1. Somewhere in the desert,

    September 2014

     
  2. jimmymarble:

    Georgia, In the Wilderness

    personal note: first time ever shooting on film.

    www.jimmymarble.com

     
  3. Another Phoot Camp has come and gone. I don’t know what to say about Phoot that hasn’t already been said. Maybe I’ll devote a blog post to that later, but for now I’ll just say that I love all of these people to the ends of the earth. 

    This year I pushed things pretty far stylistically to make some new and unusual work. It wasn’t always comfortable to go that far, but I think it’ll take me in some exciting directions.

    In order from right to left: Chad Nicholson, Tyler Sharp, and Josh Wool

    Salton Sea

    September 2014

     
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  5. fall is coming

    (Source: Spotify)

     
  6. ransomltd:

    Sunspots and Liz.

    Shot on Kodak Portra 160 using a Leica M2.

    (Source: ransomltd.com, via parkerfitzgerald)

     
  7. My face 

    August 2014

    (Source: henrybusby.com)

     
  8. Real mature

    (Source: henrybusby.com)

     
  9. You can’t look away…

    Outtake for Phoot Camp Application

    May 2014

     
  10. I’m way behind on this, BUT…I am completely, mind-numbingly grateful to be going back to Phoot Camp this year. 

    One thing I love about Phoot Camp is that it always inspires you to lose yourself in the moment. Anything is possible when you’ve got 35 friends to rally around you. This photo was done in that same spirit. Within a span of probably 2-3 hours, this went from a glimmer of an idea to a fully realized moment. I bought a Speedo, shaved into a mustache, covered myself in baby oil, and convinced two friends to smash their butts on my head. That’s what it’s all about.

    I’ll be sharing a lot of outtakes from this shoot soon.

    Looking forward to making new friends and seeing the old ones. Check out all of the amazing portraits here…https://phootcamp.squarespace.com/phoot-2014/

    Thanks to all the great people that come together to make this happen. 

     

  11. I’m back

    Hi internet! 

    I’ve been away for a long, long time directing a new project with Marcus. You’ll hear more about that later. For now I’m excited to get back to sharing some photos from the comfort of my couch.

     
  12. Sarah,

    May 2014

    (Source: henrybusby.com)

     

  13. phootcamp:

    Apply for Phoot Camp 2014 here. The cost is $20 and the application requires a self-portrait and a short paragraph answer. UPDATE! Applications have been extended* to the end of day (midnight) on 6/6/14. We’ll still make selections by 6/15/14.

    The event will take place on a summer camp near…

     
  14. It was this kind of weekend.

    East Hampton,

    May 2014

    (Source: henrybusby.com)

     
  15. Love Amy’s work. Love Amy’s words.

    mullitover:

    JONATHAN CHERRY: What did you want to be growing up?

    AMY HARRITY: A veterinarian. One day my older brother crushed this dream informing me I would have to put my hand up a cow’s butt to graduate from veterinary school. I then began down the long road of career exploration that lead me to photography.

    JC: Who or what is inspiring you at the moment?

    AH: Cinema, color, and Beyonce.

    JC: What are you up to right now?

    AH: Currently working from a coffee shop on my teeny laptop and looking far more unprofessional then you’re probably imagining me to be.

    JC: Have you had mentors along the way?

    AH: Thankfully yes. I’ve been really fortunate to have photographers in my life who are further down the professional road and unabashed with sharing their experiences and information. My cousin Jim Golden, and my close friend Annie Tritt have always been open, honest, and huge sources of inspiration for me. They have been able to nurture my vision while being straight forward and honest about my work and career path. One day I hope to repay them­ I’m thinking bottles of cristal on a yacht.

    JC: Where are you based right now and how is it shaping you?

    AH: I’m currently in San Francisco, CA. The quality of light and color in California has a huge influence on my work. I live in a neighborhood called the Sunset on the outskirts of the city. The Sunset backs up to the pacific coast and runs along the south side of Golden Gate Park. The houses are all painted like candy skittles and around 6pm everyday the neighborhood lives up to it’s name. San Francisco has a natural dream like quality to it and my work definitely pulls form that.

    JC: One piece of advice to photography graduates?

    AH: It’s hard for me to say because I didn’t graduate with a photo degree. I never studied it in school. Education is valuable and graduating is a great feat but it hasn’t been necessary for me the photo industry. The quality and consistent vision of your work has proven to be important. So I guess my advice would be to shoot, a lot, a ton. Figure out where your corner of the world is, photographically speaking, and make as much work personal work as possible. Be completely immersed in it. That’s why people will want to hire you, because it will be obvious how much you love it.

    JC: If all else fails ­ what is your plan B?

    AH: The only Plan B I believe in is the kind that helps young ladies prevent pregnancy.

    JC: Is it important to you to be a part of a creative community?

    AH: To me, yes. But I don’t think it’s necessary. I’m a naturally extroverted person and my lack of photo schooling makes me drawn to a sense of community. I never had group critiques of my work, so I find my photo circle really helpful for things like that. Some people work better in solitude though. One of the best pieces of advice I’ve received was from a more insular photographer. He told me “stop looking at other people’s work”. I don’t follow that advice all the time, but I think there are times where you shouldn’t listen to anyones opinion or be influenced by anything else except the shit show of your own creative pull.

    @mullitovercc