Friday, December 31, 2010

I am in need of a new year

This one sucked.

My Tim Ward inspired resolutions.

• Print a series of 3 foot or bigger photos
• Listen for 5, talk for 1
• Get in where I fit in
• Bro down with the bros more
• Noseblunts on mini ramps
• Switch nose manual the stupid manual pad @ camp
• Come home to Montana in the spring or fall
• No or minimal temper tantrums
• Learn the art of being ok
• Cut my fucking hair and mail it off
• Quit stressing about stuff I have no control over
• Go to Arizona with Charlie and Nate
• Spend more time in the darkroom
• Stay away from facebook and all the online narcissistic weirdos
• Have a doctor figure out what is up with my shoulder
• Gain 10 lbs (I know I sound like a tard, but it is fucking hard for me to do)
• Snowboard

These images are from my photo final last semester. I would post my artist statement, but I don't have it on my computer. You can make up what they mean and be pretty close to the mark.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


To help rip me out of my bummer session of life I have been experiencing as of recent I have been spending a few weeks in my hometown of Missoula Montana. It has been amazingly helpful to be around my friends and family. They should bottle up Missoula and sell it as an antidepressants.

I went snowboarding (which was fucking fun) and had to borrow some pretty pink boots and raver gear from my pal Jake. I was the best dressed guy on the slopes. I grew up snowboarding and just kind of lost interest in my early 20s, but I"m not going to wait another 8 years till I go snowboarding again.

Lance has 3 kids and a wife, that doesn't slow him down.

I love these guys. Both of them are fathers/husbands.

Monday, December 27, 2010

It keeps rolling

Kevin Ollie

HWY 26

Seems like years ago, but I took both of these last fall before the rain took over life.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Total Eclipse of the Heart or Moon

Tonight I watched the eclipse of the full moon right after my mom picked me up from the airport in Missoula. I haven't been back to my hometown in a few years and with my life being in a bit of a mess it feels good to be in a familiar place.

Missoula is in a valley so it is often socked in with clouds, but tonight the moon gods were on our side and the clouds parted so my mom and me could watch the eclipse. The moon was eclipsed @ 12:41 and I don't think I have ever seen my mom awake at nearly 1 am. It was a special event.

Here is a funny conversation between me (ryan) and my mom.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Office

I have watched almost every episode of The Office in the last week. I knew nothing about the series before i started to Netflix it, and now I have no idea how I made it this long without it.

Also, I am in love with Pam. Serious dream woman material.

Friday, December 17, 2010


The advice I like to give to young artists, or really anybody, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work.

All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens.

-chuck close

Sunday, December 12, 2010

how darkness is made

This is a little video I made with cornstarch, food coloring, a speaker, and some bass booster music.

Monday, December 6, 2010

May You Grow Up To Be True

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hold On vs. Let Go

Let Go Won.