Exciting news in the Minor Thread shop! I’ve finally found the time to produce more woodblock-mounted prints, and they were added to the shop last night.
A few of my favorites (well, they’re all my favorites, of course..!)
See all of the available prints in the Minor Thread shop, and stay tuned for more awesomeness through the summer!
Sometimes, it’s good to get back to your roots. Remember what brought you to an art form in the first place.
This past weekend, I had a lot of time to think about just that. And as much as I appreciate the ease of creating images digitally, I do often miss the smell of the darkroom, the sight of prints drying on the rack and the feeling you get when something comes out just right– the first time, or after hours after hour, perfecting a skill.
A lot of that gets lost, without the use of film. I know that there are other skills and standards with digital work, but it’s just different.
In a good way.
You have to love the ‘golden hour’- that window of time where the sun hits just right and everything around you looks amazing.
Traction Street in Downtown L.A.’s Arts District is a perfect place for capturing some truly golden images at this time of day. The streets are full of life, color..
…and just the right amount of whimsy.
Almost three years ago, the whole Minor Thread operation picked up and made the move from Oakland to Los Angeles. Moving here to L.A., this little corner in my neighborhood was one of my favorite places in town.
It might look a little shabby and run-down, but I knew that it was full of history, and history being created, too. I was in love with the way the “wheatpaste wall” was evolving and changing every time I walked by. So bright, so vibrant, so alive.
Now, things have changed a lot. There’s a new market on that corner, replacing what was left behind when Joel Bloom passed away. The funny taqueria is now a pretty awesome pie shop. And even the old Al’s Bar (the stuff of legends) is a venue hosting yoga and theater productions.
Progress is good. But oh how I wish that revolving art gallery, that ever-changing wheatpaste wall, would come back.
A quick Polaroid that I snapped last month…
Things have been busy in Minor Thread land… with a lot of new things on the horizon. Looks for a big shop update in the next month or so, as I’ve been working on a lot of new, great things for you all!
But for now.. a little Polaroid love. Taken with my favorite SX-70 camera.