Monday, September 28, 2009


This guy came up in class today- Krink. Gotta look more into him, but I can say that right off the bat I love the versatility of this artist. He's on the street, in galleries, on t-shirts, even has his own line of inks and paints. I love that. Here's his myspace.

Station Building

The clouds were doing some crazy things yesterday as I headed to the Bmore Book Festival. Got a shot or two of MICA's Station Building- which apparently is on a few "haunted Baltimore" websites. Weird.

I heart Mucha

Love, love, love this stuff. And how awesome would a tattoo of this work be? Soo good.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Junior Seminar Opening

Tomorrow is my Junior Seminar Class' opening for our projects completed last semester! Go here for the full announcement!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Justin Williams, digital print, 2009
See more here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dina Goldstein

Everyone was retweeting this earlier today on Twitter and I don't blame them. These are some images to Dina Goldstein's Fallen Princesses project. She writes, "These works place Fairy Tale characters in modern day scenarios. In all of the images the Princess is placed in an environment that articulates her conflict. The '...happily ever after' is replaced with a realistic outcome and addresses current issues." Awesome project. See the rest of the series here.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dirt Po(or)ster

Heard about this through the grapevine on Twitter earlier so awesome. This poster was done by Roland Reiner Tiangco- for full information and more pictures, go here.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Iain Crawford

This is work from Iain Crawford, beauty and fashion photographer. I love how these are playful and really hold the viewer's attention. Check out more of his stuff here.

The silver eyes kill this picture for me. I think they're too harsh and they take away from the gorgeousness of the lips.

The Men Who Stare at Goats


I heart this commercial. The music especially :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Mitch Epstein, Topanga Canyon, California 1974 from Recreation series
Go here for much more of his awesome work.
Actually, expect a follow-up on this guy. His stuff is really good.


Joel Meyerowitz, from the Cape Light series
Found image here.


Stephen Shore, U.S. 10, Post Falls, ID, August 25, 1974
Found image here.


William Eggleston, Los Alamos series, dye transfer print
Go here for more awesome images.


This is my Contemporary Directions and Practices in Photography professor, Nate Larson. He's pretty much awesome. This is him participating in photographer Sarah Fuller's Photo Tarot series. Her work is pretty great, so go check her out.

Just Add Water

These images are from Benjamin Anderson's Just Add Water series. I think they're pretty great- really beautiful, really realistic. To see the full series, go here. This was another good suggestion from Nick McKnight :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Zoe Jaremus

The soft focus is a little questionable but the images themselves I enjoy. Made me lol actually :P These are from Zoe Jaremus' Strange and Awkward Conversations series. Go check out more of here stuff here. Thanks Nick McKnight for telling me about her!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Jo Smail

Last night I went to Jo Smail's opening at Goya Contemporary. The show was gorgeous- I felt the pieces were fun and playful but with a sophisticated tone. And I loved how she played with her surfaces- layering different materials, using different paint types, etc.

Enchanted Ear, 2008 12"x9"

Cut Short, 2009 12"x9"

Reaching Out To Collect The Moon, 2009 9"x12"

Ripening Thought, 2008 13 1/2"x12"

These are pictures I took while there. The way some of the smaller pieces were positioned throughout the show was fantastic- Sadly, I didn't think at the time to take a picture of just that to show you. I talked with Amy Raehse, the gallery's executive director, and she explained that she and Jo worked together to hang the show. The were very conscious of how the pieces played together and spoke together and wanted that to be displayed. I thought it was extremely successful.

This is Amy. She was wonderful and I'm excited to work with her more in the future for more blog posts about the gallery.

This is Jo! She's standing with her piece Imagining an Absence, 2009 50"x40"

Saturday, September 12, 2009

New Diet Thing

In the hopes of eating healthier/feeling good/why the hell not, I'm about to start a new diet challenge. My friend Heather and I are starting the diet listed below tomorrow morning. Part of me is really excited about it and the other is scared as hell. I'm sipping on my last sugar-loaded coffee that I'll be having for a while now- tomorrow morning means fruits and veggies only!!

Days 1-3: raw fruits and vegetables
Days 4-7: add nuts, beans, spices, olive oil (can cook veggies now)
Days 8-14: add whole grains (not flour though)
Days 15-21: add potatoes
Days 22-28: add whole wheat (w/ flour)
Days 29-35: add skim milk and honey
Days 36-42: add eggs
Days 43-49: add cheese
Days 50-56: add chicken and fish

*Cheat on one food item/week (ex. slice of pizza, ice cream cone, candy bar, etc.)
*No preservatives/chemicals the whole time!
*No sweeteners except for honey, added in week 5
*No drinks except water and milk, added in week 5

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

In & Out

Artist Kelly Mark has been punching in and out of her studio since 1997. She plans on continuing to do this everyday until she turns 65 or when she dies. A private collector has already purchased this piece, called In & Out, and pays Mark every year for the work that was done. How awesome is that?

100 Boots

We also talked about Eleanor Antin and her 100 Boots series today in CDPP class. This is a fantastic series- from 1971 to 73 Antin used 100 boots that she bought in the Army Surplus store to complete this series of 51 images. All 100 boots were in every image. They were not produced as fine art prints, though. They were originally sent as postcards to about a thousand people. In some of the images, the boots appear singly or in pairs amongst the rest. I prefer when they aren't paired up. I feel like when they're paired, they represent a person too much. I know this may have been what the artist was planning, and for that I applaud her. I just prefer when the boots are not in pairs- it gives a character to each one then. Some of the titles are pretty great-

100 Boots Facing the Sea

100 Boots on the Way to Church

100 Boots Turn the Corner

100 Boots Move On

100 Boots on the March

100 Boots on Vacation