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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

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

To Be Honest | You’re Not Going to Like This

I’m going to make this personal and impersonal. I’m going to pretend you love a contradiction. I’m going to pretend you are one. I’m going to keep the compositions of my photographs tight on the artists and their work and their materials—except for one image—because I’m not completely evil. I’m incompletely so. And I’m going … 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