Tuesday, May 26, 2009

digi max

This is the first photo I have taken with my newish digital SLR that I like. I am figuring out what all these buttons do. I still prefer cameras with no buttons and plenty of electrical tape, but I see promise in the dark side.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Father and Son

This is a Fuji FP100C "Polaroid" emulsion lift triptych onto Arches watercolor paper. Billy Kahn is an amazing human with a cool little son Reece.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Some people have a bit more of the crazy than others. Carl Warner is a photographer who creates landscapes out of food and photographs them. Pretty wacky stuff. I like the fish oceans the best.

Check it.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Shameless Self Promotion

This is an old pinhole project of mine where I made cameras out of objects and then photographed related subjects to the cameras with the pinholes. You get the idea the book camera, the barbie camera, and the scrabble camera.

It was a fun project that I made for a group show a few years back. It was pretty much the best show I could have hoped for at the time. I somehow sold all 3 of the images and everyone who bought prints also bought the cameras as well. I was super surprised when people wanted to buy the cameras, fuck it I was surprised the venue let me hang up my cameras that were held together by electrical tape. So this I guess is just a shameless self promotion post. Enjoy.

Side notes-----
-The Scrabble camera is the most expensive pinhole camera I have made. $18.00 I had to buy a new scrabble game for all the pieces.
-The Barbie camera's fim winder is Barbie's left arm. I like how you can see her right arm in the photo.
-The Book camera was made from the old Kodak book "How to Make Good Pictures". I didn't want to come across like an ego-maniac so I taped over the Good.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I like Chris McCaw

Chris McCaw while camping in Utah in 2003, he planned to make an all-night exposure of the night sky. Using a 7-by-17-inch homemade view camera, he hoped to capture Earth's rotation, tracing the path of the stars. The key was to close the shutter before sunrise. "Well, I woke up a little late," he admits. "The camera was positioned due east, focused on infinity."

In short: "The lens effectively becomes a magnifying glass. Sort of like a kid and a leaf," he says. "When I was changing the film, I saw that it had solarized into a positive image" -- the sun so hot it burned a "path," an actual hole -- onto the film plane. Later, he made a contact print from the negative. But in the translation, "I lost everything -- the scorching. Instead you got a black line."

This guys Sunburnt images are amazing. I love the solarization, and the physical burnt streak of the suns path adding to the image. His series uses the most basic principles of photography, just capturing the movement of light. I also am a big fan of happy accidents in photography.

Here is his site.

Chris McCaw