art, Photography

Modern Brass Foundry

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.

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art, bfa show, glitch, Photography

Error in the System

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.

01Am I asleep. Have I slept._MG_2857-1_glitch Final

02Becoming ghosts to dream of and pass on_MG_8990top

03Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when the promise of a brave new world unfuried beneath a clear blue sky_MG_1576-1 copy copyb

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Gigs, Photography

Photos: Annie Leibovitz Gallery Opening

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.

First off… Annie Leibovitz and meeee!!!
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Gordon Gee and Annie Leibovitz
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The very gracious Sherri Geldin from the Wex, Leibovitz and Gee
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