Chris Schedel is a photographer, and this blog is used to introduce new photographs, drawings, thoughts, reviews, and links to other people's art. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Saint Xavier Student Work

The following photographs are from the Light & Shadow assignment.

Karie Raab, James Kimball, Breanna Foley, Breanna Foley.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

New York Times Magazine

Look for my photograph in the January 10th edition of the New York Times Magazine. There will be a story about the housing market, and they have requested permission to use one of my photographs. I bet you can't guess which one!

Needless to say, I was pretty excited to hear from them.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bill Guy

Check out his blog.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Another New Photo

This one is from a suburb pretty far west of Chicago. Don't remember which one, though.

Acres of Wetlands and Walking Trails!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Robert Bruegmann

Just thought I would share this link. I have read a little bit of his writings as it pertains a lot to Chicago and the Suburbs. Here is a link to his website. He is incredibly smart and fairly easy to read. Maybe I'll email him.... hmmmm.......

Robert Bruegmann

Mark Steinmetz

Since school is upon us, I have been thinking a lot about both black and white photography as well as teaching. I was looking through some sites I have in my bookmarks, and came across some of Mark Steinmetz photographs. I am just getting back into looking at B&W stuff since I am currently teaching it at Saint Xavier University.

The first few photos are from his project Greater Atlanta. To me, this work really shows the complexity of Place, something I think a lot about when it comes to my own work. His book of this work was recently released by Nazraeli Press.

This group of photographs is from his 2006 project entitled Cleveland Schoolteachers. I have been thinking about teaching recently and I think these articulate a lot of the different and sometimes difficult interactions between teachers and students.

You can see more of his work at his website: Nazraeli Press info can be found here.

Another New Photo

Here is another new photograph from the series Coming Home Never Felt So Good...

Yet another visual indicator of the problems in the housing market and it's affects on suburban subdivisions. This one was also made in Swanton, Ohio. There are more, it's just a matter of me editing them.

Monday, May 18, 2009

New Work

Here is the first work sample from the many new photographs I have made for my project Coming Home Never Felt So Good... This particular photo was made near Swanton, Ohio; west of Toledo. It was the first time I have actually seen any physical indicators of the effects that the housing market problems have had on the Midwestern suburbs I have visited over the past couple years. This is the only one I have finished working on so far, and as many of you know, it takes a long time to clean and prepare digital images. I will be posting more as I continue to work on the files.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

A Long and Eventful Saturday

Today was quite a long day.

In the morning, I taught my class; Darkroom Identity at Marwen. This term, I am working with students between 6th and 8th grade. One of the things I love about teaching different age groups, is that from 6th grade all the way to late college, there are always motivated students who are eager to learn and enjoy the process of making photographs and challenging themselves and the people around them to do the same. These are some photographs from our field trip to Michigan Avenue, where they were asked to keep in mind the question; "How can I make a photograph that is about me without having myself in the picture?"

The second part of my day was to spend about 4 and a half hours at the Merchandise Mart at Art Chicago and NEXT. If anything, I have become completely "arted-out," at least for a couple days. There was a lot of crap, in my opinion, but there were a number of gems that were wonderful. The following photos are a few of those.

The first two are images of an American Flag made from a collage of pornographic images. Absolutely stunning, and although I now don't remember the artist's name, I'm sure it won't be hard to find in the near future. The first is the full piece, and the second is a detail.

The next piece is a detail of an artists images of a strange man crawling out of a female's anus. Again, I don't remember the artist's name. I would had I not written the name on a receipt from coffee, which later I threw out forgetting I had written important info on it.

The last one was my absolute favorite piece of the entire show. This is a beautiful Robert Motherwell painting which I took my time with and had stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Even now!

And finally, a photo of Bill and Nate, tired and ready to go. We all felt the same way.