Days of Art 2017-11: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

The text is by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), from Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, first published in January 1990, when the famed author was 85 year old. It is a simple, profound wisdom, and my favorite of his works, along with Green Eggs and Ham which is one of the first books I taught…

Photo of the Day: Swapnil Jedhe, 2013

In our attempts to advocate for color street photography, I’ve decided to scour Google the Earth for color photos I can find the best color photography available. I ran across this one by Indian photographer Swapnil Jedhe, from 2013. It’s a very clever shot, with the man’s appearing to emerge from the wall, his t-shirt…

Days of Art 2017-09: Dat Street Jazz

There’s something pure about mainstream jazz in combination with street photography. Back before I began going on shoots with my wife, I used to wait until I was in a dark shitty mood, load up with a couple of Nikons, plug jazz into my ears, and go on a shooting spree. My favorite shooting opus…

Days of Art 2017-08: Anne Whitney, Groundbreaker

This article is part of our ongoing Days of Art Series and also one of the first entries in our #NastyWomenArtists series about groundbreaking female artists who kicked arse even if they have been largely eliminated from texts or ignored during discussions of Art’s enduring history. Let’s start righting some wrongs right here! Anne Whitney…

Days of Art 2017-07: Color Outside the Lines

Just a shout-out to those of you who find yourselves coloring outside of the lines. All of us have faced it at one time or another. Street photographers are quoted prescribed rules of conduct for their art, often by way of people (like Henri Cartier-Bresson) who were merely answering questions as to what they were…

Days of Art 2017-06: Esta Canción (de mi Vida)

When I die one day, and I just might, though the idea currently seems absurd, I hope that in lieu of some phony ceremony wherein people I didn’t like and who didn’t like me much show up and pretend to mourn so that later they can eat Kentucky Fried Chicken and potato salad, somewhere, in…

Days of Art 2017-05: Halcyon Days But Incendiary Nights

The purpose of our Days of Art series isn’t meant to be self-aggrandizement, and I rarely do “selfies” except in a mocking manner, but it disturbed me to realize that the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination passed yesterday without my noticing. I’m not going to weep for the man here, and in fact I…

Days of Art 2017-04: Life Imitates Art

After my recent “discovery” of Ashley Stevenson, I’ve been thinking a lot about Ed Sheeran’s song “The A Team.” Coincidentally, which is to say, in the Universe’s divine, randomized, perfect organization, I’ve also been mounting my life’s portfolio of street photography and encountered the photo, shown below, of a young woman who was seemingly living…

Days of Art 2017-02: Still (Always) Scrugglin’

The road to artistic perfection is strewn with the detritus of spent ambition and broken dreams. For most who adorn their gossamer artist’s wings, standing on life’s precipice waiting for that gust of wind that never comes, each day calls into question the same refrain, echoed both by those who mean well and those who…

Days of Art 2017-01: Georgia O’Keeffe

So, on a whim, I’ve decided to restart our old Days of Art series, with no commitment as to continuing it other than we’ll do so as long as its A) fun to do, B) reasonable within life’s time constraints, and C) read by someone other than us. We look at art constantly a lot…