June 19, 2017
This is what I miss about portrait projects.
The conversation, the sharing of experience, the laughing and joking around. Remembering local history. Swapping stories. Sharing a complete and consuming love of music.
Last time, it was about art and creativity, about the Jackson market and the struggles of being a small-city artist.
This time, it’s a lot of same, except you swap paint brushes and cameras for guitars and microphones.
It’s good to be back.
!] Musicians In Jackson project on Kickstarter
January 18, 2017
Awesome artist and overall sweetheart Audra Lockwood, at the Art634 gallery show from last summer.
See (and buy) her stuff!
June 10, 2016
Ken Shenstone, owner and operator of Albion Anagama ceramics kiln in Albion, Michigan, is the focus of my new documentary,
. Albion Anagama
Ken (with Anne Beyer, blurred behind him) gave me full access to his pottery studio last fall, and I followed his team through the whole kiln firing process.
The Albion Anagama kiln is the largest of its kind in the United States.
Give it a watch, and let me know what you think!
March 29, 2016
Here’s something exciting: I’m hosting an artists reception at
Sandhill Crane Vineyards on Friday, May 6 for my project. Artists In Jackson
My dear artistic friend Colleen here (one of the
artists featured!) is helping me with event and art details. It’s a great location, and I can’t wait to throw a big party for all my new artistic comrades.
If you’re in Michigan this May,
please join me!
March 11, 2016
Welcome Year Zero – Grass Lake, Michigan
Thanks to my urbexing pal
@sethingtons-creations for the quick portrait. Check out my interview with him – he does good work!
January 14, 2016
Just for fun, here’s a behind-the-scenes portrait editing session in Lightroom I put together using a photo from my
project, featuring painter Artists In Jackson Colleen Peterson.
This is a simplified editing process, but I don’t spend a ton of time on each photo. I have my process down pretty well.
Contrast, exposure, sharpening, and VSCO. Just that simple.
December 29, 2015
“This place lacks confidence. That comes out in so many ways, and it’s important to me for people to recognize that they’re valuable.”
Read Doug’s profile at Artists In Jackson.
December 22, 2015
“It’s true for most artists, but I’m an extremely emotionally-driven artist. I want people to feel something when they look at it. I put my heart and soul into what I do.”
Read Melissa’s profile at Artists In Jackson.
December 21, 2015
“I would prefer to make guitars and give them away, if it was feasible to do that.”
Read Stephen’s profile at Artists In Jackson.
December 14, 2015
“I don’t like to be pushy with my art. If they want to come look, they can come look and bring their own viewpoint.”
Read Nicole’s profile at Artists In Jackson.