Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mirror image

This is a self portrait I took in Santa Barbara this Thanksgiving.  If you look closely, there is a "tear" running down my cheek, but it is actually residue of some sort on my Grandmother's medicine cabinet mirror.  


This is a scan from one of the old negatives I've been wanting to revive. This was taken before a Misfits show when I was fourteen. The pictures were taken with a disposable camera and look faded and grainy. This was such a colorful time for me and my hair- I want to see how much color I can infuse into these photographs with photoshop. Maybe I'll use some filters and make them cartoonish or  Andy Warhol-ish. 

Self Portrait

This is one of images from a series I produced for last semesters Intro to Digital Imaging class.
This is a cool motion graphics website:

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Projects by Jonathan Harris & Sep Kamvar

I wanted to mention a couple of interesting websites by artists Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar:
Shows all the occurrences of the word "feel" found on blogs and sorts them in a variety of ways
Shows the most common pictures and words found within the news feeds from the Reuters World News, BBC World Edition and New York Times International News for each hour of the day
Searches blogs similar to wefeelfiine but draws out information based on comments about "love"


The Sartorialist

Here is that ever so fabulous and inspiring blog we discussed on Monday!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Abelardo Morell lecture

"If you embark in traveling, you will get somewhere."
Abe Morell

It was well worth braving the rain to go to this lecture Friday night. Funny, self-effacing, even inspiring, Abelardo Morell is a very good lecturer. The quote above (and I'm not 100% sure I've got it just right) came up in the course of talking about a creative practice, of talking about looking. When Morell's wife had an baby, he ended up at home with the little boy, playing on the floor with him, no longer able to be out and about in the world in the same way, making the street photographs he'd been making. All of the sudden he was confronted with the ordinary things he was surrounded by at home - and so he talked about looking, and re-looking at them. So traveling is looking. The above are books damaged by moisture.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Happy New Year!

I hope each of you had restful holidays. I'm looking forward to the work we'll do in Digital Imaging, both individually and collectively. Welcome.