Aug 19, 2009

community

i've been back from Homer nearly a week, and have tried to tap out a blog post about my experience several times, but have been unable to pull it all together. the week exceeded my expectations in so many ways, but i've been unable to tie it all up - to find a thread that was satisfying.

tonight i hosted a long overdue dinner with Adam and Dennis, and it became clear. over plates of pasta, and too much wine, we talked passionately about what we hold dear. we raised our voices at times. conceded at times. got to the crux of matters and spread it all out on the table.

in the end, we all make photos in relative anonymity. it's crucial to be able to come in from the weather and get to the bottom of things with friends. i take community for granted often, and when it comes on like it has the last couple weeks it can be overwhelming.

i need more of this kind of discussion. if you can't make it to Fairbanks for pasta and wine - drop me an email.

8 comments:

lane said...

You're welcome for dinner in Santa Fe anytime. Or e-mails. :)

ben huff said...

hey lane, santa fe sounds great! i'll bring wine...

Cristián said...

the same deal here down in Santiago, Chile, South America. Your blog is part of somethig that is further down than you may think.

ben huff said...

Chile eh? maybe i'll come down there with some wine.

Cristian, if you have some time, i would love to see some great South American photography.

Boomer said...

How exciting - I CAN make it to Fairbanks for pasta, wine and discussion!

ben huff said...

BOOMER! yes you can - i'll call you this weekend.

Cristián said...

I don´t know if it is that great, but it´s mine, I have a web that it is just up a little while ago, and it is not fully organized, but I am working on it.
www.cristianuretafotografia.com
there is a few galleries with some photography projects like Chuquicamata, chiloé, poetas.

And you are Up any time for the pasta and wine down here.

ben huff said...

i do like this work, Cristian. i would love to know more about both your Chuquicamata and Chiloe bodies of work. if you have time... ben (at) huff photo (dot) com

 
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