Monday, October 31, 2011

Preview: UltraPop Too Old For Toys

Ron and I have been in a creative tizzy getting ready for the Too Old for Toys show at UltraPop. We have some awesome paper toys that we guarantee will provide hours of fun! Take a look at these previews of my Big Cat Pirate toys:

Ron made some completely different kinds of paper toys including imagining the two of us - here's the little version of me:
Lots more to see, so come to the opening and have some Birthday Cake too! Yeah, it are our birf-day too - we have to share. Show opens: Saturday, November 5th at Ultra Pop - located at 1414 Bardstown Rd. in Louisville, Kentucky in the heart of the Highlands.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wrestler Rudy Switchblade Portraits

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I had the opportunity to take studio portraits of Ohio Valley wrestler Rudy Switchblade. I love these formal digital portraits and had a fantastic experience of working with someone who is so good at emoting. He was a pleasure to work with and I'm looking forward to continuing to work with more wrestlers. See you at the show Rudy!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Back in the Darkroom at Last!

I've been slacking, lazy even, not practicing my wet darkroom skils. I love digital photography to express myself - particularly for color work, but I really have been missing the process of creating silver prints in the wet darkroom. The luminous quality of these black and white images far surpasses the tonality that similar digital prints can achieve. So I'm here, fixer stinking on my hands, making some contact sheets and getting ready to print some enlargements.
Now for the geek stuff: This set is a made at a botanical garden with a Nikon F camera with a Sigma 16mm fish eye lens. The film is my absolute favorite B&W - TriX 400. Sorry TMax - I don't believe the hype, I'm a tried and true fan fan of your older cousin.
So I'll keep you posted, but I'm psyched by the contact sheet's making me a bit giddy or maybe it's the fumes...maybe I need to stand closer to the exhaust fan!