Well, not exactly, but today's the 30th anniversary of the song reaching number 1. If google is correct it was on this day in 1983, to be exact. I will never forget watching the video in my room thinking how cool it was and the controversy surrounding Michael Jackson's supposed connection to the occult. He was a Jehovah's Witness and I guess they frown on that sort of thing. Whatever. Crazy the stuff that stays with you when you're young and impressionable. I remember thinking, what's the big deal? It's Hollywood and movie magic and MTV and a cool song. Cut him some slack. Of course, he didn't need me to defend him back then and did enough in his life to stir up controversy more "controversial" than dead people dancing in unison. At any rate, I wanted to pay tribute to this musical milestone and moment in pre-teen history with a video that speaks to my inner 11 year old. It invokes memories of Thriller while capturing a spirit of rebelliousness with an authentic nod to the style of the 80's. Which is making a comeback, by the way. Plus, it makes me want to dance. Like, totally.
Time eventually positions most photographs, even the most amateurish, at the level of art. -Susan Sontag
Encouraged by the words of Susan Sontag, whose relationship with photography is equal parts fascinating, political, and hyper-critical, I am embracing the medium and releasing the first in a series of limited edition prints. I hope to one day achieve the level of art.
Focused on the command of color, geographic areas of interest, leading lines, balance, and other obscure and pleasing compositions, these prints are part of a collection produced from a year long effort spent journaling with a lens.
February is the month of love. Feel free to love them.
Old St David's Church Series -- 5x7 signed numbered unframed $15 -- 8x10 signed numbered unframed $20 -- Custom framing, larger sizes and canvas prints available upon request. Limited Edition 20 prints any size. Orders shipped within 7 days.
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