From the start of my process I have wanted to create images that were solely my own. Unique and representative of my view point of the world. I can remember taking all those photos in the streets of DF over 17 years. Each time returning to the scene I had shot to capture the aging … Leap ForwardNew Pathways
It’s no secret that this last year has been all about evolution for me. It was a year ago today that I stood “trial” defending my character against false accusations. We can find many examples of LGBTQ peoples’ rights being pushed to the side to protect the limp morals of another. It is the history … Leap ForwardAnother evolution in progress
Soon I will return to the daily work life with a new job. I am ok with this as having some structure definitely helps the process, but also having some income keeps things moving forward. Of late, I have been meandering through my process. Enjoying the last days of ‘summer’ before I return to the … Leap ForwardEnjoying the last days of summer
When I returned from Cuba I was inclined to jump right back into things. The problem was I had moved the day before I left for Cuba. Nothing was in it’s place and it’s place was hard to determine. What I decided to focus on was a bit of nesting so the space would feel … Leap ForwardCreativity is a Process
Update: The store is now live by clicking on Photo or Paintings in the menu! As I have mentioned before, right now most of the sales component of my artwork is being handled through DABart and online at artsy.net. It’s great exposure and lovely to have representation via a gallery. The problem that arises … Leap ForwardThe Store is LIVE!
I’ve made great progress this week in bringing things back into my studio that I am paying other people for. For instance, the patreon.com site is being moved inside of this site chromaticexplorer.com. I was paying 10% of my earnings to patreon.com to host my site and provide the option of membership subscriptions at different … Leap ForwardThings are Poppin’
I am returning to some photos I took at the start of the month. Yesterday I was angsting out about slow sales to a close friend. He stated that maybe my work had become too “strong”. It coded but clear to me. We are always in this internal battle with ourselves. It’s an internalized homophobia … Leap ForwardInternalized Homophobia – a daily meditation
Felize Viernes a todo. I am a little behind today as I woke up to find my site had disappeared from the host. Qué susto! What a scare. My domain registration updated and it reverted back to forwarding to facebook.com. Not sure why and neither was godaddy. Other than waiting on the phone for 45 … Leap ForwardFeliz Viernes – Happy Friday!
Many hours of work to accomplish what before would seem so simple. Life right? First it was getting this site up and running. That goal had been sitting around for a few years and came to fruition about 6 weeks ago. In that time I have garnered over 1000 subscribers to site. How cool is … Leap ForwardProgress
This post is available with images at Become a Patron! Man am I exhausted from the photo shoots this weekend and the subsequent hours of parsing images to see if I had what I needed. Today, Monday, is supposed to be my day off, so I allowed myself to sleep in. I woke up at … Leap ForwardBlue Monday
Wait, you didn’t just come here to see the black bar removed from the photo did you? Perve. But hey, no judgement. 🙂 I’m working through my ideas of how the model will need to move and what I will need from them in advance. It helps me to model it here first and think … Leap ForwardPrepping
Much of the time the only way I can stay honest to my practice is to set goals (metas) for myself. Generally my goals are lofty overall and then drilled down to tasks like complete two paintings in a week to prepare for meeting a curator. I realized that the other gallery was going to … Leap ForwardThe Frenzy
Don’t assume my silence isn’t because I am not working. On the contrary, I am in full speed mode. Not all activity is directly related to creating the actual work. Sometimes it’s all about business…which reminds me of 10 things I need to do this week still. I sent off 10 new images to get … Leap ForwardRadio Silence
You know what you know until you know more than you know you know less than you knew before. That’s just my way of confusi…I mean explaining to you that I learned a lot in the process. First I had to be introduced to the people who were doing the work. There were language barriers … Leap ForwardWhat I learned from painting this mural
Here’s the thing I never got in college from my teachers. Failure happens a lot in the creation of anything. We just don’t talk about it because we’re afraid that failing makes us failures. There is the judgement in our minds long before others are allowed to judge us. In art it’s out there, right? … Leap ForwardFailure