Monday, October 11, 2010

my favorite ♥

thanks anna!  I can't stop posting all over the internet.


MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.

Monday, October 4, 2010

make every day a good day.

i made new pictures. they were inside of my yashica for about eleventy years. shoulda used up the roll.  drats!

how was your day today?  


these were inside of a different camera in l.a.  i like.  you like. we all like. 


i like you.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

jonathan adler

s/p/ shakers!  so cute.



Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

tilt-shift.

serena malyon created these incredible tilt-shift style images for artcyclopedia. i've always been a big fan of tilt-shift style photography including fake photoshopped kind, but this kind of takes it to a whole new level. tilt-shift paintings? who knew! even though this might be considered by purists as destroying the original aura of van gogh's paintings, i think it really brings out the level of texture in impressionists paintings as a whole. plus this is just for fun.  jeez.  high fives to serena malyon.  this is so freaking cool.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

ghost spaces.

summer. it's gone.  i'm okay with this. really i am.  plus when fall begins that means i'll likely be on the internet more. i read so many books this summer it was awesome!  but i forgot about stuff, and one was that i like the internet. i miss it and it fell to the wayside for books.  

so anyway.  one of my favorites this summer that i made a mental bookmark for was ryan walter wagner.  he is super duper neat and does good work.  he has like five million websites, but my favorite is his blog cuz you can spend hours on it.  it's so extensive. his game is definitely hard to match! i love the photos he takes of places that are abandoned and void of people. so nice and ghosty.

reminds me that i need to dust off the old medium formats i have hoarded away in my cabinets.  it's portrait time.


really digging on the bc ferry series. 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

extraterrestrial.

szymon roginski, i ♥ you.

i love the z in your first name and i love your photos.  some of his stuff is so amazing that it looks like it's fake because it's too amazing.  check out his photos here. and there, too.  of interest especially are the usa 2001 photos.  hollllyyy.  so very quiet and perfect.  it looks like california, and the dead giveaway is not the ocean. sayin'.

it's fall almost and i want to go into the forest to take some long photos with pretty lights.  his photos are very nice and exacly what i want.  i bet if he lived near me we could totally be bff, but alas ... a whole sea apart!  it's the making of a great movie.

no for real. i ♥ you szymon roginski.



dawn after a sleepless night always impresses me.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

juicy.

l.a. painter steven lopez knows how to really make colors vibrate and show them in full bloom.  the latest in his after midnight series is the always beautiful alicia keys.  what i love most about this group of works is his ability to make colors sing just like the women he paints.  not an easy thing, but he makes it look effortless.  juicy!

check the rest of his work on his site.  his work is pure poetry and magical, take the time to recognize.


After Midnight 9: Alicia Keys "No One" from Steven Lopez on Vimeo.

"...colour is a power which directly influences the soul. colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. the artist is the hand which plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul." -kandinsky

Monday, August 16, 2010

guess what's exciting? well one of the best things in a long time. I've been asked to submit a photo for compound gallery's september show called idealistically hypocritical. this show will be featuring 20 different artists of all kinds including photographers, illustrators, painters, designers and some filmmakers. i'm pretty freaking pleased with the talent already recruited and completely humbled to be part of this show! ever since the gallery opened i thought how cool it would be to show there. now is perfect. thanks friends! please be sure to be there on september 2nd, or we will most certainly not be pals anymore.

here are some things from a couple dudes in the show. so neat.

sam brosnan: portlander: photographer: filmmaker:


Evening Commute from Sam Brosnan on Vimeo.


dominik kruger: portlander: photographer: awesome

i really love his approach to architectural photographer. really smooth and really nice lines that he captures.



ryuchi ogino (ogi): painter: awesome:





and in dreams I live ... memory ...
moon ... splendor ... love.

sometimes a great notion - ken kesey

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

darling buds of may.

hi and hello. how are you today? 

i walked to work in the morning dewey mist and it was so lovely.  it's been nice and hot out, i welcomed the dew kisssed air today.  mmmmhmmmm. 

remember a couple months ago when it would not stop raining and the sun was trapped beyond the unrelenting clouds?  well, i took a couple pictures during the sun-breaks.  gosh, i remember how good it felt to have the sun on my face during those moments.  let's cherish them, shall we? 

also, please take special note of diego one of the cutest dog on the planet.  i wish he was sitting on my lap right now.




Thursday, July 8, 2010

king.

this is the most cutest awesomest video i've seen all day.  pyrography stop motion!  so hot.

every second of work took five whole hours to make.  that's some dedication right thar!

 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

e. badu.

oh lordy.  this weekend i scored a home-run. no, really. i did.  we played whiffle ball and i totally hit a home-run. 

in other home-run terms: friday was a home-run because the beautiful, glorious, wonderful, magical, amazing  erykah badu graced portland with her presence at the fix!!  there had been much talk the last couple of weeks and it was confirmed friday at 6pm. oooowweeee!! what a nite.  georgia anne muldrow and dudley perkins were amazing enough, but with badu?  get outta town!  it was so damn fonky i still am on clouds.  words can't describle her.  she is the shit.  that's all there is to it!  life is complete. i can die now.  here's a clip from the show.  be jealous.



thank yous to all my friends with the fix crew for making dreams come true.  love you boys.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

weaver.

gunta stolzl was a master at all things textiles.  kind of amazing that some people have the knack for weaving and creating pretty colors.  she was part of the bauhaus and that makes her even more special!  one of the first ladies to dominate that area of art.  fantasticalness.

it's neat how a lot of current artists i see channel the same type of patterns and colors as stolzl, i think it's an artists subconscious at work and maybe not a direct influence?  maybe?  whatever. 

if i got any kind of rug like this i'm certain my cat would puke on it.



i have a super long reading list and i'm trying to catch up on stuff so my brain doesn't go dumb. right now i'm re-reading concerning the spiritual in art by kandinsky. it's short and it's good. you should try it.

what are you reading this summer??

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

painted cats.

it's tuesday and i do what i want. today is painted cats tuesday!



Monday, June 28, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

danish man.

verner panton was on some danish tip. he designed a lot of cool stuff including some really sweet op-art textile. dude is super famous in danish land. if you're lucky, you can spend your rent money on one of his framed textile pieces from look modernsuper hot.

today i'm treasure hunting for color again.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

today is thursday. horay.

holy moly, what's going on dudes?  i wish i was at the park drinking coffee and drawing a pretty picture.  being at work is for the birds, let me tell you what. 

today i like tim lahan.  he is a super awesome illustrator and graphic designer from somewhere not in america.  so fun and cute, i give it the official rating of two paws up. 



in other news.  i am going to ebay myself a zagnut bar today.  i am so excited.  if i get a lot of them i am going to somehow make an ice cream cake creation.  i'm serious.  maybe it'll be beetlejuice themed?  yes. that sounds like an excellent idea.