An evening in OTR

Final Friday means things are happening downtown in Over the Rhine. Stopped by We Have Become Vikings to pick up a few prints. Enjoyed meeting Matt (above left), having a brew and shooting the breeze with him and Jason. Then it was off to Indigo Hippo to look at the opening of a show that […]

Tintypes by Keith Klenowski

Keith Klenowski has been experimenting with tintype photographs in his backyard. It’s a fascinating process, coating the rectangle of tin with collodial liquid and then silver photographic emulsion. After exposing the plate he develops it right on the spot with a darkroom in a box. A few minutes after the shoot? You’re looking at the […]

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 […]

Tether Cincinnati

Tonight was the launch of the Tether Sourcebook, bringing together photographers, wardrobe stylists, makeup artists, hair stylists, models, creative directors, and fashion designers in Cincinnati and celebrating their work. There was a huge mountain of donuts so I didn’t take a ton of photos, but this was among the favorites.

A Wonderful Moment

So A Wonderful Moment happened and it was, well, wonderful. The ask was, find some joy captured in a photo and send it in with the story. Over 225 submissions later, the day drew nearer and it all came together. We digitally printed everyone’s photos and hung them on the walls with captions. And in […]

The Madisonville Edition

Though my Fellowship technically ended in March, I still had some ideas left to execute for PhotoCorps. One such thing was the concept of a “Neighborhood Edition” which would invite folks to explore a community throughout the year, bring together their photos and publish them in a collection. The first two editions focus on Madisonville […]

Seeing Now at 21c

Paul Rucker performs at the opening of Seeing Now at the 21c. Hank Willis Thomas “Raise Up” Also by Thomas “Intentionally Left Blanc,” a chromogenic print you can only see with a camera flash.