Joshua Blevins Peck
I was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma and grew up in rural Oklahoma. Constantly battling wanderlust, some of the cities I've lived in are London, Seattle, Tulsa, Dallas, and New York City. I recently returned to my home state of Oklahoma after a nearly seven year stint in Los Angeles.
All photography was created with a variety of analogue film cameras [my two favorites are an Hasselblad 500 C/M and Nikon FM2] without any digital manipulation or cropping whatsoever. The images were made by a camera, not a computer. In 2011-2013, 2016 and 2018, I participated in solo and group shows of my Dead Cinema, Fishing the Arkansas River, and other work. I was selected as an emerging artist by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition in 2012. To see more photographs, go to blevinsfotografic.tumblr.com as I post new images there more than I do here.
Outside of my interest in photography, I've worked as an archivist and librarian, self-published numerous zines and during the 1990s, before I promptly retired from the music making world in 1999, I was involved with a bunch of lo-fi releases ranging from ambient drones to raw, literate folk that usually included magical cassette tape hiss. In 2013, I came out of musical retirement and have been creating minimal electronic music with synthesizers and drum machines under the names of Monument, Telegrafs, and Centuries of Monochrome, which you can hear on the music portion of this website. I've programmed movies at an historic movie theatre, worked as a film projectionist, and written about cinema for many online and print publications. In 2005, I created the film blog CineRobot that lasted until 2012. In 2014, I edited some of my favorite essays that appeared on CineRobot and the book 24 Frames Per Second emerged. I've written a couple of unpublished comedic novels [Unpaved Road, Say Hello to Wires] which I dreamt would become cult classics and beloved by a small group of readers. Instead, they appear to be drifting toward oblivion. Let me know if you want to read 24 Frames Per Second or Say Hello to Wires and I’ll make it happen.
Although I would prefer something written by hand, I can be reached digitally at email@example.com.