01
Mar
09

Moving…

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06
Feb
09

Sugimoto and U2

You can hear the new single from U2, Get On Your Boots at their website. I like the intensity of the song – sort of like “Vertigo”. But it also has a different feel in the chorus, like Beetles but not, like middle eastern tuning but only for a second. U2 continues to grow artistically.

I also like the Sugimoto photo for the cover art. I was able to see a collection of his work at the Hirshhorn Museum in DC. It was a great exhibit and quickly turned me into a Sugimoto fan. I really enjoy minimalism in photography.

In fact I have attempted to recreate some of his ideas once while visiting Lake Erie.  Here is one of my feeble attempts:

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Anyway, good song. I can’t wait for the album.

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06
Jan
09

Incredible Long Exposure Photograph

Via Conscientious, Justin Quinell took a spectacular pinhole photograph of Clifton Suspension Bridge. It was about a 7 month exposure to create this eerie and fascinating view of the sun’s course over the bridge.

13
Dec
08

Fast Food Photography

The Exposure Project reports on Jon Feinstein’s  new project, “Fast Food”. The Project looks at fast food stripped of its iconography and branding to give a stark look at the food stuffs itself. For me, it brings out the unappetizing, and more realistic, side of the industry. I never get a burger that looks as “hot and juicy” as it did in the commercial.

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An irony of this post: I’m sitting in a McDonald’s parking lot as I’m writing this.

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12
Dec
08

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2009

Over at the Font Feed, it is reported that Pantone has chosen a yellow –

PANTONE® 14-0848 Mimosa, a “warm, engaging yellow which embodies hopefulness and reassurance in a climate of change”.

I love yellow and its cheerfulness. Good choice. Here’s to the year of Yellow!

The Font Feed has more information about the past winners.

 

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08
Dec
08

Catching up

It has been a while since I have posted here.

The photo below is part of a series of photos that I created this fall from leaf imprints on concrete. I know that sounds really fascinating. What I wanted to do is set up a dialogue about nature vs.. man-made, temporal vs.. permanent. But this photo was unique in that it had a dried branch with a couple of leaves. As I transformed it, the photo took on a life of its own. I like the sense of Japanese minimalism, though I wouldn’t claim to be an expert on that subject. I like how it lends to the introspection I desired of the leaf imprint study.

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29
Jul
06


I am also experimenting with an old camera: Premo Junior. I believe that it is a Kodak box camera from around 1914. I open the back of the camera and focus my digital camera on the lens. Why do it? To get the various aberations of the old lens. This photo is one of the first photos that I took successfully through the Premo Junior. I need to work on getting an apparatus to help steady the picture taking process (this is mostly hand held.) But I like the effect on these leaves as the edges tend to flay out and creates a sense of motion.




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