I'm a third generation stagehand. My father and grandfather were both theatrical carpenters, and my father is also an antique tool collector. Many of the images are literally the drawers out of his roadbox and various tool chests at his home, others are some of my favorite pieces of his. I've been posting them with my recollections of a lifetime with these tools, or with stories from my father or grandfather. [more inside]
I'm trying to eat the entire menu at my local beachfront Chinese restaurant. [more inside]
I'm traveling to every state in the USA in 2017 and writing about it. For several reasons. I've been to eight states so far. There's an Instagram to go along with the blog.
I've been photographing everyone at my workplace. I have one light, a grey wall, and about 5 minutes per person.
Proud to announce my first collaboration with fellow Mefite glasseyes - we met in an AskMe about textiles and ethnic fashions a few years ago, and this is teh culmination of months of work. Join us in this journey through fabric shops and fashion magazines to see how brands are built through word of mouth and hard work in the informal economy.
I'm a photographer. I wanted to make more, better pictures, so I started going out a couple of evenings a week with my camera. I've found myself drawn to what I've pompously called "liminal light", as artificial lights take over from the daytime. There's a blog post about the first 100 days of the project here.
I enjoy clouds, and maybe you do to. If so, you may enjoy my tumblr of my cloud photos, many from New Mexico, but not exclusively. I'm slowly working through my archive of photos, so I'll be prolific for a while, until I finally catch up with my current photos.
A series of double, triple, quadruple, and quintuple exposures taken over one night in October in the Shinjuku area.
It's a pair of Twitter bots: Pokémon in the NYPL, which sends Pokémon into the depths of the New York Public Library Digital Collections, and Pokémon in Space!, which uses the Astronomy Picture of the Day as a guide for Pokémon space exploration. [more inside]
This is an ongoing participatory art project about body positivity that starts with the question: What's your favorite part of your body? Parts, scars, moles, freckles, warts and all - funny or poignant... what's the part of your body you appreciate most? It might be a part of you that does something you like, or maybe you just like how it looks or feels. [NSFW] [more inside]
A few years ago, I began photographing bonsai trees as a personal project. Fast forward two years later, I have a beautifully-designed book of my photos I'd love to share. I wasn't sure why, but I felt a deep, visceral connection to these ancient trees. The bonsai, themselves, seemed the very opposite of the subjects I usually photographed - they stood before me fully present, their sense of time measured in decades, even centuries. From my first glimpse of the trees all those years ago, I knew implicitly that there was something to be learned from them, from their endurance and quiet dignity. [more inside]
Here's an album of photos that I took one day in Cementland. Cementland is an abandoned/unfinished industrial playground/amusment park kind of place (if you're in to that sort of thing).
Photos from the New Hampshire presidential primary. [more inside]
I butchered a pig this weekend, and decided to write about the process. [more inside]
I've undertaken a small project to photograph the airports of New England and along my usual flight routes down the mid-Atlantic. [more inside]
I'm a lighting tech and a photographer who loves to make time lapse movies of shows I work on, when I'm there for the whole run of an install. Occasionally the show finds out. Sometimes I get in trouble and sometimes I don't...my latest time lapse is a 7 week long shoot of the set change from the the set change from the Jon Stewart Daily Show to the Trevor Noah Daily Show. [more inside]
General Peter Pace (former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) and his wife asked my friend Larry, a retired Maine schoolteacher, to carry an American flag through all 50 states. He invited me to come along as navigator and trip photographer. [more inside]
With Clarifai, an image concept extraction API utilizing convolutional neural networks, and ConceptNet, a lexical relationship database, I built a template system to generate paragraphs of text from photographs. word.camera is responsive — it works on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. The code behind it is open source and available on GitHub, because lexography is for everyone. [more inside]
I took my first brewery tour at the Firestone Walker Brewing Company and tweeted my experience. This tour took place Sunday, October 12, 2014, in Paso Robles, California. [more inside]
I recently moved to Seattle, and so I decided to use the move as an excuse to redesign my personal photography website. I would love to hear comment, critique and constructive criticism about my photography or the website. I am hoping to use it to both get my photography projects out there and pick up freelance work in my new home city. I have done quite a bit of freelance work back home, but this is very much a new market for me. Thanks!
I've been focusing on photography (mostly street photography) for the last few years, and I put together this photoblog to showcase past and current work. For best results, view in correct order. If you only have time to look at one image, I suggest this triptych.
The Twitter campaign #BringBackOurGirls helped galvanize a response to the kidnapping of 276 Nigerian girls by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram in early May. Accompanying the hashtag are images that have been reposted thousands of times—by everyone from Chris Brown to the BBC. The only problem? These are pictures from Guinea-Bissau, three years ago, of girls that have never been kidnapped.
Just what the internet needs, more still images. I spend the majority of my time as a photographer working in Victoria, BC, Canada, particularly within the 2 km² confines of the James Bay neighbourhood. Through the lenses of crap cameras, Leicas, Nikons, and everything in between, I've amassed a veritable mountain of mostly incidental photographs—snapshots, failed attempts at fine art, and, above all, an inordinate amount of stuff that makes me think “What exactly was I thinking when I tripped the shutter?” [more inside]
I want to map cool, interesting, and (mostly) scenic places in a region I live and drive around a lot in, and have come to appreciate and love. It happens to host the largest music festival in the USA at the moment. It's kind of a quiet, nice place to explore and relax in (though not as much in the scorching-hot summer). [more inside]
I've tried to present my New Orleans; how I see this place that surrounds me and won't let me go. It's the result of years' worth of photography and my desire to show what the Crescent City means - it's not a commentary about crime, or Katrina, or Bourbon St. tourism, but the scenes that stand out in the everyday.
TileArray is a web application that converts uploaded images into photo mosaics of up to 6400x6400 pixels. Users can create, preview, download, and personalize their creations, then share them through social networks and in a gallery at the site. [more inside]
What would you share if no one knew it was you? Anon is a simple app where anyone can anonymously share a photo and a message for the world to see. [more inside]
A few years ago, I helped build a prototype of an original idea for a web game, and today it's out of beta and open to all! "What is it?" you ask. It's one of the very few games in which you are yourself and not playing a character. It is an experience you can have over the course of a month or so, a few minutes at a time. It increases your understanding of exobiology. It's exploring a new planet, one picture at a time. [more inside]
A few years ago I inherited a Prohibition-era portrait of my ancestors. As I researched who was in it and where it was taken, unknown relatives began to emerge with historical detail and an alternate version of that very portrait. Questions remain. So I'm hoping that more descendants come out of the electronic woodwork.
Picflood presents an unfiltered stream of pictures publicly posted to Twitter, updated in real time, with or without a filter for text in the tweet. Because of the specific Twitter API stream that Picflood hooks into, users see only a small subset of Twitter photos, but they still come through fast enough that it's hard to fully process each image before it disappears. Very NSFW.
A photo-project shot whilst on a three week road trip through The Pacific North West. [more inside]
At times in my life, I struggled to connect with the people around me and found myself alone. Sometimes I felt at peace, sometimes it was really difficult. Lonenote is a mobile app where people can express these moments — whether peaceful, silly, or sad — through handwritten notes. My hope is that by sharing this experience we’ll feel a sense of connection when we’re alone, and find more acceptance of ourselves and each other.
I work at a public garden as a gardener. I have recently started up a tumblr blog for the garden in addition to my own personal tumblr blog which I've introduced in a previous Metafilter Projects post. [more inside]
We travel frequently to the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, and have recently created a site based around our photo archive of the area. We mapped dozens of our photos onto a series of mountain panoramas, allowing the viewer to step between hilltops and view both the surrounding landscape and photos taken in visible locations. [more inside]
I just published an ebook, small landmarks. It's a visual journal of photography and notebook writing, a meditative account of walking with a camera, finding things, and making connections. I wrote about my experience of publishing it on the Apple iBookstore using iBooks Author, including a few problems I ran into because of the unconventional nature of the book. [more inside]
Ephemera, architecture, sketches. A minimalist tumblr updating daily (WiFi availability permitting) for the next two weeks. [more inside]
Lone Note is an online art project where people share their experiences being or feeling alone. Notes are created by submitting two photos, a handwritten note and an overlay, which are blended together. [more inside]
The “Fortieth Parallel” is a photographic examination of precise yet arbitrary places found along this parallel across the American landscape.
This series unites my interest in mapping with conceptually-based art practices and references several “histories”—my father’s history as a surveyor, my interests in maps and systems, the history of the mapping of the U.S. and photography’s role within it, and the history of GPS and locative technologies. Begun in 1998, before GPS selective availability was lifted, this project was completed in 2012. By documenting the seemingly random terrain found at these intersections, I invite the viewer to consider the history of landscape, land use, and the built environment as well as their own relationship to place. [more inside]
The Coen Brothers' "handsome movie about men in hats" was filmed in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1989. Twenty years later I visited as many of the exterior filming location as I could find and photographed them in their current state. [more inside]
Subjects range from daily lives to the rapid development of the country, but I'm not beyond the odd landscape or portrait. Any feedback or criticism would be appreciated. [more inside]
A photo layout algorithm side project made into an app! Works best with Instagram currently. Would love any feedback you might have. Here's an example collage.
So I've been photographing and scanning feathers for a little over a year now. They're fascinating up close, and when printed over a foot tall reveal whole little universes. One problem...I'm running out of feathers! Mefites, I need your feathers! They will be photographed, scanned and then returned to you with a print. [more inside]
Small landmarks is a book project that I've been serializing on Tumblr. The book combines photographs with notebook writings, mostly drawn from places I've lived over the past few years: Halifax, Montreal and western Newfoundland. The work is about walking, finding things, stringing small moments together into something more. [more inside]
A photo blog of adoptable animals at the Louisiana SPCA shelter, and what I imagine they might have been thinking or doing at the moment I took their picture. [more inside]
I've spent the last few years trekking around the tropics and doing ant research. Here are the insect photographs I've built up in this time, with relevant taxonomic/natural history information, and some .gifs for good measure. Expect sparse updates as I find and document more neat ant things. [more inside]
Max is our cat and he is an asshole. He likes to sit on things. I am cataloging what he sits on.
Photos from places we feel alone.
Whenever I see a celebrity, I take a picture of where they just were. 100% For Reals. [more inside]
My dog poses on various stumps and fallen logs in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Ever since Hurricane Sandy, there has been a nearly inexhaustible supply of new dog pedestals! Ongoing photo project.
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