Sunday, June 21, 2009

slow hands








this is one of my more abstract works, based on a very innocent beginning. i shot my hand against the corner of a textured white wall, the stripes are shadows from sunlight being filtered through blinds.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

a dream like mine







Walking around the Seattle Center, early spring. Stumbled upon this kids ride that reminded me of those old Donald Duck cartoons, that I watched as a kid. I loved Donald Duck and his crazy antics, and when i was younger i was able to mimic his quack...i could entertain myself hours...quacking it up....

A great deal of work went into this image using a variety of techniques. Multiple Photoshop filters, and some digital painting. Very pleased with the final dreamy result.



Tuesday, June 16, 2009

lost cause



Walking along the beach one day, close to where i live, stumbled upon two beach forts during low tide. I went back the following day, but the ocean had claimed them for her own. Sniff, Sniff. I dig the haphazard view of this shot and the horizon in the distance.

I had to remove a sea gull and a ship that took away from the lonesome fort. Faux holga filer, cross processing filter, applied the image a couple of times to create greater colour depth....

Title taken from Beck, music video follows..

Monday, June 15, 2009

charlotte sometimes




Out for a stroll one day near the Space needle, early spring, TULIPS in full effect. Single raw shot, so i could bring out greater detail/saturation in Photoshop. Small amount of cropping to remove the concrete sidewalk and tulip stems to give the shot a more 'artsy' feel. I seem to be enamored these days with the faux holga filter, I know, some of my work looks a little too processed but in this case i think the effect worked quite well..

The title comes from my favorite Cure song, Charlotte Sometimes...video follows..




The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes

Sunday, June 14, 2009

sur la route




Sur la route, or on the road, obviously or maybe not so obvious, the title comes from a novel by Jack Kerouac. I love Jack, my favorite work being The Dharma Bums, check it out, if your looking for a buddhist/beat read. Such a shame he could never kick the habit of alcohol, and the 'drink' ultimately killed him in the end.

Super lucky with this shot, driving with a friend last August, me in the passenger seat snapping away. The car is actually facing away, ie what your seeing is the tail lights of the car and not the head lights...


Thursday, June 11, 2009

going steady....










This is my favorite work to date....it was shot the same time vigilante was shot...scroll down if your bored...it also made me realize that i might have a little 'something/something' in me, call it talent or a gift...

Converted image to black and white, and then applied an infrared filter a couple of times to bring out heavy contrasts of the straps and young trees...horizontal flip of the image to bring out greater depth and the 'cross' effect'...i then had to do a little painting through layers to bring back the larger tree slightly and far away wall...

..the title is taken from the band death from above 1979..i couldn't find a good version of going steady on the web, but this song fits the image/title as well.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Miles Away....




simple shot of a pay telescope on alki beach, west seattle....shot taken as the sun begins to fade...

added a split tone sepia filter and a faux holga filter, applied the image a couple of times to create a little more depth...



thanks for reading

Friday, June 5, 2009

albert abandoned









Walking around a military graveyard, near discovery park. This fella had his own space in the cemetery. I like the gravestone against the empty abandoned shed.

Converted original photo to black and white, took a black brush and started painting out a circle to create a little mood....



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