Sunday, May 29, 2016

Summer Fruit

Scanning Polaroids.  Finally all caught up with them, so ready to move on to the roll film negatives.

'Big Apple', sx-70 Alpha camera, sx-70 film, expired 2007

'3 Fruits', sx-70 Alpha camera, sx-70 film, expired 2007

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Sticker Sightings

It's a secret thrill to come upon something I made on the streets of NYC.  I don't always have a camera with me, but when I do....

Friday, April 15, 2016

Monster Photo Gestalt Exhibit

I'll be in this show which opens tomorrow at bG Gallery in Santa Monica, CA tomorrow.  (Would love to hear from anyone out there able to attend.)

This is what will be in the show.  
Titled: Hand me down to the soft Earth and let me start from scratch.
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I cut and put my mats together myself.

The biggest stressor for me while framing for galleries is removal of all dust particles from between the art and the acrylic.  I don't know what it is, but no matter what I do... antistatic cloth, clearing the work area, brushes, and careful attention, there's always that one little speck which stands out like a sore thumb after I close everything up.  Then I have to open it up and start all over again.

Monday, March 28, 2016

I Made the Huffington Post!

In all the excitement, I forgot to mention here that I was featured there on March 10.  The only reason I even found out about it is because the gallery where I'm currently showing this piece sent me the link.  Pretty cool.  Here's a screenshot:

The article starts out... "Technology can only get you so far.  No matter how many clear-as-day DSLR shots you take, no matter how many Valencia filters you lovingly apply to your iPhone photo of brunch, you can't fake pure photographic genius."

Then, there's my cigar box pinhole shot on old Polaroid film of sand paths taken at dusk in the summertime.  I'm so honored!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Patti Smith's Polaroid Exhibit

The Robert Miller Gallery at 524 W. 26th Street in Chelsea is having a show of Patti Smith's Polaroids.  Some I liked very much.  There were a lot of beds.  And table and chair shots.  She also does this thing where she writes on the photo and/or the mats they are in, and it's quite beautiful - her handwriting is art; the shapes and patterns it forms.  Like an accessory.  I didn't have a camera with me that day, so borrowed an iPhone to snap these.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Thursday's Screenshot

Work on my 'Stepchildren' series continues.  I start with a scanned sketch, paint in Adobe Photoshop, all on separate layers.  When a file gets to be a certain number of layers, say, 15 or so, I save a flattened version, rename it with a numerical suffix, and continue to the next 15 layers, and so on.  The face and features change a lot during this process.   And as you can see, I often have a few windows open at the same time.  The redhead on the left is the preview in Adobe Bridge of another painting I've done.