Sunday, December 28, 2008

SKATE CAMP IN THE WINTER?

freezing cold, yet hot in hijinks.  These are old pictures, but new ones to come asap.

send your kid to $1000 a week camp and this is what happens.


And some of this.


Oh I might even show them how to skate like a pigeon toed hunchback. 

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Suck 2008 a perfect excuse to get good at freestyle rope jumping

Weather here in Portland has slipped into the Winter Apocalypse 2008.  I am literally bored out of my skull.  So Lindsay bought a jumprope @ Fred Meyer and since I have damn near perfected the art of freestyle jump roping.  Keep in mind that this is only a 7 foot rope, and I should be rocking at least an 8 footer.
This will more than likely be the cover of my instructional video.


These are defiantly doubles.  Look @ the vertical leap, and trust me I am light in the loafers.  Very cat like.


Look at my face. Feeling it.  Trying the old cross over.


Even experts get tired.  

Friday, December 19, 2008

Its alright, Its okay, there is something to live for Jesus told me so.



Sometimes you have to dust off one of your favorites to be reminded why it is what it is.

You are either a communist or you are clinically dead  if you do not like this movie.  fucking genius.  Here is my favorite quote-

"I believe it was yesterday I was called to the bathroom at the cemetery to take care of something.  I walked into the bathroom and in the middle toilet right there somebody didn't shit in the toilet somebody shat on the toilet, they shat on the walls, they shat on the floor.

I had to clean it up man, but before that for about 10 to 15 seconds man I just stared at somebody's shit man.  To be honest with you man it was a really, really profound moment.

I was thinking I'm 30 years old and in about 10 seconds I gotta start cleaning up somebody's shit man."- Mark Borchardt

Mark Borchardt speaks to my soul. 

Mike Schank is possibly the greatest human alive, and helps solidify my decisions of sobriety.  So you should give him a call.  I got his phone # from the American Movie website.
414-466-MIKE
Call him up, shoot the shit talk about AC/DC or Metalica.  


I would like to have a cyber moment of silence to remember uncle Bill. R.I.P. homie.


I don't swim, but if I did it is good to know Mark and I share similar styles of swimwear.



Sunday, December 14, 2008

Fuck Yeah!!!!

Get a load of this!!!!  

An Iraqi reporter pegs his shoes at G Dubs head.  That dude should lose the reporting gig and try out for Major League Baseball.  The dude has an arm like a cannon.  Best of all is as he throws the shoes he yells and I quote.
"This is a goodbye kiss, you dog!" 

So i don't know how many of you 3 people who look @ my blog have seen this, but its pretty amazing.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Macgyver!!!!!!!!!!





So my brain has been overtaken by the genius that is season 1 of Macgyver.  They sure as hell don't make em like that anymore.  Fuck reality, when you could watch Mac jerry riggin a bomb out of a shoelace, a gas can, and a candy bar.  Not to mention the dude smooches a different babe every episode.  


Some lucky bastard has the complete works of Macgyver on Laser Disc.

On a sad note Macgyver is looking a little round these days.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Solagraphy #2 Hawthorne Bridge & my porch11/25-12/9




Solargraphy!!!!!!  The top image is from my porch.  the dark areas are where water leaked into my pinhole and darkened the paper negative, lemons=lemonade.  I like it.  
The bottom image is from down by the Hawthorne bridge.  

Friday, December 5, 2008

LEE BENDER!!!!!






I likes and miss me some Lee Bender.  If you read this Lee know that I worry about you riding those motorcycles, that shit is scary, they don't even have safety belts.   I mean look what happened to that Sonny Barger dude.  He talks like a fucking robot now.  

Seriously days are easier to face knowing that Lee exists.  Lee gives me faith in humanity.

I will take my reality over theirs any day.


pinhole photography makes me stay up @ night.  I love that shit.  This here pinhole image was taken with a Zero 4x5 camera on Ilford Delta100, and printed on Ilford Warmtone Fiber.


Monday, December 1, 2008

Solargraphy #1 Mt. Tabor Sunset


My mind has been melted by Solargraphy The whole idea is to track the suns path using a pinhole to burn a negative on the emulsion of black and white photo paper.  It involves over exposing a paper negative to the extent of discoloring the paper as a negative. After you over expose the hell out of the paper you quickly scan the negative and invert it into a positive with photoshop. So the discoloration of the paper is tones of greyish/purplish/blueish, so the positive is in color. The negative will eventually completely discolor. You don't develop, fix or treat the negative to any sort of chemicals.

I have 3 more pinholes set up around Portland and can't wait to see what has been recorded on the paper.  We haven't had too many sunny days lately so no big expectations, but I am going to leave a few cameras out for a few months.  This photo was taken by my pinhole that I taped to a rose bush @ Mt. Tabor.  This exposure was from Tuesday 11/25 - fri 11/28.  We only had 1 day of sun in those few days so there is only 1 streak of sun.  

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

best album of all time.......


If you have never dabbled in the music offerings of Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co., solo, or collaborations) you ought to immediately.  

On other news I'm trying to go to China to teach kids how not to skate.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Ferric ammonium citrate + Potassium ferricyanide + UV=Blue


Cyanotypes are pretty fun to make so I spent the last two weeks making 5 of them.  Slow and steady wins the race.  Here is # 1. 

New Blog because there is a lack of people blogging about nothing.

Here I am blogging on the internet.  Not that big of a deal it is just a bunch of tubes.