here are a few favorite vignettes of the opening ceremony that took place on september 14, 2013 (plenty more here).
tucked in the eucalyptus grove
behind the remarkable presidio cemetery
david and colter jacobsen
the drawing will remain in the presidio until november 22, 2013. it’s an amazing thing to stumble upon, and an even more amazing destination.
i am thrilled to share what happened when sam, felix and i embarked on the journey.
the trailhead in front of SFMOMA
and … i saved the best for last. ready for sam fleischner‘s incredible short film?
it is with great pleasure that i announce the opening reception for my show: a collection of photographs inspired by what cézanne called “petite sensation,” the suddenness of seeing the world around you.
the images live inside of handmade frames, designed and created by jason libsch here in our woodshop. the frames are things of beauty: white-washed poplar, with a deep profile, thin face and finger joints. designed to disappear, the slim nature of the frame contrasts beautifully with the 5′ photographs.
SHOW RUNS SEPTEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 2, 2013
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
7 – 9PM
2239 FILLMORE STREET, SAN FRANCISCO
if you’d like to receive one of these printed cards in the mail, let me know and i’d be happy to send it along.
i also made a set of offset-printed postcards to accompany the show. it is a limited edition of 500, hand-numbered.
my cats, fripp and eno, were unwilling participants in my impromptu backyard photo shoot yesterday. i was just looking for an interesting way to share the holographic foil stamp on the packaging, something i’m really excited about.
i’ll have discounted sets available for purchase at the opening and beyond that, find them at some of my favorite san francisco shoppes: gravel and gold, foggy notion, rare device and flora grubb gardens. on the east side of the bay, they’ll be at james rowland shop and erica tanov.
london-based curator stuart pilkington asked over 100 photographers from around the world to participate in his newest project BOOK • FILM • PAINTING and i’m happy to be one of them. this image is inspired by dutch golden age painters like jacob van loo and is part of a bigger series i’m working on surrounding the concept of intimacy. i’m always looking for models, so if you’re inspired by this image and interested in working with me, please do get in touch.
i’m in the new iPhone 5 commercial, taking photos even! i’m at 0:21 … have a look.
steady progress on the handmade house continues. here are some visual updates from the last six months.
with the basic structure in place, next come the walls. the first layer is a mixture of harvested clay and hay.
then, time for the big guns… machinery! the outer layer of the walls have finely ground hay in the mix.
what’s up, slackers?
aubrey wraps the support beams in string, which gives the bottom layer of clay something to hold on to.
some students from the tassajara zen joinery apprenticeship program lend a helping hand.
watch and learn.
the interior, including the newest addition (the non-structural inner wall), ready to be coated.
a non sequitur worth seeing: the rock wall.
not necessarily in chronological order, i’ll conclude with this shot since roof completion is slated for next week.