Saturday, February 27, 2010
The later part of winter always puts me in the mood to travel. Maybe it's because I want to escape the cold and the gray. As I start to think about possible summer travel, Europe's been sounding pretty interesting. That probably won't happen this summer, however.
This photo was taken last time I was in Europe, in August,2007.
Friday, February 26, 2010
This is a photo of an architectural model of the new Modern wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. It was designed by Renzo Piano. Hence the title of this post. Give me a break, I'm tired, it's been a long week, and the absinthe I drank earlier is still working it's magic!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
I shot this photo with my crappy 4-lens Nishika camera in my Mom's backyard. Yes, she has an old chandelier hanging in a tree. A couple of them, in fact. Filled with candles on a warm summer night, the chandelier helps make the yard a lovely place to sip a glass of sangria.
Friday, February 19, 2010
I've been doing some shooting for what will eventually be a series of cyanotype prints I'll be exhibiting this June. I'll post more details about that show when it's closer to the exhibition dates. In the meantime, enjoy this reject from my most recent shooting session. I like this shot, it just doesn't fit with the work I'm planning for that exhibit.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I just posted a story to JPG Magazine titled Damaged. It's a group of photos taken in 1993. I was trying negative reticulation, and it didn't work. This photo is from that same roll of film, but not one I included in the story. Take a look, and if you like it, vote yes at the bottom of the page.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Here's a recent collage, made just a week or two ago. The idea was pretty simple: Start with an original photo, and add very little (one or two items) to create a simple collage. I did several of these, and will likely post a couple more of them here. I've been posting recent collages on Lightbender, my other more "serious" blog, and these will likely show up there as well.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I've just returned from the final day of the College Art Association conference. I'm exhausted, but I had a good time. This year's conference was in Chicago, so I was able to attend without the expense and trouble of travel and staying in a generic conference hotel. I met up with old friends, saw some interesting talks, and bought some art books at greatly reduced prices. Overall, a good conference.
This was taken in a nearly empty conference session, right after lunch on Thursday. Some people Tweet while in conferences. I shoot photos!