Collection of 77 5" x 5" digital photographs from 2002-2011.
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From the introduction:
I think the first guy who ever told me I must be the lucky one was a dentist who had just exploded a vial of Novocaine near my face, though it may have been a mechanic telling me about a cracked head on a 1970 TR6. But there was also the day at age 12 when I pulled a fat rainbow trout out of a stream seconds after casting, to the envy of my fellow campers. And there have been a few other moments to keep.
Lately I've been missing Polaroid film and the joy of instant photography's happy accidents. Digital cameras have actually brought back some of that spontaneity, but not always the dream-like colors and mystery that instant photos yielded. This Winter I culled through some digital shots, forced myself to edit in square format and tried to conjure some of the look-and-feel of instant film. I wanted to find the moment and the feeling of the moment.
What I rediscovered is that it really is about holding on to an instant that holds on to you. You have to be the lucky one. Of course, you need to show up with a camera and you have to shoot shoot shoot. You may have to crop and fool around with blur or saturation. More than a few blow up in your face. But some of those moments fix magically before your eyes. Every once in a while you get to be the lucky one.