Monday, August 13, 2018

Monday Muse - Rebuilding Archives

In preparation for a new MacBook in the fourth quarter of this year, I'm editing down my image archives to free up disk space, and re-processing the images to reflect my current taste and new capabilities in Lightroom. This 12/25/08 image of Mount Vernon Baptist benefited from the Transform Tool, Dehaze Slider, and Range Mask unavailable in 2008.

The 13" MBP 2013 that I'm using is adequate for my purposes and has served me well, but it is a five years old machine and it is time to move wireless: printer, headphones, Cloud backups etc. and remove a pound of weight from my lap.     


Friday, August 10, 2018

Nested Book - POC

Proof of Concept for asymmetrical tri-fold leaves that nest into the back panel. I envision multicolored leaves and interlocking images for an abstract collage effect.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Monday Muse - Mindscapes - August Good Foods Co-op

The good thing is that I'm in everyone's Rolodex, the bad is that I'm often asked to hang a show on short notice.
Prints from the Mindscapes photobook are hanging at Good Foods Co-op thru August.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Monday Muse - Hyperfocus

On a pleasant afternoon with only a few people on the street, I decided to shoot Hyperfocal technique from the hip. With everything from 5 ft to infinity in focus, it’s a matter of placing the lens and releasing the shutter. This subject was uncertain, then I turned to pretend photograph a building under construction.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

…one naked lady

POC - Three-Piece Fold

Just an idea for a three-piece folded binding. In the first slide, the cover piece was pamphlet sewn to the two interior leaves. In the remaining slides, the two leaves are attached with double stick tape. For such a simple thing, a lot of thinking is required to determine exactly where to fold so that the leaves properly stack in sequence. A few images were tipped in including one split image.

Monday Muse - Hyperfocus

It was a pleasant afternoon for a walk with a nice breeze 

Monday Muse - POC Accordion

Proof of Concept for a simple cover mounted accordion with tipped in prints. Note that I actually was on the street for a couple of hours this week though there weren't many pictures out there.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday Muse - Book with no Pictures

Yet another proof of concept.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Monday Muse - Three Seconds

Lost the past week to random acts of illegal fireworks…I suppose a bang appeals to the three-second attention span. 

Monday, July 2, 2018

Monday Muse - 404

Hand Towel Shadow on Toilet Tank

More and more of my online searches for creators are delivering pages that have been abandoned three to five years ago or receive 404 returns [page not found]. Just recently I cleaned out over twenty inactive pages from my RSS reader. Creators with identities to maintain are staying just active enough to peddle their wares [usually workshops] but the trend seems to be withdrawal from all social media. While some of those creators are simply getting older or tired, for others it might be a signal to noise decision…where creating is a solitary act.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Continuous Spine Slot & Tab - POC

A proof of concept study completed during an otherwise busy week. The 78" continuous spine was cut from a roll of pink flooring paper [a humorous task performed on the floor] that was alternately cut to provide folded full page and smaller tab sections. Kraft paper pages were cut on a bias with slots cut into the truncated spine fold to receive the tab element of the continuous spine. In final form, the continuous spine will be made from a [long] roll paper color print, the pages made from double-sided black & white prints, with hardcovers attached to the continuous spine. Page layout should prove a challenge along with the alternate stories for the color and b/w images.   

Monday, June 25, 2018

Monday Muse - Really?

Rumor is that "some people" want images in my proof of concept books…really? Today's is a proof of concept image for Shadowland…does it conversely require the book? The Night Market book [with images] is awaiting the delivery of Elephant Hide paper for the binding strip and should be ready to show soon.

FWIW A straight-off of camera image utilizing a custom in-camera preset made to emulate contrasty and grainy b&w film. Elephant Hide is a strong, thin, German paper suitable for folded bindings. [no animals injured in the process]

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Night Market

I claim no originality for this binding, it was one of the examples in the previously mentioned Claire Van Vliet book. What appeared to be complex proved straightforward when underway. The study was made twice full size from flooring paper and coverstock so I could experience the nuances of the handwork and form an opinion for the materials to be used on the concept dummy. The pink concertina spine was punched and slots cut following the template shown in the foreground of the center image. The black cardstock pages also have slots cut to receive the concertina. I located the slots with punch marks made with the needle awl, then cut between the dots. The assembled construction suggest the need for more pages with the final size to be determined by the widest paper on hand from which to make the concertina. I have the images from last years night market so I will pound this one out soon.