Thursday, December 31, 2009

Michael Brown Media

Check out Mike Brown's (08 MSU Grad) new website. Link is in the sidebar. Great work.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Worried about your favorite black and white film being discontinued? Make your own! Check out dark orange's flickr. Now that's rock and roll. Or, I guess you know...go digital, you wuss! Because film is dead anyways, right? Happy New Year to you, ess-eff-pee-ers! hehe.

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Hope Machine

To anyone interested, I am offering the Hope Color Processor that used to be at school free to anyone interested in taking on a large project such as this. It includes everything needed to run (please see a more detailed list at link above), except the Chemicals. You will also need a truck, a good water supply, and a permanent space to put it. I use the word free with caution, as it would take a few headaches and money to run this machine.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Houston Center for Photography Fellowship

Ian van Coller received a nice gift for the holidays, one of six honorable mentions for the HCP 2010 Juried Fellowship. Brian Clamp, owner/director of ClampArt was the juror-a very reputable figure in the photoworld. Congratulations to Ian!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hot Shots

Congrats to Adam Caillier for his honorable mention in this round of Hey, Hot Shot!


Greetings all,

I am seeking a photography intern for the spring 2010 semester with the MSU News Service. Below is some more information. Please send me your recommendations and/or let your students know.

Kelly Gorham, Photographer

Montana State University News Service


Montana State University News Service

Photography Internship

This is an unpaid, for-credit (3) internship in a busy news bureau environment. The hours (6 per week) are flexible and based on the student’s class schedule. Assignments may occur on evenings or weekends.

The successful intern will possess the following attributes:

Professional appearance and demeanor.

Strong work ethic.

Punctuality and willingness to be a part of a team.

* The MSU photographers interact regularly with senior MSU leadership and State government officials. Professionalism and maturity are a MUST.

Necessary skills:

Junior or Senior in good standing within the School of Film and Photography.

Experienced with Adobe Photoshop and Mac computer platform.

Interest and willingness to learn the craft of editorial photography.

During the course of the internship the intern will gain experience with the following:

Adobe Lightroom

Soundslides Pro

Photo caption writing

News feature photography

Editorial portraiture

Photo essays


News video production

Sports photography


The intern will have the opportunity to expand their portfolio and have images published in various publications.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thanks for a great show guys! Tons of great work and an awesome time. Here's some pictures from the night.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Congratulations seniors

Seriously, Congratulations. Fantastic Show. You should be proud.

R.I.P. Larry Sultan, 1946-2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Which One?

These are undusted, unprocessed scans of images for my final. The bottom one is a scan of a chromoskedasic mordancage. The top image is the vision i had for this image that I totally ruined, therefore it is a digital composite of a scan of the original chromo (different print than the bottom) and a mordancaged print. Which do you guys enjoy most?

Friday, December 11, 2009


Extension Cords....We need them, Tuesday, bring them. thank you.


Okay guys, there are still a bunch of posters down in Checkout. THIS IS YOUR SENIOR SHOW! Get down to checkout and grab some posters to hang today and tomorrow. THE SHOW IS TUESDAY AND I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MANY POSTERS ARE LEFT! Chalet Sports Naked Noodle Cactus Records The Baucus The Baucus wine Bar The Canery Tarentinos The Bent Lens F-11 The Leaf and Bean on Main City Brew The Leaf and Bean on 19th And some of the SUB ALREADY HAVE POSTERS. Someone needs to go to the dorms, someone needs to go to the Dean's office. There are tons of coffee shops around town. The art building needs some posters, also what about all the Bars we hang out at, Has anyone hit up the Molly Brown, Pour House, Mixers, CatsPaw??? And with the leftover postcards we have I think we should pass what's left out on Monday during our lunch break to people eating in the SUB cafeteria. I'm going to try and take more around to some businesses tonight but you guys need to get in gear. Be proud of your work and advertise for YOUR show. See you in critique. Hearts and Rainbows, Amanda

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Individual crit has moved.

It's like this and like that and uh...

For Lovers of Ice

The UN Climate Change Conference has started in Copenhagen, where the photographer James Balog will present work by a team of photographers that have been documenting the melting of glaciers. The photographs taken are simple and scientific, but I hope they will demonstrate to people what the melting of ice will mean to the world and that much of the ice will be gone before we know it. Everyone too, should keep their fingers crossed that leaders meeting in Denmark this week will find an agreement that will drastically cut world emissions.

Panels @ the senior show

Hey Amanda (and/or Chelsea) how many panels does each person get in the middle? One, or two? Happen to know the dimensions? I'm guessing they're the same ones as were in Upheaval..?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


so another thing we are going to need on the day of the show is power strips hopefully most of us have at least one they can bring if we need it? oh and where should i get some white tape-i dont know its technical name - for the power cords so theres no tripping, or does anybody have some that they can donate? thanks, chelsea

Modification of Checkout Hours for Senior Show

This semester's Senior Show is coming right up, on Tuesday, December 15th, and to facilitate and encourage the attendance of all students, photo checkout will be closing earlier on that date than the printed schedule indicates, at 5 pm instead of 10 pm. Photo Checkout will be closing at 5 pm on Tuesday, December 15th, instead of 10 pm. If you have work due on Wednesday, please consider this factor when planning your work schedule next week. Aside from this change, the printed and distributed photo checkout hours of operation should remain as-scheduled for the remainder of the semester. In case you were wondering, photo checkout will be open until 5 pm on Friday, December 18th, the final day of the semester, and will be formally closed after that date until the spring semester begins in January.


Hey this is a picture that I took on my way home from Utah. I liked and i just wanted to share it.

What is the best screen calibrator?

I was interested in possibly getting a screen calibrator. Anyone have any recommendations? I want a good one that gives you the same screen calibration each time you run it, not one that gives you a different result each time you run it lol.

Some random photos from Siena

These three photos were just some favorites of mine from my final. Just wanted to get something up on the blog.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Behold! Framing Point Driver!

'Tis the season for finishing, so students may be interested to know that Photo Checkout has a framing point driver available to check out. This was generously donated by Professor Anderson earlier this semester, and it seems to coincidentally have a color scheme matching the school colors. Go Cats! This may not have much application for those of you simply matting or mounting photos, but for those of you doing framing work, this device will drive tab-like points into the side of a wooden frame (sorry, it won't function properly with metal frames), holding the work in place. Stop by checkout sometime to have a look at it if you're curious. And if the worker on duty doesn't seem to know what you're talking about, have them check "the drawer with the tacking iron."

Sunday, December 6, 2009

New York City

I just got around to scanning my film from a recent trip to New York. It was 5-year expired Velvia that was cross-processed, and I did little or no color correction. What do you guys think?

Free Chair and $15.00 Desk

Hey everyone! As you know I'm moving at the end of the semester and I am in the process of packing. I have that office chair that I'm wanting to get rid of and the desk that is in great condition. The chair is free and the desk I am hoping to get at least $15.oo for. Is anyone interested?????? Let me know soon. You can pretty much come and get them anytime you want.

Construct Series

3 more images from my final. Pentax 6x7 with Fuji 160C

Saturday, December 5, 2009


ok guys the shows comin up quick, i hope everybody is preparing for what they will need to display your work since this is completely in your hands. Me and amanda will glady answer any question and do what we can for you but you all need to come prepared to hang your work yourself. As I have told all of you each person will get 2 lights for the show, there maybe a few extra for people if some are not used, this will be a first come first serve basis. I personally will be purchasing an extra lamp or two for myself to be safe on lighting. the rest of your may want to consider this if you are concerned that two will not be enough. Thats all let me know if there are any questions. chelsea

Friday, December 4, 2009

a few from the final

i have become so fascinated with the way film takes in color in such a different way than digital. these were night shots of neon lights taken with 35mm. iv never really had a chance to work with color film before and the results i think are beautiful.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Slough Creek in flood this spring

photo © Ian van Coller. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tim Zimmerman Interview

here is that link for the rest of the interview with Tim Zimmerman. Check it out

Tim Zimmerman Video Interview

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bozeman Survey Website Administrator

Dear Students, I am looking for someone who is interested in being an administrator of the Bozeman survey Website ( ) as an independent study. This would ideally be someone who is a Sophomore or Junior who is also interested in participating in the project. said person should be fairly web savvy. Come chat with me (Ian) if you are interested in getting a couple extra credits.

Monday, November 30, 2009

260 Final

So these are a few shots from my 260 final. These are images from three of the four triptychs, for a general idea. I'm trying to explore feelings of entrapment and denial through the subconscious, and how a hypothetical person struggles with repression. Each set will cover a different part of the struggle...what do you guys think?

Final Project for sinks!

Playing with ideas of repetition and how something everyone has can be different in each case.

new flash!

Hey Senior Peeps

So good news. My Uncle and my Dad are coming for the senior show and they're bringing a trailer with them to help us take the Poster Panels to the Emerson on the day of the show. We need people to come in and help us set up. Not only this but we need you all to stay and clean up after yourselves the night of the show. And we will need help loading the panels back into the Trailer Tuesday night too. See you guys tomorrow night in class.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Photography in the future!

By the time you are old and your (future?) degree is useless, this is what photography will be. You will be about as useful as a floppy disk. But the "pictures" will look really neat. I think I'm still confused...but I like it. Huh.


A series involving readymades and simple constructs. I build a simple monument, document it, then break it apart. While taking the image, I make sure to include the physical space the construct is in. By doing this, I not only document the construct I've made, but also give the objects a sense of time and place. I still have more to shoot, any suggestions on anything? Shot with a Pentax Asahi 6x7 with Fuji 160c