Come out to EGAD Art Lab this weekend and help me with my project “What do you bring to the table”. I am exploring via the medium of photography how members of the local community are making this a better place to live.
I was asked to photograph an international artist and good friend for his up coming exhibition in China
Richard Jochum is a studio member at the Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts and an adjunct professor at Teachers College Columbia University in the Department of Arts and Humanities and the Film and Education Research Academy FERA. He has worked as a media and video artist since the late 1990s and has had numerous international exhibitions and screenings. Richard received his PhD from the University of Vienna (1997). His MFA in sculpture and media art is from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (2001). Richard’s art practice is accompanied by publications and research in the field of cultural theory and contemporary art and he has been awarded several grants and prizes. His most recent public art installation is a flip book with 30 light boxes in a public railroad tunnel in Austria.
People where shocked to find out I shoot weddings, so I put together a video with samples of my shooting style I like to use when shooting a very special day. I want to use my creativity to show the true beauty of a wedding. I want to avoid the cliches that many use as a crutch for lack of creativity.
Sometimes you have to get close to your subject. Sometimes you may not to be that close. Lucky I do not have a fear of spiders or huge monster spiders we get here in Florida. I am told it is a Golden silk orb-weaver, I found this guy way out in the deep swamps of Central Florida, I was out in Bull Creek Wild Life area a few days ago.
Working on my editing skills, the thing I had to learn was to be subtle with edits and move in very small steps. This was a shot from the 2008 cover for Space Coast Living
I have been up here a few weeks now and really enjoying myself as well expanding my knowledge of photography and print making. There so much to learn and many very subtle nuances to catch. I made prints for some incredible artist and I marveled at the images and beauty of each of them. Ken has been sharing his mountain of known on print making and photography.
I started to look a series of images I had shot of smoke and how to create a coherent series of image that told a complete story. Up in New York there much more to art than simply a pretty picture on a wall. I have been taking with other artist and photographers about more that physical object, more about the meaning and intent of the art.