Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Russian Photography

A great use of digital photography. Definitely take a look at his stuff HERE.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Yoskay Yamamoto

Born and raised in Toba, Japan, Yoskay Yamamoto moved to the United States at the age of 15. A self-trained illustrator, Yamamotoís artistic tastes expanded as he fell in love with the urban culture of the West coast. Yamamoto discovered a way to fuse the two different cultural backgrounds together into his work. Yamamoto nostalgically blends pop iconic characters from his new Western home with traditional and mythical Japanese elements, balancing his Asian heritage with urban pop art. Click HERE to check out his site.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Joel Darland phone

Joel Darland's Phone from a sculpture project. It is a phone that can take incoming and outgoing calls but also by pushing a little lever you can ring yourself. Looks simple but far from it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Traditional Cyanotypes on Watercolor Paper

In our Special Topics Photography class, we created traditional cyanotypes. This is a non-silver technique dating back to Sir John Herschel in 1842 in which the image is exposed to UV light to create the final photograph. Some are straight prints, while others are toned to varying degrees. As with some of our previous projects, we shot digitally and then printed digital negatives for contact printing. I think the results speak for themselves.

To see more of these classic images, click HERE.


Monday, November 10, 2008

The Beautiful & the Bizarre: Mordançage

The mordançage project always yields beautiful and bizarre results. This unusual darkroom process can be eye-opening, exciting, brilliant, and sometimes downright frustrating.

To see more work, click HERE.


The Psychological Portrait

I enjoyed this project on multiple levels. In our special topics photo class, we explored the idea of the psychological self-portrait and printed in traditional b&w, silver gelatin prints. The portraits turned out beautifully, with a wide variety of approaches and personal styles. And technically, we made contact prints from digitally enlarged negatives, printed on the Epson R1800. This allowed for digital shooting and editing with a traditional print. The results were outstanding.

To see more of the work, click HERE.