Monday, November 29, 2010

The Indie Photobook Library

This fall I submitted all of the books from the Make Book Blog to the Indie Photobook Library. They are all officially on their website now, with all the info about each book. This site is a fantastic place to find a lot of self published photo books. I recommend spending some time looking at this wonderful collection and seeing what they are all about.

Check out the Make Book Blog if you are interested in purchasing any of these titles.

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Delicate Place

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cell Phone Photography: Base of Vase

These four images were taken in the same exact spot at my day job. They are vases of different floral arrangements we get. They were taken in August of 2009, October of 2009 and two were taken in August of 2010. Since then, they have put up a wooden ledge behind where the vases sit, which now blocks the light that illuminates through the vases. I can no longer make these images.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Self Portrait with Amalia

Amalia left yesterday for two weeks in Argentina, and I miss her dearly. I honor her absence with this photograph I took of us in September.

Stony Brook. September, 2010.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Images from Maine, Gloucester, Vermont and The Arboretum.

More Images from the several day trips that I have gotten to take the past 2 months or so. These were taken in Gloucester, Vermont, Maine and one from the Arboretum.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Found Piles Part 2: Massachusetts, Maine & Vermont

Here are several more piles that I have found scattered throughout my travels these past few months. A few you may recognize from previous post, but they definitely belong in this mini series of mine.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Fall 2010 : Photos and Misc.

This is the third and final post with work that I created at Haystack this fall. The photographs were all taken with a 4x5 camera, except for two regular Polaroids. Since my main focus this year was the Lumen Prints and the Polagrams, I didn't really have a main focus with what I wanted to actually photograph while there. I let my mind be very sporadic and just waited to find things that I felt were a little unusual.

The three greenish looking prints are something that I'm calling Chemical Transfers. Before I explain what they are, I do have to credit my new friend Julie Miller, who I just met at Haystack for coming up with the idea for these. She made about 10 of them first and I decided to try a few for myself. These are literally made from the leftover chemical residue that is left behind after I made each Polagram. The Polaroid film I used is this Fuji 100 speed film that is a peel off film, meaning I let the Polaroid develop for about 2 minutes then I peel it off the little chemical packet it is in. After peeling it away, you can still see the image that was just created on the chemical side of the packet. We would then place that chemical side down on a nice piece of thick paper and rub in into the paper for a couple minutes.

This pretty much wraps up all the work that I made there, other than a handmade coptic bound sketch book I made for Amalia, which maybe I will take a picture of and add it to this post down the road. Overall, I felt really productive while at Haystack and all these new ideas are leading me to a lot of other ideas. How wonderful. Stay tuned for some other things I have been working on the past couple months.