Wednesday, October 29, 2008

first outdoor scans | 2008









 




































































For a long time I’ve been trying to think if there was a way to have a pinhole scanner. Crazy, and perhaps stupid, but considering when I was in college — before PCs — I wanted to do the same to a Xerox machine, hoping to increase the depth of field above the platen. I also wanted to place a video monitor on a Xerox machine and photocopy live video, so one can see that the pinhole scanner idea wasn’t much of a leap in any direction. Actually, after some googling, it seems there are number of folks who’ve had the same idea and some success. Here is a link to an old thread about pinhole scanners etc. As I find better sites I’ll amend this post.

At any rate, I have a Canon N1220U flatbed that is very light and portable, so instead of trying to retrofit the scanner and probably rendering the thing useless, I decided try some outdoor scans. 

still continuing with abstraction | jan 2007




cut out 1 2007




untitled 2007









Tuesday, October 28, 2008

continuing with abstraction

black and white 2 / 2007






























These images grew out of some geometric/structural studies that were so seriously manipulated that eventually they looked like textiles and inadvertently echoed Samaras’ fabric works of the late seventies. I’ve enjoyed his work for a long time and I guess he’s been a greater influence than I thought. See image below and link, at the end of the post, to one of Samaras’ reconstructions.




Monday, October 27, 2008

start of abstraction

















While working on the money and toy-based work, non-photo backgrounds were usually abstract and meant to be backgrounds. As I tired of the toys the backgrounds became more interesting to me, and I staring messing around looking for images that could stand alone. There were an awful lot of images created as I bounced around between geometrics and organics, lines and solids, a few red-blue anaglyphic experiments, but for one reason or another most of them did not meet my expectations. In many of the images there were passages that held great promise, but as a whole cohesiveness was missing.




 


























Other aspects that bothered me were working on the iBook with limited memory and a ridiculous obsession with eliminating the look of computer-generated work from computer-generated work. It took some time but I finally learned to embrace the pixel. The piece below was the beginning of the transformation.


black and white 1




Sunday, October 26, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

welcome home dad series | 2005




no 1

no 2

no 3




Tuesday, October 21, 2008

we visit series | 2005




we visit the dcpa



we visit the zook



we visit 13th ave


we visit the convention center


we visit the iron works


we visit rustic ranch


we visit erie



Sunday, October 19, 2008

spawn of peregrinatio | 2005




the interview


the first trip



the second trip



american idol





Saturday, October 18, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008