Saturday, March 29, 2008

William Eggleston

I forgot about William for a minute, well, he never left the back of my mind really, until I heard about the film about his life "William Eggleston in the real world". I'm downloading this film as I type this, because I've honestly never seen it.

One of the pioneers of modern color photography.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008



I'm not going to lie. I'm a huge fan of fashion photography. Moreso, one on one sessions between model's and photographers.

Loïc Peoc'h

Loïc Peoc'h

Loïc Peoc'h

Loïc Peoc'h

Loïc Peoc'h

Loïc Peoc'h

Loïc Peoc'h

via Loic Peoc'h

Friday, March 21, 2008

future classic?

So as I come to learn more about photography, and learn about trends, and can seperate myself from whatever trend and ephemeral/visual quality I'm chasing, I know that there's a current under-current with lo-fi point and shoots. The visual quality or lack there of, of photographers such as Terry Richardson and Ryan Mcginley. The quality of low quality, and the art of the photo really being based around the artists' experience when creating the image. I mean, I think everyday about how I could just sell everything I own, steal disposable camera's everywhere I go, and take photos of my friends while traveling, playing, and just getting naked for the fuck of it; hire a decent agent with what little money I have, submit some shit to Vice magazine, and become an overnight underground success. I mean, I have to admit that I do love the aesthetics of shooting film in alot of natural light settings, and also how good a shitty flash can look while shooting your friends playing naked in a hotel room or the woods.

At the same time, I'm seeing an strong influx every day, every hour even, of people from all over the world making pretty photos with shitty digital cameras, no hours of photoshop workloads, just constant documentation of their normal and usually mundane lives. There is obviously a very strong influence by modern commercial art work, and with photo sharing websites like flickr, not only do you have the ability to look u p almost any and all work by some of your favorite photographers, you also have the ability to literally become an overnight success based on your ability to reinvent and translate your life into some heavily influenced digital photography.

I can see in a few years, maybe even within a year, when we slowly all turn our back on film, or even the printed image, and this point and shoot lo-fi movement takes full hold of these shitty point and shoot digital cameras. I personally have thought about making artwork using low grade 10 dollar digital camera key-chains from walgreens, and probably still will at some point. So what's the point of everything I brought up? Shit, I don't know, maybe the fact that all of those images above were shot with a Canon PowerShot A85, a camera that probably a few million people have in their pockets/purses all over the country as I'm typing this. And they look like film. And they're fucking gorgeous. They fucking look like film. No photoshopping, just point and shoot.

What the fuck am I even trying to go back to school for photography for? What's the point of going in the first place? Maybe it's because I can't suck enough blood out of current trends, or lose myself in them enough to totally be inspired by them. Maybe I just separate myself too much from everything in order to view all of everythings' working parts. Maybe it's because somehow I still get a little ill everytime I see a new party photo blog.

I've lost it.

Everyone's a fucking photographer, or an artist, or has a zine, or something.

And I've lost my motivation.

Photos taken from 'littlegirlblue'

Thursday, March 20, 2008

M83 Teen Angst

I really have been listening to alot of M83 lately, and as someone that's very visually aware and constantly recording and reinventing my surroundings, this seems like the perfect soundtrack to the moving pictures that make up my life and my reality. I haven't made films in a long time, years even, but I always have story lines planned out in my head, even if it's just images in a certain order, alluding to something more than what's handed to you in the images.

Basically, I just wanted to share, because I know alot about my thought process doesn't translate with alot of people, and I know I don't talk about what's going on in my head and in my life as often as most people do.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Rest by Gregor Samsa

Artist: Gregor Samsa

Album: Rest

Year: 2008

Similar Artists: Yndi Halda, Caspian, Grails, Mono, Joy Wants
Eternity, This Will Destroy You, September Malevolence, Saxon Shore,
Destroyalldreamers, Laura, Eluvium, Jeniferever, Hammock, Crippled
Black Phoenix


Download Link:

They're looking for donations for their newest album, so please, if you like it, go put some food on their tables, via their myspace.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Nina Nastasia & Jim White

"Dirty Three's Jim White has drummed for Cat Power and PJ Harvey, so
it's no shock that he ended up with Nina Nastasia. Nastasia's
mood-stricken folk-rock fits neatly among her better-known peers, but
unlike her other White-backed discs, Run To Ruin and On Leaving, the new You Follow Me
grants the drummer equal billing. It isn't a token gesture: White's
ragged yet jazzy pulse fills every inch of the space Nastasia
previously stuffed with strings and piano. Stripped of finery, You Follow Me is
Nastasia's purest, most assured work yet, a raw acoustic set that
sweeps sentiment out of dusty corners and slips into sudden whispers as
White frisks around and across her stark chords. And when Nastasia's
voice rises from a delicate mumble to a piercing cry, it's enough to
make hearts follow suit."