1. Motorcycle + Cat

    [Two things I couldn’t resist photographing, but have nothing to do with the current body of work I am pursuing at grad school…take that!]


  2. tammymercure:

    First, let me apologize for preaching to the choir. Everyone I know on Tumblr has been super cool and one of the reasons I love Tumblr is there is a lot of built-in equity.

    Selektor Magazine just posted the first 100 photographers that they have featured. It really bummed me out to see only 8 or so women on there…

    Thank you for this Tammy, you are awesome! 

  3. New toys for new ideas 👍📷😊 #experiments #gradschoolfun #amazon #presentsforme #magic8ball #newtonscradle #prism #morrors #film

  4. (Very!) New work, tentatively titled “Between a Rock and a Hard Place”

    October 2014

  5. oranbeg:

    Can’t make it to NYC to see the New York Art Book Fair? Well Check out the amazing work in NET 9! 

    Oranbeg Press is proud to present Oranbeg NET 09: Personal Space curated by Trevor Powers!

    Featuring: GorsadHollis JohnsonJessica PierottiVivienne Luo WangBrenda BinghamEsther S. WhiteTammy MercureCollin AveryDina LunWilliams DouglasVivien Ayroles, Jesse Untracht OaknerBenoit ChailleuxBrittany MarcouxMax BraniganAmy BrockmanWill Ashton and Natalia Baluta

    Also coming soon Oranbeg NET 10 with curators Max Marshall and Casey James Wilson.Every TENTH NET show will be an annual where there is no open call and the guest curator/curators seeks out artists for the online exhibition and PDF. 

    Featuring: Collin Avery, Roxana Azar, Sergiy Barchuk, Michael BussellCasey James WilsonCorey Olsen and Robin Myers.

    Oranbeg NET 10 will be released 10/10/14

    Thank you again to all the Artists who submitted to NET 9 and to Trevor Powers for a great show. More big announcements and a website redo are in the works! One last announcement will be at the Boston Zine Fest Sunday, October 12, Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA.

    Excited to be part of this with all these other talented folks…big big fan of Oranbeg, Trevor Powers, the Personal Space theme!


  6. "My father could have been a great comedian, but he didn’t believe that was possible for him, and so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an accountant, and when I was 12 years old, he was let go from that safe job and our family had to do whatever we could to survive."

    "I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love."

  7. First graduate school critique today + it went well!

    I walked away with some new ideas already and have a good grasp on what is working and what is not. I now have a bunch of references to look into, thanks to my classmates and can’t wait to really get into the thick of this body of work that I have just started. Let the experimenting begin!

  8. From a new 8x10 film series, to be discussed in my first grad school critique on Wednesday, here we go!

  9. Summer snaps!

    Location: Acadia National Park, Maine

  10. Niceeee!

  11. timelightbox:

    TIME Special Preview: A Guide to the Best Fall Photo Books

    LightBox presents a special preview of the season’s best photography books that offer an opportunity to truly indulge in the unfettered beauty of a well-made book.

    I want so many of these! <3

  12. —>—>—>—>—>—>— My First Week of Grad School —>—>—>—>—>—>—>

    I have been in Boston for exactly 1 week today. Classes at MassArt have all started up, my studio is organized and ready for new prints, the husband visited last weekend which was awesome, slowly mastering the T so I can get around to galleries and events throughout Boston, walking ALOT, reading, writing, and thinking a whole lot too. One thing is clear to me….I LOVE LIVING HERE.

    Feeling good about the big life decisions I have made recently. YES!

    Missing Brian and the Mardycat more than anything, everyday, but will see them in a couple weeks!

  13. emptystretch:

    We are taking over a gallery in Brooklyn & will be having a pop up bookstore & a few shows. Stay tuned for full details. 

    Delighted to have a couple prints for sale in the Sept 20th Pop-Up Print Show. If you are in the area, be sure to go to all three dates, lots of good stuff to check out!!

  14. Some photos from our little blissful vacation in Eastham, Massachusetts this summer.

    [A big ol’ thank you to my Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law for letting us vacation with them for a few days, it was awesomeeee.]

  15.  NEW Locations from The Shore Project completed and up on my WEBSITE!

    Top: Ithaca, New York

    [I took this one while we were camping in Ithaca, NY this past June. This is our KIA rental car. Due to the difference in cameras, I had a really hard time achieving the proper angle for this shot. Shore was using an 8x10 camera at the time, which lead him to have alot more control over each shot - unlike me with my Canon 5D Markii with a 50mm lens. Despite the camera differences, I think it came out pretty good in the end]

    Bottom: Natural Bridge, New York

    [Again, I used our KIA rental car for this shot…hey, you gotta make use of what you’ve got when you arrive at some of these locations.  This one was particularly difficult to find because Shore did not title this image with the street name, as he did on many of his others. We are becoming more familiar with the routine of his travels though as we go along, and we know he usually stayed on the main routes of these small towns (Main Streets, the Route 1s, 2s, and 6s of our country). After a few too many laps around this area we finally found our spot, parked the car and I began re-composing the scene. The owner of this house was outside hanging her laundry on the clothesline…naturally, we crossed the street and showed her the book. She lived in that house her whole life, her daughter was born the same year that Shore took the original photo (we met her too) in 1974. The woman did not recall ever seeing Shore outside her house with his big camera but she said back then there was a bar on the side of their house (now a post office) and people were always out and about on the street. She did not know who’s car that was, “probably some drunk’s, haha” or maybe it was Shore’s and he was also using what he had for the shot….ya never know.]