Made You Look, Bish

August 25, 2017Blog
The picture must by its mere arrangement make you look at it. Having looked -- see! Having seen -- enjoy! -William Mortensen In an effort to improve my work I recently came upon an old photography book originally published in 1937, entitled The Command to Look: A Master Photographer’s Method for Controlling the Human Gaze [...]

True Lies

April 17, 2017Blog
When Michael Brown was fatally shot by officer Darren Wilson in 2014, The New York Times published a profile that referred to the slain 18-year-old as "no angel." Editors have since expressed regret over the terminology. Years later, an artist is using that coverage of the Ferguson shooting to issue a poignant reminder about the way police violence against people [...]