Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A new life

I started this blog last Spring so I had a place to share photographs from my ongoing series Hunting and Gathering, in which I gather images from my movement through the world around me during my everyday life. I am especially interested in animals, materials hidden in an urban and rural landscape, and in general small things that may go unnoticed by the casual observer. Since leaving my full time job as a professor in CA and moving to NM I have opened my eyes to new practices, activities, ideas and ways of living. I have also had the opportunity to focus on doing some things that I have not had time to do when I was working full time. I saw in a Real Simple magazine recently the term "funemployed" and I think this might describe a little of where I am at right now. Some of the new practices and activities I have developed are cooking, baking, farming, dog training, running, walking, meditation, and reading more about my new found interests. I have also been able to work on my art practice more full time than I was able to before as a full time professor.
I am still photographing my everyday life using a variety of different point and shoot digital and film cameras but I want to expand this blog to include my experiences participating in a work share program at a local CSA farm, recipes I have developed or found, and my trials and tribulations searching for work in my new home. Some of the jobs I have applied for have included but are not limited to: crossing guard, grocery store clerk, coffee barista, movie extra, marketing manager, bartender, freelance photographer, retail window designer, retail store manager, clothes buyer at a used clothing store, computer store "specialist", and the list goes on.
Since I have moved here to the high desert a few months ago, summer has turned to fall and there has actually been snow already, which I was not expecting. The next few posts will give you a sense of the time since I have moved here...

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