It’s been kinda slow around the site recently. I’m working on a new body of work that I photographed two years ago and is now getting ready to be on display. These are some black and white landscapes from the northwest U.S. I am really excited about them and can’t wait to show you all.
Here’s a (differently formatted) teaser…
I’ve been inspired, through some of the iphone projects at hand to revisit some work I’ve done over the last five years and look at it with a new vision. The first of these is some telescope portraits I did in Washington state. Looking West is the small collection of these images. I have many more that I’m working on bringing together in new ways and I hope to have these posted quite soon. Let me know what you think about this new work.
I’ve been getting more and more addicted to Instagram. Something that I was warned about before I started, I should have listened. Actually, I did listen. That was kind of a selling point for me. I wish you could customize the settings and combine them differently, but even still, it’s pretty fun to be limited and work to make the best decision based on what’s best for each image. I love that having an iPhone means that I always have a decent camera with me, always. And I love that I can do a wide range of post-processing while I’m out and about, not having to wait until I’m at my desk. I also love that this, for me, serves as constant inspiration for making photographic artwork.
My username on Instagram is: carllondon, follow me! Here’s a sampling of the photos I’ve uploaded.
I finally got a chance to get back out and work on some more photographs. I haven’t been able to in way too long. It was a very inspired outing and I got some great images. I have added three new photographs to the Notions of Eden collection. I’m very excited about them and the show as a whole. Below is one of the newest images that’s actually going to be considered an outtake It will not be part of the show, but I like it nonetheless. It is also representative of something I rarely do as it’s a composite image.
While I was making a 2 minute exposure (actually of one of the new pieces that made the cut) I was looking around and just behind me was a goose perched on her nest. Right there beside the parking area. She was extremely still and I took a long exposure of her that came out sharp. Of course, she was probably trying to sleep and here was this crazy guy checking her out. She was quite beautiful I must say.
This is probably the ultimate library in all existence. The Vatican Library contains over 2 million pieces, some dating back thousands of years. I’ve read about wonderful libraries that are hidden in monasteries around the world, but this tops them all I’m sure. According to the piece, only one person is allowed to check out anything at this library – The Pope.
Thanks to CBS News and 60 Minutes for doing this story. Here’s the accompanying video.
I now have new business cards for my fine art photography. I have had some for my commercial art, but to me, these are way more exciting. As always Moo does a standup job with their printing.
This is, by far, the sexiest treasury I’ve ever been included in! AND it has lots of items with my name on them. Triple WIN! Thanks to LazyDayCottage for including my work in this.
I am excited to be included inÂ The Genealogist – a treasury of Etsy items by ScrapHappyLyrebird. I’ve been fortunate to be included in quite a few treasuries, now let’s translate that into sales!!
Woohoooooo! I can finally update my blog with my mobile. This may sound lame, but it’s a huge victory for me.
I am excited to announce that my new website is hitting the world at large!!!
Those of you who’ve been to my existing commercial siteÂ SquidBelly Creative will be familiar with most of what’s here. Or, at the very least, my books. What’s new is my exciting new project called Notions of Eden. It’s a series of nightscapes that I’m currently working on and hope that they’ll be as well received as my books have been. It’s quite a departure artistically, but getting out of that comfort zone has done me a wealth of good and the inspiration is flowing like crazy now. I plan to be well underway very soon on a completely different project that I’m in planning stages for already despite being in the middle of Â the nightscapes.