Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Night Sky

Not sure if this will ever fit in the work I'm doing, but whatever. It seemed to make sense to photograph just the sky. Why not? It takes the theme of night, and the light produced specifically at night, and abstracts it. There are of course countless variables, the sky would always be different, and perhaps returning to that is a worthwhile endeavor.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


There are a lot of pictures I make of bridges. Taken from bridges, under bridges and any other perspective you could imagine. There's something about them I like, enough at least for it to be a recurring motif. So here's yet another one, and I'm sure there will be plenty more. A few months ago I had this thought about how many times could I photograph the Patton Ave. bridge. Apparently a lot, even though this particular photo is a different bridge.

Monday, January 16, 2012

High School Art

I found some old art projects from high school. I didn't get much encouragement from my teachers, at least that's what I felt. I thought I had some good ideas, and while my technique and technical ability weren't the best, the concepts seemed cool. But my grades didn't reflect the same opinion of my teacher. He wasn't really into it. I think my grades back then were a bit on the low end.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

When an Emergency Strikes

Well, that's me. I found this old ad I was in as a toddler. I remember being nervous and uncertain what was happening. Why would a doctor just be pretending to examine me? What was with the photographer and all his lights? The experience was a little bit traumatic, I mean there I was in a hospital and what not. I'm over it. I'm ok now.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

This image keeps reminding me of something out of the movie E.T. That movie featured so much backlighting and rays of light, whether it was night or day. For some reason I'm interested in that light as evidenced in my other recent post. Or at least I'm finding myself being drawn to it. Oh, and another parallel to that movie is the lower perspective, especially in the other series. Huh, who knew?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

So I like the direction things are going with these photos. They're more moody than a lot of my other work, and I'm trying to follow this possibility and still retain my sensibility. It seems as photographers, we're looking for a photo or several which can lead us in a direction and hopefully inform us about our work.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I really like this tree. The qualities of trees at night, and in winter, is really quite austere and mysterious. I really like the play of light that occurs, and the interaction between and within the space in which the object and the light meet. Notice too the bent fence post.

Old Work I Stumbled Upon While Being Bored

As I've been waiting to finish shooting a couple rolls and get them developed, and since I'm not having anything new to scan, I've taken the time to look back over some old work. The recent photographs that I'm making at night require a lot of color correction to get the right balance. There are multiple light sources, and they create color casts on various parts of the image.

Since I've been having to think about color even more so with these new images, and because I'm in a lull of scanning new film, I went back and looked at some old work. Some of which was never color balanced in the first place, often because it was never used or even printed. I also found some images that I felt I could better correct now from the first attempt and I readjusted those. Here are a few. I'm posting them because otherwise they will never see the light of day and basically because I'm bored. These are all from circa 2009, but they feel like a lot longer ago than that.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

House of Building show Jan. 22nd

My band, House of Building, will be playing Sunday, January 22nd at Rosetta's Kitchen. Check out our info on our Bandcamp page. Here are a couple sample songs from our forthcoming album.

I've got a video in the works to be shot soon as well. So I'll post that once its finished.

I Won't Go to Hell with You by houseofbuilding

Deep Black Water by houseofbuilding

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Black as night, black as coal

This photograph gave me a lot of ideas. It really helped me get some perspective on the new work I'm doing. It may not seem like much, but it may well be the cornerstone I need. Its really quite interesting how that can happen; out of nowhere comes a photograph that was made by some off chance and changes the whole thing. Or maybe the hope that it changes. Regardless of the potential insight to my work, I do love the quality of the night and black within this image. Its engulfing.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Independent Photobook Library inclusion

My book Something in the Way is now in the Independent Photobook Library.

Short Street

My new favorite picture. Of mine I mean. Not in general. I'm not that conceited.

Paul Graham Interview

A fantastic interview I just found with Paul Graham. Check it out.


Baking gingerbread cookies. They were yummy. So one aspect in working with the Leica is my attempt to embrace the sequence. Unlike the work I did with 4x5, or even medium format, the opportunity for more cinematic or sequential images is present within the 35mm format. This is my example.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012


I've got close to a hundred negatives to scan from what I shot over the last week or so. Its been nice to be able to shoot so much again. Now I just need to find the time when I can scan. It seems like a phase where there seem to be photographs at every turn, which is a good thing.