Tuesday, April 9, 2013


"3 - Equipment does not create art. Artists create art..."   mmmmm perfectly worded:

A few links that Kathy Kathy Kahler of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine referred me too:


---some are things I already knew but interesting to read about from a different perspective:   "If you deliberately pare natural subjects down to a few important elements, you can express more with them, creating memorable and distinctive images that put your stamp on what you saw"

When I reached out to Patricia Randolph who writes a wildlife column, she suggested I take more of an activist approach, her articles:http://host.madison.com/search/?l=25&skin=/&sd=desc&s=start_time&f=html&q=madravenspeak&t=article

"If you want to photograph the truth about wildlife, it will not be the sugary sweet living pictures that are their reality. 



This guy is pretty BA

Monday, April 1, 2013

Changing direction and exploring why I added photography in the first place. The photos I am most proud of did not come from a class, I was never able to get into narrative or special topic projects. I decided to focus more on what inspires me most about photography. I am also switching to film because I enjoy working film, I also feel it is the most pure form of phtography

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Exploration - twentysomethings

In exploring my real interests in photography, and completing the very early stages of my Senior Thesis, my instructor and I decied that I should just start documenting. All of the photographs that I find inspiration in are documentary in some way, I suppose you could say that all photography is. I really enjoy raw, emotional images, where a lot of things are happening. One of my favorite photos and one that sums up what I'm drawn to pretty well is this image by Tierney Gearon:

I decided to use the world around, and my personal life in particular, to document. I spend a lot of time thinking about this youth culture we are all a part of. And how many of us are living in poverty, and tend to not think too much about tomorrow. I decided to very lightly explore that. The photos I ended up with seem to be very bleak...do these temporary fixes fulfill us? There is something so intriguing about being 21...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013