I first heard about the Venice Vending Machine project in 2011. Curator Marina Moreno distributed a call for artists to submit a tiny art piece, no more than 9cm in diameter, which would be enclosed in a plastic sphere and 'exhibited' inside a life-sized vending machine at the 54th Venice Biennale. I loved the concept and quickly shipped my pieces to the UK where the project was being assembled.
The vending machine installation device interests me because frankly, art fairs (museums and galleries too) can be too serious. Too much head, not enough heart and this project provides a much needed infusion of whimsy into spaces that can sometimes focus on the metrics rather than the delight in experiencing art.Read More
"We repeat the names of the brilliant men of history Gospel-like while failing to name the women ..."
Part Two of my series on women in photography is up now on Arteidolia. The more I look, the more I love. http://www.arteidolia.com/women-photography-pioneers-part-2-carrie-crow/
Hi everyone! This is @carriecrowphoto posting an experiment for you this week. I’ve been working on my series, ‘Observatorio’ for a couple years, which uses observation deck telescopes as a life-sized filter of sorts. With most of the telescopes left outside to weather the elements, the photos that result are marked by the dirt, water stains, scratches, light leaks, focus issues etc. of the machines. This week, I thought I would take the photos themselves outside for a week and see how nature treats them. I'll report back at the end of my week as to how the prints fared.Read More
"Where are all the great grandmothers of photography and why aren’t they being exhibited alongside their male counterparts?"
Part One of my three-part series on women in photography is up now on Arteidolia. I'll be looking at too-often forgotten women in photography whose work absolutely blows my mind.
'Women Were Photography Pioneers Too' http://www.arteidolia.com/women-were-photography-pioneers-too
“Rome is a very loony city in every respect. One needs but spend an hour or two there to realize that Fellini makes documentaries.” - Fran Lebowitz
Does Fellini's Rome exist anymore? Are there shadowy piazzas and winding stradas one can get lost in, far out of range of the odious selfie stick? Not having been to Rome in over ten years, I was on a quest to find out if there was a little ‘la dolce vita' left in the city, if it had ever existed outside of Fellini's imagination at all. So, on a frigid Friday evening in February, the Baron and I set off to find....Fellini's Roma.Read More
I have been following the online photography gallery Streit House Space with great interest for awhile and was delighted to be selected for their recent exhibit, 'This is It.' The gallery is run by Jordanna Kalman, a photographer and curator under the simple premise: "photographers submit their work via email which is then printed, displayed on a wall, documented and finally posted online."
Why is this interesting to me? Well, firstly, I think Jordanna's personal work is brilliant and I love her gallery's aesthetic and philosophy. As a photographer who obsesses over every detail, from inception to print production, it's a refreshing experience to let that image go entirely. Streit House exhibitions are essentially a photograph of a selection of photographs, printed on whatever paper and printer the curator deemed fit and I just love how each of those individual images cohere in a new, dreamlike narrative borne out of Jordanna's imagination. It's kind of like being in someone else's dream and that is a wonderful feeling.
Two days ago, the Baron and I were hiking in the Andes at an altitude of 13,400 feet, so high we could feel clouds grazing our cheeks. A day later, we were back in New York City with snowbanks two feet high, the Iowa caucuses looming and a dead cockroach on our living room floor. Onward we shuffle, however, with profoundly grateful hearts at having experienced even the smallest slice of magical, ethereal Ecuador. Here are some of our favorite moments.Read More
I’ve had the privilege of working with AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate over the past two years and leapt at the chance to create a new recipe and shoot their beautiful product. I mean chocolate + shoot = tasting, right? Especially when, like me, you have to perfect the recipe by making it four times (ahem).
Working from home, I am big into covering off the 3:00 energy slump and occasionally that involves chocolate. I won’t say how often, just that it does. Therefore, I wanted to whip up something that is portioned for one, easy to make, doesn’t involve firing up the oven, and is ooey and gooey, because…why not?Read More
My first book credit!!! It was a HUGE honor for me to photograph my friend and brilliant journalist Linda Hervieux in Paris this summer for her book. The cover photograph is by my all time hero of photography, Robert Capa, so this honor is doubly meaningful to me.Read More
The Baron and I are featured in this fabulous new book by Rob Mintz and Dalibor Polivka who curated a show we were in at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Haven’t seen the book yet, but these guys are brilliant and put together a very interesting show. We’ll be picking up a copy at our local bookstore, Astoria Bookshop. Shop local!
Very happy to be featured with writer Martin MacInnes in the wonderful lit pub 3:AM. Long been a favorite of mine.
Obsolescence, the group show I’m in at Curious Matter got a lovely little mention in the New York Times. Brilliant work by Mikhail Gubin is featured in the piece. Super excited to have two of my pieces from Observatorio in this exhibition. It's truly one of the most beautifully curated shows I've ever been in.