“What are you?”
Over the past twenty-five years I’ve spent most of my time around photographers. These days, seeing as I’ve departed from full-time photography, I’m branching out, spending more time with painters, sculptors and writers than photographers(Subjects I know little about). What I’ve learned is that there is a WHOLE LOT MORE going on out there than just photography (Yes, I had tunnel vision). So when I met Jeff Frost, and was introduced to his work, I was slightly puzzled. I wasn’t sure what kind of alien creature I’d stumbled upon. He writes, composes music, shoots stills, motion and time-lapse and also paints. My first thought was, “Okay that’s not fair.” I’m still feeling my way around the in the dark with D76 and TRI-X and Jeff is doing, well, everything. I have to say, I have tremendous respect for cross platform artists, athletes, etc, anyone that proves their merit in a variety of ways. What I love about Jeff is that photography is important to him, very important, but it’s PART of a larger overall context of creating something with meaning, something that in his case requires five different methods to produce. I made these portraits of Jeff during a visit to the Blurb office. Typical of Jeff, he rigged up a time-lapse camera IN the Blurb office for an overnight run. We are also collaborating on two upcoming book projects, so stay tuned for more info.
Flawed Symmetry of Prediction – Optical Illusion Painting and Time Lapse
Spending time with Jeff gave me greater insight into how he creates his work, which is fascinating, but what was more interesting was WHY he produces this work. Let’s just say it’s been with him a long, long while. Space, science, art, desire and a residue of cave paintings dating back to his childhood. Blurb recently worked with Jeff on producing a rich-media ebook, which in Frost terms is strange, haunting yet welcoming in an alien abduction kind of way.
You can see the ebook preview here…which will give you a little background on the project. Flawed Symmetry of Prediction
Right before I hit “publish” on this post Jeff sent me a little sneak peak to his new film…..so you are the lucky ones. By the way, Jeff is a guy very much in tune with the idea of sharing his work with as many people as possible, so if you feel so inclined, pass this post along, or Tweet it or use your channels to share. Thanks in advance.