Well, we had no power for three days, but the house is all powered back up finally. On Thursday, I took the opportunity to dodge
Over labor day weekend, I had a few photographers and alt-printers over for printfest 2013 – a chance for me to teach a little alt-photo,
I’m slowly getting to my image backlog: this is Alexa, from Burning Man 2012.
Happy Holidays! At least Jake’s got what he always wanted… 😉 … and perhaps so have I. The blog just got a makeover. This year’s
Hot off the heels of my glass-on-casein in the annual juried Phillips’ Mill exhibition, I’m looking at my next set of research: fumed silica.
This piece is a gold-toned kallitype, printed on Herschel (a handmade linen paper) pre-treated with fumed silica. The pretreatment generally deepens the blacks, with some other more subtle differences in contrast and overall response. I’ve been slowly pulling together a project to more scientifically test different kinds of fumed silica with dif …[more]
In 1987, I started growing my hair long. Not because I thought long would be good, or good looking, but because I hated having other people cut my hair. Some time in late 1988 or early 1989, the waves that became curls finally became long enough to reach my shoulders.
I had it trimmed – I believe three times – by my friend Val, first in 1990 and most recently in 1992 or 1993. And even with those trimmings, it still reached my shoulders.
As I’ve approached 40, I’ve found that m …[more]
My cat, Kraftwerk, in her favorite position — sleeping. In retrospect, I should have cleared the junk off of the nighttable and left just the clock.
I’ve gotten many comments from friends (none here, I notice) that this is one of their favorite shots. Technically, it’s a pretty nice shot although the framing could have been better (I suppose I could crop it to achieve the same effect). But this photo just doesn’t evoke for me what 30th Street Station is really like. I’m going to have to find an appropriate filter so that I can take a longer exposure to convey that the station is actually busy; I think a longer exposure could show that off we …[more]