Glass Eye Collection.


Got my copy of Studies in American Culture. It features a selection of my images from The Quarter!! Thanks Rob for thinking of me!

Tammy’s got a good thing going with these portraits.  They are AMAZING!

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New Orleans, LA. August 19, 2014.

My Lord!

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Congratulations to Amanda Cristina Berrios

- Her book based on my NATIVE GROUND photographs has been chosen for the Power Plant Gallery’s exhibition, Picture Books, organized by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

The exhibition runs September 12 – November 7, 2014. The reception will be held October 9, 2014 from 5-8pm. We hope you can join us. More information and gallery hours can be found on our website


Nathan Pearce

Midwest Dirt

When I was 18 years old I packed my bags and left rural Illinois. It had been my home my entire life, but I thought in leaving I would find the perfect place for myself elsewhere. In the city everything and everyone I knew was very different from what I knew back home and yet at the same time familiar. The wild and restless days of my youth were in full swing. But when I awoke those mornings I still expected to see my old midwestern life.

Where I was living wasn’t exactly the wrong place for me, and at its core my life wasn’t drastically different, but it wasn’t home.

I came back home to live almost a decade later. I still have no idea if this time I will stay for good, I don’t know if that will ever happen.

The wild restless days and nights haven’t ceased.

Some nights when I lay down in my bed and close my eyes I fantasize that I didn’t ever return. I dream that I could get right back up and go over to my corner bar in the city and have a drink looking out on the crowded street.

But I’m not there. I’m here. In the country.


Brilliant work from one of my favorite recent discoveries.

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New Orleans, LA. August 6, 2014.

Such wit, Tammy!

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A Predicament.
County Fair, July 17, 2014.


Uta Barth’s (1958 – ) work made me want to be a photographer when I was beginning college, and while she comes much later than Laura Gilpin in the history of photography, I think their work pairs well together. Her conceptual grappling with light, perception, and the optics of the camera remind me of Descartes’s La Dioptrique (1637)in which he describes the nature of light and seeing. These two together reinforce the eternal resonance of the mysteries of light and sight: 

You have only to consider that the differences which a blind man notes among trees, rocks, water, and similar things through the medium of his stick do not seem less to him than those among red, yellow, green, and all the other colors seem to us; and that nevertheless these differences are nothing other, in all these bodies, than the diverse ways of moving, or of resisting the movements of, this stick.

I love this work.

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