Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

They Might Be Hipsters VII

OK, one more of these. I'll post something different next time. The photo: shot in my studio a couple of years ago. The song: Rhythm Section Want Ad from the first TMBG album.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

They Might Be Hipsters VI

Iv'e always liked this photo. It was shot with my 4-lens Nishika camera a few years ago. The lyric-from the song 'Cage and Aquarium'.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

They Might Be Hipsters V

The photo: shot with my reversed lens Kodak Brownie Hawkeye in Chicago late last summer. The lyrin: from the song "I've Got A Match" from They Might Be Giants' album Lincoln.

Friday, May 27, 2011

They Might Be Hipsters IV

Here's another photo/text image made for the They Might Be Hipsters blog. The photo was shot a few years ago while playing around in my studio. I can't remember what song the lyric snippet is from, I got it from a database of TMBG lyrics.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

They Might Be Hipsters III

Today's photo was shot in Countryside, IL, a couple of years ago. The lyric is from the song Hide Away Folk Family.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

They Might Be Hipsters II

Here's another piece made for the They Might Be Hipsters blog.  The photo was shot a few years ago from my sister's apartment in San Francisco. The lyrics are from the TMBG song "Lie Still Little Bottle".

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

They Might Be Hipsters

A couple of weekends ago I discovered They Might Be Hipsters, a blog that in their words "takes lyrics from the songs of They Might Be Giants and pairs them with completely unrelated pictures for the ensuing hipster fun". I must be all about the hipster fun, because I spent considerable time over that weekend making images to submit. After making a bunch of these, I read on the blog that they have about a two-month backlog of images to post (they are currently rethinking the number of posts per day to reduce the backlog). It may be a while before anything I send them shows up there, so I'm sharing some here. For the next few days, I'll post an original photo paired with a bit of a They Might Be Giants lyric.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Missed You

A piece of a missed delivery notice seems somehow poignant here.
Shot in Chinatown a couple of weeks ago.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lumen Print

This is one of my first attempts at lumen printing, made yesterday afternoon.  You can see some more of these on Lightbender, by other blog.

Friday, May 20, 2011


The Longway Planetarium in Flint, MI, shot with infrared film in my Holga camera last summer.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Lovely ivy on a University of Chicago building, shot last October. I think that's a bit of my reflection in the window at the bottom of the photo.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Part of the untamed jungle I call my backyard. Shot with my reversed lens Brownie camera a couple of weeks ago.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


A bloodroot plant with buds about to blossom, shot in my yard on a rainy day a few weeks ago. Bloodroot, like Dutchman's Breeches, have seeds that are spread by ants.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Corona Heights

Corona Heights Park in San Francisco shot in digital infrared. One of my favorite spots in San Francisco, the views are amazing.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Yellow Stripes

Blogger was out of service last night, so I was unable to post. That's ok, you get a brand new photo today, shot just a few hours ago in Chinatown. That's a banner advertising a restaurant on the left side of the photo.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


A few weeks ago, I posted a photo taken in Chinatown of multiple exposures of a neon sign I shot with my reversed-lens Kodak Brownie camera. This photo was taken the same day.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rainbow Face

This is one of those "playing around in my studio" shots I do every once in a while. I shot this one last week.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Infrared Michigan

I spent the weekend visiting my mom and sister in Michigan.  The weather was wonderful (finally!) which made wandering around my mom's yard with cameras especially nice (I seem to do that every time I visit regardless of the weather or time of year). this time, I shot infrared. These are digital infrared shots. I also shot with infrared film in my reverse lens Brownie camera. Hopefully I'll have time to develop that film tomorrow.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Weird Scan

My old scanner (replaced a few months ago) had this little space at the top of the holder for scanning negatives. That space had to be kept completely blank or else the resulting scan would be extremely distorted. This scan was made with a small bit of the strip of film accidentally in that space. I liked the result, so kept it.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


I'm kind of a sucker for a good boring photo. Like this one, shot with my Holga camera in Chicago a couple of years ago.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Infrared Wheat

The field behind my Mom's house, shot in digital infrared late last summer.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Need A Remote?

Shot this morning at the Maxwell Street Market in Chicago, right after eating delicious homemade tacos filled with huitlacoche and flor de calabaza.