Wednesday, December 31, 2008

flowers & tv glow


Top of the tv cabinet. And the ceiling. And some shadows.

AND THAT'S THE LAST PHOTO-GO-ROUND ENTRY OF 2008!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

NH mountain


Some mountain in New Hampshire. That's all the information I have.

Monday, December 29, 2008

magnified Minolta


Self-portrait with my old 35mm Minolta, which is now broken :.(

That's the magnifying glass I hold over the lens of my camera to make such pictures as this and this.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

happy tabby


Windowshopping in Stockbridge, MA. That has to be the I Can Has Cheezburger cat. IT HAS TO BE.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

I bleed


Sophomore year in college we were assigned a project where we had to make a series of photos based on a theme of our choosing. I picked Pixies songs. This is a picture of a mold of my teeth, and I wrote the letters on the negative with a gel pen.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Clouds


Clouds at the Middle East Downstairs, 7/11/08.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

jingle bells


Christmas is in your face.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

opera house piano


Here's the old piano I was talking about in this post.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

cellar light


This picture is on the first roll of film I shot when I started taking photo classes. As you can see, my sense of subject matter and framing was fully developed from the get-go.

Monday, December 22, 2008

rat pee


Misha and Sir Reginald "Reggie" Mousington the Rat. And Mel's arms.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

bear head


Bruins 4 Hurricanes 2. But the real winner here is Justin and his awesome foam bear head.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Today Is The Day pt. one


Today Is The Day at the Middle East Upstairs, 2002.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Afghan war rug


I saw this at an indigenous craft fair. I'd never seen anything like it before, but apparently these are a thing. Even weirder, it's almost like there are just a few patterns all these rugmakers work off of. Here's one that's almost exactly the same as the image above, adorable grammer and all. "HAND BOM"? "ROOKET AND KLASHENKOB"? "THE AFGHANISTAN'S MAP"? You know what this means..

Lolrugs exist.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Jesus at the opera


Inside an abandoned opera house behind the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Mission Hill. This is a pretty popular place to break into. There are remnants of parties and makeshift hobo beds all over the place. We got in from a high window behind the stage. It was pitch dark inside and I just snapped this picture blindly from the top of the ladder. I looked at this picture a bunch of times before I noticed the creepy Jesus hanging right there.

The best thing inside the opera house was the ancient piano next to the stage. I think I got a picture of it, which I'll have to find. It was totally out of tune and sounded really spooky echoing throughout the arena. I'd like to go back there with a tape recorder and play a tune or two.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

scratch mask pt. one


A clear, scratched up negative sandwiched with a regular negative and then printed.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Grandma's in winter (exterior)


Late afternoon in January '04.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Grandma's in winter (interior)


Late afternoon in January '04.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

MER WILL N FORG


A marquee on an appliance store shortly after 9/11/01. It said "America Will Not Forget". Sort of.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

streetlight glow


The sign on the bench says:

Catherine & Eddi

Our Wedding Day - August 29, 1998

Who gives a bench for a wedding present?

Friday, December 12, 2008

Antores


Picture of a picture, through a magnifying glass. It's hard to tell from this version, but he's wearing a Bartman shirt.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Randy


He's giving Tiny Elana a piggyback ride!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Moulin Rouge


Entrance of the Moulin Rouge.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

mini barrel mug


Everyone wishes they had a good old barrel mug full of root beer, even troll doll-teddy bear-creepy baby faced abominations.

ESPECIALLY them.

Monday, December 8, 2008

quite an eiffel


Woman on the Eiffel Tower, 2001.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

flying heads


This was captured by waving my digital camera in front of a light source. Each one of those blue "heads" is the same light source (in this case I think it was a tv screen). By waving a digital camera around, it's possible to get multiple images of the same thing. The number of multiples depends on the shutter speed and how fast you're moving the camera.

I've always been interested in the differences between film and digital, and how each of them captures light. In this photo the shutter was open for 1/8 of a second, and as my hand waved the camera from left to right, it captured four images of the same thing, from slightly different angles. It seems like with a digital point-and-shoot - which is what I was using - as long as you keep the shutter open it processes the photograph in chunks. If I had shot this picture the same exact way on film, it would just look like a long blur going across the frame. It's a fundamental difference between film and digital that I've tried to use to make (hopefully) interesting pictures.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

gullet


NIGHTMARE FUEL.

Friday, December 5, 2008

trophy boat


Sadly, maritime law did not restrict the poaching of tiny ships until the last one was stuffed and mounted in 1905.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

tunnel vision


Taken through the large end of a pair of binoculars. Mounted askew on a white board.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Motionless pt. two


Right at the grand finale of the Motionless set, someone set off some firecrackers. Cheers!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Motionless


In an Allston basement. Two drummers always rules.

Monday, December 1, 2008

edge of the pond


I just found yet another bro+water photo. That's the same little pond from the last picture, but a couple years later. I've always liked this one better upside-down.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

old backyard


The backyard of the house I grew up in. I took this picture from my parents' bedroom window when I was probably about 14 or so. This continues the completely unintentional "My Brother Standing And Looking At Bodies Of Water" series, except this time his back isn't turned.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

babymower


Two negatives, scratched up and combined. One negative is a picture of a baby. The other one is a close-up picture of a lawnmower part. I wish I knew what I was thinking when I created this monstrosity.

Friday, November 28, 2008

AM


Those are my initials. Yeah, I did it. You'll never catch me, coppers.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

hand and rose


Photo of a portion of a book cover, shot through a magnifying glass.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

hurricane


My high school psychology teacher named this picture "Hurricane". I'm not sure he noticed there's a face in there.

Monday, November 24, 2008

scentOmatic


This is in the men's room at the Hu Ke Lau restaurant and karaoke bar in Chicopee, MA.

I'm usually on the move, so this was a great find. Luckily I had 75 cents on me, so I think you can imagine the sheer magnitude of the manly aroma that was radiating from me that day, and the next several days. These things should be everywhere.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

close up eye


Shot through a magnifying glass.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Brattleboro stairway


Nighttime in Brattleboro, VT, 2006.

Friday, November 21, 2008

village driveway


Driveway from above, in Carpineto.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

light notes


Looks like sheet music made of light to me.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Joshe with red hair


Two or three years before this one was taken.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

the big sleep


Near Jim Morrison's grave, Père Lachaise Cemetary, Paris.

Monday, November 17, 2008

field bench


I picked this picture to post today completely at random. I just spun the ol' Photo-Go-Round and it landed on this one. Then I happened to glance at the date on the photo, and it turns out I took it exactly two years ago today. Ka-ray-zee.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

tree lady


This sculpture used to be outside the entrance to the DeCordova museum. The print is solarized.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

God bless pizza


The little piece of the red car up in the corner looks remarkably like the picture in my "vein" post. This can only mean one thing.

MY ART IS BECOMING REAL.

It's like that Stephen King book where the guy's pen name becomes a real person and tries to kill him. If I end up being murdered by a glowing heart or a laser cat or a pyramid-headed Mick Jagger, please write to Stephen King and make him feel guilty, because it will be his fault.

Friday, November 14, 2008

King Andrew


Headshot for Andrew's
street performer license.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

collapsed lung


Lee, showing his surgery scars to the wedding party.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

white wall


Leaves. Dirt. A wall. Framingham.