Sunday, June 26, 2011

Camera Obscura Helmet

I made myself a camera obscura helmet. Thats right, a wearable 17 inch focal length camera obscura. It is made out of thin plywood, a cloth neck cinch, Duralar and acrylic focusing screen, and your head fits comfortably into an attached skateboard helmet. You can walk around with it on your head and see the world upside down.

There is something about seeing someone walk around with a box on their head that makes me smile.


Friday, June 17, 2011

Daniel

This is one of my all time favorite campers. This is his 2nd year at camp and I hope he keeps skating and coming to camp. He is 100% out of his mind. He is dirty, his helmet is always way too big with pads hanging out, his pants are usually falling down, and he is a skate rat. I can't wait to show him this video in 10 years when he is a too cool for school 18 year old.

Kids like Daniel are the reason is why I do what I do.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

¡Hoy!


I played photographer today with all my gadgets. Right after I took this photo a guy came up to me and asked me if I filmed rap videos.

I agree 100% in a less obvious way.

Taking off

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Nothing Is Original


This is one of the best things I have ever read that applies to art and the trials and tribulations that go hand in hand with the making of art. I know personally I put an immense amount of pressure on myself to make, make, make. I need my ideas to flow like water and in reality they tumble along like chunks of cement. Sometimes you get big lumps of good stuff and sometimes you don't get much but some dust.

READ AWAY!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Get Hyped

I made a giant wheat paste image for Woodward West skate camp. It is the largest photo I have ever made @ 24'x8'. I used about $150 worth of ink to print this puppy. Hope you like it.




New

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pals

Another summer of skate camp. I have to deal with the dumbest shit imaginable at this place, but on the opposite end of the spectrum I get to make new friends every year. 13 years of booger nosed buddies. Its to the point that I've had grown men in business suits come up to me all excited to tell me that i was their instructor 10 years ago. That is the reason I'm still here.