I’m working on some updates to this website for the new year. I’m hoping to make it all much more visually interesting and less minimalist as it has been. I’ve also been working out some strategy for the year to be more involved in the website and blog throughout the year and not just blogging when something strikes my fancy.
Getting my tools out and making changes!
Here’s an assortment of my recent Instagram images. The first set are mostly from recent bike rides and the second set are all from a hike up Stone Mountain that I made a few weeks ago.
Hey, first actual blog post in way too long! Thought I’d write about the music that gets me through my work day. Thank goodness for Spotify, if you don’t have an account get one! Especially if you are either in the creative arts or just sit at your connected device all day for what you do. This is one technology that I strongly suggest running to.
Anyway, as an old fogey, I still prefer to listen to music in album format. That’s just the way I do it. So here they are, both new releases and old, the albums I’m currently enjoying:
- UNKLE – Where Did the Night Fall (Another Night Out)Â – Great album from what used to be a Trip-Hop outfit. They’re forging a new direction with this one and I think finds its footing rather well. As with all of UNKLE’s albums, this one is a collaborative work. Some stand-out tracks are Follow Me Down, Natural Selection, Another Night Out, and Money and Run
- Helvetia – Nothing in Rambling – This one has grown on me with every listen. A bit of a low-fi-rambling-space-music combination.
- Â Toy – Toy – New British band that has made a fine collection right off the bat. Keyboard infused shoegaze songs that play well late at night or mid-morning. As you can see below, they need to make some videos, even if they’re just done with iphones at shows.
- Â Massive Attack – Heligoland – I’m glad that after a couple of missteps, MA has another great album to follow up from 1998’s Mezzanine. Luckily, I got to see them touring this album and it only made me love it that much more.
- I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness – Fear is on Our Side – Harkens back to the moody stuff of the 80’s that I couldn’t get enough of as a teenager. Echos The Sisters of Mercy and the like. Hard to believe this band is from Dallas, TX…
Sooo, I have finally migrated all of my online creative content to this site. And, by so doing, hope to make this a much more robust website. So please be sure to hold me to it. I had played around with a few new designs for the site, but in the end, I returned back to the existing design.
My design portfolio is now live on the site here.
I will be adding some more galleries around of both my graphic design and fine art photography soon. Stay tuned!
I’m working this week on the new site here. Be patient in the meantime. Some of the portfolio pages may be wonky here and there. But it will all be fixed asap.
I’ve decided to integrate my websites and bring them both to this site. Even though I haven’t posted much lately here, I plan to change that in a big way.
Some of the changes:
- Site redesign
- Increased blogging
- More design oriented than photography (reflecting my life path better)
I’m not sure of my time frame since I’m so busy right now. But I do hope to get this done quite soon.
A friend sent me this video about the artwork found in ancient books. Some real amazing and beautiful works here. Check it out.
Oh, and yes, I am still working on a new show. Not as hard as I should be, but it is happening.
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.
So I’ve been having way too much fun using Instagram, as mentioned in an earlier post. It’s a great visual social networking tool. It’s especially useful if you’re in the early stages of leaning the art of photography as it can open up a world of feedback to help you along. I’m really jealous of kids today, though they will never know the wonderment of working in a darkroom seeing images come to life through chemical interactions.
Using Instagram reinforces my love of iPhoneography, that’s for sure!