Monday, June 3, 2013

Emulation Project

Here are my few finished prints for the emulation project. To be honest I am not pleased with my work. I set out to emulate George Inness but I did not succeed.  Instead my work is very dark which is nothing like Inness. This style is a bit like Jacob van Ruisdael.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Emulation project: George Inness

For my emulation project I will be emulating George Inness. I decided to emulate him because I am interested in shooting more landscapes and that is his main topic. I hope to emulate the overall feel of his paintings.

Monday, April 8, 2013


Here are my two final pieces for the word>image assignment:

 Stair                                                                           Stare
Pare                                                                               Pair

More independent work

Other than my iPhone work I also experimented with color film for third quarter. These photos were taken with color negative film and then scanned onto a computer. Only minor adjustments like brightness and contrast were made, as well as spotting. These were all taken at Smith Rock State Park

The monkey face

Friday, March 1, 2013

Independent Research: iPhone Photography

Recently I have been experimenting taking photos with my iPhone. Over the years the quality of phone cameras has greatly increased. Currently the iPhone has one of the best cameras and can produce some really great images. There are also a number of apps that can assist in creating these images like "Camera+" and "Snapseed". Here are some iPhone images that inspired me.

Jimmy Mazur (Winning image of the 5th Annual iPhone Photography Awards)

  Greg Schmigel (Pioneer in mobile photography who uses iPhone as main camera) 

For more examples check out which is the biggest iphone photography blog right now.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Book making inspiration

Here's some inspiration for the book I will be making based on the poem, "Morning" by Billy Collins, which is below:


Why do we bother with the rest of the day,
the swale of the afternoon,
the sudden dip into evening,

then night with his notorious perfumes,
his many-pointed stars?

This is the best—
throwing off the light covers,
feet on the cold floor,
and buzzing around the house on espresso—

maybe a splash of water on the face,
a palmful of vitamins—
but mostly buzzing around the house on espresso,

dictionary and atlas open on the rug,
the typewriter waiting for the key of the head,
a cello on the radio,

and, if necessary, the windows—
trees fifty, a hundred years old
out there,
heavy clouds on the way
and the lawn steaming like a horse
in the early morning.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Relating words and image

Here is some inspiration I found for both of the assignments for this quarter where we are asked to relate words and images.

Stefan Stagmiester:

Barbara Kruger:

Monday, January 7, 2013

Some of my attempts at camera tossing

First I tried camera tossing with my phone. I used a simple self timer app and tried to make it go off right at the peak of the throw.

I also tried some camera tossing indoors, using a few simple patterns I found on a camera tossing blog. 

Here are the patterns I used to create this images: