Friday, November 5, 2010


My emulation crit is in a few days, for your pleasure check out these photos which will be the focus of the photos for my critique.

Edward Weston was an American photographer, born in 1886 and died in 1958. A Chicago native, the earlier portions of his career were dedicated shooting with soft focus under the style of pictorialism which was big at the time. He later abandoned this style and began shooting long exposures of varying subjects (some exposures were nearly 4 and half hours long). Weston was diagnosed with Parkinson's and stopped doing photography, instead spending his time overseeing the printing of his images.

tu eres el amor de mi vida

Es(echo) Out

Monday, October 18, 2010


Big emulation project coming up, so I'll be doing some Weston styled shots in the coming weeks. Until then check out some of Edward Weston's work.

What is love?

-Es(echo) out-

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Well the lead up to the Critique was nerve wracking. Lots of hours spent in the darkroom, hanging out with the gang, sweating time and trying to make everything come out perfect. Overall I ended up with six really beautiful first prints.

I ordered some paper and film too from B&H. Those people are insane with their holiday closings though.

So now I have some sweet photos to display next to my Dali print.

Onward and Upward


Sunday, September 26, 2010


We've been working really hard over here trying to get ready for our first Critique. I've had a few spills since I first started shooting. But I think I'll end up with six really sweet prints.

I've been shooting with a pretty basic SLR, but it gets the job done.

Printing is a serious bitch, especially when you're new to the process, but it's really exciting to watch your work come out right in front of you.

Until Tuesday kids


all my friends are married

Monday, September 13, 2010

Framing an Afternoon

There is a really neat little book that sits on my shelf wedged somewhere between Salinger and Fitzgerald. Its full of hundreds of photographs from all sorts of artists from all sorts of time periods. Here's twenty of my favorites.
Sam Shere_The Hindenburg Disaster

Philippe Halsman_Dali Atomicus

Bill Owens_We're Really Happy, Our Kids Are Healthy, We Eat Good Food, And We Have A Nice Home

Dorthea Lange_Migrant Mother Nimpomo, California

Ed Van Der Elsken_Love On The Left Bank

Edward Weston_Nude On Sand

Frederico Patellani_The Lazio Plain

Gerry Cranham_Happy Valley Racing, Hong Kong

Gjon Mili_Picasso

Helmut Newton_They Are Coming

Jean-Philippe Charbonnier_Backstage At The Folies Bergeres, Paris

Larry Clark_Untitled

Leonard Freed_Suspect In Police Car, New York

Margret Hemather_Semi Nude Male

Lewis Morley_Christine Keeler

Mario Testino_Untitled

Ian Bradshaw_Streaker

Pentti Sammallahti_Sando, Dragsfjard

Ralph Gibson_Untitled

Bettina Rhemis_Acrobats II

Some of these are just fun images; a slew of wacky, sexy, tense, and out there imagery.