Saturday, November 29, 2008

Final 260

Hey all, I am new at this but I figured now is a good a time as any to start posting.  These are a couple of the images from my final narrative for 260.  Tell me what you think.  Be cruel.


I stumbled upon a really great blog for anyone interested in fashion and editorial photography. It's called Fashion Photography Blog and she covers a lot of the business aspects and etiquette of submitting your portfolio and marketing yourself. It's great! Check it out!

Friday, November 28, 2008


Anyone on here use Flickr? I know most of us started one for Ian's class, but do any of you guys keep up with yours? I'm just looking to add all of you that have one. So if you are on Flickr, click below to add me. M. Thompson Photo on Flickr Thanks!

Monday, November 24, 2008


Hi everyone! Last week I bought myself a portable seamless sweep, and today was the first time I've had the chance to use it. This is my friend Trish. I lit her with a Alien Bee 1600 and the 30x60" softbox camera left and my Alien Bee 800 with a 20" beauty dish to the right of her. Hope everyone is well in Bozeman... it was 72 here today.


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Ballpoint pen

The ball of a ballpoint pen.

Testing out a Canon 65mm f/2.8 MP-E 1-5x macro lens with 150mm of extension tubes and the 1.6 crop factor of a Canon 20D.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Greetings again from Roseland. I have been photographing in woods for the last two days and again tomorrow morning. It has been unusually cold here and the trees have lost all their leaves which has been unfortunate. Also I have been dodging hunters which is freighting. But I have been pretty happy so far, the weather has given a quite different feel to the images, like this one.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christina Z. Anderson

OK so I am a blog slacker, but I will try to participate more, since we have found out via various sources that there are lots of people who are looking at your blog to get all kinds of info about our program. Here is a tricolor gum print of my Family of Origin series called Pink Poodles. It shows my new way of scratchy messy gum...see the series at but it won't be finished for about 6 months....

Saturday, November 15, 2008

San Francisco Opening, Rako Photo Center

Maggie, Cale, Ann Jastrab and Nancy at my opening in San Fran.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My Website

Hello everyone. I have had a website up for about a month now and I would appreciate any feedback you may have - positive or negative. It's definitely a work in progress, so I'm open to your insight on images that may need to be removed, overall feel, missing items, etc. I realize I need to work on the sizing of the images and possibly adding titles to some, but most of that has to do with figuring out how to do this with the website host. Thank you!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


NEAT! Dan from Goodnight Sunrise texted me last night to let me know that Rockett Clothing did this to their site... Rockett is a huge company, and lately seems to have been sponsoring a ton of bands I've been shooting. For the hell of it I've been having the bands throw on their Rockett gear and taking an extra photo or two. It seems to be paying off! I just e-mailed them to let them know I'm the photographer behind BOTH of their head images. Maybe they'll send me a t-shirt or get the word out or something... Anyway check them out... and yes that's the Leigh Lounge in Exotic Animal Petting Zoo's picture.

Does anyone have my Joan Fontcuberta Book?

Please spread the word. I am looking for my Joan Fontcuberta book. One of my students put it on the free book pile outside my office thinking it was a return pile. I would be very grateful if someone has it and could please return it. Thanks!!!

Safety Meeting on the Mountain

Saturday, November 8, 2008

North Haven

North Haven is an island off the coast of Maine with a small year round community. I've just started photographing the people there...?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Obama Victory Headlines

Here are the front pages of newspapers reporting Obama's historic victory

San Francisco Chronicle

There is an article on my work in the SF Chronicle here

Monday, November 3, 2008

This is a portrait of my friends April and Ryan that I took right before leaving Bozeman last week. I love the Bridgers in this one. My friend Thane was acting as a light stand and holding one of my Alien Bee 1600s off to the right and slightly in front with no modifier. Their goats are milling around on the ground out of the frame, but I have more with goats present in my blog.
a favorite from some hasselblad scans

Saturday, November 1, 2008


A couple weeks back I photographed the band Lorene Drive from Victorville, CA and they just recently updated their myspace page and used my images to make a pretty epic layout. I'm really stoked on it, so check them out and give them a listen.