Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring Cleaning Part Three

Going back through all my deviantart photos is mad-boring work, but now and then I find some pretty funny stuff that sixteen year old me said mixed in with the shoddy images. Here's some now!

"you can tell by the mortified look on the fireflie's face, it wasn't putting up much of a fight after a while. that's terror in those eyes there."

"i would kill an endangered velvet chirping yak for a digital SLR. i give you a big sack of envy!"

"i saw a caterpillar lost in outer space. "

"in a crowded place, we all get to know each other just enough"

"in times of crisis, i feel like i can count on toast. "

"otherwordly kittens make my sundays fuzzy "

"the most important thing
is to respect the things that develop naturally around you "

"when men lack a sense of awe, there will be disaster "- excerpt 72 of the tao de ching

"how can a person feel homesick for a place that isn't their home? it's a question we should all feel compelled to ask ourselves at some point."

The arduous process of file-backup continues.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring Cleaning Part Two

I'll be spending the next few millennium sorting through my deviantart account. I haven't posted anything on there in months, maybe over a year, and it's no longer a good representation of my work. So I'll be saving all the files to an external hard drive and deleting that account. Then I'm going to find the images I still like and putting them in a special blast from the past set on flickr. In the meantime, while all of this is slowly executed, Little Magpie Photography of facebook will be showcasing one photo a day from "the vault". It makes me a little sad to go back through these, reminding me of my first hard drive crash and, two years later, my first external hard drive crash. Thousands of photos were lost and all I have left are the few small files posted on deviantart. I learned a lot about organization and file backup, though.

Here, as a special little treat, is my first attempt at double exposure in a darkroom from 2004. It's poorly scanned and really not so grand, but it was a first and I'm still proud of it.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Cleaning

When I learned from the New York Times that T-Pain is only 24, I realized that I haven't been trying very hard to get myself anywhere with my art. I've spent today replenishing my craigslist posts for freelance photography, working on my web presence as much as I can without spending mad money, manually fixing all my business cards with a sharpie, and planning new projects.

I forgot a few weeks ago to mention the new photos on flickr of what most people have grown to call snowmageddon. I realize that everyone has shared their snow photos with the internet, but it's important to have these images when it's 80 degrees out and we're hating the heat. So here's a few nibbles of that photoset! Check out the rest at flickr at your leisure.

There's plenty more sparkly shiny shots of the snow before it stopped being fun and pretty where that came from!

So the daily grind continues with breif moments of photo joy, and life goes on as peachy as usual. Keep an eye out for new photos, and keep the other eye out for deals on a new or used Nikon SB-600, Rodrigo y Gabriela LP's, and cute dresses to celebrate the return of good weather.