Scenes Around Jackson Photoblog

[interlude 06]

Posted in 2010, black and white, Film, interlude, Photo Post by William Patrick Butler on April 30, 2010

sorry guys

between working on a top secret project with one of my best friends, trying to get the ball rolling on my next big art project, my sister coming home from the weekend, and me getting ready to head to memphis for a shoot early tomorrow morning, this week just got away from me

so, an interlude.

but, next week, some photos i’ve been wanting to post for awhile:

The Bedroom Series

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[From The Archives] 1997

Posted in black and white, Film, From The Archives, Photo Post by William Patrick Butler on April 22, 2010

i don’t like doing too many [interludes]

esp two back to back!  so, no [interlude] this week!

part of the problem is, i really haven’t been shooting new stuff lately (but that should be changing in the coming weeks. yay!)

so, instead, i figured, why not turn on Ziggy, warm up the ole flux-capacitor, and hop in the Way-Back Machine and take a look at how it all began for me, photo-wise.  most of these shots have never been seen by anyone else before.

it was fall 1997.  i had just moved up to Memphis to start my first semester at the Memphis College of Art.

funny thing was, i was originally an illustration major.  that was the entire reason why i was going there.  but since i’d already taken all the basic core classes during my two years at Hinds Community College back home, and i had all the drawing/illustration classes i was allowed to take already chosen, i was one class short of being a full-time student.  which meant, i wouldn’t get all the financial aid i would need to go.  so!  needed at least one more class to round it out!

and so, on what was really just a whim, i decided to take Intro to Photography.  i knew it was a whim because i didn’t even have a camera!  but a friend of the family, Irvin Williams, actually gave me his old Canon ae-1 Program camera and it had a 50mm lens.

and that’s how it all started.


1997!

[interlude 05]

Posted in 2010, Color, Digital, interlude, Photo Post by William Patrick Butler on April 14, 2010

sorry all

i really was gonna do a post this week until i remembered, i still need to do my taxes!

so, here are some photos i took when i went to England with my sister to watch her get her Masters from the University of Sheffield

we were there from Jan. 11th – Jan. 18th

good times 🙂

[interlude 04]

Posted in 2010, Color, Digital, interlude, Photo Post by William Patrick Butler on April 2, 2010

wasn’t feeling 100% this week so, time for an interlude

a photo i took of Lizzie Wright while she was performing at Mission Control (aka her house)

this was my favorite photo of the night and one of my favorites i’ve taken of lizzie (and i’ve photographed her a lot)

you can see more of my photos of that night over on Mississippi Happening 🙂

see ya next week!