Saturday, February 28, 2009
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to help out!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
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
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
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.
Monday, February 23, 2009
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!
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. email@example.com
Saturday, February 21, 2009
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?
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
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.
Posted by Ian van Coller at 9:17 AM
...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
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
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.
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 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!