Friday, March 31, 2006
For this week's GOYA, I am showing the final results of my participation in The Human Pixel Project. You can check out the overall goals and information at the web site, but to sum up, each participating artist gets 10 2x2 inch pieces of wood and are asked to alter them any way they see fit, so long as the finished squares represent one or all of the color swatches listed on the site. I chose to make one of each color for some diversity. Once the "pixels' are gathered, they will be used to make larger pictures.
This project was a lot of fun, but quite challenging because of the small size. My pixels are made with oil paint, sharpies, and torn photos and paper. The gray pixel is actually acrylic because I realized after starting that I didn't have any black oil paint, only a black oil stick... which didn't work very well for gray. Who doesn't have black paint? Ugh. Anyway, I think it all turned out ok, and am happy to have participated. Once these are completely dry, I'll ship them in to Human Pixel headquaters and see what becomes of them.
Monday, March 27, 2006
Last weekend, Andy and I photographed our friends' Munktiki collection. One of the artists who made a lot of their collection put out a call for any photos of the pieces that told a little about the people who owned them. Our friends are animal lovers like we are, and have a few rescued animals around. We had to bribe the cat with a tasty treat in order to get him to stay on the table with the skull piece, and then we released the snake. We soon realized this probably wasn't the best idea, as the snake darted behind the bookcases and put up a fight before being recaptured and put back in his tank. But we did manage to get some good photos of them all... and nothing broke!
Andy took most of the photos that day, including the one above of the cat. I took the snake photos.
And after that was done, we ate at The Vegetable Garden, which is incredible, especially for those of us being vegetarian and vegan (that would be all of us present that evening!). The menu is huge, and we can eat anything on it... heaven!
Friday, March 24, 2006
This week I decided to stop at the parking lot I pass on a regular basis to take some Holga photos there. There's a car dealership there, and they have this huge flag that can be seen for miles. In that same parking lot is a vegetarian Indian restaurant that I absolutely love, and that area is the subject of the non-flag photo. I think I need to find a flag closer to the ground so that I can really move around it and get up close, since that was my original intention in making these photos. But all in all, not a bad roll...
Friday, March 17, 2006
This past Saturday, I photographed alongside friends Jamie and Natalie of Borrowed Blue Photography at Newton White Mansion for Kymberly and Tony's wedding. Mainly, I wanted to test my new camera and to get back into the swing of things for the start of wedding season, but also I wanted to take out the Holga and play at a wedding! The images above are a few of the Holga photos I made that day. I have some normal images as well (quite a few, actually!), and I will post s few of them soon.
I had a lot of fun, and want to thank Jamie and Natalie for letting me tag along, and also to thank Kymberly and Tony for allowing me to be a part of their day and make some photos!
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
I had the pleasure of photographing 3 month old Elizabeth over the weekend. Not only was she photogenic and full of expression, but she stayed awake just long enough for me to put together a really nice session! This was also a nice opportunity for me to test out my new camera (D200... yay!), and so far I'm really liking what it can do for me. Expect more photos of children and babies, as well as more images from this sweet camera in the future : )
Friday, March 10, 2006
This week I took my Holga to the gas station because, well, I didn't have any better ideas! I think the last time I took a camera of any kind to a gas station was when I lived in Savannah, and I was working on a project that consisted of dressing up my mannequin, Diana (the world was ready for another!), and putting her in situations that I would normally be in. I took one photo of her pumping gas at the station near my apartment there. It must have looked really strange to see me start the gas pump, whip mannequin parts out of the trunk and assemble them, take some photos, take the mannequin apart and put her back in the trunk and drive off. But that's ok... it amused me for five minutes.
Other photos of Diana included her getting ready in the morning, sitting in my classes at my desk, checking my e-mail in the computer lab, riding the elevator, waiting at the bus stop, touring River Street, and grocery shopping. Oh, the stares I would get. I should dig up some of those photos and share them. I haven't looked at them for at least 7 or 8 years since I made them.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
You all might remember this post and photo where I talked about entering the bird-themed juried show, Icarus, being held by Savannah College of Art & Design. Well, not only the bird bone photo was chosen, but this photo of Andy on the rooftop in Kolkata was chosen as well, in addition to the self portrait posted above. That's 3 out of 3 that I entered! So I'm pretty happy about it, since entering juried shows is a test of perseverance more than anything. You just never know who is going to like what you have to offer, so you just have to keep trying and hope for the best. And this time around, I made out pretty well :)
So, details about these shows... there will be two shows, one in Atlanta and one in Savannah (both in Georgia). Icarus is scheduled to run from March 28th through April 29th at Savannah Gallery located at Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA, and from July 29th to August 27th at Red Gallery located at 201E. Broughton Street, Savannah, GA. These are actually two separate shows (the work will not travel), and my work will be at the Atlanta venue. Once I figure out when the opening receptions are being held, I will let everyone know!
Friday, March 03, 2006
Yeah, I know it's only Thursday again. I'm such a rebel. But I finished my latest Holga roll, and since I can't shoot it on Friday and have it ready for that same day, it's not like I GOMA on Friday anyway...
My brain hurts now. Less thinking, more typing...
Anyway, I only had one shot on this roll that I liked, hence only one image posted. This is rush hour in Potomac. "Rush hour" is a bit of a misnomer, because it actually lasts about 4 hours, with a short break, and then picks back up again for another 4 hours. Such is life in the burbs. But if I can make this scene look at all interesting (read: staring at the back of an Audi for what seems like an eternity), then I can do anything!