Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"I think They All Suck..."

"I think they all suck. The picture I was hoping for is never the picture I get, but yeah, I think they fail all the time."
"It’s amazing, but it’s weird to be on the far side of a learning curve. And it’s always like that. If you learn how to use a Deardorff, you’ll always know how to use every 8×10 camera. You’re good to go. But if you learn how to use the 5D and then the 5DMKII, each one is a little bit different. They have different focus points. If you want to switch from Aperture to Lightroom, you have to learn how to do all that stuff. It’s a constant learning curve which I hadn’t signed on for. I wanted to grow in terms of making pictures, not adapting to new software and technology. But that’s the game now."

- Gregory Heisler in an interview with Grayson Schaffer
Find the entire interview HERE

It's always nice to find that your heros feel the same about their work as I feel about mine most days. Thank you Mr. Heisler.

It's been a week of weird here at the farm... weddings... suicides.. comings... goings. Two mornings spent archiving fabulous free-form wood vessel-sculptures created by reknown artist Derek Bencomo, an afternoon spent documenting the nuptial bliss of strangers (we are nothing if not versatile!), several hours spent lashing together estimates and the ongoing reorganization of all things transported from old surroundings to new. 

In between shots it was running errands for builders & painters, pleading and cajoling with county building inspectors over on-the-fly structural permutations to architectural plans for the new screened conference room, multiple runs to & from the old work digs to the new and the sad discovery that neighbors took the final exit using the shotgun route. 

But today is another day... structural permutations receiving initial approval as of this morning just as nuptial retouching was wrapping up, priming and painting begun on the conference room, which should, with any luck and decent weather, wrap up tomorrow. Roof, screening and door installation should finish up next week, bringing to an end PhaseII of construction. 

Inside PhaseI, what once seemed an immense space is filling up quickly as old studio is emptied & valuables transported to new. Gallery installation genius Uncle Darrell dropped by and lent a hand to the hanging of the flash and the place is beginning to shape up nicely. 

Entrance & Command Console

Gallery & Shoot Space

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