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Recliner, pods, and photographs

Recliner, pods, and photographs

Kent, Connecticut. In photographing my friend Joy Brown’s studio, I caught a small reclining figure, two large pods, and without knowing it, three photographs in the upper right hand corner of this frame.

Those photographs were shot and printed by me of my own ceramic work for my MFA show at the University of Oregon in 1980. I got into photography just to do this documentary work. The porcelain piece in the photograph on the right is 1 inch tall. So you see, I was into macro photography even back then. Here is an old scan of the exhibition postcard.

It’s nice to know that Joy, a person I have deep respect for finds my old work inspirational in some way.