Thursday, December 31, 2015

Rob+Andrea, Portland, Maine

title: Rob+Andrea, Portland, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: friends, business (law) , met through Toby Hollander
years known: Rob 10-15, Andrea 0-5

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Ike, Melody + Zachary Nwangburuka, Converse, Texas

title: Ike, Melody + Zachary Nwangburuka, Converse, Texas
date: 2015
relationship: friends, met through Emma Hollander
years known: Melody, 20-25; Ike, 0-5

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dana, J.B. + Barron Clancy, Milton, Massachusetts

title: Dana, J.B. + Barron Clancy, Milton, Massachusetts
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met through Joe Wardwell
years known: 10-15

Friday, December 18, 2015

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Act Fast Friday - FREE - December 18, 2015


New York City Department of Records, 2015, Archival pigment print, 10x10".

The archives are housed in the basement of the Department of Records --  a run down stoic building on Chambers Street.  We wandered around shelves and shelves of city blue prints, hand bound leather books with census data in cursive writing.  And boxes of crime scenes, occasionally, Quinn pulling an 8x10 black and white negative, holding it up to a light, three of us gather around - a murder – we could make out a body lying on the floor, maybe a pool of blood? Too gruesome for Instagram?

I think of these archives in relation to my own work -- I save everything.  Every boarding pass, every hello and goodbye note, every flower someone once gave me, every drawing a child scrawled, sugar packets and concert tickets.

Sarah, my former photography professor came with me on the tour, given to us by Quinn, a former student of mine. Three generations of Hampshire College photographers, a real life archive.

I'm giving this image away for FREE. Yes, that's right free. What's the catch? I ask that you make a donation to the project. Those of you with a little more cash to spare, I hope you'll donate generously. Those of you with little or no cash to spare, I completely understand, it's your lucky week!  

Did you miss a week? Prior Act Fast Friday prints now available for a set price in the ARCHIVE.

Act Fast Friday is a chance for you to purchase a photograph at a super super discount. I want to democratize art and the art buying process. Every Friday, I'll switch out the image. Sometimes they will be small prints, some times large. Act Fast Friday is the latest in a series of fundraisers to complete the project + prepare for the book and installation of Are you really my friend? at MASS MoCA. Follow me on social media of your choice or sign up for alerts here, so you don't miss a chance to Act Fast!

READ the interview with Atlas Art News about Act Fast Friday to learn more. 

Kathy Olwell + Wolfgang Weise, Burlington, Vermont

title: Kathy Olwell + Wolfgang Weise, Burlington, Vermont
date: 2015
relationship:  family friends, met through Toby and Lucky Hollander
years known: 30-35

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Ellen, Scott, Spencer, Ethan + Carter McKee + John O'Leary, Sr., Falmouth, Maine

title: Ellen, Scott, Spencer, Ethan + Carter McKee + John O'Leary, Sr., Falmouth, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: friends, met at Deering High School
years known: Ellen 20-25, Scott 0-5

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Jacob Folsom, Portland, Maine

title: Jacob Folsom, Portland, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met through Bakery Photo Collective
years known: 0-5

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Aruna Goldstein, Jim + Theo Law, Haydenville, Massachusetts

title: Aruna Goldstein, Jim + Theo Law, Haydenville, Massachusetts
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met at Hampshire College
years known: 20-25

Monday, December 14, 2015

Danica + Orion Phelps, Colrain, Massachusetts

title: Danica + Orion Phelps, Colrain, Massachusetts
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met at Hampshire College
years known: 20-25

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Nicole D'Agata, Waterbury Center, Vermont

title: Nicole D'Agata, Waterbury Center, Vermont
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met at Hampshire College
years known: 20-25

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Tina Davidson + Kevin Rocray, Portland, Maine

title: Tina Davidson + Kevin Rocray, Portland, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met through Bakery Photo Collective
years known: 5-10

Friday, December 11, 2015

Kate Doyle, York, Maine

title: Kate Doyle, York, Maine
date: 2015
relationship:  friends, art, met at Chateau La Napoule artist residency
years known: 5-10

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Silas Howland, Auburn, Maine

title: Silas Howland, Auburn, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: friends, business, met on airbnb
years known: 0-5

Monday, December 7, 2015

Michele + Garry Meadows, Old Orchard Beach, Maine

title: Michele + Garry Meadows, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: friends, business, met through Rita Yarnold
years known: Michele 10-15, Garry 0-5

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Tammie Grieshaber, Lewiston, Maine

title: Tammie Grieshaber, Lewiston, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met through art world Lewiston
years known: 0-5

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Ivy Bateman, Henry, Louis + Lalania Mandeville, Portland, Maine

title: Ivy Bateman, Henry, Louis + Lalania Mandeville, Portland, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: friends, met through old school Portland
years known: Lalania 20-25; Louis 0-5

Friday, December 4, 2015

Justin Lumiere + Christi Razzi, Portland, Maine

title: Justin Lumiere + Christi Razzi, Portland, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met through Bakery Photo Collective
years known: 10-15

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Elizabeth Orlic, Win + Selah Phillips, Falmouth, Maine

title: Elizabeth Orlic, Win + Selah Phillips, Falmouth, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: friends, met through Moira Tarmy
years known: Elizabeth 5-10; Win 0-5

Monday, November 30, 2015

Mark + Laurie Frick, Austin, Texas

title: Mark + Laurie Frick, Austin, Texas
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met through Sam Pfeifle
years known: 0-5

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Lindsay Rowe + Joe Scala, Portland, Maine

title: Lindsay Rowe + Joe Scala, Portland, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: family friends, met through Toby + Lucky Hollander
years known: Lindsay 20-25; Joe 0-5

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Molly Phoenix, Portland, Maine

title: Molly Phoenix, Portland, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met through Chicky Stoltz
years known: 10-15

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Val White, Ric + Hooper Loyd, Portland, Maine

title: Val White, Ric + Hooper Loyd, Portland, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met at Hampshire College
years known: Ric 20-25; Val 10-15

Monday, November 2, 2015

Catey Draper, Emmett + Eugene Cole, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

title: Catey Draper, Emmett + Eugene Cole, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met through Bakery Photo Collective
years known: 10-15

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Act Fast Friday - FREE - October 30, 2015

Untitled 131213 (Marzocca di Senigallia, Ancona, Italy), 2013, Archival pigment print, 12x12” or 24x24".
 
I just returned from two weeks on the road, starting in NYC and ending in Texas. Austin-Dallas-Houston-San Antonio-Austin in 5 days.  It was a lot under the best of circumstances.  I like to think of myself as prepared for travel and related snafus.  And although taking risks is the name of this game, I am usually pretty calculated, even while going with the flow.

What I thought was a major accident driving from Dallas to Houston (hours of standstill traffic) was actually massive flooding.  Apparently I drove right into the eye of the storm, and found myself stranded in the worst part of it in Corsicana, Texas. I was completely unprepared.   I checked the weather, almost stayed another night, but it cleared up when I left. I texted my friends in Houston. Everything was fine.   Hours later I was figuring out where to park the car for the night so I wouldn’t wash away. 

As I’m settling into sleep a sense of fear sweeps over me.   It’s not the rape/murder fear, or the fear I will drown - it’s a fear of the unknown that I haven’t ever felt in the almost five years of this project.  I usually figure out a solution to the problems before me.  But I realized at this point, I have no solutions.   And I’m out of energy to find them.  And I’m tired.   And I want to quit.  And I’m alone in the middle of the night in an alley in a small town in Texas. 

I’ve been asked a lot if it’s lonely both living and traveling alone.   I always answer with a resounding NO.   I don’t feel lonely, but what I am started to feel is exhausted.   It’s not just the travel, just the art making, constant fundraising or literally maintaining a roof over my head (an e-mail to the roofer is next on my list).   The combination of keeping all of it afloat, staying positive and cheering myself on has worn me down. 

All that being said, besides the floods, a broken iPhone, an extreme allergy attack, missing my bus to Maine and then getting home and immediately loosing power – the last two weeks were really great, so onward I will go, even if a lot weary.

I'm giving this image away for FREE.   Yes, that's right free.  What's the catch?   I ask that you make a donation to the project.  Those of you with a little more cash to spare, I hope you'll donate generously. Those of you with little or no cash to spare, I completely understand, it's your lucky week!  

Did you miss a week?  Prior Act Fast Friday prints now available for a set price in the ARCHIVE.

Act Fast Friday is a chance for you to purchase a photograph at a super super discount. I want to democratize art and the art buying process.  Every Friday, I'll switch out the image. Sometimes they will be small prints, some times large. Act Fast Friday is the latest in a series of fundraisers to complete the project + prepare for the book and installation of Are you really my friend? at MASS MoCA. Follow me on social media of your choice or sign up for alerts here, so you don't miss a chance to Act Fast!

READ the interview with Atlas Art News about Act Fast Friday to learn more.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Dory + Dan Waxman, Portland, Maine

title: Dory + Dan Waxman, Portland, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: family friends, met through Toby and Lucky Hollander
years known: 20-25

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Kari Radasch, Ian, Ruby + Heilo Anderson, Portland, Maine

title: Kari Radasch, Ian, Ruby + Heilo Anderson, Portland, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met through art world Portland
years known: 5-10

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Scott Mullenberg, South Portland, Maine

title: Scott Mullenberg, South Portland, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met through art world Portland
years known: 20-25

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Rhonda Wanser, Topsham, Maine

title: Rhonda Wanser, Topsham, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met at Hampshire College
years known: 20-25

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Anju Rajani, Steve + Prem Connor, Falmouth, Massachusetts

title: Anju Rajani, Steve + Prem Connor, Falmouth, Massachusetts
date: 2015
relationship: friends, met through Tania Allen
years known: 0-5

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Carin + Gar Allen, Dan, Anna + Evan Wainberg, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

title:Carin + Gar Allen, Dan, Anna + Evan Wainberg, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
date: 2015
relationship: friends, met through Tania Allen
years known: Carin + Gar 30-35, Dan 5-10

Monday, October 5, 2015

Jessica Bassett, Nat + Ben Hammatt, Wellfleet, Massachusetts

title: Jessica Bassett, Nat + Ben Hammatt, Wellfleet, Massachusetts
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met at Al's Diner
years known: Nat 25-30, Jessica 0-5

Friday, October 2, 2015

Act Fast Friday - FREE - October 2, 2015

Untitled 139916 (Half Moon Bay, California), 2013, Archival pigment print, 12x12 or 24x24”, (retail $1-4,000)

A couple of weeks ago, I was working late,  preparing to leave town, and heard and then saw a car pull in my driveway.   I live up a long country driveway, cars rarely pull in, especially at 9 PM.  Partly, I’m curious.  Partly, I have 9-1 entered on my phone.  

I hear a knock, and there is a young fellow on my doorstep.  He introduces himself and I stare at him blankly.  Then he says he has an airbnb reservation for the next three days. I correct him.  No, it’s for next Thursday.    

We both take out our phones to check, and sure enough, I screwed up.  I saw the reservation come in that morning, but assumed it was for next Thursday, while I was gone. I don’t rent my house while I’m in it.

I talk a bunch about trust in this project. Mostly I talk about blind faith and humanity while traveling. I haven’t had to make a split second decision about trust - in my own house.  I tell him that he is welcome to stay as long as he doesn’t mind that I’m also here, working until I leave on Saturday morning.   He agrees that it's better than a sleeping bag on the floor of his new office. 

So, I offered him a glass of bourbon.  And next thing you know, we’re chatting at the kitchen table, becoming friends.  

I'm giving this image away for FREE.   Yes, that's right free.  What's the catch?   I ask that you make a donation to the project.  Those of you with a little more cash to spare, I hope you'll donate generously. Those of you with little or no cash to spare, I completely understand, it's your lucky week!  

Did you miss a week?  Prior Act Fast Friday prints now available for a set price in the ARCHIVE.

Act Fast Friday is a chance for you to purchase a photograph at a super super discount. I want to democratize art and the art buying process.  Every Friday, I'll switch out the image. Sometimes they will be small prints, some times large. Act Fast Friday is the latest in a series of fundraisers to complete the project + prepare for the book and installation of Are you really my friend? at MASS MoCA. Follow me on social media of your choice or sign up for alerts here, so you don't miss a chance to Act Fast!


READ the interview with Atlas Art News about Act Fast Friday to learn more. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Dave Marcrander + Jenny Belton, Hudson, New York

title: Dave Marcrander + Jenny Belton, Hudson, New York
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met through Joe Wardwell
years known:Dave: 10-15, Jenny 0-5

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Pamela + Lawrence Rosenthal, Samuel, Noah + Rebecca Wertheimer + Joyce Bernstein, New York City, New York



title: Pamela + Lawrence Rosenthal, Samuel, Noah + Rebecca Wertheimer + Joyce Bernstein, New York City, New York
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met through MASS MoCA
years known: 0-5

Friday, August 7, 2015

Act Fast Friday - FREE - August 7, 2015

Untitled 120704 (Moosehead Lake, Maine), 2012, Archival pigment print, 12x12 or 24x24”

I asked my acupuncturist if she would be interested in trading art for treatments.  She wanted an image of Moosehead Lake, where her camp is. She met me at the general store because it's easier than giving directions, there aren't cars allowed on Mount Kineo, and the loggers and logging roads are terrifying. She had a six pack in the front seat and gun in glove box, just in case.  

I'm giving this image away for FREE.   Yes, that's right free.  What's the catch?   I ask that you make a donation to the project.  Those of you with a little more cash to spare, I hope you'll donate generously.  Those of you with little or no cash to spare, I completely understand, it's your lucky week!  

READ the interview with Atlas Art News about Act Fast Friday to learn more. 



Act Fast Friday is a chance for you to purchase a photograph at a super super discount. I want to democratize art and the art buying process.  Every Friday, I'll switch out the image. Sometimes they will be small prints, some times large. Act Fast Friday is the latest in a series of fundraisers to complete the project + prepare for the book and installation of Are you really my friend? at MASS MoCA. Follow me on social media of your choice or sign up for alerts here, so you don't miss a chance to Act Fast!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Shannon Rankin + Justin Richel, Rangeley, Maine

title: Shannon Rankin + Justin Richel, Rangeley, Maine
date: 2015
relationship: friends, art, met through art world Portland
years known: 5-10

Friday, July 31, 2015

Act Fast Friday - FREE - July 31, 2015

Dayton, Washington, 2014, Archival pigment print, 10x10”.

This image was taken in Washington State on the drive from Portland, OR to Moscow, ID. The rolling hills and open skies of this leg of the trip had me stopping to photograph around every corner.

I'm giving this image away for FREE.   Yes, that's right free.  What's the catch?   I ask that you make a donation to the project.  Those of you with a little more cash to spare, I hope you'll donate generously.  Those of you with little or no cash to spare, I completely understand, it's your lucky week!  

Act Fast Friday is a chance for you to purchase a photograph at a super super discount. I want to democratize art and the art buying process.  Every Friday, I'll switch out the image. Sometimes they will be small prints, some times large.  Act Fast Friday is the latest in a series of fundraisers to complete the project + prepare for the book and installation of Are you really my friend? at MASS MoCA. Follow me on social media of your choice or sign up for alerts here, so you don't miss a chance to Act Fast! Please spread the word, friends.   I need you in order to keep this show on the road.  
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