Saturday, February 28, 2009

Fun was had by all

Show at the Holter

Here are some images from the opening at the Holter. I had a ton of fun. Thanks so much to everyone who made it up, I really appreciated the support and the company.

Color Book

Ok so my idea for my ADV Color book is an emulation of Lewis Baltz

Utensils of Beauty...?

Okay so I'm kind of having my own mini-crisis that I need to work out when it comes to the project. Here's some progress so far, I know I should push it more but I think my view of the project wasn't displayed enough.  So here's what I have so far. . .

Friday, February 27, 2009

Anyone want to assist?

Hey guys, I'm flying in on Sunday and have a shoot booked pretty much as soon as I get off the plane. I'd love to have a couple people help out if anyone is interested. It would be helpful if you've taken or are in studio, and comfortable with the Alien Bees. I'll take you out to lunch or buy you a couple drinks if you're interested! Thanks guys! email your number to if you'd like to help out!

Congratulations Kyle and Sabrina

Kyle and Sabrina have a baby girl!!!! Yay.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Beware the tables! They shoot 3.5" pieces of wood at your thighs.

So those of you in Senior on Tuesday already know about this. But for the rest of you wanting to see the skewering aftermath, here's an ultra-lousy photo I took of my leg last night.
It's 3200 iso.  :D

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Brittany was Accepted at Cranbrook!!! Yay.

Congrats Brittany.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

single image diptych

After much tampering and trouble shooting i finally figured out the red bands on the negs. i still have a few minor things to work out such as small light leaks and fogging when removing film from the camera. beside all of that let me know what you think of the images themselves. these are pretty much just straight scans, keep that in mind. any and all input is greatly accepted.

To all you Blurbians

Technical notes on how to make a Blurb book click here or on the title of this post [found via conscientious]

Monday, February 23, 2009

Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 AF

Rick Smith is looking to borrow or rent a Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 AF. Does anyone have one or know where one can be rented in town?


I took this portrait of my friend and tattoo artist Brittan Reese last night while shooting promos for his band Sleep District. He's crazy talented and a great friend. This was taken while I was testing lights, and his face cracked me up so I had to edit it for kicks. Oh and for those of you who don't know, I'm going to be in Bozeman Sunday through Wednesday next week so we should hang out!

I need my portrait taken!

Hey everyone!  So I got a call from my boss up in Kalispell the other day and she needs a portrait of me wearing black, with a black background for our Website at the store.  You can be as creative as you want (Black&White/Color, cool lighting) and for those of you in the portraiture class this may be useful for future jobs.  If you've never done a business shoot before I can give you some tips and help out since I know what she wants from me.  Let me know if you're interested and when works best for you.  Weekends and evenings would be the best for me.  email me or leave a comment on the blog.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Another Square Abstract

Here's another square abstract I like. What do you think about the direction these are going?


Here are a couple of images I photographed today for my 360 Advanced Color abstract project. I cropped these as squares to see how they would look and I really like them. Since these are going in a book, do you guys think all of my images should be the same size? I haven't tried any of the previous images as squares, but I think the whole concept might work better this way. What do you think?

Creeper-style cont.

Do we like farther away/straight on/more depth of field? (see images 4 posts below for the opposite)

Friday, February 20, 2009


My show is 5 -7 tomorrow (saturday) at the Graduate Art Studios. Take S. 19th (towards campus), turn right on W. Garfield Take the first left onto a gravel road Take the next right. There is a wooden sign pointing to the graduate art studios. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Senior Images

Hey here are my recent scans for senior. They haven't been dusted or corrected yet but I wanted to get them up and get some comments. Any critique is useful to me. thanks

Phillip Lorca Di Corcia

Bek, have you seen the work of Phillip Lorca Di Corcia? He photographed people eithout their knowledge with a 500mm lens. He would pick out a specific spot to aim his camera and then wait for people to walk by. His use of light to separate his subjects from the environment was of utmost importance. I think your images are on the right track and an improvement from the previous work. It still seems to me though, that you need some kind of coherent and consistent methodology to approach the project with.

I have problems...

...with senior. My class and teachers didn't like my original street portrait idea, so I've been shooting two new ones. They suggested I find a way to visually tie my images together above and beyond the individual portrait aspect. These are some examples from one of the new projects; street shots of people who don't know they are being photographed. The other one I'm working on is portraits of late-night gas station clerks. I really need feedback on this, guys. I'm running out of time to tweak...if this isn't working, I need to know now!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I finally started a blog. Check out the weird scans I posted of my recent dental work. Be careful when viewing, they are extremely attractive to gaze upon.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Holter Museum Exhibition

I have a show opening at the Holter Museum in Helena next Friday. It would be fantastic if any of you could make it to the opening.
This is the base idea for my 264 project. Manscapes and womanscapes.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Alien Bees Student Discount

Hey everyone. You guys might already know this, but students can get a 10% discount on Alien Bees through their website. Go to the link above (scroll towards the bottom) for information. The discount cannot be combined with "package" discounts.

Paper Cranes

My new show is opening this Saturday the 21st at the Waller Yablonsky Gallery located at the Graduate Art Studios from 5 -7 p.m. To get to the graduate art studios go south on 19th st. (towards campus), take a right on W. Garfield, and then take a left at the "Agriculture Experiment" sign onto a dirt road. Take the first right (there will be a wood sign) go past the Horse shoeing school. The graduate art studios are on the left. No, these directions are not a joke. Please be careful not to enter the incorrect building if you would like to avoid becoming an agriculture related test subject or emerge with metal nailed to your feet. Hope to see you there.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


I forgot to post this close-up of Timothy. His mom declared it was WAY past his nap time, so hopefully I can get some better portraits of him when I return.

The Furniss Family

I had so much fun photographing this family on Saturday! We had a lot of fun trying to get Timothy to look at the camera during the family portrait. So, I think I'm just going to use one like the one I posted here since it was a chaotic process anyway! All four kids are adopted...Timothy (11 months) was a local adoption, Jenalyn (16) was adopted from the Philippines, and Alex (16) and Kati (12) were brother and sister from Russia (from the same Russian orphanage as David and Daniel in my last post - they were all friends). I'm probably not going to include the image of Kati and the Chihuahua, but I thought it was pretty funny! I'm going to go back in a couple of weeks to get more images and to conduct the "interviews". I think the images of Alex in the "library" are a bit dark. Let me know what you like and/or don't like about all of these images. Ideas, suggestions, improvements...all greatly appreciated. Thanks!