You got religion

Photography

I suppose my interests are relatively the same now: to fix an image outside time – although I discovered after years and years of working that photography was akin to poetry. The best poetry communicates through mental images, much like an evolving set of photographs. And those images can be pushed and pulled to contain metaphor. They can be threaded together; individual connotations are woven to form deeper meaning. – Mike Lundgren, on photography from this interview in Fotografia.

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Screen Shot 2015-09-07 at 9.47.38 PM[above images] David Soffa, Untitled from works 3. 


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Screen Shot 2015-09-07 at 9.51.35 PM[above images] David Soffa, Untitled from works 1.

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[above images] David Soffa, Untitled from works 2. 

Look at more masterfully sequenced photographs at David Soffa’s website here. 

making the space

Photography

go to Michael Lundgren’s website here. 
matter-13Michael Lundgren, Algaeic Fox from Matter 2006 – Present

matter-22Michael Lundgren, Static Fog from Matter 2006 – Present.

matter-12Michael Lundgren, Untitled (parasite)  from Matter 2006 – Present

coalearthMichael Lundgren, Untitled (earth) from Matter 2006 – Present

matter-3Michael Lundgren, Cubic from Matter 2006 – Present

When you feel two almost conflicting emotions about something, that experience is way more compelling than when you are fully convinced and that your opinion is right. When you do that something else emerges. In my daily life I spend most of my time believing all these little stories I tell myself about what I am and who I am and who other people are and what I’m doing here, who has wronged me, all this stuff, whatever it is, even if I’m just feeling sad. If I say to myself the opposite, if I describe to myself the complete opposite of the way I am thinking and feeling, these two versions sit together for a little bit in the center of my world and then something else shifts and I can’t believe either one of them. I want to make photographs like that. – Michael Lundgren. Read more here

Dead of Desert

Art, Photography

Charles Anthony Darr’s Artist Website Here. Screen shot 2013-09-25 at 5.39.31 PMCharles Anthony Darr, Michael Lundgren, Photographic Artist /Educator 

Screen shot 2013-09-25 at 5.39.00 PMCharles Anthony Darr, untitled from Portraits 2013.

Screen shot 2013-09-25 at 5.38.50 PMCharles Anthony Darr, Bill Jenkins, Photographic Artist /Educator 2013.

003-e1362023481166Charles Anthony Darr, David Lemmon, Photographic Artist 2013.

Screen shot 2013-09-25 at 5.36.42 PMCharles Anthony Darr, Morgan Parsons, Gardener 2013. 

Screen shot 2013-09-25 at 5.36.30 PMCharles Anthony Darr, Daniel Kim, Photographic Artist 2013.

013-e1362024967358Charles Anthony Darr, Adam “Dumerfoo,” Painter 2013. 

0111-e1362031824498Charles Anthony Darr, Brad B, Musician 2013.

007-e1362024114613Charles Anthony Darr, Alex “Djentrification”, DJ, 2013.

004-e1362023570822Charles Anthony Darr, Betsy Schneider, Photographic Artist/ Educator 2013.

My life has been blessed with genuinely interesting and gifted people. What a great opportunity I have to photograph these individuals who are here in the Valley, amongst the flat-liners, in the hellacious heat that is unforgiving of wax wings, and who don’t care. They just keep doing it, because that’s what artists do. – Charles Anthony Darr, read more about Charles and see more work in an article found HERE. 

matter

Art, Photography

Michael Lundgren’s Artist Website Here. 

portrait-22Michael Lundgren, Medea & Charlie, Medano Pass, Colorado 2002.

portrait-20Michael Lundgren, Erick, Stillwater, New York 2004.

portrait-32Michael Lundgren, Nidaa Los Hornos, Mexico 2011.

portrait-24Michael Lundgren, Untitled (self), Dripping Springs, Canyonlands, Utah

portrait-26Michael Lundgren,  Chaco, Los Hornos, Mexico 2005.

portrait-29Michael Lundgren, Bill, Tom’s Thumb pour off, Arizona 2009.
portrait-27Michael Lundgren, Erick, Tinaja Huarche, Mexico 2011.

peace and paradise.

Art, Photography

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Michael Lundgren, Untitled from Transfigurations 

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Michael Lundgren, Untitled from Transfigurations 

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Michael Lundgren, Untitled from Transfigurations 

Lundgren_77Michael Lundgren, Untitled from Transfigurations

I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life, but that great consciousness of life. –  Jack Kerouac

abandon

Art, Photography, Poetry

Miranda Litchenstein, Untitled #24 (Martin Park) 2001 artistwebsite.

Sophie T. Lvoff, Magenta from Nothing is Stirring artistwebsite.

Michael Lundgren, Pyramid from Matter artistwebsite.

The camera cannot lie, neither can it tell the truth. It can only transform. – Jonathan Greene, from American Photography

wish list

Art, Photography
Thomas Prior, Shadow 2009  PurchaseHere artist website
Matthew Moore, Moore Estates (West), 2006 purchasehere artistwebsite
Matt Schwartz, Girl Alone in the Blue/Alone in a color, Polaroid Transfer 2012 purchasehere
Michael Lundgren, Ironwood at Dusk purchasehere artistwebsite
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give me the heat

Art, Photography

Too many clouds here in Texas, I am having serious withdraws from all those endless days of sunshine in Arizona. Here are some artists from the desert state and from my program at asu.

Tara Logsdon, Bear with us, In Flux Installation in 2010. the project ignited vacant spaces throughout the valley. read more .artistwebsite

Bob Carey, Blue Palms artistwebsite

[both images] Matthew Moore and Mike Lundgren, Public Service Announcement 2009 artistwebstie.

Bryon Darby, Seventy Flights in Ninety Minutes 2010 artistwebsite