Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
I've never been much for the big city. When someone mentions the Subway, this is where my mind goes. (These are older images as well. This was a trip I took with my cousin Spencer back in 2007)
Posted by Travis Lovell at 10:42 AM
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I took a class out to the spiral jetty a few years ago. Hadn't posted anything from that trip yet so I went back to see at what I shot. This is one that I liked. (I didn't even shoot the jetty ironically)
Posted by Travis Lovell at 11:11 AM
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
I'm posting these for my mom. (Its her and my dads anniversary today) I took these photographs on a trip through Maine, Vermont & Canada that I took with them last year and they had not seen the images yet.
Posted by Travis Lovell at 10:03 AM
Monday, December 26, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Posted by Travis Lovell at 9:27 AM
Saturday, December 3, 2011
"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through."
Posted by Travis Lovell at 4:43 PM
Friday, December 2, 2011
I am going through and cleaning up my hard drive now that I have completed Grad School. These were a couple old pictures I found that I took while on a training trip to New Hampshire about four years ago.
Posted by Travis Lovell at 8:00 AM
Friday, November 25, 2011
At the beginning of November I had Keith Carter come out to visit my students at Utah Valley University. Keith is one of my favorite photographers and the visit was absolutely wonderful. I created this portrait of him before he flew back to Texas. If you don't know his work I would recommend visiting his website or picking up one of his books.
Posted by Travis Lovell at 8:50 PM
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Since people got so excited that I actually did something in color I thought I might just put up a few more old ones.
Posted by Travis Lovell at 5:29 PM
Saturday, August 13, 2011
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Saturday, July 16, 2011
I know I just said I wasn't going to post new Utah Lake stuff but I decided to post this one anyways because I like the image but there is an extremely high probability that it won't make the cut so I decided to share it now.
Posted by Travis Lovell at 7:28 PM
Sunday, July 10, 2011
I have been shooting a lot lately for my MFA thesis. I am refraining from posting any pictures from the project until I get finished so I am going through old pictures that never saw the light of a backlit monitor. Come November there will be some posts of all my new Utah Lake pictures. Until then, enjoy some blasts from the past. (This was from Cascade Springs - 2008)
Posted by Travis Lovell at 8:21 PM
Saturday, July 9, 2011
I have a few shots from last summer that I never got around to sharing. The story behind this image: I drove all over Acadia National Park in Maine with my parents. It was pretty but I was underwhelmed photographically. I didn't even pull out the camera until we started to head for our hotel and we crossed an old bridge outside of the park. This is where the river met the ocean. Kind of weird to be intrigued more by the neighborhoods surrounding the national park than the park itself.
Posted by Travis Lovell at 8:02 AM
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
|©David Alan Harvey|
You must have something to "say". You must be brutally honest with yourself about this. Think about history , politics, science, literature, music, film, and anthropology. What affects does one discipline have over another? What makes "man" tick? Today , with everyone being able to easily make technically perfect photographs with a cell phone, you need to be an "author". It is all about authorship, authorship and authorship. Many young photographers come to me and tell me their motivation for being a photographer is to "travel the world" or to "make a name" for themselves. Wrong answers in my opinion. Those are collateral incidentals or perhaps even the disadvantages of being a photographer. Without having tangible ideas , thoughts, feelings, and something almost "literary" to contribute to "the discussion", today's photographer will become lost in the sea of mediocrity. Photography is now clearly a language. As with any language, knowing how to spell and write a gramatically correct "sentence" is , of course, necessary. But, more importantly, today's emerging photographers now must be "visual wordsmiths" with either a clear didactic or an esoteric imperitive. Be a poet, not a technical "writer". Perhaps more simply put, find a heartfelt personal project. Give yourself the "assignment" you might dream someone would give you. Please remember, you and only you will control your destiny. Believe it, know it, say it.
David Alan Harvey
Magnum Photos (This is the blog where I found the quote. There are many other great words of advice that can be found here as well.)
Posted by Travis Lovell at 7:28 AM
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
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Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Now for something a little different from Utah Lake. I was parking my car to go photograph and while pulling out my camera I looked down and there was a little fish. Since the topic of fish is so relevant to the current state of Utah Lake I decided to give this little guy (or at least whats left of him) his five minutes of fame.
Posted by Travis Lovell at 11:38 PM
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
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