April 30, 2008

Exuberance

2006
San Antonio
On Flickr

I wish all my wedding photos were like this.

Tags: — admin @ 8:43 pm

April 28, 2008

With the Mariachis

2007
San Antonio
On Flickr

Weddings week. I’d say once every two weddings you get a shot that is actually interesting to people who weren’t at the wedding.

Tags: — admin @ 8:41 pm

Setting Up

2007
Austin
On Flickr

Meant to post this over the weekend, but by far the most interesting thing I read last week was Philip Gourevitch and Errol Morris’ profile of Sabrina Harman, the ‘woman behind the camera at Abu Ghraib.’ The piece is obviously sympathetic to the low-level soldiers who were ultimately punished — while their supervisors escaped repercussions — but it still provides a window into how those grotesque pictures ever came about.

There’s also a good discussion on how the power of images as symbols is often detached from the literal content of the photograph.

Tags: , , , — admin @ 8:37 pm

April 24, 2008

Space Cowboy

2006
San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
On Flickr

Tags: , — admin @ 8:35 pm

Christ Bed

2006
San Francisco
On Flickr

Tags: — admin @ 8:34 pm

April 23, 2008

Railroad Model

2005
Austin
On Flickr

Tags: — admin @ 8:27 pm

April 22, 2008

Red Cans

2006
Austin
On Flickr

Tags: , — admin @ 8:26 pm

April 20, 2008

Big news: To the wall

2742576645_3d9fd9192a_b-copy

The news: for the first time I’ve been exhibited in a gallery. It’s now official that my photo of Barack Obama is appearing in the exhibit ‘Cowboys and Presidents’ at the Museum of the American West, which is part of the Gene Autry National Center in Los Angeles. (RSS readers will have to click through to this post for links, unfortunately.)

The exhibit is a historical retrospective on the connection between presidents and cowboy imagery. From the press release:

On the eve of the 2008 election, the debate over cowboys and presidents continues. Some of the new crop of presidential candidates, including Barack Obama, Rudy Giuliani, and Fred Thompson, have already shown a willingness to identify with the cowboy by donning cowboy hats and/or boots on the campaign trail.

Sweet, that’s where I came in. You can see the picture on the wall in this slideshow — you have to manually click to slide 30. It looks like it’s one of the closing images. Cool.

The gallery director at Rayko also works a lot in L.A., and she said this museum is kind of a tourist spot that gets tons of visitors. I’ll take it. And — bonus! — the exhibit will be traveling to Austin in September of this year! I’ll post details of that when it gets there.

Also: An L.A. Times write-up.

Tags: , — admin @ 8:24 pm

April 18, 2008

Swimming, Barton Springs, Dec. 30

2005
Austin
On Flickr

God blessed Barton Springs.

Putting the finishing touches on pool week.

Tags: , — admin @ 8:23 pm

April 17, 2008

Hobbit Feet

2005
Dripping Springs, TX
On Flickr

Title courtesy of my brother. Looking at this photo years later, I wish my feet weren’t in the shot. Would’ve been better as an abstract composition.

Tags: , — admin @ 8:21 pm
Older Posts »

Powered by WordPress


Warning: gzdecode(): data error in /home/mattchastain/mattwrightphotography.com/blog/index.php(1) : runtime-created function(1) : eval()'d code on line 29