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  1. 30 Jul169 notes

    There are a handful of young artists I know who turn a skeptical eye to the golden promises the professionalization of the arts hold out. I am always happy when I have conversations with these holdouts because it is distressing to see how many really talented people give in to the demands of the market place.Yet we live at a time where the infiltration of the marketplace is almost impossible to avoid, for anyone including older artists like me. It is a constant struggle to not give in the forces that demand dumbing down and homogenization.It takes takes enormous vigilance to not succumb to it’s tyranny, to honor your own trajectory, no matter how modest it may seem in the eyes of the world.There is simply no substitute for the developmental arc, no matter what you engage in, making art or being a shoemaker. Once you develop your vocabulary and your personal style it is very easy to make your art into product but in focusing on making product, you lose out on learning how to make art.
  2. 29 Jul5 notes

    Iceland, lately.

  3. 28 Jul14 notes

    The first time M Jackson visited NYC, she stayed in my miserable little railroad apartment in South Williamsburg. M, who grew up on a farm and spent much of her childhood in Alaska, looked out my window and onto my fire escape and asked “but… where do you keep your cattle?”

    Fast forward a few years, and now M, a cultural geographer and glaciologist is working primarily in Iceland where she studies the relationship Icelanders have with their countless glaciers, inevitable melting because of human activity, and that impact on their culture and livelihoods. Through our work with National Geographic, we’ve been able to hike up a glacial tongue of Vatnajökull and observe first hand, how alarmingly fast our glaciers are melting. Something that should happen on a geological scale, is observable in one human lifetime, and M has been personally watching this particular glacier recede over the years.

    Despite the drastic changes humanity has done to alter the landscape, M has a lot of hope that the human race will go on adapt to the changing world and somehow continue. I’m happy to share a leaky tent in the subarctic with this lady because her passion for the work she is doing is contagious.

  4. 26 Jul54 notes

    Iceland is pretty much nothing but waterfalls. This is Dettifoss, the largest waterfall in Europe. 

  5. 26 Jul5 notes

    Skógafoss, Iceland.

  6. 21 Jul27 notes

    Iceland, lately.

  7. 20 Jul4 notes

    In sickness and in health, on sunny days and rainy afternoons. I was one of a few witnesses to this couples quick and wet wedding overlooking Gullfoss waterfall in Iceland’s Golden Circle.

  8. 14 Jul8 notes

    Andy, in search of coffee and killing time in Bed-Stuy during a layover from Vietnam on his way back home to Los Angeles. 

  9. 13 Jul22 notes

    Maria, February 2014 | Chicago, IL

  10. 11 Jul7 notes

    While jumping off rocks in Napflio, I made a portrait of a cute Greek kid who was very interested in the photos I was taking. Six hours later, he pick-pocketed 15€ from my friend as we played frisbee in the town square. Bummer.

  11. 11 Jul2 notes

    Travel Advisory: Hey New York City, I’m gonna be in town until the 14th so if you wanna grab a coffee or beer, burn some film, complain about the G train, or do other new-yorkey things, let me know!

    Also, tonight is Manhattanhenge, so I’ll be out there trying to make photos if you wanna join.

  12. 9 Jul7 notes

    Hellenistic landscapes, Greece. 

  13. 9 Jul12 notes

    Pelopenesian still life | Greece.

  14. 8 Jul11 notes

    Archeology in the modern age. Greece. 

  15. 6 Jul7 notes

    Greece, it’s only been two days, but I already like your style.