While I've seemingly dropped off the face of a brutally indifferent earth, I've been up to something since I got back to America.
Yes, I've suppressed my undiagnosed-but-almost-certainly-bullshit agoraphobia and started taking pictures of people.
Let me know if you like it. And let your friends know, too.
Also, I've got a couple of art shows coming up next month and I'm finally having some of my new stuff printed. The printing process is an art in and of itself, and while I could blabber about archival mattes and proper paper selection and what a royal bitch is to get the "right" look on a 48"x9" piece of shockingly expensive paper--especially for an image that you've only seen on a screen--I'd prefer to use the second half of this sentence to commodify my own work. Yes, buy prints from me.
I don't really give a damn about making money (as far as hobbies go, printing and framing is slightly less expensive than arson), but in this age of the reptilian brain shadow box (aka iPhone) and the billion images that race past our eyeballs every day, it'd make me voice-crackingly proud to know that someone thought so highly of my work that they asked me to reproduce it in three dimensions. Having seen a number of these pictures blown up to enormous sizes, I can confirm that it's a postmodern crime against humanity to restrict these images to the internet and the near-instantaneous attention spans that pervade it.
Anyway, here are some of the people I've shot over the past 6 weeks...
Oh yeah, you can find a lot more than this on Instagram, where you can find me @f.stop.fitzgerald