Joseph Gerhard

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About me

Introduction I am a photographer, painter, fiddle player, operating room nurse in cardiac surgery, who loves cooking spaghetti aglio e olio with anchovies at 3am slightly drunk while listening to The Shins played loud. I usually shoot medium-format black & white film, but I still love digital. Several years ago I wrote a poem titled Corpus Callosum that ended with the line "stare till you go dumb". I intended for the word dumb to be understood by both its meanings: not talking and not thinking. For me, seeing is at least partly about stopping the chatter—both the chatter from my mouth, and the more constant chatter in my head. Opening my eyes and looking always makes me dumber.