Archive: July, 2009

. . So here’s my print waiting to be hung at Mad Art for The Art of Food (see last post). Most of the time I never see my work on anything but a computer screen. Blah. It’s important, but inconvenient and costly, to make prints, tangible things you can hold in your hands, and […]

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Fast food is awful stuff. Awful delicious, that is. But it’ll kill ya just like cigarettes. Speaking of delicious, The Art of Food is this Saturday June 25 at Mad Art Gallery. It’s an annual event to benefit Slow Food St. Louis and Fair Shares CCSA (of which I am a member). I’m told there’s […]

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I hate doing estimates. I’d so much rather take pictures. Sigh. Here’s five percent for Thursday. This is Gloria. I took her picture for AARP. Gloria is retired, and she helps other retired people in St. Louis County get their resumes in shape so they can find jobs.

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… … . . . . . . . . Your best camera is the one that’s with you right now. (I think Chase Jarvis said that.) I’ve been carrying an old Nikon FM2 everywhere I go lately. I feel driven to take pictures, and that’s not always so. Maybe it’ll turn into something.

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.. .. I am sick to death of taking snapshots with a steadily tinier, ever more complicated yet supposedly more intuitive, ever less camera-like, series of stupid little point-and-shoot cameras. Every time I buy the next one I think, oh yeah, this is it, 12 megapixels, baby. I’m gonna carry this little hockey puck around […]

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Production shots from the Saint Louis Brief cover shoot (previous post). I’m shy, so sometimes I hide from the crew under a blanket, where it feels safe. Not really. . Giving instructions behind the view camera, laptop with digital test shots in the background. (Photos by Erin Casey.)

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It’s not often that I get to make portraits on 4×5 black and white film – for a client. But here’s the cover of the Saint Louis Brief, Saint Louis University School of Law’s biannual magazine, to prove that miracles do yet occur in this digital age. There’s just something about film. A tonal quality, […]

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