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1 hour in the desert.

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Photos from my drive to California for another ski photo shoot. Had about an hour of the most epic light I’ve ever seen.

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When there are low clouds in this part of Utah the red soil reflecting the sunlight turns them red. So cool.

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Written by Nate Abbott

May 12th, 2011 at 9:42 am

Welcome back!

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It’s been a long week and, gosh, I’ve been missing this blog’s most important contributor: me. I caught flu at the X Games and honestly haven’t been so sick since I was a teenager. The first day I felt better was like some sort of dream–I thought I would conquer the world in another day or two. Unfortunately, a week turned to weakness and it’s been hard to get back in the groove. But today, today I made strides. I actually called some people on the phone, I bought groceries, I listened to NPR, I left the house, I went to the Post Office and, perhaps more importantly, I welcomed back another sick member of my family.

Now in spite of my nerdy, technical brain I am not a huge advocate of technical ties to art. But sometimes a technique or a tool makes a synergistic leap with the brain of an artist. Stephen Shore moving to 8 by 10 after American Surfaces, Jasper Johns using wax and newspaper, Anders Petersen’s Black and White film, Jeff Wall’s light boxes, etc. But I’ve certainly had a love affair, technically with rangefinder cameras–I miss dearly my Mamiya 7 with its huge negatives. In the digital age, I’ve used a Leica M8 which unfortunately I destroyed by dropping a Canon 1ds on it (geek out about that collision as you wish…) Finally yesterday, I got the M8 back from Leica and although I plan on trading it in for an M9 soon, it was a joy to welcome it back into my hands and my brain today. More bloggy shots to follow as I carry that little camera and leave the house as I get my strength back.

Also, watch this video: Rodarte x Elle Fanning x Deerhunter x Todd Cole. Perfect.

Some shitty test shots while I ran errands:

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Written by Nate Abbott

February 8th, 2011 at 10:11 pm