Monday, August 30, 2010

about william eggleston

We have another project in photo class to emulate a photographers style. While researching I found a guy I really like called William Eggleston. His birthday is the day before mine. Except he's about 71 now. Eggleston focuses on color when he shoots his pictures, and I absolutely love it. It reminded me of what I love to achieve when taking film photography. I wanted to share just a few of his pictures that I really like.

Keep in mind these are NOT mine. I don't want to get picked at for copyright infringement.

If you like his stuff, you can check out his site at

I'll be posting how my project turns out soon.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Bentley camera

This half roll of pictures was an experiment with a camera my sister gave me, called a Bentley BX-3. It is a toy camera, worth about 5 dollars, that was broken (the shutter speed wasn't going) and I opened up and fixed. About 15 pictures in I dropped the camera and a whole bunch of pieces fell off, and my photography teacher spent awhile trying to fix the pieces and get the lens back on.
(Michelle... I'll be getting you another one)
After that, the shutter wasn't working again, and not wanting to lose the pictures I had I rewound it and just got those developed. It came to about 12 pictures. This roll was also lomography film.

These were taken over the course of one weekend, so I didn't shoot much. This should give you an idea of the focus and abilities of a toy camera, though.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Egg project.

For the start of the school year, I'm taking some enjoyable classes like AP psychology, photo 2, portfolio 3 and economics.
For photo 2 our first assignment was Egg.
All our requirements were that the picture had to be of an egg, and it could be many eggs and you could do anything with such eggs and it could be any kind of egg.

So... these are some of the pictures that turned out. I used 35mm lomography film. The ones that I like the most are up towards the top. I tried many different ideas.
This is after editing and trying to get the glare from the glass out. I know it isn't perfect, I'm still learning photoshop techniques.

edited facial features
When my film was developed at Walgreens, one of the photo specialists had gotten some of the frames jammed in the machine, giving it this interesting effect.
This might've been a nice picture, had the egg and the doll been in focus.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I got the prints from my slide film yesterday. We shot with positive film and today we are going to transfer the slide images onto instant film and then do emulsion lifts and transfer the prints onto regular paper.


figure drawing

updated... here's some pieces from figure drawing. we've been practicing with using only lights and with using 50% gray paper.
 My paper started rolling, so I had to hold it down with my foot.
We learned about movement, and how to display this in our drawings. What we were supposed to do was keep the foot that they model kept in the same place at the same place on our paper and keep drawing as the model kept changing poses.

 We learned about contra posto, how the shoulders are tilted as the hips are tilted because as humans we shift our weight and need to balance ourselves out.
And we studied the skeleton, and how the body fits on it. Our model was extremely skinny that day..

Anyway, another thing is I leave Philly the 8th. Sunday night. And then school starts... the 9th! That will be fun.



Monday, August 2, 2010

the final

Today in illustration class one of our final projects is making an art blog. 
This actually might be a bit easier to get artwork and such up in a way where I can write about what this work is about. 

One of the projects we had this month was to create a spot illustration for any article.
This one is about a very depressed whale.

You can find the article about this whale
No, they don't really want to die.

We also had to create a logo for ourselves, sleek in design and noticable.
The elephant is broken up into pieces so the space appears to be an "H".

I've also been taking collage and experimental photo classes. I do love collage, one of my favorite pieces last year was what caused me to take this class.

That one is made from different materials like cardboard, india ink, china marker, magazine cutouts, tissue paper and soy sauce. The little spheres are painted with soy sauce. This piece features Bill Cosby if you can find him in there.
The label just says the title, Moon Basket.
We had a project in collage on people. This was real broad. We had to have three pieces, about 4x6. I decided that was too small.
I will have different pictures from figure drawing class too, but we are just starting to finish our big projects. so... that will be up soon.

We had to shoot a roll of 35mm color film on anxiety in experimental photo.
That... was a difficult project.
Those are just some of the roll. We had taken a trip to six flags, which was interesting to get pictures of people on different rides.
Too bad like a week later my friends and I had to walk maybe 2 miles in the rain and my hand held light meter got water damage.
It's currently relaxing in a bag of rice.

check with you later,