One of those magical days…

…when the planets seem to be alignment…

…occurred two days ago again in class.

Justine Kaszynski, Caroline Horswill, Emma Haney, Nicole Galanti, and Joyce Gaffney.

The semester is rocketing into the stratosphere, print by print.

Frank Driggs, 1930-2011

Mario.

Mary Lou.

Edward.

Duke and Sweet Pea.

Thomas.

Pops.

Miles.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/26/arts/music/frank-driggs-jazz-age-historian-and-photo-collector-dies-at-81.html?ref=obituaries

Police may not delete your photographs

“…photography is a form of public oversight over the government and is important in a free society.”

http://www.aclu.org/free-speech/know-your-rights-photographers

You have no idea…

…how tight the jazz scene is, especially the Chicago scene. We in the local fo-do community are often this way, but we can still learn from this.
 
Henry Johnson
Just heard about the passing of Chicago drummer, Gerryck King. He was personally responsible for introducing and recommending me to Joe Williams. When I met him, he could scat and play almost every Billy Cobham solo recorded at that time. We played a lot together in Chicago jazz clubs during the early 70’s. By the early 80’s, he had moved up to playing with the heavy hitters like Ray Brown, Gene Harris, and Joe Williams. Thank goodness that he’s played on some great jazz recordings and we’ll always be able to listen to him. Condolences to the King family. R.I.P. Gerryck. You were a bad cat, my friend.LikeUnlike ·
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI4rA-Co-HQ

Late Summer Work

Here is a semi-arbitrary selection of pieces made by members of the AP class, which were made into digital files during the week before the equinox. We hope you find all of it engaging; it’s a promising start to the year. My bad if anyone is left out (or represented twice).

The workflow is: 1. Pry the work from the artists’ clutches. 2. Make digital copies, often whilst chewing or before sunrise, or both. 3. Transfer the files to a work station that is balanced on one’s knees (cf. Mr. Nicholson). 4. Clean up the borders; guess which way is up for some; compress the files to a practical size (and not touch up the charming dust spots). 5. Drag ’em into this post.

Having done those steps, we note that the pictures were made by Kendall Wallin, Margaret Rajic, Rachel Parker, Nikki Nixon, Corey Nguyen, Sam La Bar, Justine Kaszynski, Michelle Henneberry, Dr. Emma Haney, Jamie “Aubergine” Gray, Nicole Galanti, and Chanelle “Tubs” Biangardi. (Lemme know if this is less than accurate.)

Not Dead.

Yet. (Ever?)

Many of you know how this guy feels:

http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2011/09/random-excellence-the-lazy-aussie.html

Artist’s Statement: Natalie Krick

A good one. Concise, literate, just enough.

“This work revels in the gap between idealized images of glamour and the failure to create a flawless feminine appearance. I am interested in deconstructing traditional ways women are decorated, posed and photographed. Through repetition and exaggeration of gesture and color these photographs emphasize the clichés used to visualize female sexuality. I want to complicate the pleasure of looking by creating a tension between attraction, aversion, intimacy and artifice.

“The women depicted in my photographs are styled to exaggerate the artifice of cosmetics and the flawed distortion of prescribed beauty. Their poses reference traditions depicted in soft-core pornography, the pin-up, celebrity portraiture and fashion photography. Perceived as both alluring and garish, the use of glossy saturated color and the harsh revealing light encourages scrutiny. The flaws on the body and the act of styling disrupt the construction of the façade and reveal the corporality of the body.”