A morning with the Hasselblad

I had a handful of hours with this beast of a camera with the threat of imminent rain. I chose to do fairly straight-forward panoramas of the city from different perspectives: the Incline District in Price Hill, Mt. Echo, Bellevue Hill Park and Mt. Adams. Two snapshots below. To see them in all their printed […]

Recreating a panorama

On September 24, 1848 Charles Fontayne and William S. Porter—using one of the earliest forms of photography, daguerreotype—photographed Cincinnati from atop a building in Newport, Kentucky, creating a sweeping, eight-plate panorama. 170 years later, I was lucky to stand with 4 other photographers to recreate the image with a technologically advanced Hasselblad camera for a […]

City Tour

The third day of the Fellowship and we toured around the city, meeting mentors and other folks that will be helpful along our journey. First stop? Meeting the FotoFocus team at Lightborne to learn all about their approach and the upcoming Biennial in October. (Which I super enjoyed in ’14… Bonus? John Waters!) Touring Cincinnati […]

FotoFocus Biennial

The monthlong celebration of photography that is the FotoFocus Biennial has brought lots of great things to the city. In addition to John Water’s talk, there are lectures and exhibits throughout downtown. One particular gallery is dedicated to the work of Vivian Maier, who I’d been enamored with since the story of her street photography […]

John Waters

John Waters made me snort out loud more than a few times last night. It resonated through Memorial Hall, but luckily everyone else was laughing so hard it didn’t matter. Two things: I wish I had a transcript of the evening. Water’s delivery is quick and dense with beautifully twisted humor. I want to raid […]