Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Containing Multitudes

Larry Wolf, Beloved 2 (2024)

This single image contains multitudes: 37,260,000 pixels from 79 portraits across 25 years of commitment with my beloved. They are of the mundane moments, the shared meals, waiting for a train or on a plane, resting at the end of a day. Some are from our travels, most are at home or close to home, often in our own bubble, also with friends and family. The most personal and vulnerable times were too intimate for a camera, and yet, in the accumulation of daily life, perhaps, is the deepest connection. 

We hold each other in our gaze, two men, our lives entangled, the composite image dense and ephemeral.  The underlying photographs were made with a variety of cameras and lenses, years of devotion, nurturing each other. The process of layering these images was a further devotion, selecting, sizing and aligning them, setting the transparency levels, and making final adjustments to the overall image. 

[Accepted for Devotion: A Queer Photography Exhibition, curated by Taylor Roberts and Grace Coudal, Latitude Chicago, June 2024

Monday, May 6, 2024

Six Realms Quick Sketches

Larry Wolf, God Realm (2024)

Larry Wolf, Warring Gods Realm (2024)

Larry Wolf, Human Realm (2024)

Larry Wolf, Animal Realm (2024)

Larry Wolf, Hungry Ghost Realm (2024)

Larry Wolf, Hell Realm (2024)


Friday, May 3, 2024

Clark Street - Again - Fresh

Larry Wolf, Clark Street (2024)

Larry Wolf, Clark Street (2024)

Larry Wolf, Clark Street (2024)

Larry Wolf, Clark Street (2024)

Larry Wolf, Clark Street (2024)

Larry Wolf, Clark Street (2024)

Larry Wolf, Clark Street (2024)

Larry Wolf, Clark Street (2024)

Larry Wolf, Clark Street (2024)

Larry Wolf, Clark Street (2024)

Larry Wolf, Clark Street (2024)

Larry Wolf, Clark Street (2024)

Larry Wolf, Clark Street (2024)

Larry Wolf, A Desire Line (2024)

I walk with a camera

What do I make of the paths I follow in the hardscape of the city,
from my home, up the street, down the street, across town?

Selecting these photos - What connects them?

A desire line.




Igshaan Adams - Desire Lines at the Art Institute of Chicago

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Design Desire Line

Larry Wolf, Design Desire Line (2024)

Dionysian? Apollonian?

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Almost Happy

Larry Wolf, Spring (2024)

Hampir

Hampir, the Indonesian for almost, only a letter away from vampir -- the bloodsucking demon.

What does it mean to be happy? Also, what does it mean to be almost happy?

To almost get in, to be almost accepted, to be almost there, but, at the same time, to be not there/accepted/in.

So, in a world where we celebrate disneyfied heterosexualities, for queer folks, what is happiness?

Often, it becomes the bloodsucking demon, the vampir, the hampir.


Translated by Tiffany Tsao


Monday, April 22, 2024

Henry Hamilton Bennett (1843-1908)

Henry Hamilton Bennett in Aperture #94 (1984)

Henry Hamilton Bennett in Aperture #94 (1984)

Henry Hamilton Bennett in Aperture #94 (1984)

Henry Hamilton Bennett in Aperture #94 (1984)

David A. Hanson, Song From A Century Before, Aperture #94, Spring 1984

Wisconsin Historical Society - H. H. Bennett Photographer

Wisconsin Historical Society - H. H. Bennett Archive

Anaglyphs

Anaglyph by Michael Verdi (2024)

Anaglyph by Michael Verdi (2024)

Anaglyph by Michael Verdi (2024)

Anaglyph by Michael Verdi (2024)

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Viewing mpo ‪1,824 x 1,368‬

Larry Wolf, Ravenswood as jpg (2024)

Larry Wolf, Ravenswood as anaglyph (2024)

Larry Wolf, Ravenswood as lenticular (2024)

Larry Wolf, Ravenswood as side-by-side (2024)

Help from a Friend

Hey Larry,
Did I not send you the link to the StereoPhoto Maker software? I’m sorry. You can get it here https://stereo.jpn.org/eng/stphmkr/mac/index.html but it’s kind of pain to install. You might just use Photoshop. I made a video for you about all of it - https://wtf.verdi.space/video/mpo-files.mp4