I would like to start by saying thank you. Sincerely. The response to my last post was really quite a boost. It has made me excited about this whole project and the process.
I will be curating small batches of 9-12 images that all fit together in some way. The connection between the images in these sets will start out pretty obvious but will become less literal and more .. occult? as time goes by. The photos will be available in limited numbers, and the sets – batches – groups, whatever we end up calling them, will not be available indefinitely. I have no idea how much longer I’m going to live.. and there are quite a number of these little curations (not a word, I don’t think), that I’d like to put up. They will go up.. they’ll stay for a little while.. some individual images may sell out.. and soon a new collection will go up in the old one’s place. Once a group comes down, those images won’t be available anymore, unless one happens to show up in another group, which is likely to happen with some images.
It’ll be fast and furious. Hopefully fun!
But, to be clear.. I am not putting up a static page of images for sale that slowly grows over time. Instead it will be a dynamic process. It is an exciting opportunity for me to look back through years of photographs and it’s my hope that finding interesting ways to group them will allow me AND all of you to see them with fresh eyes, and maybe discover some photos that slipped through the cracks the first time around.
For now, all the photos will be printed roughly 5×7 on 8.5×11 paper. I’ll be using %100 cotton rag, acid free, matte paper and archival inks that are supposed to last a million years. I will be printing them all myself, here at the Vermont House in Harlem. I am keeping the number of prints limited to make sure that I don’t end up feeling overwhelmed by the process. I want it to feel manageable and fun.
I landed on this approach after much discussion with family and friends. I was universally encouraged to start with self portraits. I have taken SO many over the years that narrowing it down to just 9 was pretty difficult. Undoubtedly more of them will turn up in other sets down the line.
Thank you all again for your undying support. Go buy lots of prints! (I’ve got my eye on a new camera!!!??, and I’d like to leave Hill some money in the bank when I GO!). Please let me know if you run into any trouble with the site or see any errors that I’ve missed.
Now. Off to the shop to make pill flasks!
Happy 4th of July.
Fast boy OUT!