Sunday, May 31, 2009


While Eric wonders where his rainbows are, Christian envies his beard and begins to plot his future accordingly.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

restoration: C.I.B. cannonfire

Before/after of an old print of the Concord Independent Battery that my grandfather gave me to fix up. He's in there somewhere. Apparently it's grandparent week here at the PGR.

I feel there is something unintentionally hilarious about this photo, but I just can't put my finger on it.

Friday, May 29, 2009

The Spohrs

Spohr Gardens, Falmouth, MA. Also known as "The Place Where My Grandmother Seems To Have Snuck In In The Middle Of The Night And Decorated With Her Own Lawn Ornaments".

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mia close-up

"I'm inside there?"

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Jorge and an extension cord

According to Pete, this boulder is named Jorge.

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Mansion Show 2

Consider the above monstrosity your invitation to the second annual Mansion Show, at the Beebe Estate in Melrose on June 5, 2009.

Join my fellow mostly-broke art school alumni and me for an evening of prime art-lookin' (and purchasin'...?). Your eyes will feast on boatloads of painting, photography, sculpture, and all other sorts of artistic alchemy. Your tastebuds will be treated to free food, beer and wine. And your hands will be treated to some super sweet hi-fives, courtesy of me. We've doubled the amount of artists this year, which in turn will double the amount of fun had by all in attendance.

As Chris mentions, I've gone from 8-bit to 16-bit on these invitation flyers.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

green leaves/blue sky

This is my favorite color combination.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


I consider this Golden Age Derek. Because of the mustache.

Friday, May 22, 2009

village archway

This was my great-grandfather's favorite place to play when he was a child in Carpineto della Nora.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Highlander series: defiant beach

Wipe that smile off your face, hat girl. We didn't come here for laughs.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


From the train, somewhere around Baltimore.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Highlander series: birthday cake

"Vanilla frosting? Are you kidding me. Take this away."

Monday, May 18, 2009

bus station

Waiting for the bus at Davis Square at 1:freaking30 in the morning.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

cd wall

Joshe with his music watching over him.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

blue profile

I just found this picture, which has been sitting on my computer, overlooked, for years. It's pretty neat, I don't know how I never noticed it before.

Friday, May 15, 2009


31Knots at Great Scott, Allston, Oct. 25, 2005.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Lording it over Allston.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

still life with green chair, metal box & vacuum

That little vacuum cleaner looks like a dalek. EXTERMINATE ALL DUST, DIRT AND POLLEN!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

fern gully

Did you know they made a FernGully 2? Of course you didn't, no one does.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

misty winter night

Almost the exact reverse of this one.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Apollo Sunshine

Apollo Sunshine at the Middle East, 6/10/07.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Highlander series: new hat

Someone's dapper grandpa just got... dapperer.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Highlander series: bedpost & bureau

Recently my friend Joshe gave me an old Polaroid Highlander Model 80 camera he found while moving. It was made in the 50's, and is still in perfect condition. As a bonus, it also came with all sorts of instructional pamphlets, featuring shockingly sexist lines like "It's so easy to operate, women use it with pleasure!" Way to go, post-war America!

They stopped making film for this camera almost 50 years ago, but this came with a stack of prints that came out of it, clearly back in the 50's. Whoa. The hair. The dresses. What were people thinking?

I'll be posting a bunch of the pictures here, and I'll start off with this one because it was the first print on top of the stack. I imagine the camera's owner had just taken it out of the box moments before, loaded it up, and snapped off this test shot. I doubt he (or she! Remember, this camera is so simple even a woman can operate it!) was really thinking about framing, but the shooter really made something interesting out of a boring scene.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

2002 vs. 2008

From the disposable camera that wouldn't die that I mentioned yesterday. About six years between these photos.

The Clearing - The Ghost

Listen to The Ghost by The Clearing. This was the first song we ever added vocals to.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Joe and a guitar

I bought a disposable camera in 2002, and just got it developed last week. Looking through the prints, I'd estimate I took six pictures around the time I got it, two pictures about a year later, forgot I had it for the next four years or so, found it last summer and took six more pictures, and found it again last week and finished off the remaining four shots. This one is from the early end of the decade.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mt. Kearsarge

Radio tower on top of Mount Kearsarge, NH.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


For flattening out the clay on a tennis court. Remove monacle before operating.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

misty morning

5am in the suburbs.

Friday, May 1, 2009


A level 60 firespinner wielding his +6 bowstaff of scorching.