October, 2008

Group Project

I teach a class called Photo III, essentially a supervised independent project class. It’s one of my favorite classes to teach for a few reasons, but mostly because it consists of fairly advanced students who produce interesting work. For part of the class, we do a group project of some sort. Brian and I this summer were talking about how different photographers can see the same subject so differently from each other and how that could make for an interesting group project.

For the project we had each student pick a location, photograph it, and mark it with a GPS unit. Each student in the class would then, over the next three or four weeks, go to each others locations and make an interesting photograph within 40 feet of that location. We didn’t want to be tainted by seeing each others’ work, so we didn’t show each other the photographs until shooting was completed, which was yesterday. So, now I can finally put the images up on this blog. We plan to exhibit the work (64 photographs total) in the Art building in a couple of weeks. We may also publish a book through Blurb. Anyway, it’s been a fun and, I hope, a successful project.

Here are my 8 images, with corresponding GPS locations should you wish to go make your own.


N 43 50.033′ W 111 46.601′


N 43 49.525′ W 111 46.967


N 43 49.265′ W 111 46.624


N 43 49.608′ W 111 47.022′


N 43 49.087 W 11 47.259′


N 43 49.182′ W 111 47.724′


N 43 49.533′ W 111 46.920′


N 43 49.636′ W 11 46.811′

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Drive to Work

My friend Mike Slade has been doing a lot of time lapse stuff and I wanted to give it a try. Also, I am giving an assignment on “time as the subject” for a photo class I’m teaching and I wanted to have something to demo. So I made this movie or time lapse, or sorry excuse for imagery, but here it is:

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2075598&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1
Drive to Work – Rexburg, ID from Darren Clark on Vimeo.

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Uh… More Harvest Photographs


Harvesting in the Wind, Moody, ID 2008


Potatoes For Sale, Newdale, ID 2008


Harvest Panorama #1 Webster Farms, Rexburg, ID 2008


Harvest Panorama #2 Webster Farms, Rexburg, ID 2008


Harvest Panorama #3 Webster Farms, Rexburg, ID 2008

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Potato Harvest…yeah more harvest photographs

It’s been really enjoyable photographing harvest. I think part of the enjoyment comes from having something really specific to photograph, rather than wandering around and trying to find something to photograph.

I went out again this evening. One of the farmers offered to let me photograph in his field and even ride on the trucks and combine. It was a lot of fun. I also made a few more panoramic images. Enjoy.


Combine and Truck Harvesting Potatoes, Walker, ID 2008


Potato Harvest from Combine, Walker, ID 2008


Potato Harvest from Truck, Walker, ID 2008


Cellar Interior with Potatoes, Walker, ID 2008


Potato Harvest, Moody, ID 2008


Potato Harvest, Walker, ID 2008

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Harvest Delayed

It got pretty cold and snowed and froze and it’s been too cold to harvest potatoes. The farmers I’ve been talking with say they’re about 2/3 of the way done. They should be back digging tomorrow. I may be able to get out a bit on Thursday and Saturday and then it’s probably going to be mostly done.


Harvest Halted Because of Snow, Walker, ID 2008


Tree in Potato Field, Moody, ID 2008


Potatoes in Cellar, Moody, ID 2008


Harvesting Equipment, Cellar, Trucks, and Potato Field, Moody, ID 2008

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More Potato Harvest 2008


Potato Trucks and Cellars, Moody, ID 2008


Potato Truck in Cellar, Moody, ID 2008


Potato Harvest Equipment and Cellar, Newdale, ID 2008


Potatoes in Cellar, Newdale, ID 2008

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Potato Harvest 2008

Public Schools have been closed this week and will continue to be closed through Wednesday of next week for potato harvest. I’ve been photographing harvest as much as I can over the last few days and will probably continue for the next week or so, although we’re supposed to get snow this weekend (unbelievable).

Here are a couple of images from today’s efforts.


Potato Cellar Interior with Potatoes, Moody, ID 2008


Potato Harvest, Moody, ID 2008

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