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Okay it is probably the same old 'old person' memory thing but its hit me hard.  I am thinking about the intersection between personal and professional.  Sort of scrap-booking vs. art.  The lines get blurred when as a young artist one is taking pictures of friends and trying to create art.  Especially when these negatives and proofs are raided by the same artist 30 years latter now equipped with different technology and experience but the same motives...  I created a page Richards Memory on Facebook.  Besides discovering how stunningly beautiful we all were, it has allowed me to reconnect (or at least talk with some very old and very dear friends). One thing I love is scanning the old proof sheet and then not retouching.  Does not seem to work with negatives.  Here are a few examples that are part of another book I am working up:
Brushing Teeth by rbcd Morning Hair by rbcd 

Here are few of my favorite works by other artists at DA:
Tell Me We Both Met At Dawn by DianneHoffman Untitled by alecdawsonphoto Image by dasTOK

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Richard B ChauDavis
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Richard ChauDavis (Baer) graduated from the College of Creative Studies, UCSB, in 1979 with a BA in painting and drawing. During college and afterwards Richard took up art photography. Initially doing focused shoots trailing a person through their day, interspersed with studies of odd locations and alleyways.
After moving to San Diego Richard created a ‘Dark Space’ in his garage (along with a darkroom). During this time he showed mostly at San Diego Art Institute. The Dark Space went through several permutations becoming more and more sexual. Erotic would be a misleading term… Along the way were several regional shows at SDAI, a one person show, charity events, etc.
A neighbor introduced Richard to a computer (385 with about 30 megs…) several years ago. Eventually the darkroom was shutdown and the art went digital. Richard caught Joe Flazh!’s interest and was given a one person show at Flazh!Alley in San Pedro (‘Room Service, images from the No-Tell Motel’). Since then, Richard has finished some photo series, paintings, performance pieces. Current work has been shown locally at Ray Street, The Art of Digital Show, UA Art Guild, The Garage, Friends of East County Artist 3rd annual Alley Cat Show, the 14th El Cajon Invitational Art Exhibit, ‘Pajama Party’ at the Garage, Trash at Leftovers which is the kitchen part of Vacancy II; Vacancy 3, The Kitchen; I Caught You Peeking 2 (Garage); The Tainted Milk Project; One Person Show at SDAI titled “Old, Tainted, Trashed and Recycled”. His latest projects in conjunction with Roberta Kuntz have centered around ArtGymSD, in NTC, Larry's Garage, and at SDAI 'Museum of the Living Artist.'


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kaspired Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Thanks for another fav!
kaspired Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
An extra thanks for fav'n an older drawing!
kaspired Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Thanks for the fav!
fredmarinello Featured By Owner Edited Mar 21, 2015  Professional General Artist

Wish I was there!
kaspired Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Thanks for another fav!
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