Next Lecture: May 14, 2015, 6:30–8 p.m.
Photographers: Andrea Everitt, Jasmine Moser, David Sweet
Upcoming Lecture: 6/11, 7/9, 8/13, 9/10, 10/8 & 11/12 (2nd Thursday of the month)
Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center, Exhibit Room, 50 Scott St (at Duboce), San Francisco (415) 554-9522
Free and open to the public.
Mark your calendars for our monthly photo series showcasing three local photographer’s work in a show and tell format. Each photographer will share their body of work, as well as their approach in creating the work.
* Light fare will be provided, but feel free to bring appetizers, beer or wine to share as this is a community focused event.
Some of my best work is done while walking many miles through the streets and parks of San Francisco. With this outer, physical journey, I explore my home and chronicle its details as a way to continue an inner journey embracing and exploring myself, deepening my life’s essential intersections of place, food, time and relationship. The individual projects, whether they be a series of garden prints, or images taken during a long hike, also act as invitations to others to join the journey and expand the web of intersections.
I often talk of the see-sawing feelings of conflict and détente that accompany my experience of motherhood. With my visual work, I immerse myself in the détente. I explore the Eros of what this time and place has to offer, not as a way to “settle”, but as an exercise to truly see what is before me and wrap myself in its clarified beauty.
Jasmine Moser is a photographer, poet, textile artist, and musician born and raised in San Francisco, California. She graduated from the California College of the Arts and the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts High School.
Art, in the many different disciplines she indulges in, has always been the center of Jasmine’s existence. After years of working on three-dimensional art and writing, she began studying photography and traditional darkroom processes when she was 16. She experimented early on with combining art and writing during the development process. Jasmine works in both black and white, and color photography. She shoots medium format with a Hasselblad and 35mm with a Nikon.
Jasmine’s photographs portray the dualities that exist in her inner life and in the world around her. Through her self-portraits, she expresses the experience of being a young female finding her way in a world where her body can attract both harm and happiness. Other imagery reflect unique environments. Obscure emotional landscapes develop when the line between helping and hindering oneself is blurred. Her stark work shows the inseparability of pleasure and pain within. Jasmine’s attraction to the surreal and absurd lead to experiments with time, space, and lighting. Her images conflict with the apparent reality that her photographs record.
Jasmine has been volunteering at the Harvey Milk Photography Center since 2011. The Center is an irreplaceable resource for photographers and she loves being an active member of its thriving community of artists.
David Sweet is a San Francisco portrait and event photographer. His work has been featured in the Huffington Post, twice in the Advocate, and in the BAR. His most recent group show, entitled “What is a Portrait”, was reviewed in the New York Times’ Sunday Metropolitan section on December 14, 2014. He won the award for “Best Candid Portrait”. David has shown at the Ripe Gallery in Huntington NY, multiple times at the Harvey Milk Photo Center, twice at the Barnswallow Gallery at Alley Cat Books, and at an Endeavor Foundation group show “Redefining Families” at Sweet Inspirations. His digital work is represented by Getty Images. He provided photography and layout for his first book “Ginger Snaps: Photos and Stories”, which sold out at 5 local bookstores. David has studied photography at CCSF and at the SFAI. He was most recently selected to be one of the main photographers to shoot the 2016 Barechest Calendar. In August, he will be in a group show held at the Castro Country Club. He has also been offered to contribute to the One National Gay & Lesbian Archives, managed by USC Libraries.