What began as a lucky break for a photography project I planned this summer turned into one of the most enriching investments in my artistic development I’ve ever experienced. Expose Art House, in Montgomery AL, run by artist Chintia Kirana, is a key piece of Chintia’s vision to enrich the artist community in Montgomery. It’s also an oasis that proved to be exactly what my work down South needed - and what I needed to be able to make that work to the best of my ability.
Real life may not seem as perfect as we picture it in our head...but that doesn’t make it any less perfect. And in fact, maybe you will see things in a whole new light. Maybe you don’t look like you ‘haven’t figured out what you’re doing here’ at all! Just maybe, things look awesome and you never saw it properly until now.
Today I posted the first announcement for a big new project I'm launching in the world. As a believer in Liz Gilbert's philosophy of "big magic", I've been "seeing" this idea for a while. It was just a flirtation at first but I found myself increasingly infatuated. This idea was really into me and I have to admit, I was elated. I introduced this idea to my trusted friends and they all felt this idea was the real deal, a match made in heaven. So we've made the leap. We're committed, the idea and I.
I was in New York last week for three days, working on my project in Queens. My friend and subject, Kim, had an evening free and wanted to visit a friend in Harlem. With a little time to kill before that, he tagged along with me to the Bronx Documentary Center - an organization I've followed for a couple of years now, ever since I first started shooting street photography and began scratching my documentary project itch.