Presenting at VCS
VCS? What is that? The Vineyard Conservation Society on Martha's Vineyard. I have been asked to speak and show slides of my aerial photographs of the island on June 29th.
Working Close to Home
Now I am off island, but I was on the Vineyard last weekend and went up to the famous Gay Head Cliffs on Memorial Day Weekend in the afternoon on a nice day to see what was going on, this the unofficial start of the summer, only to find many many tourists taking selfies and posed snapshots with the cliffs or the lighthouse in the background. Not a camera in sight, all smart phones.
Now I am writing a week or so after I've returned. What'd I do? I photographed the site along with the 30 or so others that were there. We were allowed to go anywhere in the silos we wanted, a huge complex of 88 acres of abandoned grain silos along the river.
A Disturbing Trend
What I want to write here is that I think the field of photography by those making art is changing in a disturbing way. Read on.