Wednesday, September 30, 2009


From Robert Frank's "The Americans" This piece of writing always charged me up the first time I saw it back in school. Not only did I become an instant fan of Jack Kerouac from this piece, but it always made me realize that there is more than one way to experience photographs. That you can actually FEEL a photograph, and not just look at it, talk about it, theorize about it.

Frank's "The Americans" is on tour right now and is at the Met in NYC until January 2010. I know I will be making the trip down to the city for it. I have never seen any of Frank's work in person, and I hope that same "crazy feeling" bubbles right up in me...

Top image: Kerouac's hand typed first draft of the intro to "The Americans"
Credits: The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature. Reprinted by permission of John Sampas, Estate of Jack Kerouac.

Bottom: "Los Angeles, 1956" One of my favorites from the book

Friday, September 25, 2009

new scans

I had the chance to revisit my negative from Maine over the past two days. In them I found some more images that I had overlooked before. Some of these images I am scanning purely for stock reasons, but some also hold some weight with the others that have already been posted on here through the months.

The simplicity and calmness of this image are what I like. It also speaks alot about how the camp felt on a day to day basis. This image was taken right before dinner, as you can vaguely see Eric, the owner, on his way back from the pantry playing with his old dog Kita in the background.

it's nice

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Flak Photo and the Exposure Project

Andy Adams, over at Flak Photo, has recently started a section highlighting The Exposure Project's newest Book and the photographers in it. He will be featuring 7 of the photographers from the newest book in Flak's today's photo section. Stop by Flak over the next week to check out some of the great work by the photographers in our newest edition of the book.

Andy has been a long time supporter of The Exposure Project's mission as well as our individual artists and members. He has featured the work of Ben Alper in the Today's Flak Photo section, as well as doing a feature article on our 3rd publication. Be sure to check his site regularly for great work and informative articles.

Thank You Andy!!

House and Shadow, Pleasant Hill, California, 2006
copyright Daniel Farnum

For more information about our 4th and most current publication, please follow the link below to our website.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I'm bringing back an oldie but a goodie to signal the first day of fall. Fall going into winter always seems like a time of reflection, on past events and what may come in the future. Enjoy this time of change everyone, but don't forget your mittens!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

it's a saturday

Well it's a beautiful fall day here, so here is another image from my September spent in Maine. This was my back yard for a month, with White Cap mountain in the distance.

Enjoy your weekend!

"Moving boats the lake"

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I'm feeling rather damp today, so here are a few images of water that I don't believe I have shared on the blog yet. Falls here and its cold and a bit wet out, not the easiest way to start your day. Grab your coffee and have a good day everyone!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Here's a few more images from my time spent in Maine a few years back. It was 3 years ago this month that I was there and, as the weather gets cooler here, it reminds me of the 30 degree mornings, wood stove fires for warmth every morning, and the rapidly changing leaves. Fall is certainly approaching us, so here is a bit of fall color for my first post in awhile. As with every change in season, I'm sad to see summer go, but I always welcome fall...

I will be posting a few more of my "Inspiration" posts very soon, so stay tuned for that.