Wednesday, October 25, 2006

I redid my painting gallery again, added some paintings that haven't been shown before and I am now offering 5x7 inch archival prints on a nice "moab" art paper; signed for just $15. I can also do larger sizes upon request.

Painting: oil on canvas
Location: Krackow, Poland

Monday, October 23, 2006

Updated my painting gallery today and added the option of ordering an archival 5x7" inkjet print. I'm am also getting ready for the November Ballard Art Walk, redoing my walls with black and white prints from my recent NYC trip.

Painting: Taos Mission, New Mexico

Saturday, October 21, 2006

I received my new printer this week. I have been holding off on buying a photo printer for some years years, as I couldn't see offering prints that might fade in a matter of months. Well now, with the introduction of the HP b9180 pigment-based printer I feel I can finally start offering prints I feel won't fade. The claim is 100-200 years. I'm not sure I believe that, I'm testing a print in my west-facing studio window now, but I am hopeful.

So, I have added a new link to my images offering 5x7 inch and 8x10 inch injet prints at what I believe are very reasonable prices; signed even. I will continue to offer hand-printed "wet" prints as well.

Photo: Tacoma, USA
Camera: Hasselblad 500cm

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I need to do a little venting, make a little rant. I was at the grocery store tonight and the woman in front of me, she was in her 70s I suppose, took about 5 minutes to write a check. Hello, it's the 21st century!!! Writing a check at the grocery? That is really really old school! There we are waiting for her to find her check book, find her pen, fill out every-single-space not before the bill is totaled but after of course. She also filled in the register part before handing the check to the clerk. Oh!

I'm not one for trendy gizmos, like text-messenging, or mobile phone email but gees when you can get cash back by using a credit card, and pay just one bill per month, why not! This isn't 1978 where the clerk has to phone in each CC transaction to get approval, a present day CC transaction is actually quicker than cash in most sitations.

Get with it lady, get a debit card or credit card, or carry cash. Thank you.

Photo: NYC
Camera: Mamiya 6

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Developed more film this weekend and will continue scanning in the morning. I'm getting down to the last rolls and I would be happy to head back to NYC to shoot some more. Well, I don't think I can get away with that so I'll have to settle for downtown Seattle for a while.

This woman was at the SE corner of Central Park at a book seller. She had a great way of way about her, which didn't come across in my photo very well. Very expressive body.

Photo: NYC: Central Park
Camera: Mamiya 6

Thursday, October 12, 2006

It is a beautiful fall day and here I sit in front of a computer! Well I mean to do something about that right now. I'm off in a moment for a nice bike ride down along Lake Washington then up to Capitol Hill to pick up my Beans and then back to the grind; or not.

Photo: NYC: Soho
Camera: Mamiya 6

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Added a few more images from NYC but I need to now get back in the darkroom and develop more of my film. The woman in this image is singing opera. It was beautiful, just what this noisy metro station needed.

Photo: NYC
Camera: Mamiya 6

Monday, October 09, 2006

Still the same old story, scanning images from my NYC trip. This will be my story for a few weeks here I think. Just got news my new printer shipped and should be here by the end of the week. It's a month late but I still hope to have an exibition up before Thanksgivings. I will also start offering a cheaper, injet version of my work. This new printer, the HP B9180 claims to have a 200 year print life so I finally feel comfortable offering injet prints (or giclee as some people like to say (French for inkjet)).

I'm already missing NYC and would gladly go back anytime. I still don't think I want to live there but I could imagine at least a yearly trip if not biyearly visits. I don't think I have ever been in a city that offered so many chances for street photography. I lived a year in Paris, and while I hadn't discovered street photography at that point in time I don't think it's the same, there isn't the variety of subjects like NYC, same with London, Berlin, Tokyo. Big cities, yes, but for interesting faces I think NYC wins easily.

Photo: NYC, manhattan subway
Camera: Mamiya 6

Thursday, October 05, 2006

I got a few more images from NYC scanned and uploaded today. You can see them here. For most of my street photography I take the photo by pre-setting the focus and it appears I did a pretty good job of estimating focus this trip. I've only developed 8 of the 30 rolls of film I took but so far I'm able to use about half of each roll. That's quite good. This image from taken in Soho at a book and record street sale. Light level was quite low, so I was shooting down at 1/60th of a second and f5.6 or so, so there wasn't much room for focus error.

Location: NYC, Soho
Camera: Mamiya 6

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Developed 8 rolls of film last night and had time to scan a few images today. They can be seen here. Tomorrow I should have more time for scanning and over the weekend more time to develop film.

Photo: NYC, Soho
Camera: Mamiya 6

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I posted some color images from my recent NYC trip. Didn't get around to developing film last night, perhaps tonight once all is quiet in the house.

Image: NYC: mid-town east
Camera: Nikon D200

Monday, October 02, 2006

Back from the big city to the little village named Seattle. I know I will miss the constant photo opportunities NYC offers but I also appreciate the nice salt air here, and finally, after a week, having a really good Latte was pure bliss. New York was great and I'm thinking I need to make a yearly pilgrimage there, but I doubt I could actually live there (I would like to spend 6 months to a year there at some point). Not being able to see the horizon, lack of mountains, and a few other points I fear would get to me with time. It's a very nice place to visit.

Busy today catching up with business, and adding my new images to my Mac Pro. Tonight I'll start developing my 30+ rolls of B&W film. Could be a week before I start adding any black & white images but I should have color gallery up within a few days.

Photo: NYC:Soho
Camera: Nikon D200