Wednesday, April 25, 2012
OK this is it! After months of hinting and false starts, it is now final. All The Works in Progress blog content has been imported to a new location and henceforth will live there at my url, Rebecca Horne Photography. I've just posted some new work, so I'll see you there!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Come and celebrate spring with us on April 22nd, Sunday afternoon from 3-7 pm at 873 Park Ave in Brooklyn. A large selection of my framed photographs will be for sale and priced to move, including the above. There will also be a fine selection of art books available, going cheap! Come mingle and imbibe, and admire the garden. Some photographs have already sold, so let me know if you have a favorite you want me to hold for you.
873 Park ave is close to the G lines (Flushing or Broadway stops) and the J and M lines (Flushing stop for local, Myrtle for express).
That Visual Science post I mentioned last week is up, hopefully you can take a look! This book and these images really have me thinking about all kinds of things, and maybe it will do the same for you.
My new Rebecca Horne photography website and blog is almost ready, I will post here with a link as soon as I can.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
After a hiatus of a little more than a year, Visual Science is back! I have missed it ever so much, and with the help of intrepid editor Amos Zeeberg, new posts are starting to roll out as of last week. As ever, I hope you all will find it absorbing and entertaining.
In a week or so I'll have a post done about the work of architect Thomas Greenall (image above) and his commission for Alain de Botton's new book "Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion", a book that has moved and challenged me.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Today I marched myself right into the studio before even finishing my coffee, exercising, or even having breakfast. I had the morning to myself and I knew I had to make the most of it. The above image is from one of the scenarios I'm working on. I was trying out playing two parts, as two different characters. With these double exposures, hitting the right spot in the frame as I was able to do once or twice before is almost manageable when I can sit within arms length of the camera. However, if I have to take steps over to the camera to advance and forward the film, all is lost. My sense of placement is gone, even if I use markers to help me back to my spot.
In the afternoon went with Ollie to see a friend's band play in Coney Island. While talking to a friend I tried to answer a question about what I was working on in the studio today.."Well, I was kind of feeding myself" really sounded awkward, and I felt silly, but there you have it.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Trying to get the nerve up to shoot for most of the day today, but instead spent it on a writing job and some major surgery on my closets. What is it about Spring that makes me feel like throwing everything away? Will try again to shoot tomorrow, have some pictures I want to make with Ollie.
This week Chloe (Ollie's half sister) had her big show along with what seemed like thousands of other SVA students. Oliver's father is about to become the father of another boy, this one named Felix. This will be his third child, each from a different mother. We (the three mothers) were all there at the opening. Trust me when I tell you that it did not go well.
The good part of this story is that Chloe is a very talented photographer, and I'll show you some of her work here soon. This shot is from a few weeks ago when Kelly modeled for me. Thinking over the possibilities this one open up for me.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Johnna Arnold's work was the most exciting I saw over the Photo Alliance weekend. This work is centered on freeways in the Bay Area. She places herself within all of the images. Unfortunately, this blog is not a good format to show these extra large images from Johnna's latest portfolio. Please enlarge these images by clicking and find her in the landscape.
She becomes a mostly faceless figure you can relate to, overwhelmed by or blending in with these environments. There is something frightening about seeing the human figure in these forgotten, in-between zones. I'm reminded of a repeating dream I've had of trying to rescue a horse from a busy highway--the terror of the situation, and the impossibility of this creature so far from it's natural habitat...
What I especially liked is the feeling of re-taking ubiquitous large format urban landscape photography that is mostly devoid of any people. Johnna's work puts us back into this world we have made, this time as actors, rather than observers.
Titles (t-b): Best Buy, I-580 & I-80, Oakland, CA; Under the Maze (I-80, I-580 & I-880, Oakland, CA) .
Monday, March 12, 2012
This Review weekend in San Francisco has been a rush--I've re-connected with old friends and seen some great work. Also got to briefly catch up with my beloved former professor, Linda Connor. Attached is an image by an old classmate of mine from my undergrad years at the San Francisco Art Institute, Cynthia Rettig. It was so fun to hear about her life since leaving school. It turns out she makes a living handling estate sales, and makes some amazing images along the way of the belonging that displayed for sale at auction, or left behind.
It is late after a long weekend so I'm checking out, but will be back with some more favorites to show.