Friday, February 27, 2009

"Life Songs" test

This is a test image from what ended up being used for secret inside album artwork for the Plague Bringer's album "Life Songs in a Land of Death." I still haven't shown the finished piece (besides inside of the album). I'm very happy with the finished image (which involved a lot of work - collage, retouching by hand, etc.), so I will definitely be showing it sometime in the future.

This image is from November, but I got so busy that I forgot to scan it.


The temperature rose by a few degrees here in Chicago and all the snow has disappeared finally. While that may not last for long, I was happy to walk around my neighborhood and collect some samples of fallen flora to include in upcoming photographs. A small part of me wished that I was able to find more greenery, bu I realized that I like including seasonal plants as images and textures in my work. Photographs I take in March will be different from those taken in August, those taken in Chicago will have a different feel from those made in Washington.

So right now I'm collecting branches and bark, gnarled and hardened vines and dead plants that have been hidden under snow for three months.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

assorted things

shot on long expired Polaroid Spectra film


This is how much film I have left. It's been discontued and is no longer in production. Whenver I sell a print, I attempt to track down another box of the extinct film on the internet so that I can continue to make new work.
(Since taking this snapshot, I have already used some of what's pictured here)

The opening at Per Populus Gallery on Friday was a great success! See some of the snapshots on my Flickr page, and more on Sara's page. There's a bit of overlap between the two.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I re-scanned a negative


I scanned this negative on a better scanner, and the difference is remarkable.  You can actually see the details present.  I'm not deleting or replacing the other scan just so that anyone interested can compare.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

another new photograph

I realized that if I don't put a title for each post, they don't show up in the listings on this page.  

Exhibitions next week - Chicago and Zurich

Dirty Show Zurich through the Museum of Porn in Art
At Kino Roland, February 13th - 15th.

3 Feet High & Rising
Inaugural exhibition for the new gallery Per Populus
in Chicago's Pilsen district

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

PEP! Magazine

I was recently interviewed for the current issue of PEP! Magazine in Hungary.  They asked me some great questions, though unfortunately I am unable to read the final article (and online translation services are only moderately helpful).

Those of you in Europe should be able to see this on newsstands.  Everyone else can find more information here: