Tuesday, February 15, 2011

in stereo


INSTEREO is a collaborative fine art project between Chrstine Alicino and Ursula Brookbank. Daily images were captured via iPhone and atmospherically transmitted resulting in 365 unforeseen pairings. Christine and Ursula have been working together commercially for years through Ursula's role as an Art Director for Nordstrom's, but this synchronistic image exchange is one of their fine art collaborations. The premier screening of INSTEREO will take place Saturday, 2.26.11 at 8pm at the Echo Park Film Center Annex in Glendale, California. If you are lucky enough to live close enough to attend the premiere, do! If not, you can view the work here.

Monday, February 14, 2011

camaraderie


I have always been the kind of person who wants all people in my life to know one another. As such, I've always made sure that my group of photographers have had ample opportunity to meet and socialize with one another. I often host and arrange for dinners for us all to get together as a group. When I know one photographer has a question or needs information that might be another photographer's expertise, I encourage them to call each other. The result of one such call was beautifully articulated in this blog post by Jamie Kripke, about Matthew Turley. I got to see another manifestation of this camaraderie this winter when I had TWO simultaneous collaborative shoots; Michael Lamotte and Margaret Lampert worked together for Frito Lay, and Christine Alicino and RJ Muna worked together for Lastacaft. (Christine shot the stills, while RJ captured the HD video.) Both were very successful in no small part because of the mutual support and friendship that is fostered amongst our group. So today, when I spoke with both Matthew Turley and Jamie Kripke about their weekend, I got this photo back. They spent the day skiing together yesterday, and both called me today to tell me how much they liked and admired the other. I'll say we have something special in our group.