Sunday, August 29, 2010

Trying to Get Back on Track

In the same vein as my last post, I have been kind of sweating my other tumblr for awhile - There Exists There Does Not Exist - and I have finally figured out that maybe the problem was that I was being to picky with what to post. I think I am going to try to do a post a day for awhile on there to try and kick it up a notch.

So maybe just a random dip into my photo archives or something new or just whatever I have going on as long as it is primarily photographic. It was meant to be my "semi-official" photo portfolio but the whole thing is just starting to feel a little dead and not fun anymore so it must be time to kind of bend the rules a little. We will see if it gets things moving again.

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So here is my online breakdown:

main portfolio: strongest work - 6 month updates
flickr 1: photo dump - digital/film/pola/scans/videos
flickr 2: experimental digital work - mostly photo based
tumblr 1: collect and share - on the fly inspiration
tumblr 2: photo portfolio

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blogspot: babble like this - deeper thought inspiration
shop: ?? working on it forever...
bookshop: would love to add something new here, hopefully one day...
delicious: OCD bookmark collecting (267 "checkout" tags?? Who am I kidding??)

This also reminds me of my sad vimeo account. Should get that streamlined and bring it into the fold...I have a few videos that are too big for flickr to handle plus now we have flipcam! (big HD files)...

Is this so boring? Sorry! Ending this NOW.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sometimes Strange is Okay

So my satellite flickr site, Flower Delivery New York City, although it hasn't got much action lately, is still kind of a sweet spot for me. I always have a few photos that I really like but I just can't figure out where they fit in. It is like they are not good in the traditional sense, but I still get an interesting feel from them.

Sometimes they are straight up misfires, or
just plain weird, sometimes I do something to them like turn them upside down or make them black and white or duotone. I always enjoy this - taking the photo to another level, giving it more dimension. The only problem is I start to feel a bit split-personality. What do I want? A good solid regular photo, no questions asked, or these more ambiguous, mysterious images?


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Two Films

Chantal Ackerman's Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles


Federico Fellini's Le Tentazioni del Dottor Antonio

So normally I would post the whole damn movie but Ackerman's film is in 19 parts and I couldn't find the Fellini movie with subtitles. Bummer! Anyone out there speak Italian? Hopefully someone who reads this blog can still appreciate it.

So three months later right? Wow. Sorry sorry to be gone so long! No kidding about spare time. Hm. But maybe it is a summer thing too...hope so.

Anyway my brain is pretty much fried these days but at least I have these movies to report on. So great! So entertaining! Famous directors! The aura of antiquity! Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. The titles link through to the youtube videos and the director's names link through to their wiki pages...

Happy Dog Days!