Wednesday, February 25, 2009

lookee what I did!

It may seem a small feat to you, but it was a battle for me... Bahhh-ha-ha-ha-haaa! I made me disappear! I used the middle one for my show b/c you can't really tell it's me anyways. I was pretty stoked I was able to edit my face out of the last image...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Deciding how to hang my show

While planning for my show I was trying to figure out how I could put my ideas for how to hang it into a visual form in which I could show my peers and get their opinions. I finally got the idea that I should make to-scale models of my work within the space of the Meyer Memorial Gallery. I think it was pretty effective in conveying my ideas, as much as it could be. With such a large scale (hundreds of images) I wasn't able to hang the work in a way that conveyed these ideas. The three concepts I was trying to decide between are above, if you can make any sense of it all. I ultimately opted for the last one. (images of the actual installation to come)....

Friday, February 20, 2009


I don't really have anything important to say... I'm stressing about getting everything done by the end of the term. I just found out I'm 4 units short of graduating.. kinda p.o.'d about that. So in my aggravation I cleaned my apartment. I have a habit of doing that, when I'm stressed about school, I clean. Doesn't make sense though, I should just put my energy towards getting studying and stuff done. I never said I was a rational person.
Anywho, I finally got Poladroid to work (this was on my timeline), I initially had a hard time getting it to download, so here's a couple old pics I converted to Poladroid. I think they turned out pretty cool :)  And I'm going to use them for my show, well at least on the cards for the show because, well, I want to.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

pretty neato

I like these :) A lot.

I designed a few business cards

but i can't figure out how to upload the damn things! Illustrator won't let me save as a .png and that's how I was getting the photoshop images up here. grrr.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Am I done yet?

I'm having a hard time getting back into the swing of things, I don't want to work on my art. It's the worst feeling. I think it's senoritis. It's almost done... one more month! ahhh!
Yea, and I never got around to bugging Miles in his office about the photoshop thing. I've been busy. But it will happen. I swear.
Meanwhile, I have been doing some research about business card design and whatnot. Trying to decide if I should have a really fun, obnoxious one or a reserved professional type. I should probably just design both, and decide afterwards. I really dig this one (above) can I copy it? Or is that infringement? I'll change it.. I promise. By at least 10%. haha.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I'd better start working on this blog thing a little more regularly

Meanwhile, last weekend I did some head shots for a theater student, during which, I realized I really need to get to know the functions of my camera waaay better. I kind felt like a doof cursing at my camera because I couldn't get it to do what I wanted (and yes I forgot the manual, argh). But I got a few good shots out of it. I also realized I need to start charging more for this stuff.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

video, painting, etc

I'm super duper excited to finally be done with this crazy photo project. I feel like I've been working on it for eternity!!! I have a couple ideas for a video and some paintings that I'd like to do, as I haven't been able to do anything outside of photography for so long. The video idea is AMAZING but I can't discuss it here because it is in fact so amazing, that you all would be tempted to steal my idea and really, I just don't want to put you in that position. haha. but really...

i hate this, this sucks, i want some ice cream

See miles, I pay attention in class. And I don't actually hate this, I hate titles. So I stole yours. But yea, so I found some business cards I thought were pretty cool.. for inspiration and stuff.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

i still hate titles...

...because really, it's kinda hard to figure out how to summarize your work aesthetically as well as the concept behind it in just a few words. I'm trying to figure out what to title my show that will be going up at the end of the month and I really, really don't like it.

Monday, February 2, 2009

i hate titles

I don't like titling my work.  And with my BFA show coming up, I need to think of one fast.  But first I need to sit down and decide exactly what the work means to me, what exactly it is about. I think I know at this point, it's just a matter of putting it into words, words that others will understand and ensure that the work actually reflects the statement I'm trying to make.  I'm not particularly good at articulating my thoughts, so perhaps this will be a good exercise for me.  So I'm going to make a meager attempt at explaining my work..
I utilize Polaroid and Photobooth as the format for a majority of my work, not necessarily because of the immediacy they provide, but more because they quickly take on a tangible form. As digital is becoming more and more popular, people are printing images less and relying on computers, the Internet, etc.  I feel that the photograph as an object gives it an entirely different quality. People collect images as memorabilia of events and people in their lives, a way of remembering.  My photographs could be considered mundane or banal, but that is entirely dependent upon the viewer. To the people they involve they are priceless, to others, they are just another collection of snapshots.  The use of Xerox in my work, being easily reproducible, is intended to reveal that to many the photos mean nothing, they are virtually the same images that fill the pages of so many family photo albums. The repetition of Xerox images is meant to reflect on this.  Whether or not it works, I don't know. Yet.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

bang bang

I've been trying to think of ways to incorporate various memorabilia/mementos into my photographic work since most of my work is about the photograph as an object, or more specifically, the photograph as an object that records events/people/things. The photograph is increasingly being used by the masses as a way of documenting events of their lives, so much so that the act of photographing an event is almost superseding the event itself. At each wedding I've photographed, I end up battling the entourage of family and friends armed with cameras. It's come to the point that people attend events such as these just to photograph them and prove that it happened and that they were indeed there, instead of appreciating the moment. That's why people hire photographers; so guests can be guests and photographers can do what photographers do.  whoa, I just went of on a tangent but maybe I'll just leave it at that.