Monday, August 31, 2009
In4mation, Bones, and The Skateboard Mag have bloodied their collective knuckles setting up ten limited-edition cruiser completes and tossing them up on eBay so everyone have a chance to own one.
100% of the proceeds will go straight to Grind For Life.
Click here to see the boards and start bidding.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I had a gig lined up yesterday that got cancelled at the last minute. So I called my business partner S.O. to see if he wanted to
have a board meeting. That's a panoramic shot of our board room. You can tell it's a board room because SO is on the phone conducting important business in the right hand side of the photo. Our board meeting consisted of about 1400 feet of climbing and about 4500 feet of descending. If you want you can check out the map here. If any of you Nebraska folks are ever in Utah, hit us up and we will schedule a board meeting like this with you.
Cancelled gigs = good problem
So this was the last picture I took, seconds before my point and shoot camera tilted forward and fell into the fine moon dust we have around here. I guess that jagged bunch of rocks I set it on wasn't a good idea. Now the camera shop is benefitting from my good problem.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Agyness Deyn pays tribute to Michael Jackson
A Summary Visual Of Women’s Objectification. Via: Mtkg
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
"Lightsabers: Yes, I know, I want one too. But I tell you what: I want one with a hand guard. Otherwise every lightsaber battle would consist of sabers clashing and then their owners sliding as quickly as possible down the shaft to lop off their opponent's fingers."
More on Star Wars' badly designed universe at AMC's SciFi Scanner.
Via: Coudal Partners
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Get your 15 year old son to sit in darkened room and place camera on tripod or other immovable anchor and set camera shutter speed on several second exposure and point small laser at son's face and wiggle laser around and do not point laser into eyes of said individual and avoid burning flesh of same subject and close lens of camera
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I've always liked my $5 flea market half frame camera. I've always wanted a really nice one, but my crappy little fixed lens version is fine. There must be a group for everything on flickr, but of course there is a group(s) dedicated to these cameras. hours of lost time awaits!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
On the way back from Washington last weekend, I made my first stop at the Imperial Stock Ranch in Shaniko, Oregon. I have been buying lamb from the woman who runs the sheep and wool aspect of the ranch for almost 8 years now. Her and her family are living on and operating a 138 year old, continuously running ranch. The picture of the large barn is where they store barn type of stuff, as well as house their museum of found objects from the land. The saddles are all found objects along with some other crazy old stuff.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
I made this recently and have been chipping away at more episodes. It's the first in a series I hope to continue, called "Groundbloom." The artist, Maskull Lasserre, is a truly great guy, someone to learn from, and one of the first good buddies I made while living in Montreal this past year. More to come - Hope you enjoy. P.S. Go Full Screen mode with this one fo sho.
This week's Studio 360 is all about Andy Warhol.
The high cost of free parking. Via: Kottke
Mad Men is coming back and Vanity Fair has a great article about the show.
Color Tips for design, decorating, and life.
Squirt Gun Evolution Via: Coudal.
The Big Picture has pictures from Hiroshima.
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Ever see stuff you can't believe someone made?
I thought it would be fun to share some of the ones I've come across with you — the interweb.
The first product was pulled from a dept. store board. The customer's daughter was complaning that the board didn't roll. I wonder why? Someone actually took the time to "engineer" the inside of the plastic to look like the inside of a real skateboard bearing.
That's worth the time, for sure.
The project was to record views of Bristol, with the sun trailing across the sky from the winter solstice (22nd December) to the summer solstice (the 20th of June). The technique is not new. Several people are currently doing similar work. Paolo Gioli in Italy and Tarja Trygg in Finland are both experts in this area. I just wanted my hometown of Bristol to be imaged in this way. Accessible wonder is all the reason I need.
Most of the cameras survived 6 months of wind, rain, hail (and being thrown in the bin!). Several were blank; one was full of water, (the emulsion on the photographic material having floated off.) and one, still exposing, currently sits inaccessibly under 10 foot of bramble, waiting forever to be recovered.
Friday, August 07, 2009
John Hughes, director, producer, and writer of films including Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, National Lampoon's Vacation, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, and Uncle Buck, died yesterday of a heart attack. He was 59.