Friday, November 13, 2009

Mystery Sewer Cap

This is an old image of mine. I did this in a photography class in college. This image was shot on 35 mm film in a SLR camera. It is not doctored at all. Although this might kind of look like a Photoshop project, this is a real image. In my opinion this is one of the best pieces I have ever made. It is at least the coolest photograph I have taken.
Try and see if you can tell what is going on here. If you look close you should be able to tell how I did it. I really love this image. It looks like I am taking off a sewer cap to a different dimension or something. Or it is an example of the separate planes of existence or reality. It really is open to interpretation. The welding goggles I am wearing totally add to the mystery of the image. I made this around the time I was really starting to become interested in sculpture and working with metal.
I have some really nice large prints that I made of this one. I plan on getting one framed to hang up in my house. I also printed many color versions of this by laying a black and white print directly on top of the color photo paper. I then expose the paper to light, using the black and white print as the negative. I was able to end up with lots of different colors by changing the settings on the color enlarger normally used to achieve the proper color balance.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Rock

What's your name?... IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOUR NAME IS! The Rock smells something cooking.
Shot on 35 mm 2006, Jabroni.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle is an area of the Atlantic Ocean between Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. Many ships and aircraft are said to have mysteriously vanished there. Lots of people believe that there is some strange paranormal force involved with the many disappearances in the triangle. I am still on the fence about that one.
Anyways, here is a little doodle I have made and am naming after the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. It is pen and colored pencil, 4 x 6 inches. I am starting to get back into some two dimensional art again for my own enjoyment. It is a good way for me to wind down at the end of the day.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Get out my face!

Here is an example of what happens sometimes when you take photos. You are trying to shoot one thing but you capture something you might not have even seen at the time. It can be awesome. Here I was at a music festival a few years back shooting film of some of the concerts and other goings on. The rolls of film I shot sat a month or two before I could develop them myself in a photography class that fall.
At first glance at the negative the photo would have been a scrapper. Then I noticed this dude in the foreground right up in the other guys face. So i cropped way in on the two when I printed it. I don't know what this guy's problem was or if that was his buddy he was taunting, but to me he looks upset about something. I can imagine this guy saying "You gotta problem bro?". It is frat boys like this that make these festivals or DMB concerts suck. At least the most the dirty hippies don't have bad attitudes.
This guy's face is just priceless though. I love the candidness of this photo. This just proves that art can happen even by accident.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bag Face

We can't tell who this is, but we know they like Mickey Mouse. I think that is what makes this photo so great. The photo has an anonymous theme to it, but then on the guys shirt is one of the most recognizable images in the world. I didn't even plan for it to be like that. We were just goofing around.
I was out in Dekalb visiting my friends when they were in college out there, and I was shooting black and white film for photography class. We were just hanging out when Andy bit two holes in his beer bag and put it on his head. I think I have another shot of him watching TV with the bag on. I got look for that one.
This photo came out awesome. I laugh every time I see this.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Here is an interesting character. This is Cosmo, not the one from Seinfeld. He "has been picking up trash in these lots since the 70s". I first met this guy in Indiana at a three day Phish run a few years back. A friend and I were getting breakfast at a makeshift restaurant set up in the lot when we spotted him. He was sitting on the gravel road trying to get his lighter to work to light a good sized string of firecrackers in front of him. This was like 7 in the morning! Luckily some police officers stopped him before he could set the thing off.
Throughout the weekend my friends and I had several other interactions with Cosmo. I knew I had to get a picture of this dude. I got this one when he was lingering around the camp across from us. I didn't even notice that he was looking until I developed the film later. His stare is frightening. I would venture to guess that other people who have attended any Phish shows in the past may have run into Cosmo. If they have they would remember.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I found this the other day in my stuff and it made me laugh out loud. This is an etching I made of a photograph that I took of my friend Ryan mid-ninja kick. I made several prints and still have the plate, but this one turned out the best. 
I remember this being a fun project. I would like to get into more print making, because it is really interesting to work in. I think I am going to try some screen printing soon and make some t-shirts and stuff.