Monday, June 28, 2010

Lost Images

Made earlier this year.... found them.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Where Are We?

Still working on the premise of placement or place.  Maps show us where things are; a graphic representation of the placement of places. 
These are hand drawn from a computer rendered map.  I believe they are unfinished at this point but I thought I would share them anyway.
Some things I am considering while working; thoughts,etc.-
Natural features, man-made/manufactured features, boundaries, organic vs. geometric shape, interaction of man-made and natural elements, modern processes vs. traditional processes, functional and aesthetic placement and purpose, etc.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Space - Place - Placement - Purpose


Why do we put things where we put them?  What is the purpose behind location?  What makes one location preferable over another?  How does environment impact an object?  How does the object impact the environment?

I believe that a great deal can be said about our values- both cultural and personal- by how we place things in our lives and environments.  I will use the terms; objects, structures, things, items, etc to describe all of the paraphernalia of life.  All of the tangible and intangible objects that we have are dealt with purposefully.  I want to explore what things we have, how we use those things how we arrange them and what that means in our lives.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Girls Softball in Sycamore

Chloe's softball team is up to bat. 

Reason to be Happy #7

Mt. Rushmore. South Dakota.

[Ahh, the memories.]

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Three Images

There is a difference between 'making photographs' and 'taking a picture'. 
When you make a photograph you are creating an image with a camera.  You are seeking a confluence of elements in a three dimensional world and using the camera as a tool to transfer those elements on to a two dimensional surface.  As you are creating an image you are taking into consideration concepts such as; scale, composition, line, shape and other elements of design.  You are also concerned with subject matter and communication of said subject matter.
When you take a picture you most likely have none of this in mind. 

Reading List-

Lord Jim- Joseph Conrad

How the Other Half Lives- Jacob Riis

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Holga Playtime...

I tried the 645 frame on my Holga.  Played with the bulb exposure while driving at dusk.  Sometimes it is fun to just play around with the camera and see what it can do.

Possibilities abound.

Change is in the air my friends. 

Reading List-

Reading Now-
Lord Jim- Joseph Conrad

Up Next-
How the Other Half Lives- Jacob Riis

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Reason to be Happy #6

Reading the Signs in Preparation for the Future

{the writing on the wall, so to speak.}