Spring Break = Printing week!
I’ve been printing up a storm and I am close to having all of my final prints done for the thesis exhibition.
Here is a recent image:
Many more images to come soon.
Also, a little teaser for another future post:
Check out: Treemotel’s new music video for Barbara.
It was produced at my school (Santa Fe University of Art and Design) by some really talented people. It is truly great.
Fun fact: I made the big green head (at about 1:24) for a costume.
Back to the darkroom!
Nectar Magazine’s theme “Evidence of Home” closed on February 1. We are in the process of designing the issue and while that process is going on, we started to accept submissions for our second issue. The theme is:
Most of Us Die
Check out the submission guidelines: http://nectarnectar.com/submit
Image for the poster is from my thesis series
Another recent thesis image. Just did another shoot today, of legs. More on that when those get developed.
Nectar Magazine closed submissions for its first issue. Over 100 people submitted, which is pretty good for coming up with the idea 4 months ago and having zero advertising budget. It can only grow from here. I’ve got some neat ideas about the next issue, but everything will have to be finalized before it can be released.
I hope everyone’s year was as good as mine was. Of course there were stress and deadlines, but overall I loved it.
The deadline for Nectar’s first issue is February 1, so that’s only a month away.
model: photographer Michelle Eckhardt
I am currently in the process of creating an issue-themed art magazine, that will include photos, writing, drawing, painting, illustration, graphic design, sculpture, film stills, etc.
The current theme is titled Evidence of Home. We are planning to get it out by mid-May. Maybe earlier depending on how big it turns out to be. The more submissions we get the better it will be.
Check it out and spread the word!
Photos from my trip home for Thanksgiving
These last ones make me think of this music video by Radiohead:
Some dinos meeting their doom
A few weekends ago I went to the Alternative Photographic International Symposium (or APIS), a series of lectures and print showings centered around alternative photographic processes, hosted by Bostick and Sullivan. There were some fantastic highlights for me.
Kayla Kopke, a recent graduate from College for Creative Studies showed prints from her thesis. The images represent a person with a certain color. The prints are platinum on top of inkjet, which create some fantastic results.
Their personal work consists of large photograms of plants. I found the work that they showed at APIS inspiring and beautiful. I was also encouraged by their ability to collaborate so successfully and for so many years.
France Scully Osterman gave a talk on collodion and her own work. She teaches workshops with her husband. Her personal work that she showed was incredible. Waxed salt prints from collodion negatives of her friends sleeping.
There was also a print trade, where I put in a cyanotype
(like the one on the right, but more straightforward print-wise)
and got a 2-color gum bichromate image of a tree from George Omorean I believe. Image of that soon.
There were many more wonderful artists and presenters, too. This is just scratching the surface on the bounty of information and art that was around.
I believe that APIS is every 2 years, so if you are interested, look out in 2013.