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Kit and Ace in the North Loop

Kit and Ace I'm honored to be the first featured artist on the walls of the new Kit and Ace store in North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Not surprisingly, I had a lot to learn after being approached for this opportunity. I couldn't have done it without the help of the local Kit and Ace team and the crew at Mitrebox, who helped me make some important production decisions.

This is the biggest I've ever printed my work (30" x 20") and it's very exciting to see them in such a cool retail space. There's a third print hanging in the store that's not pictured, so you'll have to visit the store to see that one. They'll be up through October.

If you want to know more about Kit and Ace, Minnesota Monthly did a nice write-up about the new store.

Austin, TX

Made it down to Austin for a couple of days to attend SXSW for my first time. I mostly went to visit a friend from college who was playing a showcase. It was really great and I hope to spend more time down there next year. I decided to only bring film cameras with me and carried around a Yashica T3 most of the time. It was a lot of fun to slow down and shoot that way.

Here's my favorite pair that I've shared on Tumblr already.

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And here's another pair that I like. I took these just a few steps from each other on South Congress. They're part of a project I'm working on with a friend of mine. "Nature Finds a Way" is the working title.

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Exposed

DSCF4150-3My dad in his workshop. 2014. Taken as an in-camera double exposure on my Fuji X100S

I'm sharing this photo because it was featured at the end of an interview I recently did about how I make it all work as a self-employed creative person. I was honored to be asked and also really anxious about sharing such honest information, but I'm glad I did. I've gotten so much great feedback and have made some wonderful new connections as a result.

Read the interview.

Inspired

DSCF1642 To say that I'm embarrassed by the state of this blog is an understatement. I'm still shooting a lot, still obsessed with photography and am feeling more inspired than ever, but I haven't been sharing any of it here. My goal is to change that.

I won't promise to start posting every day, but I will make a commitment to post at least once a week, even if it's just a favorite photo from my Tumblr or Instagram that week.

I think a big part of what's held me back from blogging more is that I've been holding on to vague ideas of what this should be instead of just posting what I want, whether that's my own work or the work of others. As long as it's exciting to me, I'm going to share it.

I'll start with a podcast episode that showed up on my phone today:

Shooting Street - featuring Bryan Formhals

I discovered this podcast a couple of months ago and am hooked. The conversations around shooting street photography are so good and very inspiring. I'm particularly excited about this episode because I've been a big fan of Bryan's for years. He hosts the wonderful LPV Show and is a really great person to follow on Twitter if you're into photography as much as I am.