Brooklyn Desk Creative
What is this?
Brooklyn Desk Creative is the quasi-business site of Jeremy Speer, itinerant photographer and web geek. The name comes from my time in Minnesota while my wife was getting her PhD. I used to send letters and emails to friends back east and called them “dispatches from the Brooklyn desk.” For better or worse the name stuck. Photography has been a part of my life essentially since birth. My father was what you might call a “practitioner” of the craft. A consummate lousy businessman, he never made much money with his camera, but photography was part of his life. He was a student of Minor White and agreed with White’s opinion that photography could be a meditative, and personally transformative tool. Through his association with White, who later founded Aperture, he was asked to write the frontispiece/introduction for an edition of Aperture’s monograph of White’s work “Rites and Passages” (but amazingly there is no evidence he actually did this if you don’t happen to own a copy of the book). I suspect he was asked to write the piece by Aperture’s editors as a way to placate his growing frustration with Aperture not paying his consulting invoices. Little wonder he never…
Taken on my last trip (May 24, 2008) to Bruneau Dunes.
Just a photo to remind me of a special place.