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#60 Meet Kris Sanford, Artist and Educator of Young Photographers...

Her art explores intimate relationships, specifically queer desire, through the use of appropriated images, video, and text.

Kris Sanford, “Susan” 2000/2015 Portraits

Kris Sanford, “Susan” 2000/2015 Portraits

Kris Sanford, “Nathan” 2000/2015 Portraits

Kris Sanford, “Nathan” 2000/2015 Portraits

Kris Sanford grew up in southeast Michigan. She received a BFA in photography from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and an MFA in photography from Arizona State University.

Kris has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including group exhibitions in Amsterdam, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, London, Miami, and New York. She was named a finalist for the 2018 Dorthea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Other recent awards include the Fellowship 17 International Award from Silver Eye Center for Photography and the Visual Studies Workshop Residency Award through Critical Mass 2016. She was included in the GETXOPHOTO 2016 photography festival in Getxo, Spain and had a solo exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon in 2017. Her photographs have been featured in Fraction Magazine, Light Leaked, and Slate. She is represented by Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston, Texas and Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.

http://www.krissanford.com/

Kris Sanford, “Folding Chairs” 2011 from the series “Through the Lens of Desire”

Kris Sanford, “Folding Chairs” 2011 from the series “Through the Lens of Desire”

ON THE WALL OF KRIS SANFORD

Kris Sanford, from the series “Cropped” (2011)

Kris Sanford, from the series “Cropped” (2011)


ON THE WALL OF KRIS SANFORD

(c)  VICTORIA CRAYHON . Untitled Holland MI

(c) VICTORIA CRAYHON. Untitled Holland MI

#52 Creative Expression in Your Pictures

1839-2019: 180 Years of Photography

“The most transitory of things, a shadow, the proverbial emblem of all that is fleeting and momentary, may be fettered by the spells of our ‘natural magic’ and may be fixed for ever in the position which it seemed only destined for a single instant to occupy.”

William Henry Fox Talbot, 1839 –Inventor of Photography

Carmel, 1984—A photo that didn’t strike me when taken, but discovered decades later and it continues to grow on me. Tastes change, in both directions, over time.

Carmel, 1984—A photo that didn’t strike me when taken, but discovered decades later and it continues to grow on me. Tastes change, in both directions, over time.


Otto Titzling is a fictional character who is apocryphally described as the inventor of the brassiere in the 1971 book Bust-Up: The Uplifting Tale of Otto Titzling, published by Macdonald in London, and by Prentice-Hall in the USA.

The name, a pun on "a two-tit sling," was invented by humorist Wallace Reyburn in the 1970s. Since then, the name has appeared in the game Trivial Pursuit (the makers of the game fell for the hoax, and listed "Otto Titzling" as the "correct answer" to the question of who invented the brassiere), the 1988 movie Beaches (featuring a song named "Otto Titsling" sung by Bette Midler)

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The Art of Fixing a Shadow — the history of creative expression in photography

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Women Before 10am, photographs by Veronique Vial

Inure: (v) accustom (someone) to something, especially something unpleasant.




(see Suzanne’s print from episode #48)



PATTERNS catch the eye, finding things that repeat interestingly. I always play around when I see various forms of organic repetition, usually with some wabi-sabi in there. But ultimately, they are boring - the don’t have any story or mystery or energy. They’re just kinda interesting.

This next set is similar, but different in important ways: they harness that sort of visual repetition (above), but then mess with it: use it, break it. The repetition isn’t the subject, the breaking of it is the subject.


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