Authentic Front Porch Rockers
This photograph is the seed of a project I have yet to begin. I even have the title for the project. It’s a series of photographs of Front Porches. Not just any porches, but front porches of houses in the American South. What distresses me even more is that this photograph was taken almost thirty years ago.
One of these days…
Epson R2400, Printing out a digital negative for a platinum print
Ordered July 18, 2005, declared unrepairable July 18, 2016
I must pause to mourn the passing of my faithful Epson R2400 printer. In one of those odd coincidences, the day I ordered the printer and the day the printer was declared unrepairable were separated by exactly eleven years. What I thought was a defective on/off switch turned out to be a blown logic board. Not repairable. I was really fortunate that the last time I used the printer was to complete the printing of the photo show currently hanging at the Page Walker Arts and History Center. That printing job was finished just a few days before I had to hang the show, so I was very, very fortunate I didn't have to scramble to get the prints made in time.
Now, I don’t have a photo printer. It’s kind of an odd feeling not being able to create a photographic artifact in my own home. In another sense this is actually kind of liberating, because it forces me to think about how I would share my photographic artifacts. (Now, doesn’t “photographic artifact” sound like something a newly minted MFA would say?) Most of my photographs wind up on my web site as part of a project or as part of my blog, but every so often I have to produce an ink on paper photograph. If I get desperate to produce one, I have some ways to get that done, but it won’t be convenient and much more of a problem. So now, I can dream of other options to share my photographs.