Project Contrast

Below are some crude SketchUp renderings of my current project. Each hanging column will be transparent so the participant can see the media behind the nearest columns from any angle. They will be projected images on both the front and back to ensure visibility. The participant will also experience a parallax via the 4 speakers. While on the nature side the person will experience the sounds of natural world with a muffled Urban Sound scape below it, and vice versa on the urban side. Click thumbnail to see full size. While this will only be viewable at night there will be 7 different sets of imagery one for each night of Burning Man.



Unofficially Accepted to KCAI

I have just received a email, that I should be getting my acceptance letter for the Kansas City Art Institute. I'm not sure I will be attending though. I don't want to be in debt $60,000 for two years of school that may or may not help me out in the future. Than if I were to just build up my portfolio. If I could get a full ride I would more likely attend. I'll have to look into that. School starts August 21st, I would be a junior.

Metropolitan Student Show

One of my photographs from the pinhole portfolio was accepted for this years student show. It will be my final student show at metropolitan community as I am no longer a student. The show opens at the newly built galley of the Elkhorn campus. Friday May 1st 4-8pm. This is a visual art show not just a photography show.


Abandoned Grill was accepted:

Hot Shops Show

Two of my pinhole photos were chosen to be hung at the Hot Shops down town. Specifically You can view them in the walk ways as you head toward the back of the building. One in the Hallway and one in the Alley Galleries. The show is being put on by the Metropolitan Photo Club. If you want to see my work in print and in person I suggest you go down to 1301 Nicholas Street, Omaha NE.

The two being shown are titled

School Desk

and Tub #3

The show is open from April 4th to April 30th 2009.

Gallery 720

One of my pinhole photos is being shown at Gallery 720 in Lincoln, NE. down in the Hay Market. It will open on the first friday of February. This specific Friday I am told is the beginning of photo month in lincoln so if you head over there promises to be many more photo galleries to go see. If you want to see one of my pinhole photos in print and in person Gallery 720 is the place to see one for the month of February.

The specific photo is "Gears"

Second Place!

Neva Cozine the writer of a short film I produced: Edgar, Barbara and Tuti. Entered the three minute short film in the Middle of NoWhere Film Festival. We placed Second in the three minute short film devision. Originally the film was produced for the Apple Inc. annual Insomnia film Festival, where teams of up to five had to shoot, edit and upload all with in 24 hours.


Building my Pinhole Camera

For my Photography Concepts class we all had to build a pinhole camera. After a failed mod of my broken beloved Fuji E900, I came up with the following design.

I faced a specific problem: most pinhole cameras have only one shot. You can expose the film or paper and go back and develop it, but when there is more than one opportunity for a great photograph, the only option would be to carry more than one camera. To avoid carrying a bag full of cameras, I came up with a solution. Over the course of six months, I designed and built a pinhole camera that uses regular 35 mm cartridges. I also wanted the advantage of being able to use large film for a larger image, so I combined three rolls of film, equally spaced, to give me a split image. With careful composition and positioning of the camera, the resulting split photograph can put together by the human brain. This gave me more freedom when choosing locations and subject matter. No longer was I limited to the short distances from the photo lab; I can take this camera hiking and get four to six exposures per set of three rolls of film giving me large format quality. Also I am able to switch out the film in the field, limited only by the number of canisters on hand and the available light.


Below are the build photos.