Wednesday, August 27, 2008


$20,000 later and I am now finally unemployed in Los Angeles with a 2005 Toyota Corolla. It's cute, and I am now a full time resident of Zach Kahl, Nick van Atta, and Kyle Eaton's couch. Soon to be joined by Michael Brown and Andrew Bassett. Come and visit, but don't drive.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Looks like now I'm going to be stuck in Vegas a while... It's never an easy fix when the repair guy calls you at 7am and uses the phrase "Catastrophic engine damage". Never buy a Saab.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Speaking of blogs...

I gave my blog a bit of a facelift, and I'm not sure if I like it. What do you all think?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Guess where I am. Stranded in Salt Lake! I blogged about it... here My car is possessed by the devil.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Wonderous discovery

John brought these glass plate negatives down to checkout from his office. He couldn't bring himself to throw them away. They're so cool I had to scan and post them. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hey I'm in AP

Page 141 if you're interested!

Friday, August 8, 2008

It only looks like it's not 105 degrees

Hey all, I'm almost done with my whirlwind week. Saturday I flew down to St Louis on no sleep to photograph a band called King Thief and a clothing line called The Curtain Factory. The shoot was on Monday and it was 105 degrees not including the heat index. So for 8 hours I thought I was going to die. We drove past a bank at about 8pm during the King Thief shoot and it was still 100. Not fun. But amazingly enough the models and band didn't look like they were sweating. I flew back to Bozeman on Tuesday, packed, and drove to Billings Wednesday to put my stuff in a storage cube. Then I photographed the guitarist of my friends band who I have to photoshop into promos I did 2 weeks ago. Now I'm in Missoula to re-shoot Thrill Kiss Kill because they added a second drummer. Yeah, two drummers. I really wish I could say I was looking forward to sleeping in my own bed, but it's in a storage pod in Billings MT. Here's some unedited stuff from St Louis. This was my "assistant" Lauren. We were running the strobe off of a battery and couldn't drain it with modeling lamps, but it was so dark my camera wouldn't auto focus. So to solve the problem Lauren spot lit them with the LED lights on her pink tazer. Eat that MacGuiver!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Class questions

Hey everyone. I am trying to figure out my junior schedule for the fall and I wanted to ask for advice from those of you who have already taken your juniors. Right now I am scheduled for Experimental, Advanced Lighting/Studio, and Professional Practices this fall, but I may need to make some changes due to other conflicts and an overloaded schedule. I was curious if any of you chose to take Experimental along with your first senior (instead of during your junior year). I wondered if this might be an option for me next year (during senior). If it is, I think I would also plan to take Alt Processes during the spring of my senior year. Is this possible...and is it difficult to get registered for those classes as seniors? I understand that both experimental and alt processes are very time consuming, so I wondered how that would work with senior projects. Everyone may have a different opinion, but I just wanted to see what others thought. Thanks in advance for your help and/or suggestions!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Two Weeks with Christopher James...

Hey, I just got done with TA-ing with Cig Harvey for Christopher James for two weeks. It was the most insane two weeks of my life. We did about a million different processes; cyanotype, kallitype, van dyke brown, pt/pd, albumen, argyotype, carbon printing, ziatype to name a few. My main job was to print everyones digital negs... lets just say Christopher's process for that only slightly differs from Mark Nelsons! Here is the class photo from week 2, for every class we do a big cyanotype mural! Hope everyones summer is going well!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Quick poll

I've started working on...something. I'm not prepared to talk about it in any detail, as I'm still very early in the planning stages.

Anyway, as a part of this little project, I'm compiling a list of dumb things that we all do while we're creating our photographic work that we later end up regretting (forgetting to close the lens before removing the dark slide on a large format camera, for example).

I've come up with a small list, but I'd like to hear from you all about mistakes you've made or stories you've heard from other photographers.

Feel free to either post a comment here or email me directly: camden[at]camdenhardy[dot]com. All contributions to this list will be credited.

I'll provide more information about what I'm doing as it becomes available. I promise.