Barons batter on deck
Going back through old @Whiskerino photos & found thiis shot of @bradleyspitzer jumped out and made me happy.
Speaking of Slim J, here’s an alternate portrait I took of him on the Legotron. I tried to take the weirdo Lego camera with me on shoots to try to document some people while on assignments. Here are several from a Birmingham Magazine assignment. Anna Newsome of Ollie Irene Leah Harrigan of Stone’s Throw Bar & Grill Maureen Holt of Little Savannah Amy Hansell of Veranda On Highland And my dear friend Rashel got married this year and asked me to make some bridal portraits of her. This was clearly a time for some homemade weirdness! (I shot the Legotron and the Foam Core 8x10). Rashel in the studio
Thanksgiving 2012 is here. As usual, I’m thankful for the people in my life, but this year gets an extra nod for Stephanie as this is our first holiday since we got married. Irony, though, is that we are both at our respective family homes and not together, but it doesn’t diminish our excitement and thankfulness to have made this step.
I’m also thankful that we got to elope AND that our parents didn’t punch us in the face.
Speaking of faces, the above photo is a shot I took of us on the 4x5 right after we got married. (Below is the POPTPOP of me taking the photo of us (I think taken by Drew). I suppose even a day as important as our wedding day can’t keep me away from Pictures of People Taking Pictures of People.)
More photos to come, at some point. But for now, I’m thankful for family. Specifically Stephanie and Fin.
I finally took a few minutes to tweak the Legotron to make it focus to infinity. This may not sound like much but it really opens up what I can shoot with this camera.
Turns out I was really close to it being to infinity already, but I had to rebuild the back side of the inner chamber in order to get that much closer to the film plane. I’m shooting a 127mm lens which translates to exactly 5 inches which translates to exactly 16 LEGO units (dots). I rebuilt the inner box to be shorter and let it line up flush with the outer box…which is 16 dots deep (to the ground glass). I added little wings on each side to help bring the focus out from infinity and also notice this shot has the camera on the LEGO-based Tripod mount (which is just a bunch of flat pieces crammed together with a paddle drill bit hole in the bottom, then with one of those brass thread adapters screwed into the plastic as hard as I could get it).
Still really proud of Stephanie’s dad, William. Finally got the 4x5 sheets developed.
speaking of africa, here’s a shot of me shooting in uganda that sarah snapped. glad she documented this..there are typically very few shots of me. note the ultralong™ socks.
I finally launched a 4x5 section on my site. It’s still very much in progress, but for the sake of making myself work on it, I went ahead and made it public. Still working on galleries that make more sense for editorial, etc, but these shots made me super happy to create. The gallery will be updated as I work through new orders and rescan some of the images. As it is now, there are plenty of artifacts / newton rings, etc, but I’m trying to let go of needing it all to be perfect. That’s it for now!
4x5s are here.
Last Halloween there was a skate comp at the now-defunct Shoe Factory skate spot hosted by Peter Karvonen, pictured above. I’m just now getting good scans of some of those shots (the black and white ones anyway) and thought I’d post them, even if I’m too lazy to spot them and stuff right now.
Below is a dude’s super gnarly scar and fake Tony Hawk.