I don’t need to mention that 2020 was an odd year. Here are 12 photos, in chronological order, that represented each month, including some I haven’t posted online before. Not an abundance of humans for obvious reasons. Wear a mask, stay home when you can. Be safe out there.
Had an incredible engagement shoot with Aly and Pul last week in Ashland, KY, and grateful that Kurt drove down with me. It was my first photoshoot since May and it was great to get back to shooting. Excited to shoot their wedding next October. Here are some highlights from the shoot.
The old foundry down the street is finally being demolished. I made sure to do a little exploring before it’s gone.
“Modern Brass Foundry operated on the site from 1927 to 1958. The Modern Sign and Signal Company was on the southern side of the property from 1932 to 1937.” Dispatch
The house next to the foundry was built in 1900 and only owned by a few families over the last century. The building has been empty since 2014.
My senior project is no longer “evolving” as I had my show on May 9th at the Urban Arts Center. Thanks to everyone who could make it! To those who couldn’t, here’s a closer look at my pieces.
Error in the System
Born somewhere in between Generation X and the Millennials, my generation is the last to experience a purely analog world – a world without terminals on the desktop and a world in which research required a visit to the library. We are in contrast the first generation to have home computers and personal cell phones. As technology transformed, we grew up.
Computers today are able to run endless simulations, seemingly infinite ones and zeros. The Simulation Hypothesis asserts that we are, in fact, designed as part of a computer simulation. With computing speed doubling exponentially every four years, The Simulation Hypothesis is becoming increasingly plausible.
Taking into consideration the state the world is today, perhaps humanity only has so long before our digital coders decide we’re a hopeless disaster and that our design is so flawed that the Simulation itself begins to break down. Data rot, the gradual degradation of digital storage media, is unavoidable.
How will humanity deal with this inevitable digital deterioration?
In response to our decay I create photographs inspired by dreams and data-bend, or break, the photographic source code by merging it with code from literature, song lyrics, notes, or the musical code itself. In this way I am able to see through the digital fog to return to my own reality. Simulation or no.
Photos: CD102.5 Day Side B: Airborne Toxic Event, Jungle, Robert DeLong, Shakey Graves
April 4, 2015
This past Thursday and Friday I had the privilege of photographing the opening ceremony for the Annie Leibovitz gallery opening.
Meeting one of my heros was such a thrill! *understatement*
Here are a few shots from the night.