Monday, March 29, 2010

Blackbird, Fly




I bought a Blackbird, Fly twin-lens reflex camera about a couple of months ago. I honestly don't remember when it was, but this is the first chance I've had to scan some photos in. Jeff and Ivan have been playing around with the camera at the farmer's market and at the air show we went to.



The photos I scanned are pretty over exposed and took some work to balance out. I'll have to do some test scans of the other roll of film and see how those turned out. Maybe its too bright to use ISO 400 film? Well, that just means I'll have to play around with it more and find out. I kind of like when things don't work out perfectly, because I like figuring out what went wrong.

Friday, March 26, 2010

200th Post

Damn, I knew my 200th post was coming up soon. Too bad there isn't something significant to say. I still need to write up my justification to get work to reimburse me for grad school. This week has been so exhausting.







200 Cigarettes is the thing I came up with for the 200th post. I don't even remember much of the movie I saw it so long ago, but it will have to do. Here is Harvey Danger covering the English Beat's "Save It For Later".

Harvey Danger - Save It For Later

Thursday, March 25, 2010

More Air Show Photos



Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Weakly Update

This sounds like a bunch of excuses that I haven't posted lately. I haven't had time to update (and there are a ton of airshow photos to post).




Tonight was the second time I DJed for the Orlando Psycho City Derby Girls' practice. I just decided to volunteer my Tuesday nights and its really fun. I am hoping to get some cool photo opportunities. I got two new lenses for my Diana F+.

   


I got a 110mm lens for getting better shots from a distance and a 38mm lens for wide angle shots. I'm planning on taking them to the burlesque show this Thursday to play around with them. Shiny Toy Guns are playing here tomorrow night, but I have not decided if I am going to see them or not. I am busy every night this week.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mr. Moonlight

Here are a few photos of me screwing around with the shutter release cable and the pinhole setting on the Diana. Its hard to tell, but these are photos of the full moon last month at different lengths of exposure. I don't remember which was which, but I played around with durations of about 30 seconds to around 30 minutes. All three photos are from my deck over looking the lake behind the house.





The photos are longer exposures (the top was the shortest and the bottom photo was the longest). The longest exposure almost looks like dim daylight.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Color Filters

I complained about the light leaks in my last post. I have to say that they make a great contrast against the cool colored filters. There is also a photo of Jeff monkeying around with my Black Bird, Fly camera mixed in there. Thanks Ivan for taking some of these awesome photos!






I have been listening to Empire Ants more than any song on Plastic Beach. To me the song kind of feels like flying through sunshine. So, it was perfect to listen to while cleaning up these photos. The over-saturated colors went along with the part that Little Dragon sings.

Gorillaz (Featuring Little Dragon) - Empire Ants

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Shots From A Farmer's Market

I took my second attempt at playing around with the Holga Color Filters I got for my birthday.



The first attempt was a blurry, under exposed stroll around Lake Eola. So, I waited for a sunny occasion (hence the drastic light leaks) to try the filters out again. The light leaks are a bit too much (I usually like the accent they add) in my opinion. I am not sure if the scanner auto-balances the color on some of them. I thought it would be cool to stick the plastic filters in front of my iPhone. The iPhone software corrects the color shift, so there is no fun to be had there. More photos are on the way, I need to get some sleep.





I really enjoy the skeleton costumes and the spastic dancing in this vid.

Friendly Fires- Skeleton Boy

Monday, March 8, 2010

Manufactured Landscapes

This weekend I watched the documentary Manufactured Landscapes by photographer Edward Burtynsky on Netflix. I was impressed by the sheer scale of the factory in the opening sequence. But it was nothing compared to the horrible defacement to the land that man is capable of.

All photos by: Edward Burtynsky

(click to view higher res images)











Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Sandpit

The Sandpit by Sam O'Hare is pretty amazing. I watched a brief part of it the other day. I finally had a chance to watch the entire thing. View it on Vimeo to see it in HD.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Burlesque Photos (Part Trois)

The last of the burlesque photos from February. I went to Dr. Sketchy tonight at Tatame Lounge. There's nothing like drawing in a small sketchbook with a dull pencil in a dark corner 30 feet away from the model while drinking sake. If I look at my sketchbook tomorrow and decide there is anything worth posting, I'll put it up here. I also took some photos with good old Holga. I'll post them sometime as well.




Space - Female of the Species

Masamune Shirow

My brother got me 3/4 of the Intron Depot art books for my bday. They've been out of print for a while, but I knew he'd have no problem tracking them down online. Looking through them reminded me how much I admired Masamune Shirow's artwork back when I was in school. It seems so foreign to me that a lot of it was done before a lot of digital processes I am accustomed to were readily available.







Shirow is probably best known for his Ghost in the Shell story.



I finally had the chance to watch the Gorillaz Stylo video (follow the link to the video, embedding is disabled). It debuted on YouTube earlier this week. I'd say that it's quirky, but what else would one expect?



I do love the muscle cars in there.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Burlesque Photos (Part Deux)






This is one of my favorite songs ever.

Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You

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