Check out my mentor, friend and colleague Frank Van Riper’s latest column Talking Photography where you can read all about the infamous Tower of Rubble on K Street, Washington DC.
As part of the column, I contributed this nighttime shot that i took last week.
As always, the column is a great read and a real insight into the life of a true pro. For those of you who don’t know Frank’s work; check out his extensive archives from this column as well as the column that he wrote for years as the Washington Post’s photography correspondent:
Check out DCist’s latest Art Review of Artomatic. Once again 24 on 14th is one of the few exhibits at Artomatic that is mentioned in the press. I’m amazed that it’s getting this attention.
You can read the DCist post here. They called some of the images ‘Ho Hum’. I prefer the technical term – f**king awful. Others they called ‘Brilliant’ – now yer talking.
You can also read the Washington Post Article here.
This is a special post to promote my friend Ryan’s (the “24 on 14th” videographer) new documentary.
Down in the Hollow is a fascinating insight into the lives of Nathan Rourke and his family who decided to live “off the grid” in the mountains of North Carolina. Nathan is deeply committed to living a simple yet rich and fulfilling lifestyle where he ‘gives back’ by running special camps for underprivileged foster children from inner city Miami.
The documentary, shot completely on location over the period of a year and a half, examines the lives and relationships between Nathan and the foster kids with their completely opposite ways of life.
For more information go here where you can watch the trailer and even buy the DVD (for a mere $15) – BARGAIN!
Down in the Hollow was produced by Ryan and directed by Peden Young.
check out our time lapsed installation video of the Installation of 24 on 14th…
Music featured is ‘Chanter’ by the late great Martyn Bennett (from his RealWord album, Grit) and New Mullindhu by Keltik Electrick from the Future Sound of Gaeldom album. Please support these artists if you like what you hear.
This ‘featurette’ was conceived, produced, directed, and edited by Ryan Pfleger. You can check out Ryan’s other film work here.
only 2 out of 1000 artists get mentioned today. i’m one of them!
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please come up to the 6th floor and say hello during meet the artist night. i should be there from 7pm onwards although i will be popping up to the 8th floor from 7:30-8pm to see my friend the very talented margaux reading poetry as part of the Adams Morgan Writers Group
it should be another great night with thousands of people visiting. last friday 5000 turned up!
anyway, i’m really looking forward to seeing everyone.
Artomatic kicked off with a fantastic opening night. There was an amazing buzz about the place. Everyone was in a great mood and seemed to enjoy themselves. My space seemed really popular and it was great to see a few of the faces from my 24 on 14th project in person again.
I also got a chance to see the amazing MilkMachine play and took some drunken photos of them also…check out my flickr site for the full set.
24 on 14th is open to the public!
You can check out the show at Artomatic on the 6th Floor, SW Quadrant. Just look for the big yellow wall.
Hope to see you there.
Thanks to everyone who was kind enough to participate in my 24 hour long project! It was a LONG DAY but somehow I got through it.
The images from that day (digital and polaroids) are already up on my wall at Artomatic. I chose at least one image of everyone. Sorry if you are only included once. As you can probably imagine I had a lot to choose from as well as having limited space.
I’m on the 6th floor in the SW quadrant. SEE YOU THERE!