Aint-Bad Magazine Feature

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the folks at Aint-Bad Magazine (based in Savannah, GA) chose to feature some of my photographs on their website. They seem to feature a new (often emerging) photographer several times a week – lots of great stuff!

 

Be sure to take a look: http://aintbadmagazine.com/article/2015/04/23/joshua-farr/

NHIA Alumni Exhibit @ Kimball-Jenkins Estate & School of Art – Nov 3rd to 28th, 2014

I’m excited to have been chosen to exhibit one of my photographs “Jim, Northampton, MA, 2014” in the juried alumni exhibition at the Kimball-Jenkins Estate & School of Art in Concord, NH this November. The show runs from November 3rd through the 28th and there will be a reception and awards ceremony on Friday, November 7th from 5 to 7pm. The show was juried by Pamela R. Tarbell, who has been the owner and Director of the Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden in Concord, NH for the past 18 years. Tarbell is also an artist, and hold a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.


Kimball-Jenkins Estate & School of Art
266 North Main Street Concord, NH 03301
www.kimballjenkins.com

A New Direction

I’ve begun efforts to start researching a location for my next photographic series. This one, funny enough, was inspired by my very own canine companion, Lily. She’s a walker coonhound, which were historically used to hunt racoon and bear (among other things). It got me thinking and wondering how many people are still actively using hounds to hunt – and to what degree that tradition is still thriving in New England.

 

I found information about a hunting preserve in northern VT call Peaceable Hill Farm, where they raise and hunt pheasants. I’d love to spend some time there photographing the people and their relationships with their hunting dogs. It feels to me like a cultural tradition that may not be around much longer. Obviously, there are many these days opposed entirely to the idea of hunting wildlife, but I simply seek to explore the subject matter and let people judge of themselves.

Some recent thoughts…

I think it’s time to get back to my roots of a documentary themed B/W 35mm series. I miss those days.

 

I’d been giving some serious thought lately to selling off a good chunk of my camera equipment and purchasing a very reliable and solid full-frame dslr, such as the Fuji X-100 (or something similar). I think it would do me good to simplify my “gear” and focus less on the camera I’m using, and more on the photos I’m taking.

 

I will certainly be sure to have at least one digital camera, one 35mm camera, and one medium format camera – but otherwise, I don’t see many occasions where owning several of each would really be beneficial.

 

On another note, I’m currently waiting to hear back from both the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center for the Bienniel juried exhibition I submitted to several weeks ago – as well as the NH Institute of Art juried Alumni exhibit I submitted to. I submitted a sampling of some of my b/w 5×7 view camera portraits to both. I’ve shown at least one at NHIA last year, but I have a few new ones to add to the mix that I’ve taken since then.

 

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Exhibition at Catherine Dianich Gallery

I’m honored to be included in a month long exhibition featuring photographs of Vermont Bridge No. 9 over the West River in Brattleboro by photographers Myles Danaher, Bob George, & myself. Catherine Dianich was kind enough to invite me to participate a few weeks ago and I ended up printing and mounting 5 16×20’s which I hung this morning.

The bridge, one of the largest spans in Vermont, is being replaced as we speak. The bridge was built in 1959 and will be replaced this spring with a much more modern/simply styled bridge. The show is a “life-retrospective” of the bridge itself – including images from it’s original construction thanks to the Brattleboro & Vermont historicl societies.

 

The exhibit opens Friday, March 7th from 5:30 to 8:30pm.
Learn more about Catherine Dianch Gallery online HERE.

 

Photo of Vermont Bridge No. 9 by Joshua Farr at Catherine Dianich Gallery

My Day-Trip to Boston

So – after about a total of 6+ hours of driving yesterday, I managed to pick up my photo from NH Institute of Art’s Alumni Exhibition and then swung another hour and a half down beyond Boston to visit the folks at Panopticon Imaging to pick up a print they offered to do for me. I was great getting to chat with them! They even took this dashing mug-shot.

 

Photograph of Joshua Farr holding his photograph at Panopticon Imaging

Panopticon Imaging Print Give-Away

Exciting news today – I found out that Panopticon Imaging in the Boston MA area selected my photograph “Sasha & Zoe, Northampton, MA, 2013″ as one of three winners for their print give-away offer! I sent them a hi-res file after they notified me, and they will now print an exhibition quality archival print for me of the photo as a gift and promotional tool. It’s amazing how much exposure it ended up giving me in a very short period of time. I was honored to have been chosen and I look forward to driving out to their studio to pick up the print in person.

 

If you haven’t done so already, check them out online at: www.panopticonimaging.com

 

Sasha & Zoe, Northampton, MA - Joshua Farr

CALL FOR ENTRY: Handmade

In case you hadn’t heard yet, the Vermont Center for Photography is hosting a juried exhibit of Handmade & Alternative Photography this coming April 2014.
“VCP is proud to introduce our latest call-for-entry for our upcoming juried exhibition featuring photography of any subject matter using any type of alternative or handmade photographic process to create the printed image. The image can be captured using a digital SLR, but the resulting print on display must be achieved using a handmade process such as Cyanotype, Plantinum, Palladium, Salt Printing, Tintype, Wetplate – among many others. There are many acceptable mediums  –  If you have a question as to whether or not the specific process you are using is acceptable, please contact Joshua Farr at info@vcphoto.org or leave a message at 802-251-6051. Gelatin silver prints will only be considered on a very limited basis – though are generally discouraged. No digital prints will be considered.

 

For full details – and to submit ONLINE, visit the submission page HERE.

 

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Baby, It’s COLD outside..

Sitting inside my cozy apartment while the blustering sub-arctic temperatures outdoors are held at bay by these so called “walls” that surround me – I thought that it might be a nice touch to keep folks updated on any photographic happenings – both of my own as well as just things that I’m involved in or merely interested in. I’ll hopefully post updates on exhibits, photo events, calls for entry, artist talks, reviews of exhibits I’ve seen lately – and who knows what else.

 

Stay tuned – and stick around a while.

 

Inflatable Snow Men, Oxford, ME, 2013 - Joshua Farr