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Emily Gill

I recently started teaching a high school photo class and my students are producing some stunning results. I love this picture by my student, Emily. Many more student works will be posted at camera-kids. Cannot wait to see what else these high school kids make this year. This is going to be fun. (And I just can’t help but love how Emily is photographing her younger 8-year-old sister.)

This might be a sign that it’s time to break down and buy my first digital camera. Went to my mom’s and didn’t get out the Mamiya.

Thank you to Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography (DCCP) for featuring my photography in their New Directions gallery.  

It has been a wild week having my photography featured by Phil Bicker at TIME. Big hugs and thanks to everyone who has shared my work and sent supportive messages my way. It’s been awesome.

To my surprise, my brothers are jealous they’re not in the pictures. Clearly, I have some more work to do!

Feeling the love…

I placed my big-girl camera down for a bit after extensively photographing my sister. This is pretty typical of me. I tend to get overwhelmed by having what feels like too many negatives to manage. I suppose that’s a good problem to have. Shooting is always the easy part.

Back at it again, one of the joys of having a smart phone is that now, in between shots with my beloved Mamiya, I’m able to take some shots to satisfy this newer need for immediacy. Although I love the surprise and anticipation of waiting to get film developed, I must admit that I’m enjoying living in both the analog and low-res digital worlds.

Musea Podcast #62 With Amy Powell →

Recorded a podcast with Michael of Musea.  Thank you, Michael!

Issue 58 : Fraction Magazine →

Honored to be featured in the latest issue of Fraction Magazine.

It might take us a lifetime to find out what it is we need to say. Most of us fall into where our feelings are headed while we’re quite young. But the beauty of all this uncertainty would be that in the process of exhausting all the possibilities, we might actually stumble unconsciously into the recognition of something that’s useful to us, that speaks to a deep need within ourselves. At the same time, I like to think that in order for any of us to really do anything new, we can’t know exactly what it is we are doing…
It’s cool to be wrong. It’s so essential, so necessary. It’s so appropriate to be confused, to be muddled, to be unsure. We preach clarity. Get your ideas organized. Get your thinking straight. And it’s the kind of stuff we all got from our parents, because that’s the role of parents. But it is the aliveness of the unguarded intuition and the persistence of our own feelings that guide us to our discoveries…
Everything really good in our experience is in some way beyond our control.

— Emmet Gowin (via amyjunesmells)


Edith, Provincetown, Rhode Island, 1965, Emmet Gowin

"My heart and mind follow her through gestures, rooms and days. At night, we have curled together as foxes for warmth." — Emmet Gowin.

Much love for Emmet Gowin’s pictures of his beloved wife, Edith.


Playing with rainbows. 2012.

My new friend and fellow Daytonian, Julie Jones, has the most amazing work.  Had the pleasure of looking through her contact sheets today.  Beautiful, beautiful stuff.