This is a double exposure of two pieces that have hung side by side in every home my parents ever lived in and are, in my mind, inseparable.
In the Summer of 2019, the owner of my childhood home launched Shut Up & Listen, an annual concert series featuring some of Minnesota’s best folk, blues, and country musicians. I have been fortunate enough to document this beautiful phenomena each year in photographs.
When the original iPhone 1 I bought in 2007 finally died in 2013, my brother Casey gave me another. By then a functioning iPhone 1 was rare, but this particular one was exceedingly so.
This shot by James Clinton has a lot going for it: lineplay, black vs white fight, balance of forms, the decisive moment, and luck.
I’ve not had a text blog until now and I’m not yet completely certain what I’ll use this space for. I’ve photoblogged for years, but never yakety-yakked about my pictures or the making of them. Not on the web at least (though if you put a quarter in me I’ll talk about photography for hours or until you smack me with something). This could be a place to talk about the various tools I use and how I use them.
More importantly, I also plan to use this space to point out other people’s photography.