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photography | a teacher

Photography is a teacher. It teaches me about the present moment and impermanence. I will doubtfully see this crow perch the same way again with the same sunlight and wind. I will doubtfully see this crow again. Photography is a teacher. It teaches me gratitude. —Tommy Tung Move with Accord Progression on Facebook Visit its sibling site Fiction, … Continue reading

the lifecycle of April Fools’ Day

  Let me break this down for you: — March 31: people believe the news that they read. — April 1: people question the news that they read. — April 2: people believe the news that they read. You’re welcome.   Move with Accord Progression Facebook Visit its sibling site Fiction, Mostly

// conversation peace // I make that choice

On one Saturday morning, I walk before the sun is high above me. I walk when it is shooting at an angle, which means buildings and trees cast their shadows on me, and I need their shadows, just as I need to walk and slow down. The Digital Age has been killing me lately and … Continue reading

// conversation peace // tropism

I stopped to photograph this, and I considered how we photograph patterns in plants, crystals, and other natural phenomena. We find them attractive. We do not often photograph our own patterns however. Ours are much harder to document. Today, your homework assignment is to open the doors of perception before you go through the world. If … Continue reading

New Mexico Moments | New Memories of Past Lives

We were drowning in darkness on Highway 41 outside Santa Fe, but every five seconds or so, lightning fractured a ganglion of clouds and only those clouds. It was an electrical cage in the sky, and for what prisoner and for what crime, I did not know. I only knew we were not far from … Continue reading

not just another enclave | the Santa Fe Art Colony

The Brewery is one of the largest art colonies in the world with several hundred residents, and the Santa Fe Art Colony is not striving for that superlative. It is comfortable with its own identity with around 50 residents. Both colonies are in downtown LA and both colonies open twice a year to the public for … Continue reading

Wanderland | LA Art Book Fair and LA Zine Fest

This title is deceptive. This is not an informative story about these events. This is rather a story of a cultural coyote in Los Angeles. I am that animal. I go for days without nourishing my soul with friendship, family, or love. I wander and have a talent for it. Many of my friends are … Continue reading

A Reason to Shoot People

In this verbal and visual essay, I propose that the best time to photograph people in an art gallery is when they offer a proportional statement between them and the installed work. It’s the optical equivalent of a simile. By Tommy Tung ============ At art exhibitions, you see photographers with point-and-shoot cameras and SLR machines … Continue reading

// conversation peace // Henry Rollins Can’t Call Himself a Photographer

Famed for his punk rock, Henry Rollins is also an actor, an author, and now a photographer — yet, that last description is not one he will readily assume, even though his new photo-essay, Occupants, collects quotidian burdens in mostly non-Western locales like South and Southeast Asia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. The former frontman … Continue reading