Thursday, January 29, 2009
Who is my favorite artist?
I don't know, I been meaning to address this question for some time now but I'm just so indecisive. I've been really interested in Andy Warhol lately, but not in his work necessarily, more of his persona and the processes and methods with which he creates his work- the method of his madness. Before Warhol, I was interested in Duane Michals, initiated by my obsession with the image "This Photograph is my Proof," which inspired a lot of thought about my own work. Annnnd, before that was Diane Arbus. But that ceased after the 13 page research paper I wrote about her and her work- damn you ArtH 301. So I will have to work on an answer for this question.
Other random thoughts: must learn how to cut out and place a new background on an image. Yes Miles, expect me to come bang on your office door next week.
Oh, and figure out how to upload an Illustrator image on here. It's beginning to limit the content of my blogs. Grrrr...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
(photo by Jack Howlett)
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
If you too would like to celebrate randomness, click on the link below and play with the buttons. Oooh... fancy. (I especially like the white button).
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
My goals for this term are to experiment with a few ideas I've had but haven't yet had the time to pursue. I think this class is going to be a fantastic opportunity for me to play around with these ideas, which are to:
1. Complete an identity package for the promotion of my photography (business cards, poster, etc.)
2. Learn (at least) the basics of Photoshop, which is remedial, I know, but I've somehow completely evaded learning anything about the program.
3. Design a card/flyer/mailer/whatever to promote my BFA show.
4. Continue my photographic work in the digital realm. Or more specifically, work on creating a digitally produced photobooth series to include in my exhibition this March, as well as to learn basic photo editing techniques.
As far as this blog goes, it will be interesting to view my own photographic work online, mostly because my work is largely about the tactile qualities of a photograph and the photo as an object. This is why most of my work utilizes some form of virtually instant format. Setting aside my digital camera, I have focused on photobooth, Polaroid, Xerox, and am hoping to soon expand to the new Polaroid Pogo (which produces near-instant tangible images via the bluetooth capabilities of a camera phone or digital camera while using a new inkless technology call Zink). Did I just sound like an ad there or what?!