Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hot Dog Stand, Martinsburg, WV

 I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. So I went out and started photographing last night literally right before that huge thunderstorm that swept the mid-Atlantic area, and I got this Jem with the 4x5 with fujiroid film.
Also, I have a new(ish) blog its , I know its tumblr but its a start!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Photographer Position

Photographer needed for Montana Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Tours.

Position entails photographing customers on zipline tours, downloading images to computer and burning to CD if purchased by customer.

Camera gear provided. (Canon 40d)

Pay is hourly and will be based on experience.

Experience with zip line/ropes course/climbing safety a plus and may affect hourly wage.

Schedule will vary and will be needed a minimum of 4 days a week for June/July/August but may include as much as you want to work based on scheduled trips (meaning you can potentially work 8 days a week or more if you so choose).

Contact Jon Long ASAP.

Send text to 208-313-1305 AND email me a resume (email listed on MSU Faculty webpage)
photo © Ian van Coller. Another nodal ninja stitched pano from Butte

Say what? Iris camera!?

This is a photo of an eye tracking camera developed by Royal College of Art graduate Mimi Zou.  I'm not sure what to think about it, but it seems legit.

photo © Ian van Coller.
Spent the weekend in Butte for Aidan's soccer tournament. Managed to do some photographing too. Here is some more Butte Chrome

Saturday, June 23, 2012


New Site up at, come on by folks!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


So long story short, I am remaking my Khwisero book and because I am, there is an opportunity to change the cover image. I used the bottom image for the first edition, but am curious if people think the other one might be better. 

What do you think?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


I was recently hired by Hopeless Records to photograph Yellowcard's new press photos. When I was 18 they were one of my favorite bands, and were part of my constant darkroom playlist while I was in the photo program at MSU. Wanted to share one of the photos that they recently released. It was a pretty rad experience working with them!
Photo © Ian van Coller. All Rights Reserved
Hope everyone is having a great summer and taking lots of photos. Here is a stitched Pano from Butte last week.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mordancage Workshop

Hey all,  I just got back from turkey, haven't developed the film yet, but I took a bunch of photos.  Anyway, a couple of months ago I randomly sent Elizabeth Opalenik! an email asking her if she needed a TA for an upcoming mordancage workshop she was instructing at the F295 symposium.  After many emails and a conversation she decided to take me on.  It was an amazing experience and I learned so much about the process from the master herself.  I just thought I would share as a reminder that sometimes a shot in the dark actually works out.  In other words, send those random emails to famous photographers, it just might turn into an invaluable experience.  Also, I am moving to SAN FRANCISCO in August, I will be passing through town on my way, but if you guys are ever in the bay just get a hold of me and you will have a place to crash.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Work from this past summer

Finally getting the time to scan it. Here's some shots from Amsterdam and Germany.
Let me know what you think.


Munich, Germany

3rd Reich


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Roller derby in Bozeman

I guess roller derbys no joke

Friday, June 8, 2012

Attention Seniors!

Hi all, If you haven't thought about how you will show your work this semester. I have my three walls from my senior show up for grabs, need them gone would love to get some cash for them maybe $50 bucks, I have about $160 in materials in them. Easy to put up and take down. let me know thanks Tyler 406-249-8252

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Websites and such!

Hi all! It's been a while. Just wanted to stop in and let you know that my website went through a pretty intense redesign, and is now
Also if any of you new graduates are in the market for a new website, don't hesitate to hit up my friend Ryan Jay. He's based in Florida, and is very affordable. He designed my site from scratch and it's very easy to update on my own.

Hope you're all having a good spring and getting ready for busy summers! If any of you are ever in LA don't hesitate to give me a call for coffee or a trip to the brewery.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Couple shots from my Christmas trip to Vegas

Here's a few shots from my Christmas trip to Vegas. They're all from my Holga. Still dusting a million and a half pictures... What do you think?

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Greetings from Glacier!