I’m still way into these dudes. thanks for posting this, michael.
Unlocking The Truth - Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins
Unlocking The Truth = Serious Rockers
Back in April, Stephanie and I traveled to Alpine, Alabama for Business Alabama to photograph Sandra Simone and we both had an immediate crush on her. A jazz singer who has spent a large part of her life in California, Simone now lives in rural Alabama tending family land (and traveling to Birmingham and Atlanta to sing). It’s hard to explain exactly why she’s so awesome but, whatever it is about her and her surroundings, we want to go back and spend time there.
Here are a few photos from our time on the farm with Simone, 2012’s Small Farmer of the Year for Alabama.
Simone with her recently completed high tunnel.
At home in her tiny cabin she shares a cat and what I gather is a handful of dogs.
Read more about her right here.
These are crazy times we live in my friends. Everyone is trying to raise money for something or someone. And I struggle with this fundraising effort because there are so any people out there with such dire needs. Part of what I have learned through this Pledge Music campaign is that…
I had the chance to shoot Birmingham Magazine’s “Beautiful People” story this year, during which I met some interesting and giving people, and even made some new friends. The best part, though, was having the chance to connect with so many different kinds of people. Disparate backgrounds and work lives, charity work and hobbies, and most exciting for me, all manner of personalities made for wonderful challenge of bring it all together in a cohesive body.
Above: Jacob Callahan & Kerri Bunn, both makeup artists. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kerri in the past and she is just delightful.
Michael Bell & Kelvin Howard
Bob Lujano & Ashley Davis
Jerod Hasse & Corey Winston
And one of my personal favorites, an alternate shot of Jeffreen Hayes.
just click, i promise you its not what you’re expecting.
A THOUSAND APPLAUSES
best minute and thirty five seconds of my day.
OH MY GOD beautiful.
This. Is. Fantastic.
Sold. I love her.
This is the most wonderful thing I’ve seen in ages. [long string of emojis that are fun, but not as awesome as this girl]
David Goldblatt, In Ozzie Docrat’s home before its destruction under the Group Areas Act, Fietas, 1977
Saw a ton of David’s work in an exhibit on color in the 60s at the Barbican in London back in October. All the engines of social/racial change and the photographic evidence of the bad and the good were moving to witness, but what snuck (sneaked, for the purists) up on me was the (obvious) inclusion of photos from Birmingham and the surrounding areas during our civil rights era. Really moved me to see the worldwide importance of things that happened where I live now. As bad as things feel some times, it’s amazing to remember where we came from and that we can make things better. And if you step back, you can actually see the progress.
And for David Goldblatt’s outstanding work, I can’t suggest it enough. Absolutely fascinating to see apartheid unfold before a camera. Such strong work during an important, if revolting, time.(Incidentally, I love this photo, but I can’t remember if it would have even been part of that exhibit. Seeing the photo I love and David’s name, I immediately thought of the barbican exhibit and thought I’d wax a bit.)
Status update on the hives. Everything is looking good! All eight hives seem to be doing well!
Working on a new section of my website with rad stuff from hot places where hard working people make things you need. And junk like that. These hands belong to a production worker in Leeds named Coy.
BUSCH Pressman 4x5
This reminds me, I have a jones for the Pressman 6x9 pretty hard. But good god I don’t need any more cameras. But the idea of having a press camera style camera that I could adapt to roll film (easily) without the full bulk of a crown graphic. Rawr.
Trip out of town. Munch needs mega-room, so get used to it.