Wednesday, December 31, 2008

flowers & tv glow

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


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 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


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


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


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.


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



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


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.