Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Time Squared

A little video I took while our shuttle crawled along through Times Square. I set aside a few hours the other night and created this little beat vignette to 'score' it. Tossed in a little modular mayhem courtesy of Moog, Korg, and Bleep Labs and Viola! I generally have music running through my head, so this is sort of like my minds eye view. I think I planned on doing more to this, but as it is I probably spent too much time making sure that the fades and subtle changes match up to stuff on screen, all the while wondering if the small handful of people who see it will even notice (same with any sort of art right?). Part of me thinks I should be doing this sort of thing to "good" (higher quality) footage, but I sort of like how even the blindingly bright lights are muted and dark. I thought about doing some video correction, but I like the noise. L85.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Macro Love

Just a few little details that I found going through some of my pictures...
They really highlight some of the things I find attractive in the marco mode of the Harinezumi camera, the texture, the noise, the smearing focus contrasted against the sharp focus, all contributing to the other worldly feel of these pictures. I still love the hyper crispness of a high quality macro picture from a SLR or something along those lines, but these just have something about them that I really adore. I think my love of slightly fuzzy macro-photography can be traced back to the back page of '3 2 1 Contact' magazine, where it featured different close ups of objects, and you had to guess the object. Ah memories. Maybe I will see if I can buy some old back issues...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dos Studios

Unlike some of my other multiple exsposures that I have done with the Holga this one was accidental. This is both my studio work space, and the main room over at Good Dannys. I took the picture at my place on a tripod, in the dark, over a long period, and forgot to roll the film. A few days later we went into Good Dannys Studio to mix and I snapped the picture at his place. The below is the result of 'mixing' of two studios.

PS: I love the lens flare 'halo' I think that it's fuzziness is a result of the plastic lens.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Not Staged

The year is rapidly drawing to a close, and it seems like the number of good musical events are starting to ramp up. Slowly, but with greater frequency, I'm starting to have a weekly itinerary good of shows I would like to see, a list I should probably just add to my calender instead of keeping in my head. In Austin, this ramping up of awesome shows always seems to continue till it explodes into SXSW. People have pretty varied opinions on SXSW, and I totally understand both sides of the SXSW pro/con coin, but whether it is official or not, I can already feel a distant giddiness in anticipation of the hive of musical and cultural activity that comes with that part of the year. To me, a lot of the fun, and the experience is not just who is on what stage at what time, but the frenzy, the excitement in the air, and the general adventures that come a long with it. You find your self in some odd and awesome scenes. So in that light, I thought I would share some of my favorite pictures from SXSW 2011 that aren't looking towards the stage. Some times the environment around you tells you when to capture the moment.

These are all unedited and taken with my lil Harinezumi camera whose noise I love so much...