Sunday, September 1, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Teufelsberg // Sk8


Monday, June 10, 2013

Andreas // Tempelhof

Thesis // Andreas was born in a house built on the open lot in the bottom right of the aerial photo taken in the early 50s.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Al Pacino / Wedding

The Name of the Cat / The Borough of Berlin

Hüttenweg / Thesis

Teufelsberg / Thesis

KIZ Klinik im Zentrum

Thomas / Freie Universität BBQ

Christopher Pinney Lecture / RE: / Berlin

Brodie keeps it real for students. Hooked up a copy of his book for free to help me out.

Friday, May 10, 2013



     It has slowed up a bit. I don't post much anymore.  In comparison to earlier, I don't shoot as much either.  Yet it seems as that traced back nearly every aspect of my current surroundings is a result of my life in photography.
    I logged on tonight to explore the hard drives, listen to the click and whirr.  Maybe I'd find some photos that I'd forgotten and then have something to show.
    Reduced to binary code we might all feel a bit inconsequential.  Millions of blogs, countless sums of everything else that saturate our faces, our brains with images, movement, color and emotion.  I remember reading that the only reason a road is good, is because of the homes to which goes. Instead of stripped down, deep inside; it's a backward recess, through ether cables, airwaves, coffee shop connections and screens to chairs, laps to hands.  Behind the codes that rule everything consumed and viewed are breathing beings, full of confusion, happiness and regret.  Eyes that process feed the brains that would explode at the depth and meaning in life if they weren't programmed to avoid it.
    A quick blink in electric flashes and streaks, this 1000th since I started , will momentarily rise only to be buried in the robust and contradicting archive of that which webs; outward and inward.  In the futile moment, it is only fitting to credit the 999 to the source of my understanding of photography. If the purpose of a road, is to lead to a home, then the photos usher to my brother Greg who has a share in every experience and resulting photograph.  My early exposure originated at the collision of his passion and his love for our family. From crochet hooks on frozen Polaroids and my first SLR on my 16th birthday to getting me a job out of high school at lab, Greg looked out for his kid brother in the form of photography. 
    Just as codes, languages and formats translate a virtual world for our understanding, the medium and experience of photography explains life to myself.  All that I know, love and strive for in photography is threaded backward to the home that Greg created and enjoys as a father, husband and brother.  Happy 1,000th.   

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Archives / En Route to Lèogane, Haiti

March 2010

Fachhochschule Potsdam

Landtag / Potsdam

X5 / Parking Garage

488,-€ - Potsdam

I'm a 30 minute train ride from our apartment and I stick out like a sore thumb. Most likely due to my neck, spinning my head around from side to side. The urban expanse of former GDR cities; for those who never contextually knew them as new or modern, still smack of a powerful ideal. The curbs are longer, the aversion to structural ornamentation is obvious, advertisements are fewer and there is a starkness that I am hesitant to attempt explaining. Especially when a winter sun is thin and angular, buildings and streets like these breed a loneliness that is either in my head or has been present for enough years to claim a powerful social latency in a hall of contrasts.

St. Nikolai / Potsdam

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Teufelsberg / Thesis

Sheep / Zehlendorf

Sandpit / Berlin 'Wird'

Nice Jacket / Potsdamer Platz - Berlin

Am Weidendamm / Berlin

Madelaine/ archives

Las Vegas / Sept. 2012

Teufelsberg / Thesis

'Ironworks City' / June 2012

-with USArt Berlin in Eisenhüttenstadt.

Mark / archives

All day today I wanted to just give our goalie a big hug because he is a spitting image of my old friend Mark from Utah. (Far left of Jimmer) I don't know if it's the British connection or what.

Summer & Lee / archives

these were their engagement photos...for real.

Utah / from the archives

I used this photo in a presentation about mapping and visual perception problems last week. I was happy to pull it from my 'trunky' folder because it reminds me of the smells, sights and vibe of Utah on a Friday night.

All...he gives it every time. /Johan

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Erik Daenitz in Berlin

Erik came for a visit to check out Berlin and finally work on a book project we've been kicking around for a few years.  Knowing that my surroundings look different to a visitors set of eyes makes my perception of the buildings, streets and city expand somehow.  Visitors are a good thing, we walked across the city and I heard myself say, 'the buildings in this part of town are crazy!' at 15 minute intervals.  Berlin is architecturally overwhelming on foot. 

It was his first trip to Europe and our project involves photographs from his fathers journey across Europe as a young architect.  The book project is going into print this summer.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Top of the Deepest Ear / Thesis

From my MA thesis. Teufelsberg,Berlin

Chauseestraße - Wedding / Mitte Berlin