Friday, February 27, 2009

im just back from nyc after a week of meetings with photo editors and art directors..

what an exhausting time. I think I saw 4 editors, got through to kathy ryan at the nyt, 5 art directors and one awesome representative.

I spent roughly 3 days shooting and I ended up with around 30 different portraits for my book. I shot 28 sheets of 4x5 and took several hundred digital images. armed with new work and some great direction and feedback from the meetings, my portfolio is about to undergo another overhaul!!!

I also did some shooting at a friends metal shop in brooklyn.. I wanted to put this up for folks to have a look at. its a film image taken as 3 4x5's. I ended up with something closer to a 4x10 panorama.. I love it.

I have been on an ebay buying spree as of late:

my acquisitions:

Graflex Series D reflex in 8/10 condition. working shutter, nice clean lens
wollensak 15 inch tele lens for the series D or speed graphic
2 grafmatic backs
some polaroid 559 and 55

what a lucky photographer I am.. !

Thursday, February 19, 2009

i still have a cold, but Im in good ol nyc. love it here!!!! had some soup for lunch, had agreat meeting at an agency this am, got more meetings for tomorrow!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

couple of quick stills from yesterday..

what a fun day shooting on friday.. even though I missed epic snow up at alta..

heres some stills from the shoot. helping a liftie get his first 8x10 experience.. I bet it wont be his last!!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Today spent the morning assisting and shooting for matthew turley on a job for SKI magazine with 4 skiiers.. was a great time. we shot some 8x10, 4x5 and digital too.

tired and spent, getting errands and work taken care of...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

another landscape pic

a lot of people talk about digital photography. I dont believe the hype. not one bit.

below is a jpeg of a 4x5 scan. on my 24" imac I can blow the little train car up to fullscreen. its sharp as a tack. the depth of a transparency is incredible, especially when it comes to retouching, processing or adjustments.. the image is deep like an ocean. Digital images seem to have limits.. canon sensor images seem to be much deeper than nikon in my opinion, thats why I use canon digital exclusively.... match the canon CMOS with good glass and you are 75% to what you can get with 4x5 film.

Ive seen something similar in details with a p64 back from phase one. but at really big enlargements its all pixelated. its got a long way to go. I also love shooting large format film because it makes me pause, think and reflect.

granted, Ill never shoot 35mm film again.. its just too much of a pain in A#$

anyways, I hope y'all enjoyed todays blog post

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

heres some prelim portfolio images from so utah

heres 2 images from a recent trip to southern utah.. amazing place.. feels like mars

its been nuking up at alta for 3 straight days.. as you can see.. we finally got the goods after a week of high pressure!!! yee haw!!!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

More shooting landscape yesterday. I fired off about 8 type 55 polaroids and I think 12 4x5s. I gotta stop this!

Im picking up my scanner later on this morning, which will allow me to start scanning through a big pile of negs. sweet!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

well. I got published in the New York Times today. Marc Sam in a big controversy over his awesome show Blanche survives Katrina in a FEMA trailer named desire. If you are in NYC between now and March 15th check it out:

pretty cool I guess!!!

heres some digitals from yesterday.. what a long day. Im pretty excited to pick up the film later today. I shot some awesome things yesterday for my landscapes book.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

valley o the goblins.

Ok, I am still nursing a bruised rib. it hurts. when i laugh, sneeze, get up, sit down and cough. it sucks.

regardless, I went to southern utah and goblin valley today. I went bananas. I shot around 10GB of digital images, plus around 30 sheets of 4x5 and 4 rolls of 120 via my lovely rolleiflex 2.8D. I'm going to go back through soon on a trip to the san juans and taos, NM.

I also shot around 8 polaroids. In disgust. I have one semi image and 7 ruined shots of type 59. something is either whacked with my processor/holder or the film. I am going to divulge myself of what I have sitting around via ebay tomorrow, Im tired of shooting it and ruining it, its better off with someone who knows what they are doing with the stuff... Sorry Ed land, the stuff is beautiful, but I am not the guy to be shooting it!

on another note, I got an email from a very beautiful young girl I met at a concert about doing a TF* shoot. she has a really rare youthful beauty so it will be a great shoot.

anyways, I am crushed after getting up at 5am and driving around all day.. some images tomorrow.