Saturday, April 28, 2012


A friend told me about this woman the other day.  She graduated from the MSU back in 2000.  Her work consists mostly of silver gelatin self-portraits.  Her recent work with embroidery and collage continues this reinvention-destroying precious, labored over prints before altering and reconstructing them.

need a break from dusting

I just got a roll of velvia 50 back from Praus and found this image from last semester I had forgotten I had taken. I'm sick of dusting my images for this semester so I thought I would take a break and post an image. Here you go.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Are you outdoorsy?

Remember to take your camera with you, so you can enter this contest by PDN.

Good luck to everyone who enters!

Monday, April 23, 2012

6mm f/2.8

It looks like the ability to see behind yourself comes with a price.

Ian, can we buy this for photo checkout?
Collin can pick it up for us. I'm sure he's got the money after this whole google thing.

We will pay you back Collin, promise.

Monday 23rd April 2012

A rare £100,000 Nikon fisheye lens, said to be able to 'see behind itself' – and dwarfing any camera it is attached to – has gone on sale in London.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

First successful wet plate negative.

4x5 inch plate, taken with a Cambo SC & Schneider-Kreuznach 150mm F/5.6 symmar. 1 minute @ F/5.6, daylight.

Friday, April 20, 2012

While we are on wet plate. . . .

World's smallest wet plate camera.

Collin Avery, Google Destroyer

Conceptual Photography

Here is a playlist on Youtube of a series of videos that features 10 photographers that explain their work and their processes. Definitely recommend checking them out.

If you like John Pfahl, for example, you would probably enjoy Georges Roussef

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Collin Avery, London, Google

HUGE congratulations to Mr. Collin Avery for being top 10 in the Google Photography Prize photo contest! Google is flying him out to London this week for the opening on April 24th. Go and bring the grand prize home for America!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tax Help for Photographers/Artists

If anyone is going to be self-employed, you must watch this video.

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Cottonwood Club. Tomorrow night. Be there.

Tomato for Breakfast at Lake Tahoe

Yes, I ate this tomato. It wasn't as good as Mr. Lynn-Klimenko made it look here.

Last photo shoot

Ski season is almost over and that means the senior show is around the corner, AH! heres a photo from the last shoot

Made the Kodak Blog Today

If you don't believe in having a Twitter, here is a reason why you should. Yesterday...or two days ago (probably the later) I was on twitter when one of the people I follow who's the person who owns (#BelieveInFilm) retweeted a message a Kodak representative sent out looking for square format images. As that's one of my main formats, I replied to the representative with my website and Flickr account.

Today I'm the second picture on this blog. One of ten pictures.

There's a lot you can get from Twitter. If you're not on there, you're missing out.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Walmart can process 120 film for $3!!!

I was on Tumblr yesterday and I came upon a little tid-bit of info titled 7 tips for Holga Cameras. If you scroll down a bit they mention that you can have Walmart send out your 120 with prints. Not sure if our Walmart would be able to, but it wouldn't hurt to find out.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

2011/2012 YEARBOOK submissions

Submit your images now to be included in the 2011/2012 MSU photo dept yearbook. Needed are photos of clubs (fictitious or not), class trips, photo openers, gatherings of 3 or more photo students, etc. You will be credited and included as a yearbook staffer! Preferably, entries should be submitted by email to mark(at)markalee(dot)com or, if easier for you, by other means. Please have images to me by April 18th.
Hey guys, this is just a pretty sweet business card I saw.  Thought you might enjoy it.

Quit worrying about your camera.

  • This was taken recently by a photographer in Manchester, UK, using a 6 megapixel Canon Digital Rebel from 2003 and the 18-55mm zoom lens included in the box.
  • Lighting was two Vivitar 285 flashes with umbrellas. Cheap manual speed lights made since the 80's.
  • You don't need a 5D Mark III. You don't need a D800.
  • Don't be afraid to admit you want one, but it will not make your photography any better than it is now. It will more than likely just distract you from improving.
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Saturday, April 7, 2012

My BLIXtake: A Winter's Day at the Museum

A few weeks ago I was so eager to develop my 120 mm color film from the break I accidentally poured in my Blix before my developer, but I realized it soon enough to salvage my roll. I am actually quite pleased with the results and am rolling with the "darkness" and "color shifts", I don't recommend my making my mistake, but taking pride in it!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Darcy Padilla

A very interesting/captivating longterm project. It must have taken some dedication.
If your in portraiture, this would be a good one to look at.
Reminds me of Joeys. But sadder.

Bozeman Survey New Meeting Place

Hello photogs, instead of having the meeting at Ian's, it will be held at Kyle's house.  Kyle's house is located at 411 West Curtiss, between 4th and 5th. See you there

This message has been brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Collin Avery.

Nash and the pigeon

"The New Aesthetic"

Here is an interesting essay on "The New Aesthetic", which is a rising interest in digital imagery and "seeing like digital devices". The article suggests "The New Aesthetic" has great potential at expressing new ideas relevant to contemporary culture, but lacks a coherency that would solidify it as an artistic movement. As someone who is torn between settling on chemically-based photographic processes and converting to digital, I think it could be worthwhile to read for who are those interested in the potential of digital/digtial-inspired artwork.  Here is another link that discusses it, and a tumblr site with more links.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"Other People's Clothes"

Here is a project that is similar to Megan's previous Senior. Thought others might be interested...

"When I am in public, I watch people going about their daily routines alone; I wonder about the lives they lead, wonder how they experience the world around them and how they make meaning of it. I spend time inventing stories for them: narratives of isolation, of questioning and searching, of desire, and of confusion. The images in Other People’s Clothes are a product of my exploration of private moments of expectation, a visual expression of my experiences stepping into the shoes of the types of people I see on a daily basis.

Each photograph in the series is a constructed scene that begins with an outfit or piece of clothing (either bought, found, or borrowed), then a person that I imagine to fill those clothes, and finally a location where that person can play out a silent moment alone. This moment is the time right before something changes, the holding in of a breath and waiting, the preparing of oneself for what is to come. Though I am the physical subject of these images, they are not traditional self-portraits. They are portraits of people I have never met but with whom I feel familiar, as well as documents of the process wherein I try on the transitional moments of others’ lives in order to better understand my own."

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Big camera - tin types

by Ian Ruhter

LT Freeride competition

Once upon a time, I found myself over at Lost Trail for their first ever Freeride comp. Here's a couple shots of some of the talent that showed up.