Saturday, December 31, 2011

CHAMPIONS of DESIGN BOOK

 I promise you'll be visually stimulated.
 I promise you'll be visually stimulated.

NEWNEW

MY NEW FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER IS
 I know about him because Jason Rowe tweeted about him.

Ain't You HEARD?


Richard Prince is in legal trouble for collages he's made from photos torn out of this book and that book.  Why come artists can't come together and be a net for each other? (I'm talking to you too, David LaChapelle!  *wink*)

You can "appropriate" any of my images you want Richy!

You can read the long version of the story at the NY TIMES website if you want all the juicy details.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Loop da Loupe

The International Loupe Awards say this is the best image of 2011.  Photographer Jackie Dean won $20,000.00 slices of bread for her work!

ONLY PROBLEM IS, that the International Loupe Awards website doesn't link to the photographer's website, so you can't see any more of Jackie's work.

TWENTYtwelve


OK. Versace pythons.


Photojournalism > Pterodactyls

Photojournalism can be so depressing & so amazing.

UMMM...

So, Enrique Gomez created these slightly creepy animals in his taxidermy studio and now faces POTENTIAL JAIL TIME AND A $250,000.00 FINE!



Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Double Exposure

I don't know why they felt the need to make the Canon shooters the "good guys".  That's just gross, but it's a pretty awesome video.  Check it out!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's Like That.

It's been declared.  I read it on ImageSource.com 
 

#5."Return to Realism".  That means all your artists out there best be keepin' it REAL

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Good, The Bad, and The Asinine

Xerox has created a computer program that distinguishes good art from bad art.  It might be one of the dumbest things I've ever heard about.  Art is relative people!  It's only good if it means something to you, but I digress...

The program is called The XRCE Aesthetic Quality Based Image Search.  Have you ever seen the movie IdiocracyI rest my case.

Introducing...

This is Hany Farid.  He is a computer science professor at Dartmouth, and he has developed a program to tell whether or not photographs have been "significantly" altered during their editing process.

He is also a staunch supporter of the "Self Esteem Act" (psshhh).  Which would require images that have been "significantly" altered to be labeled.

&I just have to say:
Bollocks!  We're all good looking and we're all kinda ugly.  Deal with it!  It's a photographer's JOB to edit photos and make the shot look as good as we can.  

Ansel Adams edited the crap outta his photos in the darkroom, but you don't hear a bunch of people crying out for an asterisk to be placed in the bottom right corner of all his photos.  DO YOU??

No... you don't.


I'm BAACK

After vacationing for a few days in the Poconos for Thanksgiving (and by Poconos, I mean Oklahoma).  I'm back with something cool for you to look at.
Foley Gallery, you had me at "Leopards shooting lazer beams out of their eyes".  HA!  The Foley Gallery in New York is a place that showcases mixed media work, and they are choosing the RIGHT stuff to show.

Viva La Foley!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Look what I found on the interweb!!


It's the clashing of contemporary and classic that makes it work. (Yeah, I said that.)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

PROfessional Digital Precision Imaging

Did I mention I work at PRO DPI in Denver?  Well, I do.  Which means that I'm surrounded by all kinds of photos printed in ALL KINDS of crazy awesome ways all day.

Look, a picture of Saddam Hussein during his trial.  The wicked-awesome tape machine that makes life in the shipping department waaay better than it could be.  FREE DOUGHNUTS, and I even ran across some orders for Emerging Exposures the other day!

Working here has also given me an idea to revolutionize fine art photography business.  Stay tuned.

Oh yeah, and I took a photo on
11.11.11... but it blows.

I'm a fan of all photogrpaher's nammed Gary!

I'm about to buy a new light so I can expand the kind of assignments I take on from different clients.  #PaperChaser

And look what I found on Profoto's Website:


Even better than "Crazy Bus" is Gary Land's Website though:
Click it or Wimp It.

Gword

The Google Photography Prize?!

Google is teaming up with Saatchi Gallery in London to offer student photographers a wicked chance to plaster your photos all over the world!  (Or Google and London at the very least.)

That sounds so awesome, and makes me wish a little that I hadn't graduated already.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Scopophilia

Nan Goldin (is an incredible photographer) has unleashed a new photo project to a certain amount of acclaim.  It's called "Scopophilia" which roughly translated means something like "the love of vision".

Scopophilia is in the Louvre and Matthew Marks Gallery, but unless you're at one of those to exclusive places you really can't see much of the show.  Who knows why.

From what I understand Nan was given free rein to photograph in the Louvre (lucky so and so) and then took the photos she made of other people's art in the Louvre and paired them with either new(?) or old(?) photos of her own to "make the art come alive".

It's all very deep and involved if you really look into it.  All I know is that it is some of Nan's best and most beautiful work to date.  Rock on sister cuz!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Jimmy James

So, he won't have an art duel with me (cuz, he'd lose), but I'll take whatever James Franco I can get.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

pi = 3.14159265

And if we're talking about awesome photography blogs I HAVE to mention Mike Terry at Pie.  Amazing shots all the time, updated on the regular, and varied photos for people with short attention spans like me!
  

RIDENOUR!

I was thinking today, aren't most people just waiting to find an awesome photography website/blog?  DUH... at least I know I am.  And I found one.

The whole site looks really cool.  I love the full bleed images and especially the top and bottom transparent menus... it's the little things.  Go check out the site, and don't skip the Multimedia section, 'cause it's super-bad!

RedLine 'Em Up!

Check it out! "So, I work in an art museum" features work from eight artists working in five art museums across the Front Range area in Colorado.  (Sounds like a cool show).

The opening reception is on Saturday Nov. 12 from 6-10pm, and work will remain on display until December!

RedLine Gallery is an awesome space in Denver, and they've actually managed to stay in business too!  :)

If you live in Denver and don't go you'll be missing out.  You can find more info about the show at:  AT THE MOMENT.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Test shots

I borrowed a mannequin from a friend to see what this scarf would look like on something with human form.  *See more scarves from Continnum here.

AND SPEAKING OF BORROWING THINGS...
Get the right lens for all kinds of jobs delivered to your door.  BORROWLENSES.COM

Excuse me, expletive, but you're lookin' mighty fine tonight...

GOODFUCKINGDESIGNADVICE.COM is a really great website to get a laugh from, motivation from, and, well, good fucking advice from.

They've got cool merchandise that (if I could afford) would be fun to have in a studio.  And maybe the greatest selection of free wallpapers for your Mac (or whatever).

Seriously

I haven't seen a (autographed, free *wink*) copy yet, but my teacher
Angela Faris' new book launched recently in New York City.
 I'm very excited to finally see a copy soon.  I can only imagine the insight and inspiration within!  CLICK HERE TO BUY THE BOOK.

Paper Chasing

They make you sign up to be a member for $30.00/year, but first prize is $2000.00.  HMM.

What's fotovisura?  (I didn't really know either).

Adventure, Amazing.



Rope a dope

Reason number bazillion why I really want CS5 a whole lot.

Milk

MILK AD CAMPAIGN.  THAT'S SMART.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Publish that A$$!

It's not an expletive 'cause I used dollar signs.  So there.

If you haven't heard of LensWork Magazine you better ask your mama for a subscription!  (Really though, if you really don't know the magazine please refer to this previous blog post.

I'm sure you heard the story of Vivian Maier.  She's that famous street photographer who's work was discovered at a yard sale just days after she passed away.  She will be in the upcoming issue, and right next to her famous self will be me

I am mucho excited!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

more "how to" and less "know how"


I swung by a Barnes & Nobel and the Photography section seems to no longer contain books OF photography... just "How To" books.  Such a shame, a hundred versions of trying to teach you and nobody showing you.

Alas... I think I just like books with lots of pictures is all.  :)

Billable Hours

I shot 18 new stunning pieces of jewelry for Continuum this past week.

I also got a job at ProDPI.  They're a printing company here in Denver that prints just about anything you can think of!  There's really cool stuff and really cool machines all over the place where I work.  There was even chilli one day!

But the real reason I wanted to blog was to say, BLAMO!  LOOK AT THIS:
This is work by photographer Thomas Barbey that I saw in this month's issue of Rangefinder Magazine.  It's really amazing work.  I bet Jerry Uelsmann hates him!  Haha.  Don't worry Jerry... you a legend.

Almost Haloween!

BOO!
 Now that's a scurry desktop.  Must organize.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

MCA SAY HEY!


My awesome photographer friend Beth and I have been shooting Black Sheep Friday events (Like it!) at the MCA Denver.  They are fun themed parties to get your Friday nights started.

They are in the museum's cafe upstairs from 7-9.  Awesome people, fun times, amazing view, and themed booze even!

How do you theme booze?  The MCA knows how!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Equality


See, men are objectified just like women.  Rion Sabean proves it with his photo series "Men-ups" where men are photographed in classic pin-up poses.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Continuum

I've had the chance to shoot lots of really beautiful jewelry pieces for Continuum Jewelry since graduation and their website just went live recently so I am excited to put some of the photos up on the interwebs!  Look!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bus Portraits Promo video




The final series looks pretty different because so many of these shots didn't make the cut, but I love them so!  I'm glad they can still live somewhere and be seen.

Super-Connected

I just saw the new Composer Pro that lensbaby released the other day and I'm here to say that it is one fine piece of photo equipment!  When I got home I immediately wanted to put my lensbaby on my camera so I did.

I took a photo of my favorite photo I've ever made.  It was up at an AiCO gallery show for a month or so and if it had sold for $10,000 it would have made me very happy.  It didn't sell, but now I'm happy I get to look at it on my wall.  

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mas Awesome

So this might not be terribly current, but it's awesome nonetheless.  Shrek & friends do a spread for Vman.  I don't think any of us can honestly be surprised, Shrek is steppin' out on Fiona, Puss 'n Boots is gay (duh), and Donkey is a freak.
Awesome combination of animation and photos!

 
Art & Soul is a photo book full of really beautiful celebrity portraiture.  It's awesome because all the portraits are kinda the same but totally different at the same time.  Brian Smith is clearly a wonderful photographer, but is apparently also a great human being.  He is full of tips and encouragement for us newbie photographers!  Thanks Bri (It's cool that I call you Bri right?)

Speaking of newbie photographers, garyguild.com has gotten some updates!  A new commercial gallery.  I feel like it's not enough to just demonstrate technical photo skills within the confines of artistic concepts alone.  You have to also be able to show potential employers that you can combine technical skills with concepts based in commerce if you want a job.  So there's that.

ISO 1200 magazine also did a little spot on my ice portraits video.  This was back in August and I've forgotten to mention it, but it made me feel awesome!


And lastly, You Are Not A Photographer Blog.  A hilariously brutal blog bashing bad photography on the interweb.

Very entertaining, although I do have to disagree with part of their slogan, "... You can't buy talent."  You CAN, in fact, buy talent.  All you gotta do is write me a check!  ;)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Junkies

Blog Exclusive:


So, here is a little narrative project that I was going to put on the website, but then I thought it could just be a little something cool for the blog.  Click on the image to read the story.  It's too bad James Franco didn't play along.  (I'll still watch your movies Bambi)