Monday, July 18, 2011

ADAM SILVERMAN





















My friend the potter.
When I first met Adam he had two small children and was co owner of XLARGE. Now, many years later, he has four children and is a potter and design director of HEATH.
He is also married to Louise Bonnet and is the godfather to my son.
So yes, my 1 1/2 year old already has some pretty great pottery to impress his friends with.
Its great to watch someone do absolutely what he was meant to do. Someone who lives and breathes it and works very hard at it.  He's created a real community with other artists, and through his collaborations and friendships, I've been introduced to the work of so many talented people.
He was about to hit the road to Ft Worth, Texas to bring back clay for the Kimball Project  and has an upcoming show at LACMA. With all the work, kids, and demands of a very busy life I'll still get a call on the weekend: "hey, bring the boy over for swimming."
He make me feel lazy, then inspired.

See more of Adams work at
www.atwaterpottery.com

Thursday, July 14, 2011

HELLO LOVER

my new camera



I love it and I plan to take a million pictures and millions of videos!

I've been taking pictures since I was 13, and I've had a lot of cameras. My father gave me most of them, a lot of them being his first, and he has always pushed be to embrace the new. And I do. But the camera I will always love the most is my first.

An old war horse of a camera, the nikon f3 that makes the kashhh, kashhh sound.
It represented everything that I loved about photography. The romance of street photography, the grittiness of blk&wht, the fearlessness it gave me.  It felt good in my hand.
It would stop, and like the Fonz I knew the exact spot to hit it to make it start again. Sometimes I would just press the shutter down to hear the sound of it. Its been stuffed in bags, dropped a million times, had close calls with technicians reprimanding me about how I'm too rough. It just kept going. Most of my work is digital now and I embrace all the good things about it. But if there is ever a fire, my old love will be what I save.


Jennifer, Reno Nevada
I think I was 14ish

Friday, July 8, 2011

ATLANTIS







The final flight of the shuttle program was launched today and I wish I had been there.
Even with all the valid reasons for cutting the program I'm sad for this end.
I long for the days when astronauts and scientists were our heros.
Nasa represents that beautiful part of us that wants to know more, and discover despite the challenge.
So come on! MAN ON MARS in the next ten years!