1. "If the work becomes a vehicle for one’s ego, personal or political agenda, self-image, desire for fame, adulation, fortune — human as these inclinations may be — the work will be limited accordingly."
     
  2. Thanks to Rob at The Lens Collective for sharing my work!

    thelenscollective:

    I received an email by a photographer based in Boulder, CO, called Christopher D. Thompson with a link to a zine he has produced. This is a great project, go explore….

    Christopher D. Thompson - Where The Wind Meets The Grain

     ”As the Jetstream whips over the Rocky Mountains, their snow-capped peaks touch the sky to create turbulence, and ultimately the weather that nourishes the crops of the Great Plains.
    This collection of photographs was captured from 2010-2013.”
     

  3. This was posted awhile ago, but retumbled onto it and thought it was worth revisiting.

    apadblog:

    MIKE DAVIS is the newly-appointed Alexia Tsairis Chair for Documentary Photography at Syracuse University, where he’s teaching, working with the Alexia Foundation and overseeing the Alexia grant competition. He’s done it all from photographer to photography consultant to picture editor where…
     
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  7. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of being able to pick my work off a newstand. Shot for @skimagazine

     
  8. Very cool to see my new book featured on Booklet Library

     
  9. Another from ‘Where the Wind Meets the Grain’

     
  10. My book ‘Where the Wind Meets the Grain’ will be at Open Space’s 5th Annual Publications and Multiples Fair this weekend. If you’re in the Baltimore area, go check it out. 

    If you aren’t in/around Baltimore, scope the book via my website. 

    As the Jetstream whips over the Rocky Mountains, their snow-capped peaks touch the sky to create turbulence, and ultimately the weather that nourishes the crops of the Great Plains.

    This collection of photographs was captured from 2010-2013. 

     

  11. "When a photographer posts everything to see what sticks, when a photographer creates work only for constant feed-posting, the stream become the runs. It’s a failure to accept responsibility as an artist for creating art. I’m not talking about posting some images from your upcoming book. I’m not talking about posting cool outtakes or a series of old scans. I’m talking about the encroaching idea of posting image after unconnected image on Tumblr or wherever as an “artist” and never moving to make something with the images beyond that….ever. That’s fine if you like to photograph cute puppies; not fine if you are an artist and you aren’t doing a conceptual project using the stream…or a conceptual project on endless photographs of cute puppies."
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    Tom Griggs, Navigating the Stream, Part I (via photographsonthebrain)

    So true.  Stick to your guns and produce work from your gut for you- not for likes or fuckin follows.  I really think about this a lot how people are becoming so obsessed and a lot of work is gutless I see now on these fast food feeds.  

    (via nomadda)

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  13. I took a different approach to the X Games in Aspen this year. Instead of standing on a halfpipe wall for three days shooting fish in a barrel, I walked around and tried to capture the mood. Click HERE to see the rest of the photo essay. 

     
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  15. christopherdthompson:

    RIP Craig Kelly 

    April 1, 1966 - January 20, 2003

    Photo: Dano Pendygrasse