Thursday, February 28, 2008

3rd and final

"Two Seths and a Railing"

This is my last post for the day, but I will have more tomorrow. This is another group from the same roll and day as the cookout. I discovered this roll of 120mm in my room a couple weeks ago and was so happy when I developed it and found all these shots.

There will be a couple more medium format diptychs coming soon. I just have to finish cleaning them up. Also there will probably be a lot of medium format in general coming soon because I know have 16 rolls of B&W and 7 rolls of color.




Before and after digital modification. Both of these images were shot in Sayre, PA during my photo 1 class in the spring of 2006 I believe. I like the transition from shooting with a cheap plastic camera (holga) to digital alteration on these excessively expensive iMacs.

The diptych I posted earlier today was taken in October at Ben and Gus's when we were enjoying beautiful weather and eating big slabs of meat. A reminder that NWPA isn't always 12 degrees and snowing.

Maybe another post tonight? We'll see what happens...

It's been awhile

So I haven't posted in awhile, but I've just been so busy working on things without any really viewable progress being made. Fortunately, the wait is over! The next few days will be full of updates. Sorry I've been gone so long, but I needed to really get down for a few days. I'm watching Tetsuo II: Bodyhammer tonight, and I am pumped about that.

Blah blah blah. I'll be posting again later tonight.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Work in progress...

"Cool Keith"
Today is a super long day. I'm about to head downstairs to work in the wet lab. These shots were taken at least a year ago. I found them yesterday and scanned them, but they still need a lot of clean up.

Friday, February 15, 2008

"I had visions of silver until the student government blinded me."
"This print is not for sale, but I am."

A readdressing of some portraits, I just submitted these to the Graphic Design Club's show "Not for sale." The first is a comment on the Student Government Association's denial of funds for the Photo Club's publication Silvervision. The second I guess is just saying how this "Not for sale" show is still an attempt for artists to sell themselves.

I'll find out later if they were accepted.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Keep Truckin'...


I finished everything for my first critique for Adv. Photo 1 tomorrow (actually today). I'm not totally thrilled about it, but I am just completely tired of doing these little assignments. This one had to be inspired by early 19th century and Victorian photography. In both my photo classes I have semester long projects that I feel I should be devoting my attention to, but these little assignments are seemingly unnecessary. I guess I thought my senior year would be more focused on an exit portfolio, or at least allowing me to focus on work I am interested in doing. This project did however have some positive inspirations on what I'd like to do.

First, I would like to continue this recent trend of shooting film to continue. Luckily, I have basically taken over one of the schools view cameras for the semester. I'll take it back when they make me.

Secondly, I have plans to attempt to shoot photos of as many people that I know as I can. I'd like to do this all in 120mm film to keep it coherent. I would really like to have a relatively large catalog of people I have come into contact with while in NWPA. Time's running out, but I am still going to try to get as many people as I can.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I Shot Me...

Something I threw together while I spend the next couple hours cleaning up dust and scratches on 40 different photos.

I'm glad I don't have anywhere to go right now. It's 7 degrees in Edinboro and the wind is blowing twenty-eight miles per hour. That makes for a pretty wicked wind chill factor.

I am working on getting these compilations of 8 photos for each of my 4 sitters and one compilation of myself. This assignment is for a project based on early 19th century and Victorian photography. I took my inspiration from Carte de visites, which were 8 portraits developed on one "whole" plate. They printed them on small "trade cards" that were used quite frequently to introduce oneself, similar to a business card for socialites and the like. (You may be able to tell I've been trying to work on my presentation for the critique Wednesday)

Like most school assignments, which are treated more like brief exercises, my results have varying success. There is just never enough time to fully develop your ideas or address problems that arise while shooting or during post-production. That is the nature of schooling I suppose. Spend a few years half completing dozens of projects.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

"Smokin' Pokin' Man"

If Ash Ketchum saved his Marlboro dollars for camping gear.

Today was our class trip to the Stereoscopic Museum in Meadville. I went last semester also, but I enjoyed it a lot more this time. Most likely this is related to who was requiring me to go, and my free pair of 3-D glasses. I need to go home and look at pictures of mars now!

Tomorrow is a BIG day. No class so I am going to get as much done as I can. Hopefully my first labor intensive project of the semester will be posted tomorrow.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Night Light

This is not a composite or digital alteration. The process I used was very simple so I'll let you guess how I did it.

I now have 48 hours until my first critique in Advanced Photo II. It's going to be a close race, but after this one things should run a little smoother. Having one week to do this just wasn't enough time to really work this out. Thankfully the rest of the critiques are spread out and are a continuous progression of what I'm already doing.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

And the film keeps rolling...

Ashley leaving my house after lunch.

More view camera 4x5 shots. These recent photographs are an attempt to practice using a view camera and re-familiarize myself with film developing. It has been a few semesters since I've really done much work in the wet lab. I don't want to spend a good amount of money on color film only to blow it just because I loaded the film wrong. The last few days have gone without any tragedies and I might just be regaining my confidence.