The ancient device known as a camera obscura (from the Latin for "veiled chamber") was an indispensable art-making tool for centuries. A new exhibition at Northside's Prairie Gallery tries to continue its relevance for contemporary artists.
So they’re stopping back home with a catchy new name and a foot fetish. Now called Slow Claw, these three former members of Cincinnati favorites Junior Revolution return for Cincinnati gigs and a one-mile barefoot walk through Northside to kick the Tom's Shoes cause up a notch.
David Rosenthal, talking in the bare-bones middle room of his new Northside gallery, says, "I'm hoping to provide a place where photography can be done by lots of people and can reach into different areas in lots of different ways."
A local judge put the smack down last week after a defendant mumbled that it was bullshit that he'd have to stay in jail until his court date. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Ruehlman thought that an alleged Northside Taliband gang member saying "bullshit" in his courtroom was actually bullshit itself, so he sentenced him to six months.
In any situation, whether buying coffee or talking with a stranger, it's fun to spin a brief moment in your head. Inspiration for portraits can't really come from anywhere else but the person you're photographing. Otherwise, you're not trying to portray that person.