As of last night, the kickstarter had officially met the goal of 2800 dollars. I am so incredibly thankful and humbled by everybody that came out of the woodwork to support this project. I will continue to post on this blog here. Also, there are still 32 hours left on the project so if you want a print or something, now is the time. Any extra money raised will go towards me acquiring a decent scanner. Thanks again!
I am very honored to be featured on the venerable Kate Osba’s blog This is the What today. I have loved this blog for a while now. If you aren’t familiar with it, it features personal work from professional photographers as well as interviews with them. I’m a huge nerd so I love reading this type of stuff. Kate is also doing a kickstarter to publish This is the What magazine. Holler at it here.
“The truth is no portrait of substance has people smiling. Look at the history of painting, Rembrandt, Titian, Goya, Velasquez, Sargent, Vermeer, DaVinci, etc., the subjects gaze to the viewer is neutral at best, neither inviting nor forbidding. It is there for the viewer to see and feel. Smiling is like much of American popular culture, superficial and misleading. It is part of our vernacular, but it should be expunged in photographs.”—Rodney Smith via a photo editor
There is just a little over 500 dollars left with 8 days to go over at the Looking At Zion kickstarter project. Even if you have no money, i’d really love for you to follow along on the project at lookingatzion.tumblr.com!
were you raised mormon? i'm really interested in your project and the process of shooting it and the outcome. i was raised mormon for the first 18 years of my life and still find it so intriguing and bizarre.
I was not raised Mormon but I was raised in an evangelical Christian home mostly in the Bible belt so I see a lot of parallels. I moved to Salt Lake City 6 years ago for the snowboarding and never left (except a brief time in NYC). I am also intrigued with the faith and culture. Were you raised in Utah?