Monday, February 21, 2011

Robot Prom

robots charging up.

decorations for the prom.

the empty dance floor in 3011.

the lonely robot.

the guy looking back at us is Kiel Johnson. He's pretty incredible. You should know who he is from now on. He is the creator of the Robot Prom.
Here is Amy Wise.

here are all the people who worked on this project.

I don't know what kind of Prom you had, but this one definitely beats yours. Sorry.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Michelle Akers

Here's another goodie I found going through my roles of film. This a picture I took of Michelle Akers. I used to think it was bad, but I think there's something really special about it now. If you don't know who Michelle Akers is, she's a soccer player, at least she used to be.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

This is not a test

I was looking through some old film images, and I came across these. I took them for a school project a year or two ago. I think they are pretty cool and creepy. The dolls feel so life like, I think. I shot these on 4x5 film with a pin hole camera, which explains the beautiful distortion. I was going for a Bill Brandt feeling, only I was using dolls.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Mark Ryden

A while back, Jeff and I went to get my book signed by Mark Ryden in Los Angeles. In case you don't know who Mark Ryden is, you really ought to. His art is really incredible. Well, I brought my medium format twin lens reflex camera, which he ogled at, and I was lucky enough to take some portraits of him.

Monday, February 14, 2011

"I cannot get through September without a battle."

Death really hung around this year; picking people off left and right. I suppose it's bound to happen, isn't it? and with death, there's alcohol. and there was a bit of alcohol. In a positive sense, I sort of think it's soecial when someone dies, and every one sort of celebrates rather than cries. I mean, I totally understand crying at funerals, because death is really hard. I just think that remembering good things about them is really important. This is what we did. My uncles mom died. and she was sort of like a grandma to all of us. In fact Valentine's day sort of makes me think of her, which makes this blog post appropriate, I think. These are pictures of us sitting next to a fire pit, discussing life, and just sort of enjoying each other.

Here's Tyler, the soon-to-be newest addition to our family. He will be marrying the girl below.
and she is my sister. who will soon be married to the man above and will have a house and all her dreams are coming true!
This is my father who is a really really wonderful man. handsome too!

This is my Uncle John. He has such a wonderful spirit.
this is my mother. I love to photograph her!
this is my Aunt Marylyn, who is married to Uncle John. She is so pretty!
This is Lauren and My Aunt Pauline. They were sitting next to each other. and I was on the other side. far on the other side. They were getting to be silly together.

This is Aunt Pauline's Husband, Uncle Tom. He is so silly and really amazing at putting things together and making them cool. You probably don't know what I'm talking about but he finds things that people throw out and turns them into amazing furniture and cool stuff like that.

It seems like we need to put lambs blood above our door. maybe that will help.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

"Paint A Vilgar Picture"-The Smiths

Here are a couple paintings I did recently. I don't especially like to paint, but sometimes I enjoy it. I don't know if i have the patients for it, which is kind of funny since it takes me something like two months to finish a sculpture and it only takes me around two days to finish a painting. Maybe I'm just lazy when it comes to painting. Nevertheless, I did it. I painted. So, there you go!