I got “into” photography in 2012 while collaborating with Christopher Duncan Saalbach-walsh. Before that, I had always considered photography “easy” and wrote most photos off as snapshots. But having a real photographer as my guide helped me to understand the value of still frames as its own artistic medium, how you could paint with light using an open shutter, or incorporate colored lights, clamp lights, strobes, shitty cameras, expensive cameras, film or digital, all kinds of fun apparatus to add a level of image control that I’d never realized before. I still don’t feel like a “photographer” even though I own 4 cameras and make most of my living off of photography work. But I feel a new appreciation and understanding for the art that I never had in college.
It’s interesting when you learn a new language for something, and gain a better understanding of it, then you can look back at all your experiences with the subject and see them in a new light. Appreciate something for its whole worth, and its history and not just its aesthetic appeal.
An experimental collaborative portrait series with artist/photographer Christopher Walsh and myself (Lee Milby). Lee Milby firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
Mark Ressl visited because his grandfather died, and he was taking a pit stop here in NYC on his way to Chicago post-funeral. A couple months ago I was on a date with someone and they got a call that their grandfather had died. Now in less than a couple months, I’m at the Met with Mark and he gets a call that his grandfather died as well. I Read More
I was recently hired to manage the throwing of powder on a photoshoot. I’ve worked with pigments and powder before, but not yet in this quantity or throwing it right into the air– onto surfaces such as canvas, yes, or rubbing on my own body, but not straight up chucking the stuff. So pre-shoot, I decided that it’d be a good idea to practice a bit on my own and try Read More
I couldn’t edit most of these because I don’t get home from work til late at night. Alone at my computer, with the early dark of fall outside and cold chills coming in, I felt more scared and paranoid while looking over these images in Lightroom than I did on site. While there, it felt peaceful, as if the place was ready to die. The bulldozers had come, there was Read More
My camera has this great setting that allows me to take square cropped pictures. To my knowledge, Canons nor Nikons have this ability, only my little Panasonic (GH2). It’s awesome! I find it so much easier to compose in-camera as opposed to making cropping decisions later on. I got an instagram account a while back, and became attracted to the idea of a square composition. I’ve always been into iconic imagery, especially Read More
On September 11th, planes were used as weapons. In the sky, they always seemed like toys to me, so very small and far. It was fun to pinch one between my fingers, pretend I could snatch it out of the sky like some demi-god. In fact, it takes a lot more than a single person’s will to take a plane off its track. Or does it? I followed the planes Read More