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!