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Kris Vockler
Works at ICD High Performance Coatings
Attended Portland State University
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Lovely photo you have in this here great article, +Angie McMonigal :)

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I need to look at the article again and check out the book. And thanks about the photo, I shot it early 2012 and it's still one of my favorites, it's a detail shot of the pavilion in Lincoln Park designed by Studio Gang (one of my favorite architectural firms, they also designed Aqua).
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BUTCH is a documentary portrait project and exploration of the butch aesthetic, identity and presentation of female masculinity as it stands in 2013-14. It is a celebration of those who choose to exist and identify outside of the binary; who still get he’d and she’d differently throughout the day; who get called-out in bathrooms and eyed suspiciously at the airport; who have invented names for themselves as parents because “Mom” nor “Dad” feels quite right; and who will generally expect that stare from the gender police trying to figure out if they are “a boy or a girl”. It is an homage to the bull-daggers and female husbands before me, and to the young studs, gender queers, and bois who continue to bloom into the present.
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I <3 a prank. I copied a paperclip on my office pinter, make 40 copies of that and put the paper back in the paper tray. My employees are freaking out. :)
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I like this idea. One of my goals from last year was to have a yearly photo book created of my work from that year. It's March, I haven't completed it. So, I think I better do that. This is a great idea.

I also print my best of a year to archival paper from my Epson medium format printer, also cool as you can live with your work but the book idea is a perfect companion. 
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At the start of the month, I did the same as +Oleg Perejogin (only with a pack of 4x6). Now I have to actually start taking photos I like.
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Just setup a T1 specific community to share photos, discussion, and links to Pro's using this awesome camera. Come join!
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Documenting a Young Life

I'm always struggling with the whole idea of what to write about (fiction) or what to shoot. They always say to write what you know and to shoot what you know. As a suburban business owner and mother, I neglect the finer points of this and dismiss what I know. I find the subjects around me to be boring. When I was younger I worked with street youth at risk so I know a thing or two about IV drug use and life on the street. But today, I'm a suburban mother who sits in an office all day or on airplanes and goes to meetings at boring hotels. I forget that I have learned much about human nature and relationships. Stuff that people who write about such things have to learn about but I take for granted.

About nine months ago I was trying to find the muse around what I do all day. I'd think about photographing my son and then dismiss it because surely nobody wants to see another kid pic. Then I started to think I'm missing a great opportunity. My child and I go through a ton of ups and down. We forget how hard it is to grow as a young person. So, I started an ongoing body of work that documents my child's emotions, lessons, joys, pains, experiences, and the like. All in B&W. It's not been easy, I don't want to mock my son and tell him to sit and keep crying so I can take a photo. It's been a really cool experience to figure out how to do this and not let the lens get in between he and I.

Which brings me to why I'm posting this. I came across this today and this photographer is doing the same thing. She's doing it beautifully and has given me some great ideas for improving my efforts. Do I worry it's been done before? Nope. It's not been done by me or with my son, in our experiences. I hope my project will evolve into something unique as hers has.

Take a look, cool stuff. As some of you are just like me, parents, you may enjoy this. Even if not a parent, you may enjoy this.
Effingham, Illinois-based photographer Tytia Habing’s ongoing series “This is Boy” beautifully captures the dichotomy of peace and wild energy inherent in its subject-her young son. The series, presented exclusively in black and white, features Habing’s son over a period of several years....
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It's a sad day when the blog comment spammers quit trying so hard:

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Playing around with new studio gear and the X-T1. Pretty darn happy with it. I have some junk in my shadows from the paper I was shooting on. Not bad for my first try with this camera. Worked like a charm. I haven't done studio setups in many years, relearning it all. 

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Agreed, it's really a toss up. 
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Whilst I was whipping up a great dinner with my young sous chef son last night, I was thinking a ton about metaphor and allegory in my photography. So I wrote a little essay on it. Hope you enjoy. Or not, whatever. :)
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This is great +Kris Vockler! I think you expressed so well exactly what artistic photography is all about. I know I'm always struggling with this...sometimes to figure out what story I want to tell or how to tell it or what the point of my photography is at all. But, then, sometimes I start to notice a pattern in my work and have to go through these shots and look at myself and figure out why it is I keep photographing a particular subject or why I keep photographing in a particular way. May a reverse in the typical way to go about expressing yourself but so much of this is subconscious, at least, maybe, to begin with. 
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CEO ICD High Performance Coatings & Board member for both Centric Management and Consulting & the Glass Association of North America (GANA)
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    BS Geology, 1991 - 1996
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    1992 - 1996
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