Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Barry Massoni

Here are some beautiful photographs from Barry Massoni. His work primarily features abstractions of the natural world. Besides pieces like the ones below below he also has an extensive collection of macro photography. You can find more on his site

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

3 images of our world today

Fresh From Spain

These images are from my friend Alex Sugiura's blog. It's not really a photo blog, but for the sake of citing sources you can check out the original post here. He's currently living in Spain, and this may or may not have been his breakfast. Anyway, I think they're a nice pair of images so I wanted to share them.

Steve Gullick

Steve Gullick seems to photograph musicians exclusively. A lot of them are quite good, and he demonstrates good taste in his selection of artists. You can find more on his site,


Ed Harcourt

Henry Rollins

Liam Howlett


Monday, October 27, 2008

Photographs of the unseen

These are some photographs taken by Gary Settles, an engineering professor at Pennsylvania State University. I came across them in a recent article in the New York Times (you can find the original article here). Unfortunately, the process is very poorly explained in the article, but he seems to be doing something that allows him to create images of disturbances in the air that are otherwise invisible to the eye. Pretty cool stuff. Not exactly art photography, but then again neither was the work of Harold Edgerton (search for him on google images for more great photographs, including the famous bullet-through-an-apple).





Monday, October 20, 2008

Poppy de Villeneuve

Here's some photographs by Poppy de Villeneuve. You can find more here. Particularly interesting is a series called "The Strangers" which features portraits of inmates serving life sentences.

These two images are from "American Mornings" and "Virginia Nights".

The following are from the series "Love" and were taken in motel rooms in Tennessee and Mississippi.

Soda Display circa 1984

This image is so sterile and geometric it's kinda unreal. I don't know the photographer.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Jesse Marlow

Here's some work by Jesse Marlow, courtesy of iN-PUBLiC. You can find more here.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A brief review of Justine Kirkland's recent lecture at Oberlin College

The thing I enjoyed most about Justine Kirkland's work were the landscapes she found to host her stagings. While I thought some of the character arrangements worked better than others, and some didn't work for me at all, my attention was consistently held by the environments in which she shot. The burnt forests were particularly impressive in my memory, and I wish she had shown (or shot) more pure landscape photographs alongside the staged ones. The underpasses also carried a lot of weight for me, and did more to shape the mood of those scenes than the teenage girls arranged under them.

Before I went to this talk I had never heard of Justine Kirkland. All I knew about her was what I could gather from the fliers advertising the event. Besides her name, it featured one of her photographs, a picturesque mountain landscape with a naked family of humans communing in a circle among the wilderness. Thus, my first impression of Justine Kirkland was: hippie. Sure enough, she is totally a hippy. About 2/3 of the way into the lecture we got to her documentary photographs of communes from around the country. They weren't particularly interesting, though now that I have begun shooting a documentary project myself I have a bit more respect for content-before-style photography.

Her themes deal with girlhood and motherhood primarily, which made them interesting but not particularly relate able to me. In the end I just wanted more of those beautiful landscapes.

Casper Balslev

Courtesy of, you can find more of his work here.
That said, i think these are easily his best.

oh yeah, and this one...

Motti Mizrachi - blinking

You can find more of these here.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Smoke w/o the fire (mostly)

Eddie Mayda

Jay PH

Per Zangenberg

Will Cook


Brents pix

Alberich Mathews

Frank Zappa on Religion

"If you want to get together in any exclusive situation and have people love you, fine- but to hang all this desperate sociology on the idea of The Cloud-Guy who has The Big Book, who knows if you've been bad or good- and CARES about any of it- to hang it all on that, folks, is the chimpanzee part of the brain working. "

-Frank Zappa

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Laser Graffiti

This shit is so cool. Laser graffiti by the Graffiti Research Lab. Just imagine the possibilities: political statements.. practical jokes.. Impermanent changeable art as big as any surface you can find. Hell, I bet you could draw on clouds under the right conditions.

You can also find the video on YouTube here.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Lionface - "Allen Art Museum"

I just uploaded a new video I made from a recent Lionface live performance. You can check out their original hit single "Allen Art Museum" here.

I also have a few other new projects and some old ones up on Under Stolen Streetlights. Check em out.


Selected photographs from deFocused. Some are made with a pinhole camera, others aren't. Check out the site for more. (and for an extensive list of links to other photography sites)