Cult: 10/29

Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in Blog, Exhibits | No Comments
Cult: 10/29

Friday, October 29 at 6:00pm till Midnight The Gallery at Social 1400 Meridian St. NW (Columbia Heights Metro)   Join The Dunes and the Gallery at Social as we kick off Halloween weekend with the opening of Cult: 10/29, featuring photographs from 18 members of the Cult of Frank Van Riper — an underground DC-based […]

Buckner Building, Whittier, Alaska

Posted by on Oct 4, 2010 in Blog, Travels | No Comments
Buckner Building, Whittier, Alaska

  Following World War II, the town of Whittier, Alaska, became the site for a major military installation. The Buckner Building, an enormous complex built in 1953, housed most of the population and included, under one roof, a theater, industrial kitchens, and medical clinics and laboratories. The complex was isolated from the outside world, accessible […]

Algarrobico

Posted by on Sep 29, 2010 in Almeria, Blog | One Comment
Algarrobico

Over a year ago I blogged about the background to the controversial hotel at Algarrobico on the coast of Almeria in southern Spain. It has been over four years since a court ruling delared the construction to be in violation of laws protecting the Cabo de Gata natural park and coastline and work on the […]

New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 in Blog, Ideas | No Comments
New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape

  I recently saw this exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. “A turning point in the history of photography, the 1975 exhibition New Topographics signaled a radical shift away from traditional depictions of landscape. Pictures of transcendent natural vistas gave way to unromanticized views of stark industrial landscapes, suburban sprawl, and everyday […]

The Icon

Posted by on Jul 13, 2010 in Blog, Travels | No Comments
The Icon

      Less than two years ago, in December 2008, condo mogul Jorge Pérez unveiled his $1.3 billion self-proclaimed “legacy,” the ICON Brickell in downtown Miami. With 1650 residences and a 150 room boutique hotel in three 50-story towers, it is Florida’s largest condominium development. The complex features “signature designs” by Yoo and “inspired […]

Preserving the Cortijo del Fraile

Posted by on Mar 29, 2010 in Almeria, Blog | No Comments
Preserving the Cortijo del Fraile

Federico Garcia Lorca’s drama Blood Wedding was inpsired by a true story that appeared in a Spanish newspaper in 1928. A bride-to-be ran off with another man (her cousin) the night before the wedding, but the groom’s brother discovered the couple and shot and killed the lover. The bride-to-be lived on a farm known as […]

Save the Cortijo del Fraile

Posted by on Jan 8, 2010 in Almeria, Blog | No Comments
Save the Cortijo del Fraile

Federico Garcia Lorca’s Bodas de Sangre was inspired by a true story that appeared in a Spanish newspaper in 1928. A bride-to-be ran off with another man (her cousin) the night before the wedding, but the groom’s brother discovered the couple and shot and killed the lover. The bride-to-be lived on a farm called El […]

Interview in La Voz de Almeria

Posted by on Jan 8, 2010 in Blog, Press | No Comments
Interview in La Voz de Almeria

Spanish journalist Federico Utrera conducted this interview with me by email about my photography and relation to Spain. Utrera is based in Madrid but is originally from Almeria. I first met him last year when he was writing about my uncle Federico Castellon. I was flattered that he took the time to review my portfolio […]

The Past is Not What it Used to Be

Posted by on Oct 23, 2009 in Blog, Ideas | No Comments
The Past is Not What it Used to Be

The walk to the Centro de la Imagen, on the Plaza de La Cuidadela in central Mexico City, took me past 20-foot-high temporary steel barricades and hundreds of police in riot gear, in preparation for a massive protest the same day. The main exhibition, titled Presencia Flagrante, showcases the work of contemporary photographers Marcos Lopez […]