How lucky am I to get this amazing print from @alveoli_photography in the mail today???!!!
my scanner went batshit crazy last night.
A little excitement for the other patrons at Vanderbilt
Tom Loffill – True Love Will Find You In The End (8 plays)
There truly is nothing sacred anymore. I just heard my favorite Daniel Johnston song True Love Will Find You in the End on a tire commercial.
To alleviate my intense sadness and disappointment I am posting an incredible cover of that song by Tom Loffill.
Finally back to work after a long hiatus, I got to see my wonderful friend Erica.
Back from my Instagram broken phone hiatus. Here is what is happening now @rabbitkalman
Erica and Odile keepin’ it real
I’ve run into an incredible amount of disrespect this year and I just feel like I need to address it, so here goes:
I’ve been taking photographs for a long time, over twenty years. I went to art school and I don’t get paid for my work so I guess that makes me a fine art photographer. I consider my work to be an extension of myself and I’m pretty sensitive about it. The images I make are about me, the way I feel and the way I see the world.
It’s hard for me to share this work with people because it is so personal. This year has really been the first time that I’ve put my work out into the world in a coherent way that I’m proud of. I’ve submitted this work to a bunch of places; some blogs, juried exhibitions, galleries, etc. All these entities rely on artists’ content so why have I, an artist, been treated so shoddily? I’ve had a varying degree of success and failure which is not my concern here. What I find upsetting is being ignored, getting no response from places I send my work. When I share my work, submit it to be judged, the least I expect is recognition. How hard is it to send out an email that acknowledges an artist’s effort? I used to work in galleries back in the day when we would send out letters by mail to artists about their submissions. I remember a form letter I got probably about 14 years ago from The Photo Review thanking me for my submission that had a hand written message from Stephen Perloff on it thanking me. Even though it was a rejection letter, that handwriting made me feel like my work mattered. Nowadays I’m lucky to get a one line email noting a submission.
Where has the care and respect gone?
Take the time to consider people’s feelings. Take more care.
Artwork is not just content, don’t treat artists like shit.