Monday, August 31, 2009

Decisions, decisions...

At the Diane Arbus exhibition at SF MOMA some years back I was really struck by seeing some of her contacts. I think what was so revealing and fun about that was seeing the contact sheet of the "Jewish Giant at Home with His Parents in the Bronx, NY 1970". I had first seen this image at MOMA when i was in high school and it had always fascinated me. Seeing the contact was interesting because most of the photos seemed tender and sweet and somehow that surprised me. Seeing the contact demystified that image for me but gave me a keen appreciation for the editing process. In that spirit I'm offering up two new images from my series of Home photographs. I think both are intense portraits of my mom talking on the phone, the top image a bit more subtle and the bottom somewhat more menacing. I'm finding it very difficult to choose. Maybe the decision will happen later as the work keeps growing but I'd love to hear what you think, so please cast your vote!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Nymphoto Conversation

Check out the Nymphoto blog for my recent "Conversation".  Nymphoto is a collective of women photographers. They produce online exhibitions, curate group shows and have a fantastic blog that has an archive of conversations with some very talented female photographers. I'm honored to be included. My good friend Rona Chang wrote the insightful and funny introduction.