This week I begin installing my exhibition at the Walker Art Center. I can’t wait to see my new project, Broken Manual, on the walls. I’ve been at work on this beast since 2006. I’ve photographed from Georgia to Alaska and just about everywhere in between. Along the way I’ve met some wonderful people. These folks are not just the ‘subjects’ of my photographs. In many cases they are true collaborators. It has been so gratifying to be in touch with two of these collaborators this week as I finally prepare our work.
- The Arkansas Cajun, Steve LaFontaine. In the process of photographing hermits, monks, survivalists and so on, I’ve met a lot of sad men. But Steve isn’t one of them. Steve lives his life with fierce conviction. He’s a lean and mean renegade, but that doesn’t prevent him from also being a really great guy. I was so touched by this recent blog post by Steve.
- Lester B. Morrison. Brother Les has been a collaborator for a number of years. A lot of you know him from this blog, but Les doesn’t get out and about much. So it was so great when he agreed to show up for his opening at the Soap Factory last Saturday night. There are picture of Lester here and here.
Stay tuned for details on my collaboration with Lester, Broken Manual (which includes a portrait of Steve LaFontaine). In the meantime, you can purchase a new trio of zines by Lester here – but act fast, 1/4 of them are already sold.