Saturday, March 27, 2010

Evan Smith





I got mad love for Evan. The kid comes from humble roots and is extremely gifted. We once crisscrossed the country together with some other ding bats for bout 2 months. Anywho Little Evan Smith is no longer little and he is on the come up in a serious way. I'm proud of the bugger.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Marilyn Manson total bag of sass.






Marilyn Manson is one of my favorite contemporary painters. While I am oblivious of his music and general cheesiness, I think his water color painting are amazing. Actually every time I have heard or read anything he has said it has been pretty on point, so maybe I will start listening to his music and go buy some white contact lenses. check more out here.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Clipped Wings and Anchored Feet



4x5 contact print diptychs shot on Ilford HP5+ pushed to 1600 printed on Ilford Warm Toned Fiber. The finished product is mounted on a piece of stained birch panel. I wanted chicken feet, but couldn't find any, so I had to settle with duck feet. The only issue is I had to cut out all the webbing between the toes.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Print



I fucking love print making!!! This is one of my prints from an edition of 5. It is a copper plate etching using dry point and soft ground.

I am done with school for the term and it feels good to be able to sit and not think about reading or homework. Oh yeah I also got accepted to Oregon College of Art and Craft today. Thats pretty solid.

Friday, March 12, 2010

PINHOLE KIDDIES!!!!

Mr. Duck (this is my favorite so far)

Mr. Owl

Kid Hands

Mr. Rabbit


Stack of kid cameras (more electrical tape @ this point than box)

Recently I was a guest lecturer @ a community college non darkroom photography class. I did my little song and dance about pinhole photography to the college folks and then assisted them in building Altoid tin pinhole cameras. Well short story long when the dust settled about 5 out of 20 students pinholes produced images. Which kinda sucks.

A few days later I was contacted about the opportunity to show 5th graders @ Child Roots Center for Young Children how to build cameras and shoot pinhole photos. I was a bit worried because of the not so great outcomes from the college people's pinholes, but I took a chance.

The 5th graders built their cameras out of soap boxes and I loaded them up with paper and they took photos of their favorite toys. Today I developed the negatives and printed some of the photos, and I am so happy with some of the outcomes. Don't get me wrong we did have some completely over exposed images as well. The next sunny day we will have the second round of shooting so everyone can get get a good image. In April Child Roots Center for Young Children is going to auction off these images which I am printing and mounting to help raise money to help keep as many of their teachers in jobs as they can. I will post more info about the auction closer to the date.

This little experience totally makes me realize how much of a photo maker and liker I am.

Monday, March 8, 2010

WTF Fuji????


Discontinuing Neopan 400 and 1600???? Please don't take Acros away next. We are left with Ilford and Kodak. Does anyone know where I can find the list of newly discontinued Fuji films??? I can't find it anywhere on these webs.