Many wonderful community organizations brought folks out to the recent screening of Homie UP: Stories of Love and Redemption. Many audience members had personal experiences with our prison system and enriched our conversations both before and after the film screening. Plus, the band Spit Freely opened the event with some amazing music. And the Homie UP team worked very hard prior to the event mounting and framing new artworks from Homie UP students to display at the event.
I developed this cyanotype today. I've been working with the digital negative for this image for a long time now and have had to dodge the bottom of it in order to capture the front bumper, but the dodging left the image a little bit ghostly. What is it about an old truck?
I happened to catch the Minor White retrospective at the Getty Museum in LA. I found myself welling up in front of several of the photographs. He captures an object in such close attention that the image is almost an abstract until you are able to step back and realize what its context is. I love when artists are able to make you see something new in something ordinary.
This image, which is also part of the MOMA's collection, is a great example. I stood in front of it, captivated by the composition for several minutes before I realized it was peeling paint.