Tuesday, April 29, 2008

red house

I took this picture from a bit further away than it looks. The image above is cropped in a little bit. The right and left sides still look a little bendy. It looks bulgy in the middle, like it's a round house. If I knew anything about photography, I'd probably know what kind of lens prevents this from happening. Do yooooooouuuu know?

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Concord Independent Battery in the Patriots Day Parade in Concord, MA, last Monday. My grandfather was a member of the CIB for a long time, and because of this he knows a whole lot about firing cannons. (He's somewhere in that picture). He even has a small cannon of his own. Here's my dad kabooming it at my aunt's wedding last year.

Saturday, April 26, 2008


I've had bronchitis for the past week. This picture illustrates what I've felt like lately. Like I've had a human head in my chest and I've been trying to cough it up.

This is an old print I made by exposing a negative of my brother through an x-ray of my chest that I laid over the paper. The x-ray is from one of the two times I broke my collarbone when I was 13. You can see it up in the lefthand corner. It hurt. Those dark oblong shapes are clips that were on the smock they put on me. If only I had lined them up so they looked like horns on my bro's head. That would more accurately portray the evilness of the bronchitisaurus that is living inside me right now.

(While I was searching for "bronchitisaurus", I found THIS, which is probably the best video game ever made.)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

smile up

The image is from a magazine. I held a magnifying glass in front of the camera lens to get the swooshy effect. Shot on 35mm black and white.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

angel tape

A little angel garden statue. Pieces of scotch tape on the negative and then printed.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Onda Blue

A laundromat in Siena, Italy. The dryers look like they were made by Playskool, and the waves are a great touch. Almost as awesome as LIVING ROOM. Or awesomer I guess, since you can actually tell these ones are waves. I washed my clothes here and then went back to awesomely being in Italy!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

chop tree

Trees are ripping me off.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Movers & Shakers

Last year the shirtless wonders from Movers & Shakers wanted some pictures of their rocking selves. We went up on the roof and I used my photographic machinery to capture their likenesses.

The top shot is my favorite from the shoot. My camera couldn't pick their faces out of the dark very well, so I ended up photoshopping them to an almost Top Model degree. If I had had a light up there I could've lit it better, but oh well. I really like the setting and composition, and I think it really works as a "band photo", so I thought it was worth sharing.

Matt made the giant portraits and pasted them to cardboard. Not much else to say about it. It was a great idea.

Sadly, Mikey, the drummer, plummeted to his doom shortly after we finished. Matt and Dan soldiered on, propping up his piece of cardboard at the back of the stage during shows. Somehow it just wasn't the same and they eventually replaced him, but never forgot him. RIP Mikey.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


I've done some bad things. I used to eat ham and cheese sandwiches in the darkroom. I used to put my bare hands in photo chemicals. I tried not to do these things at the same time, but who knows if I did or not? When you're hungry and impatient, you sometimes do things you know you shouldn't, and then you get brain damage.

I scattered some contrast filters on a piece of photo paper and exposed it for a split second under the enlarger. Secondably, I got my hand all developy and pressed it down on the paper for a minute or so. Then I dunked the whole piece of paper into the developer for a few seconds, then quickly moved it to the stop bath and then the fixer. I think I took it out of the fixer after not very long, because it's a little purple in some spots. Ta da.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

hobo fortress

I think these are the remains of some kind of insane and once-mighty hobo fortress.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

wave wall

Hang ten living room.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


It's got a good energy.