Tuesday, December 31, 2013

NUNO Scarf

Got this scarf at the Peabody Essex Museum, primarily as a reference of "what you can do with fabric"

Their website is pretty sparse, but they seem to be doing a lot of amazing things.

On the website the say
Computers integral to designing and production from the launch.
Without a doubt.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Future Beauty at the Peabody Essex Museum

Spectacular show, highly recommended.

I didn't get many shots, as I was quickly informed that photography wasn't permitted -- fortunately they didn't make me purge the shots (unlike my experience in the Korean DMZ).

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Finally finished this piece! It took a while, mostly to fab the base (yes, that's the part you don't see much of…). A dull saw blade was part of the problem, coupled with the added excitement of having the screen vaporize when I hit it with an arc welder (finally decided to tie it with fine copper wire).

Per my convention, I don't write much about what I'm trying to achieve in a piece (or what it "means").

Overall dimensions are 16"w x 29"h x "16.5"d

(Note: I think it's best to click on the images to see the larger versions -- this takes you to my SmugMug site which is readily navigable)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Partial Flowers

Closeups, with fabric backgrounds/surrounds. LED lighting.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Brooklyn Foam

In keeping with my ongoing filter theme.



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Red Hook Water Treatment Plant

Two different filter sets.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Istanbul Lights

Always have a fondness for glass -- the tile and inlay nicely complement the curvature.

Various filters let me pull the gold tone into the glass



Monday, July 15, 2013

Tiffen fuji Sensia red

Happened to try this with an architectural photo -- very pleased with the results.



Monday, July 8, 2013

How To Build A Sunset

The write ups around the Phenomenal show at MCASD last year emphasized that the light off the coast of Southern California was the inspiration for the aesthetic branch into the perceptual space.

I've spent enough time in Santa Monica to have some sense of what they were talking about, but couldn't quite internalize it. I decided a trip to Hermosa Beach was in order, and came up with the following:

First: you need the Pacific Ocean, or the moral equivalent -- something flat and turbulence free that extends well past the horizon, so no artifacts are introduced by something "just out of site."

Second: you need fog/smog or some such to diffuse the light, including any bounce from the surface

Third: some low clouds help

If it all comes together just right, it can even look like the sun splits in two as it drops down below the horizon.

You might think that you can't do this at home -- that is true, in a literal sense.

However, at a minimum, it can be useful in lighting and photographing fabrics.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013