JULY 25, 2018
I’ve watched Aline Smithson grow Lenscratch since the very beginning, it’s such a pleasure to be showcased on this marvelous site. Thanks Daniel George for the feature.
"While viewing Blue Mitchell’s interrelated series Chasing the Afterglow and Of Salt and Earth, I cannot help but reminisce on last year’s total solar eclipse. At the time of the event, I was fortunate enough to be living in a high-altitude, rural community directly in the path of the moon’s umbral shadow. Those brief couple minutes of totality renewed my sense of awe in the light-giving, celestial bodies that occupy our sky and their relationship to our planet and its inhabitants. Mitchell’s work offers reverence to the sun, moon, and Earth in a quiet, contemplative fashion. The ethereal quality of these images invites us to linger—to calmly examine the sensations they elicit. They are meant to be felt. By doing so, they encourage us to reconsider our own bond with the natural world." –Daniel George, Lenscratch
July 18, 2018
Today, I'm pleased to share my conversation with Mike Sakasegawa on his podcast Keep the Channel Open.
Blue Mitchell is an independent publisher, curator, educator, and photographer based in Portland, OR. Blue's work, both as the publisher of Diffusion and as an artist in his own right, focuses on what he calls "artfully crafted" photography—that is, photographic art where you can see the artist's hand. In our conversation we talked about Blue's photographs and his use of a wide variety of techniques to create images that elicit a strong emotional response in the viewer. We also talked about his publishing company, One Twelve, and how Diffusion came about. Then in the second segment, we talked about portfolio review events, and how they can be a great way to connect with the photographic community.
April 3, 2018
I'm fortunate to have ten images showcased in the Blue Sky 2018 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers. (Blue Sky/Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts)
First Thursday, April 5, coinciding with Portland Photo Month, each artist will be represented by 10 original photographic prints or objects from a single body of work in a dedicated archival, flat file drawer at Blue Sky through March 2019.
The complete list of artists selected from more than 160 submissions includes:
Adam Bacher, Doran Bastin, Susan Bein, Ray Bidegainin, Jennie Castle, Harley Cowan, Fretta Cravens, Danielle Dean, Lucas DeShazer, Claire Dibble, Gloria Baker Feinstein, Dean Forbes. Hal Gage, Randi Ganulin, Joseph Glasgow, Sarah Graves, Lauryn Hare, Melinda Hurst Frye, Tim Jaskoski, Ryota Kajita, John Kane, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Cheston Knapp, Brian Kosoff, Zachary Krahmer, Laura Kurtenbach, Julie Lopez, Nathan Lucas, Sofia Marcus-Myers, Ryan Mills, Blue Mitchell, Marilyn Montufar, Stan Raucher, Shawn Records, Pat Rose, Isaac Sachs, Skip Smith, Deb Stoner, Nolan Streitberger, J Swofford, Samuel Wilson and Jennifer Zwick.
Huges thanks to the honorable curator Hamidah Glasgow for her dedication to our photo community!
Press Release: https://goo.gl/ba2mBV