Due to the success of the first week of the new book, "Portraits of Expectations: Coping Beauty" we are green lighting our Green Zine Docs Magazine!
Street photography, since Eugène Atget took to the streets of Paris at the turn of the 20th century, has been a documentary of decisive moments in time. They are snapshots of us and have become a part of our history and an important glimpse into who we are, have been, and will become.
This magazine is an important part of the legacy of street photography, photojournalism, and documentaries with stories that just can't be told in a blog or an insta at the same level.
What we doing is producing bi monthly themed documentaries anc
This last year has been hard on my mental health. I am not the only one. We need to talk about that. I just published a book for that conversation.
I published my third photo book that went live on Amazon yesterday. The title is Portraits of Expectations: Coping Beauty. Unlike my previous limited edition zines, this one is for a larger audience.
In the photobook I explore the contrast and beauty of people when they’re using coping skills as opposed to living under the pressures of societal exp
I went out to the outdoor deck at the convention center to have a cigarette. Cos-players were meeting “professional” photographers in this area. I saw a young woman dressed as Supergirl. The photographer made Larry Flint seem a gentleman. I got involved. Photography should be fun and not a #metoo story.
2 years I have covered a convention on the East Coast as press. The con is called Otakon. It is an Anime convention. Otakon is focused on celebrating Japanese art and culture mostly in the form of anime and manga. It needs to be stated for the record that Otakon staff take sexism, racism and homophobia seriously. They took the matter seriously when I brought it to their attention.
Cos-players reflect their favorite
Passion, love, delight, gardens! I'm a hopeless romantic and a visual troubadour. I'm also a realist. These two world collide inside my heart every moment of every day. I have an art piece that reflects the two spirits within me. It is called Tending Passion's Garden. In the Chicago art world, it is my signature piece that opened gallery doors and walls for me. As I release it in an extreme limited edition one more time, I wanted to tell a story.
When I created Tending Passion's Garden I wanted it to be something that was ethereal, but also tangible. A fantasy you could step into. I could do this through digital art/photoshop or I could make it organic. I opted for the organic.
The bed in the garden has been done before a
Sometimes Picasso was political. Sometimes he wasn't. In 1945 he did say the following:
What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who has only eyes if he’s a painter, or ears if he’s a musician, or a lyre at every level of his heart if he’s a poet, or even, if he’s a boxer, just his muscles? On the contrary, he’s at the same time a political being, constantly alive to heartrending, fiery, or happy events, to which he responds in every way[. . . .] No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war for attack and defense against the enemy. [Pablo Picasso, Statement, in Chipp, Theories of Modern Art, 487.]
I just released a new photo zine book called,