Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Blast from the Past

These are from an assignment my senior year of high school. We were supposed to pick a song and take pictures to go along with it. I used the song kissing you from Romeo and Juliet. I spray painted the bottom of a clear tub blue and put floating lily pads with these pictures on them in the water. I just found a few of them the other day when going through my old photo supplies and thought I'd post them.

The series continues....

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Old Negatives, New Art

Scanned in some of my old contact sheets from photo one back in the old darkroom days and made some new art.

Chido Chido

This is a mixture of various kinds of photography I do. The middle image I took with a pinhole camera (a camera you make out of a shoe box) of the back of my foot standing in the courtyard of the art department. I then went into the dark room and made a positive image of the negative and also layered a poem over the top of the image so when the light shone threw from the enlarger the words seeped through onto the image. Next I scanned the image into photo shop and collaged it with various bright images I took in mexico last summer to create an indie shadow box feel to the image. Or at least thats what I get from it. Let me know what you think. This is my favorite kind of art.


"We make Gods out of men and then they leave us...."

Monday, February 16, 2009

New Quote

"Not even the naive continue to believe."

Sunday, February 15, 2009


"Twilight".... the unclear hour of day.
Gregory Crewdson, an artists who's work I find inspirational. There seem to be mixed messages at first glance. A sense of sexuality lingering in the air. The photo is so tightly constructed that it looks as if it could be a films still. This photo seems to be directly linked to the fantasy industry of Hollywood's profit making illusions. Crewdson seems to be embracing and manipulating the image by using high end advertising industrial lighting. He pretty much exploits every technical possibility to achieve his effects. Along with this is women laid out purely for the pleasure of the viewer. This image becomes fascinating because its artfulness seduces.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Goddess Within You

"I am a women above everything else"

This is the result of a photo shoot I did in the SOU lighting studio with a group of women.

Monday, February 9, 2009


Found this Rad Website through another friends blog where you can use your already existing photographs and make polaroids out of them.  These are photos I took in Mexico last summer.  Check out the webpage if you want to give it a shot. www.poladroid.net

Friday, February 6, 2009

words words words

"The rest of the time I just sat and watched.  Watched my thoughts, watched my emotions, watched the fishermen.  The Yogic sages say that all the pain of human life is caused by words as is all the joy.  We create words to define our experience and those words bring attendant emotions that jerk us around like dogs on a leash.  We get seduced by our own mantras (I'm a failure.......I'm lonely.........I'm a failure.........I'm lonely.....) and we become monuments to them.  To stop talking for a while then, is to attempt to strip away the power of words, to stop choking ourselves with words, to liberate ourselves from our suffocating mantras."
Eat. Pray. Love.

That said.......I need to find quotes that are inspiring.  I read through some of my old journals today and found one that I may use.

"We make gods out of men and then they leave us."

Any suggestions of inspiring quotes would be much appreciated. 

Monday, February 2, 2009

Wrapping Paper

A few examples of some old wrapping paper I came across and am starting to use in my collaged images in Photoshop.