Instant Grafitication

Instant Grafitication

My whole career has been bouncing between the worlds of commerce, fine art and academia, with the commercial work paying most of  the bills, with teaching keeping me engaged, and my fine art feeding my soul. Always had galleries, exhibitions and enough sales to pay for my habit. But my commercial work specialized in black and white, so I was…
No Longer a Member

No Longer a Member

Does it mean I no longer exist? Featured Member, Mel Curtis Posted on August 8, 2013 Featured Photographer, Mel Curtis Name and business name: Mel Curtis / Mel Curtis Photographs. Hometown: Columbus, Ohio. Current residence: Seattle, Washington. url/phone: www.melcurtis.com / 206.323.1230. Number of years as a photographer: 33 years as a professional. Close to 40 since I first picked up a camera. Family, spouse, significant other, kids, pets,…
Happy New Year

Happy New Year

It is through my photographs that I am acutely aware of the passage of time. The photographic image fixes a place or moment and time stops. Until the next image alters that truth. Last summer I made an image such as this, and called it the perfect moment. And it was, then. But it was a fleeting moment, ephemeral and…
4 Dead in Ohio

4 Dead in Ohio

In the fall of 1981 I went to graduate school at Ohio University to study towards an MFA in photography. Since I considered myself as a newbie to photography, having studied and practiced graphic design in a former life, I was looking forward to filling the gaps of my photographic knowledge and perhaps become a  more proficient practitioner of the…
Perhaps I am insane

Perhaps I am insane

Or I just have too much time on my hands. It started with SAM and Jody’s request for new work.  I gave her 3 prints of Japanese Koi. One I had a print, 2 copies of it in fact. But when I went to look for them, they were hiding and not together either. Being a big prints, I have…