Saturday, February 28, 2009

sponge skull

Hand holding a little spongy skull thing. That paper it's mounted to is something I made by typing gibberish into the computer and then moving the paper back and forth while it printed. Spooooooky. I was in like 9th grade, give me a break.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Smith Auto Sales

In Quincy on the day of the South Quincy Italian Festival a few years ago. I lost like $40 at roulette that day. But I ate delicious food for free, so it all worked out.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Self-portrait, or magical coincidence?

Monday, February 23, 2009

goggles & a gasmask

This looks like it should be on the cover of some new Xbox game. "Fallout: Lil' Zombie Wasters" or something. I painted developer onto the exposed paper, heavier on the face area than on other parts. Then I painted haphazardly all over the paper with stop bath and then fixer; again, more so on the face area, as you can tell because it's black and white and visible. The rest of the image is poorly "stopped" and "fixed", which causes the paper to turn that purply-brownish color when exposed to light over time.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

bride wall

Brides! On sale now! Ask your weird uncle about it.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

doll behind a fence

Letsee... it's a not-all-that-creepy doll face, behind a fence, printed through a scratched-out negative mask, and then solarized. Yup, that's about it.

Friday, February 20, 2009

overlooking Allstonia

From the roof of my old place, just after sundown.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


You cannot stop them.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

holding up the looking glass

One of the first prints I ever made in the darkroom.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

white room


Monday, February 16, 2009

hotel in Monmartre

Looking out the window of my hotel room in Monmartre, Paris, 2001. My cousin and I were bored and snuck out of the hotel at about one in the morning, and just walked around the area. There were crazy drunk people everywhere, and someone threw a beer bottle at us from a passing car. It's ok though, they were just kids having fun, via attempted violence toward others. They missed, so no biggie.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

James Brown


Saturday, February 14, 2009

no see hear speak

Clare hates this one. I usually don't make things this creepy anymore.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Allston night lights

In the temporarily uninhabited apartment across the hall, right before a bunch of jerkbags moved in, broke into our apt and stole Derek's laptop, and almost burned down the entire building by smoking in their kitchen with the stove turned on.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

bed jump

I'll just let this one speak for itself.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Today Is The Day pt. two

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

Sunday, February 8, 2009


A close up shot of the skull from this picture. I covered the negative with random scraps of scotch tape. After exposing the image, I created the black strips on the top and bottom by covering up most of the paper and letting the light burn those areas in.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

burn & rip, pt. two

See more "burn & rip" pieces here.

Friday, February 6, 2009

copper profile

Another print similar to the second one here, where the paper is really old and it turned metallic-looking over time.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Misha Pic

The face that launched a thousand photoshops.

The image that graced a billion stickers in the early 00's.

It was viral before the age of viral. Fan art was made, and dirty pictures taken in its name.
It inspired a website, which inspired the wrath of librarians when it started showing up as the homepage on library computers.

What began as a laugh grew to a mighty tribute, and eventually... became a legend.

Its star burned briefly, but oh so brightly in that short span of time. And like a supernova, it will forever be burned into the eyes of those who witnessed it. And so now I share the Misha pic with you. And you are welcome.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

wall face

In Carpineto Nora. I'm not sure what the reasoning behind this was, other than to freak the neighbors out.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

martini flag

The national flag of Havin'agoodtimeistan.

Monday, February 2, 2009

color eye

Black and white print, with a scrap from a magazine behind the cutout.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

burn & rip, pt. one

This isn't photography, but I can do whatever I want here because it's my site, and because I AM DRUNK WITH POWER.

I made a whole series of these things. I start off with a microwaved cd. If you've never microwaved a cd, go do it now. It will change your life. I suggest using some cd's such as these, as they are specifically manufactured to provide optimal satisfaction upon destruction. Microwaving these discs will actually enhance the audio quality by eliminating it altogether.

Next, coat the disc with something... glue, paint, whatever you want, as long as it's sticky. Then flip it over onto a piece of paper and leave it there to dry with something heavy on top of it. Once it's dry, peel the cd off the paper, and hopefully you'll be left with something like this. It doesn't always work, depending on the kind of paper and what you use for adhesive.

I think of these as an extension of my Deconstructure series.
I'll be posting more of them every now and then.