Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Still working on finals....losing my mind a little, but I should survive :) I'm currently waiting for these images to print so I figured I'd post a few of them here. The series is about Centralia, PA and includes 13 images. Centralia used to be a thriving coal mining town until the dump caught fire and eventually lit the coal mines under the town. The fires have been burning for over 40 years now and are projected to continue burning for at least the next century. Google search it for more info.
This is the old rt. 61 that lead into the town. Since the fires have cracked it so badly, they've shut the entire highway down and just built a new one that runs parallel to the old one. It's hidden rather well; the only reason I found it was because my dad remembered traveling on it before.
Posted by Jess Kemp at 9:28 PM
Friday, December 12, 2008
I need to own these books:
That's all I can think of at the moment, but I'm sure there's more :)
Posted by Jess Kemp at 4:23 PM
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I'm not crazy about all of her stuff, but some of it is pretty cool. Found her on http://jmcolberg.com/weblog/index.html
Posted by Jess Kemp at 10:07 PM
So, Imogen Cunningham took photos for over 60 years. 60 years!!!! Below are a few of my favorite photos from those 60 years. Click on them to make them bigger and if you want the title or dates for any of them, let me know and I'll get them to you. Enjoy :)
Posted by Jess Kemp at 12:46 AM
Monday, December 8, 2008
I've been doing a lot of research all day for this paper in history of photo and I'm beginning to realize how truly amazing Imogen Cunningham really was. Here are a few images of her; I'll post some of her work later.
How fabulous is the picture?!! I love it <3 class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic;">Imogen Cunningham and Twinka, Yosemite, 1974, Judy Dater
Self Portrait, about 1910
She took photos all the way up to her death when she was 93. sooooo awesome
Posted by Jess Kemp at 3:41 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Anberlin just keeps getting better and better <3
Each Anberlin/Faceless lithograph is hand signed by each of the members of Anberlin!! 100% of the profits go to aiding team members in India this December!
This lithograph features the original and exclusive artwork of Cameron Little of the clothing company Ephraim.
The Faceless International team will embark on a 2 week trip in December into Nellore, India where they will be working with victims and the prevention of human trafficking.
Faceless International exists to raise awareness and education on social issues happening throughout the global community. We educate through giving first hand, real life experiences by providing trips around the world, as well as other opportunities to be a part of the solution through a variety of resources.
The lithographs are limited to 100 and are individually numbered and are made of a heavy weighted cardboard material.
Check out facelessinternational.com for more info on the group and http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270295161923 to order the litographs.
I want one :)
Posted by Jess Kemp at 7:15 PM
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
My opening for my first solo exhibition, Fricks Lock, is tomorrow night!! It's from 6-8 in the Gateway Gallery at MICA. Go to my website, jesskemp.com, for more details.
I finished this series in May of this year. Fricks Lock is a small ghost town in Pennsylvania. The inhabitants of the town were forced to abandon their homes in the 1960s when PECO announced the building of a nuclear power plant across the river from the town. PECO bought the property, kicked the people out, and left the buildings condemned and broken. It was important to me to document this town. I wanted to show my audience how the lives of people of an entire community could be destroyed on the whim of a corporation. The property still belongs to the plant, so I was quick to be in and out.
Posted by Jess Kemp at 6:09 PM
Stretching my earlobes has always been an on-again, off-again idea of mine. But I think I finally found the reason to go through with it:
Rose quartz plugs <3 looooove them. The largest I'll probably go is 6g or 4g, so it won't be too big. Whatcha think?
Posted by Jess Kemp at 5:45 PM