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Monday, July 17, 2006

Busy Weekend

This weekend was a busy one for me. I celebrated my birthday, my wedding anniversary, and my parents made a trip out from Western Pennsylvania to come and visit and do a little sight seeing. My in-laws joined us on Saturday when we all went down to the Mall to see some of the memorials, as my mother had never seen any of them before. It was incredibly hot, but was still enjoyable. We then headed over to the Folger Shakespeare museum, since my parents are both Literature teachers, and they enjoyed that as well. The photo above is a quick one I took of myself, my father and the Lincoln Memorial reflecting in my mother's sunglasses. I took plenty of plain old touristy pictures (read - boring) so I won't be posting those ones... they are mainly just for my parents!

So I had a lot of fun this weekend, but now it's back to work for me!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Artists Interview Artists

Hey everyone! Check out my interview on J.T. Kirkland's blog "Thinking About Art", where artists submit 5 questions to be put into a pool and eventually answered by another artist. It's a cool thing J.T. has going there, and I really enjoyed participating.

Here's the link: Artists Interview Artists - Erin Antognoli

Thursday, July 06, 2006

GOYA Friday - Believe

I'm posting my GOYA Friday a day early because I will be working all weekend on various photo related things and don't know if I'll have time to post it tomorrow...

Baltimore is still considered DC territory... at least as far as arts and commuting go, at least : ) So this week's photos come from Fells Point in the Inner Harbor. I was a bit puzzled by all the "Believe" signs everywhere. They were on all of the trash cans, for one thing. I do believe in trash, so I decided to take a somewhat self portrait there with my shadow and the cans.

There was a big debate on a photography forum I frequent a while back about "objective" photography, and really, I don't think such a thing exists. Yeah, in most cases something has to actually be in front of us in order for us to capture its likeness on film. The expression "the camera never lies" comes from this nature of the medium. But composition, vantage point, lighting, and in my case, multiple exposing can mean that the exact same subject can be portrayed countless ways depending on how each individual photographer is reacting to it. I think by looking at this Holga series I'm making, it's very easy to see a personality coming through, and so I thought it would be fun to actually include myself in one of them somehow.

Anyway, I've narrowed down my Holga project to 36 photos that I think are fit to print large. But I'm still shooting, so I don't know where that number will end up when it comes time for me to actually hang a show...

In other news, Andy is going to be hanging some of his digital photos that he created from photos he took while we were in India this past December. For the record, EVERYTHING looks 10 times better when it's matted and framed, and these images looked great to begin with, which means a lot considering I don't really care for most heavily digitally-manipulated art. They are incredible, and I'll try to see if I can nab a shot or two of some of them before they head off to be displayed.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July!

This was supposed to be for a GOYA a while back, but didn't get developed until this past weekend. But, it is appropriate, no? So have a good one!

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I am a sculptor, photographer, and mixed media artist based in the Washington, DC metro area. I sculpt with steel and glass, and enjoy people and holga / alternative processes photography best, although I experiment with many different subjects and media where I find them.

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