Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Last Winter

From last winter when I was in Texas. Oh mama look at that sprawl.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Drink Coffee, Brush Teeth, Take Self Portrait

Here are the first five printed self portraits from my morning portraits WIP series. Each (most) are taken moments before I walk out the door for the first time. I am interested in seeing how I feel/look before I present myself to the hustle and bustle of Central Square and the changes of my expression, stance and clothing.
Its about the everyday.
I have been wanting to do a daily photo project for sometime but did not know what to shoot, this seems to be worth exploring for now.
All of these were taken in November or early December, and I am pretty sure the first one here was the first one i took.
I am hoping to have more printed and posted in a about month but they will have a different locations and people in them.
Merry X-mas, Eat some fucking pie!
©S.I.Watson 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Touch my (print) Box

This is where What November Was and Morning Portraits are living. I am becoming more obsessed with objects that surround photographs and photography itself such as film canisters, print envelopes, packaging for the film and paper, and receipts for processing. So i have started scanning in these objects as well because their presence is important to my process.
Oh and thanks for the paper Traverse, I finally printed on it after a year and a half.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

What November Was (part two)

November was the last warm days, the last night wanderings and talks about the future.
Where are we going? Oh photos will you let me know?

Presently I am down in Texas, the sun is shining, and I want to photograph everything. While visiting friends and family, I keep coming across stacks of photos- snap shots with no time line or order - that make me drool. The randomness of people and places I don't know or haven't thought about in a while, different textures of paper, photos from the 1960s hanging out next to pictures from a few months ago, some fading and beat to shit, someone's history vibrating in my hands and eyeballs. Snapshots are one of (if not the) my greatest influences on my work, there is something just so beautiful and humble about them. I feel as if I have the same intentions as a families' photo album just on a larger scale.
Do people still do photo albums? Or are we locking them inside of digital cameras and computers?

Thanks for lookin' and reading.

©S.I. Watson

Sunday, December 13, 2009

What November Was (part one)

Scanned 5x7 prints on lovely expired Ektacolor paper, printed this past week.

November was about post prime pumpkins, rainy NYC adventure and then a clear(stoned)melancholy Thanksgiving morning. More to come.

I wonder if I am wandering in circles, photographing in circles.

Heading down South to sunny sprawling Dallas later this week. A place that I hated so much as become a muse of sorts.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Flash for you

I have taken to night wandering with a friend(s) an shooting with an on camera flash, and these are the product of such adventures. Last night it snowed here in Cambridge so I am not sure how much longer I will be able to go out and shoot this way. Ah well, seasonal seasons.

hm.... that is all.