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Friday, February 29, 2008

Eastern State Penitentiary - Holga Part 1

My scanner has decided to revolt against me - but not before I got a roll of my Eastern State Penitentiary Holga images scanned in. I have about 5 times this much waiting to be scanned, but figured I'd share what I have because who the heck knows when I will figure out what's wrong with my scanner and if it will be fixable or if I will have to get a new one...

Anyway, this is a very small taste of what I was doing while running around the prison last weekend! I shot a tiny bit of digital (see last post), but the Holga was my main focus for this shoot.

And hopefully man will win out against machine and I will have the rest of my images scanned in the near future to share. Either that, or someone may see a scanner flying from my office window.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Eastern State Penitentiary

Over the weekend I headed up to Philly with some photographer friends to participate in a model photo shoot at Eastern State Penitentiary. The outing was originally going to be a "Trash the Dress" photo shoot, but since only one model showed up in a wedding dress, it just became a general photo shoot. That's fine with me, I wasn't planning on taking the typical TTD shots anyway - as if anything I do these days is all that typical! My main focus was my Holga photography, but I did manage to snap a few digital shots so that I could post something from my adventure sooner, rather than waiting for all of my film to be processed. I do love film, but I hate waiting! Oh well, nothing is perfect I suppose...

Anyway, these photos are a small taste of what we had to work with, and I'll keep everyone posted on the results from the Holga. The facility itself was really neat. I had never been there before, and other than being a little (okay, a lot!) cold, it was really quite fascinating. They give tours, for anyone wanting to check it out in more of a tourist capacity.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Reminder - Tonight's Art Opening

Photo 08

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (tonight!)
Opening reception: 6 - 9 PM

To find the gallery:
Ellipse Arts Center
4350 N. Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 228-7710

It is one block away from the Ballston Metro Stop on the Orange Line, for those of you who want to come in by rail.

Two of my images are in this show, so come see them (and me) in person!

Monday, February 11, 2008

First Holga Photos of 2008

I finally had a chance to develop the rolls of film I have been shooting since the new year began, and scanned in some to post here. There's not a lot to say other than that, really. I've just been working in the darkroom a lot lately before things get more chaotic with exhibits and work and all that fun stuff. So here are my first Holga images of 2008:

It's Andy! He's shooting digital here because he gathers the photo pieces to make the most awesome digital collages I have ever seen:

I'm in this one (where's Waldo, anyone?):

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Zack Arias - Atlanta Music Photographer

A while back, Zack Arias, who happens to be a mega talented photographer and friend of mine, asked me if he could use a Holga photo that I had taken of him during one of his One Light Workshops back in November of 2006. He needed an image of himself for the contact page of his new web site, and I am honored that he chose mine. Of course I let him use it, and it looks awesome if I do say so myself! A screen grab of the page is above, but you can visit his site by using the following link:


Friday, February 01, 2008

Photo 08 - Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington

I have more great news! The first show I will be participating in this year is "Photo 08," which was juried by David Griffin, Director of Photography for National Geographic Magazine. Two of my Holga images were selected for this show, which was incredible considering there were over 700 entries and only about 70 selected images. I am truly honored to have been chosen to be a part of this exhibit.

I can't wait to see what other photos were chosen. The staff at the gallery said that the show was incredible, so I will be looking forward to the opening even more now. And I'm always curious to see what someone who happens to be the Director of Photography for National Geographic Magazine thinks is good art.

Some information about the opening reception, juror's talk, and other events regarding this show which will take place at the Ellipse Arts Center are as follows:

Opening reception: 6 - 9 PM

Juror's Talk: 6 - 9 PM

Discussion on digital photography: 7 PM

Exhibition closes: 2 PM

To find the gallery:
Ellipse Arts Center
4350 N. Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 228-7710

It is one block away from the Ballston Metro Stop on the Orange Line, for those of you who want to come in by rail.

I hope to see you at the opening!

Oh, and these are my two images that were chosen for inclusion in the show:

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