dead bee on the travel section © kjm
[within reach is a series of photographs examining the environment of home in detail]
© Adam Amengual, Mark Hartman, Randal Ford, Timothy Devine, Melissa Golden, Adam Golfer, Michael Rubenstein, Robin Twomey, Billy Delfs and Adam Krause
I've known Kate Osba for some time, as a picture editor who has hired me for portrait assignments. A few weeks ago, I met her in person for the first time, while schlepping my editorial portfolio in New York. I learned that Kate's blog, This Is The What, is a great source of photographer interviews (more than 40) which she frames as "10 Minutes With..." There are photographers I'm already a fan of, like Daniel Shea, Matt Eich, Robin Twomey and Michael Rubenstein - and others, whose work is new to me: Andrew Querner, Randal Ford, Adam Amengual, Adam Krause.
You can read all the interviews here, including 10 new minutes by yours truly.
nineteen blue things i didn't know i had © kjm; © Simon Winnall
I'm thrilled to have been included in The Chain, the latest online curatorial project by Stuart Pilkington. Participants were asked to submit a theme, which would then be sent to another photographer. The theme I put forward was 'Make an image that references your earliest childhood memory,' to which the British photographer Simon Winnall made the photograph, above.
I was given the the phrase "Go for blue," which had me scratching my head for a few days. I actually don't really like the color, but as a result started noticing how much blue was within the reach of my home environment. I began gathering things and result is this little still life. A departure for me, but incredibly fun to assemble and shoot.
You can see all the work here.