When I was in London, I saw the Cutty Sark, a sailing ship. There were these two plaques on the deck that commemorated crew that was lost at sea.
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Got a roll of redscale back from the lab.
Love that this completely changes the look of the Seattle skyline.
Every year, there is a prank at PAX. It is usually something really specific and very well thought out. You can read more about them here.
Here is a picture of a friend and me playing dice for some… payday money.. and getting cited by the PAX Cops (this years prank).
Cosplayer, Gigawatts and friend. Picture 1 is posed… Picture 2 is getting ready for a pose.
Double Exposure : Round 1
I started messing with the double exposure feature of my camera while at PAX and got some great results.
More to come.
These are from the PayDay Game booth.
10 PAXes as an Enforcer. 1 PAX as an exhibitor.
I haven’t posted it super publicly, but this was my first show that I didn’t work as staff of the show, but worked for an exhibitor. It’s a bit bittersweet, since I love my friends in the Enforcer family, but when an offer came of “hey do you want take pictures for an ENTIRE show…” I couldn’t turn that down.
Here’s a picture of a tournament for Payday 2 where we made it rain on the winners.
Super fun times. Upward and onward.
I got published on PC Gamer Magazine. Click here to see.
This image is currently on display at Cafe Cesura in Bellevue. There is another image not shown here.
Blank walls are lonely. These pieces are 3ft by almost 5ft.
This image is a slightly new direction from what I have been up to normally as I’ve printed this on an industrial printer which introduced a bunch of scratches and lines that were not in the original image. This method introduces flaws like scratches and a limited color palette to the existing image. Part of this is an exercise for me to accept imperfection in an image.
This image set is titled ‘Focus’ because it is the exact opposite of what this image is as the majority of the image is out of focus to some degree.
The image of the crane used a tilt shift lens to achieve the look you see. The image of the lady was a double exposure made in camera. The only thing done in post was to make it black and white.
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Pulled from the last few years of shoots. I haven’t really ever shown this side of my work.
Lets see…. common themes: - people laughing at me - getting flipped off - awesome smiles - I got a spot on my sensor
Thought Experiment : Part 4
This was the same exact same as the other ones: - Wear something comfortable (pants / shirt) - Wear something uncomfortable (the corduroy dress) - Wear something that you would consider sexy (the green dress)
Lauren brought a corduroy dress that… has never really seen the light of day. Then I had to pick a dark blue background…
Those socks. Also… me getting flipped off.
Her thoughts about wearing the corduroy dress:
"This doesn’t give me the voice I feel I have when I wear other things" "Being feminine is difficult for me - that it feels weak to me, which is why it is difficult for me to wear that that dress"
This is the last installment (for now). Onto other experiments.
Thought Experiment: Part 3
Stories are always better when more than one person is involved. I asked Caitlyn some of her side after sending over the draft of what I was going to post.
My Side: This experiment started to figure out reactions. So far has lead to lots of laughter…. and more laughter. It’s also made me realize I need to get better at asking questions.
I asked Caitlyn to wear a couple outfits… - one that she was totally comfortable with (seen in the previous post) - one that she wasn’t totally comfortable with (pictured in this post)
I ended up asking a bunch of questions about why she picked what she did and this outfit was basically a laundry day outfit and some other questions. She confronted me on this as being pretty lame.
In the end…. the exact same expressions from the camera side … and pointing at me laughing happened.
I was thinking that the outfit might change answers or positions or something and it didn’t really. However, Caitlyn had some thoughts. What was on the outside, didn’t totally reflect how she felt on the inside.
I know that as far as facial expressions, I was very much the same across questions/outfits, and that is probably due in part to my tendency to be extra expressive and in part to the fact that your questions didn’t have any bite to them. ;-)
However, I feel like my body felt very different in each outfit - when I was more comfortable, I felt far more relaxed, like I moved my body more, where as with the uncomfortable, I felt like I was trying to take up less space in the world, my hands moving less frequently, a desire to hide myself a little more. Maybe the reason my face looked the same is because it was the only part of me I really felt comfortable with being photographed at that moment, no matter the question.
I think the outfit did change things, just maybe not the way you were looking for them to.
Another of Sarah and the ring light. For a big part of the shoot, I tried to get the ring light out of the glasses, then I just worked with it and moved it around inside the glasses.
Thought Experiment : Part 2
Here’s Caitlyn. This was from one look in the studio where I started asking her questions. For this look I had her wear something completely comfortable.
The original goal was to tell a facial reaction and take that picture. That happened… but, watch the hands. Every pose basically has something different.
Oh… and we basically spent the entire time laughing. There’s that.
The last picture is her laughing at me because I had my lens cap on or something similar.
I have a few more in this series that I’m queueing up.