Prize Winning Stupid Idea

Sep 22, 2014(edit)

Recently, I won third prize at the APA Curator’s Voice Competition. The group show with images from all winning artists is up right now at the ModernBook Gallery in San Francisco until September 27. This is the last week to catch the Approaching The Unreal show. If you are in San Francisco, please… View More

We Are Made Of Stars

Sep 8, 2014(edit)

I’m obsessed right now with the television show Cosmos. Netflix suggested it to me recently and I thought, “why not?” Is it a surprise that I got hooked on this show? It’s all about the universe. It’s all about stars. It’s also not a surprise since I’m attracted to works that create¬†awe.… View More

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