The Black Harbor The Black Harbor is an online account of the work, ideas, and inspiration of a tight-nit collective of creatives. Over the years we have created things together, attended school together, fought together, and partied together. We have grown beyond the simplicity of friendship. We are now a family. Our purpose is to celebrates the work of the collective and explore creative work in the world that truly inspires us driving us to be better at what we do. Our hope is that as we document our work, process, lives, and inspiration that you will also be inspired and share your work with us.
Based in San Francisco, McNair has contributed to national campaigns for Levis, AT&T, W, and Vogue. Receiving accolades from CENTER and PDN, his recent work presents a memoir of movement through the psychological and social landscapes of his father’s life and death.
This spring Tara Guertin, AFAR Magazine’s Director of Photography, assigned me a photo anthology on North Carolina bluegrass music and culture. The project functioned very similar to a commission in that T ... Continue reading →
Last spring and spent a month house sitting on Belvedere Island, CA. I was focusing on the editing and scanning of a previous project with an eminent deadline, but didn’t want to stop making photographs while c ... Continue reading →
Over the past three weeks you could have found me up late at night printing a new portfolio. The process forces me to look at multiple bodies of work and find common threads that unite them; be these subject matter, aest ... Continue reading →
This spring I had the pleasure of living on Belvedere Island in the San Francisco Bay. Most days I commuted to the city by ferry, but occasionally I drove, and when I drove the sun and bay came together to remind me of free ... Continue reading →
This weekend I shared photographs at the Our World Portfolio Review hosted by the San Francisco Art Institute. I wanted the work to be accessible for everyone I met and decided to produce a zine.
Any of you who have publ ... Continue reading →
Traveling North Carolina with an unloaded arsenal, I visited the DYI home studio of Leon Godwin & Cirque Productions. He was kind enough to lend his space, lights, and time to help me shoot a bunch of antique guns. ... Continue reading →
I feel lucky to have befriended Christopher Dawson last summer when our paths crossed at Review Santa Fe. Since that time Christoper’s work has been included in shows at the Museum of Contemporary Photograph ... Continue reading →
Zoe Strauss is based in Philadelphia, PA where she became recognized through her ‘ten year’ project to exhibit photographs annually in a space beneath a section of Interstate-95 (I-95) in South Phila ... Continue reading →
I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Jason Fulford since he moved to San Francisco. We participate in an Emeryville, CA photo study group where his ideas are both tremendously insightful and inspirationally ... Continue reading →
I’ve been really interested in process, not just what a photograph or piece of art looks like, but the story behind it, thought processes and context. Following my previous post about Ed Ruscha, Patrick Aguil ... Continue reading →
It’s a new year and one for which I am extremely optimistic. 2011 brought Occupy Wall Street, returning mass protest to our popular social conscience, and began a decade that will mark the 50th anniversary of i ... Continue reading →
I’ve recently been reading a great book titled Photography After Conceptual Art, edited by Costello and Iversen. The second chapter of this book focusses on the auto-maticity of Ed Ruscha and performative ... Continue reading →