Something about a print. Something about the feeling of a photograph that isn’t just equatable to zeros and ones. Something about a negative. Something about the scanned in grain, dirt, and dust. Film is certainly annoying. It isn’t for the impatient. I’m impatient. Sometimes I hate it. Sometimes. Other times, I find a negative. The […]
October 23rd, 2014.
A couple of days ago, I wrote about not identifying with being Canadian. I wrote about being a Newfoundlander first, a Canadian second. I wrote about loving Seoul and Korea. Yesterday, Canada experienced something that it hadn’t at least since I have been alive. I studied about a similar event in the 70s during school […]
October 20th, 2014.
Hard not to miss a place like this. I love where I am and what I’m doing. I love being in Korea. I love the bustle. I love the hustle. Everything about this place screams at me to stay. And I will.
A shitty, rainy day in Seoul. Still reminded of home with the rain sliding across the cafe window. I don’t often miss home, not really. That said, sometimes I feel like Newfoundland is a kind of oasis for Newfoundlanders. A trip back is needed every so often to cleanse the mind. The Soul.
Finally after a couple of days in front of my computer I’ve managed to get my two most recent projects here. Being shit at this kind of thing it took a lot longer than I expected, and it’s still a work in progress but it is a start. For those looking for some clarification not […]
After taking a long time to think about a small, but emotional project I did this summer it is finally live on my portfolio website. No words, just 13 photos from one of the most important trips I’ve taken in my life. The essay is here: http://www.jtwhitephotography.com/projects-newfoundland
Yesterday, I was going through negatives I hadn’t yet scanned. The first shot on one roll was this one. I hadn’t noticed it before, because it was the only photo I took on my trip home with this camera. A Leica M5, someone had given me months before I’m not sure why this was the […]
Project Update: Newfoundland
After finally completing my project, The Culture (http://www.jtwhitephotography.com/projects-the-culture), I’ve started working on editing the next of the photo essays that will appear on my portfolio. This one, is simply titled Newfoundland. It follows my trip back to my home province this summer and the month I spent there. I hope to finish it by the […]
The perfection of imperfection. A series of imperfections, any life or person. Perfect, isn’t reality. Memories are always of the imperfect. The quirkiness of a person is often the crux of their charm. The imperfections of anything is often it’s strongest catalyst for interest. A person’s inner struggle is often related to their perceived imperfection. […]
Newfoundland: Coming Soon
My project, based on my trip back to Newfoundland this summer is almost ready for print. Hard to go through these photos, in fact. A beautiful place, my homeland. The land may very well be cold, the sea breeze bristling the senses of even the toughest man. The people, however hearty they may be are […]
Port au Port, Newfoundland, Canada. Admittedly, I don’t know much about this topic. I don’t know enough much of what goes on in my home province anymore. I see the posts. When I say ‘see’ I mean I scroll through them. Sad, really. After reading a recent article on the matter, I’ve realized it’s something […]
Timing (from The Culture)
5:50. I fucking hate bad timing. An offshoot of bad luck, only bad timing feels worse. At least luck feels uncontrollable. “Everything happens for a reason.” Sick of that, too. What reason? Lately, it’s a disjointed notion. Feels like running this fucked up emotional gambit full of equally fucked up ebbs and flows. 1:50. Holding […]