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Art, The Universe and Everything

You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved. – Ansel Adams I love this quote as it’s such a good reminder that your own art is enriched by everything you experience – which is why you should go out and experience things! Sounds simple enough. However, that can easily slip by the wayside when you’re head down pursuing a creative c

History of the World, Part 2

In 1981 the legendary Mel Brooks released a comedy film called The History of the World, Part I. For those of you who haven’t seen it (seriously stop reading this post and go watch it!) – the film is an irreverent take on the course of human events through history and covers the Stone Age, the Old Testament, the Roman Empire, the Spanish Inquisition and the French Revolution. As I struggle to draw boundaries around my research for Fractus I find myself musing how and why Mel