Ed and Deanna have a show at the ACP

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Starting March 1st, we will each have a selection of photographs on show at the ACP in Sydney, Australia.
Click Here to see the invite with the info. And here to see the whole photo of Taylor. Deanna will be showing a series of photos called "Your Logo Here," and I will be showing one wall of 35mm, and one of Polaroid 665 prints.
Posted February 24th, 2007 by Ryan Philippe is guilty of wife abuse

what are polaroid 665 prints? is it like pack film or something?
Posted By: your new friend. on February 24th, 2007 at 04:54PM PST
Yes, your new friend, It is pack film. It gives you a B&W print, along with a negative. So you can make prints later. This is an 11x14 inch print made from a 665 negative that is roughly 4x5 inches. I heard Polaroid discontinued the film.
Posted By: ed on February 24th, 2007 at 05:39PM PST
hey ed, i have to write a paper on a modern photographer for my black and white photography class at the college that i take concurrent enrollment classes at. You are a big influence on me and the way i take photos because you basically document the lives of all the people around you in ways that us skateboarders dont normally get to see, and when were all old and crusty all that we will have of the past are our memories and our photos. anyways, its become difficult for me to find too much on your artistic style and so forth and so on and i was wondering if theres any interviews or websites that sort of start to talk about that. the paper is supposed to be more factual based as opposed to our own evaluation, and so those sorts of referenes are needed, but i was thinking that maybe a good way to approach the assignment would be to interview you and ask you some questions that pertain to your artistic vision and the creativity behind your photos. it would be totally epic if you could help me with this, and if you're willing i would be forever in debt to you. i promise that the questions will be well thought out and not something just like " whats your favirote film to shoot?" type of 5th grade questions, and i also promise that the paper will do justice to you and your work. if this seems like something youd be willing to do, let me know and i will email you the list of questions and you can respond, or i can just post the questions on here. or you could get online at a pre designated time and we could have a back and forth chat to allow for follow up questions. OR, if you wanted to you could call me and we could talk! my phone number is 918-647-8352, and if youd like to call collect to save on long distance then that would be okay with me! i promise i wouldnt ever make public your phone number!
anyways, this would mean a lot to me for this paper because i would be able to write it a lot better than just an objective view of your work.
even if this is soemthing youre not interested in, let me know so that i will know whether or not i should approach the assignment differently.
Posted By: icantadd on February 25th, 2007 at 02:23AM PST
I am not going to the ACP show, staying home this time...
Posted By: ed on February 25th, 2007 at 01:42PM PST
Thanks Ed. Will go to the opening and upload some pics.
Posted By: garry on February 25th, 2007 at 08:50PM PST
Dear Icantadd,

I perhaps could call you, but I can be pretty flaky sometimes. Could you post some questions on here?
Posted By: ed on February 26th, 2007 at 01:39AM PST
dear ed,
i want to thank you for your intrest in helping me with this. The assignment isn't due for a few more weeks, so if there is any chance for you to contact me, i would love the chance to be able to talk with you and discuss your work!
if you don't have the time than i am still very appreciative of whatever help you can give me.
Feel free to answer as few of the questions as you like...

Your photos are often accompanied by text. When you’re shooting, do you make a conscious effort to take photos with the intent to adding words to it, or is it an after thought?

While the subject of teenage smokers is obvious, what was the intended message behind the book?

Some of your work is overtly sarcasitic or ironic; can you trace that influence back on anyone or is it just a by-product of your personality?

Where do you personally draw the line of what is too controversial to shoot?

Do you think that moving to an area with a larger art community would benefit your art work? Or has living more separated from those influences helped you to better create your own brand of art?

The work that you’ve done with Beautiful Losers is being highly regarded as a new trend in art. What do you think the biggest appeal of the exhibits is?

A lot of your work focuses on suburban settings and suburban lifestyle; do you think that the advantages of suburban childhoods almost make life seem too simple and easy as opposed to kids who grow up in areas where money is short?

When you shoot photos do you approach it objectively, or do you ever try to direct the photo to create a better shot?

Your photos obviously will project who you are and your beliefs, but do you try to stay away from promoting those values, and why or why not?

Have you ever been asked to remove a print from a show that you felt was either too important or the message behind was too important to be taken down, and what was the ultimate outcome of the situation? If you haven’t been asked, how would you react in such a situation?

Do you ever feel intimidated about observer’s reactions to your work?

In your work, do you feel that there is a consistent theme throughout?

Where do you think the biggest influences on your style have come from?

How has painting and drawing effected the way you approach your photography?

What demographic do you find connects the most with your work and why?

What motivates when shooting a photo?

Do you think that people are stressing the importance of art enough, or do you think that schools should do more to promote art and creativity?

What are your views on art as a tool for selling products?

A lot of what is popular right now is regurgitated ideas; where do you think the newest ideas in art are coming from in terms of art scenes and also artist themes and ideas?

What, if anything, do you hope to achieve with your artwork?
Posted By: icantadd on February 26th, 2007 at 03:55PM PST
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