Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday Muse - Slim Pickens

In a small city with limited foot traffic you take what you can get, mostly minimalist frames with the gesture of a single subject composed in 1/500th second. While I would have preferred the silhouette centered on the brightest part of the column, a vehicle pulled up to block the view. Such is working in the public space, there is no control…only reaction. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hopewell Museum - Paris Ky Artwalk

Had a successful showing of …a day in Paris at the Hopewell Museum, Paris Ky. I felt it a fitting venue to present the work to the people of Paris. Thanks to the staff and volunteers for their efforts, and my friends who surprised me with their attendance.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Storyboard - Books on the Wall

Storyboarding the first "books on the wall", [8] letter size two page spreads on boards in a presentation box to exhibited as wall mounted. Above is a soft cover for Double Takes - 18 double exposures.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Filthy Dog

Tried to get in front of these guys but never made it…cute dog about as filthy. Though the X100F is essentially the same as the previous model used for two years, there is something different about it that I can't put my finger on.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Monday Muse - F Problem

A couple of serious engineering oversights have dampened my enthusiasm for the otherwise stellar X100F. I fixed the ergonomically poor placement of Q Menu button with a gaffers taped shim…at the loss of the Q Menu function. More disturbing is that any distance acquired in MF or with AFL is lost when the camera sleeps, it RESETS to a default of 6.56ft, making the camera useless for Hyperfocus/Zone Focus techniques unless Power Management is set to the camera always being ON with the attendant battery hit. Completely blew that one Fuji!!! 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Transit Snap

Went out primarily to test the new features of the X-100F, but also found a new location. While the new features work well, this camera is exasperating to use on the street as it loses settings on sleep. Either my copy is defective or there is a big miss in the firmware. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Monday Muse - Color of Street

There were thousands of people downtown Saturday afternoon, but only a handful on the street…most of them panhandlers. I missed the only good shot due to faulty technique, but salvaged this one with interesting elements that were bolstered by the color in the foreground containers and oddly tinted yellow background. The monochrome version was not as interesting, though the new camera is peppy enough to give me both color and monochrome versions to choose from.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

CKCS Links

Bindery 2017


Making Handmade Books Alisa Golden ✮✮✮✮✮
Cover to Cover Shereen LaPlantz
Keith Smith Anything in print is good. Structure of the Visual Book addresses the "Sequence Structure".
Digital Alchemy Bonny Pierce Lhotka



RotaTrim Print Trimmer
Ideal Kutrimmer 1058 Board Shear
Stillman & Birns Sketchbooks
OLFA Craft Knife [far superior to e-xacto knife]

Minimal Kit

Usual Tools

Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday Muse - Spring is Here


Another week of minimal practice with the new Fourth, had an unanticipated root canal [does anyone schedule those ; ] some tutoring, and mission of mercy accomplished. In the interim I did get some work done out in the bindery on the accordion bind photobook "georgetown notes…" that will appear on this page in the very near future.

Note: I will be presenting Pixels, Prints, & Photobooks March 28 at the CKCS 7:00 PM.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hopewell Museum – Paris Artwalk Pop Up

I have been asked to participate in the Paris Ky Artwalk, April 21 5-8pm, and will be exhibiting "…a day in Paris" at the Hopewell Museum 800 Pleasant Street, Paris KY. This is the same show exhibited last November at the Bodley-Bullock house in Lexington…just an opportunity to take it local.