Saturday, February 19, 2011

Hey everyone please follow my new and more serious blog. I'd very much appreciate it!



Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I've finally set up an official flash based website which is where most of my new "Showable" work will be presented as newer, better photographs replace the old obsolete Images.

Please visit and let me know what you think.
Thank you!

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Originally uploaded by srtists13
Please: CLICK ON IMAGE to enlarge, otherwise you won't be able to read the text otherwise.

Another version of the incorporating text with image project.
This was the text I originally thought of using. I'm not sure which I like more but one thing i know is that I wish I had better handwriting.

Dreams Forgotten

Dreams Forgotten
Originally uploaded by srtists13
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A bed found in an abandoned house near where I live.
Shot for a project where I needed to ncorporate text with the image.
When I developed it I wanted it to come off as cold and creepy.
I'm not sure why I used the text I did... I think my first thought was something like, "If you pull the covers up the monsters go away." I'm not sure why I didn't, whatever.


Originally uploaded by srtists13
Shot with a HOLGA.
Multiple exposures (obviously)
My favorite portion of the image is the small section in the upper left with the two small children.
It was a relatively miserable day, raining and cold, very very cold. Oh, and ridiculously windy.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Stone Structure

Stone Structure
Originally uploaded by srtists13
Scanned print from enlarger.

Print Details:
Outside non overlapping portions:
11 Sec.

Overlapping portions:
Burned for 200 sec.

Four separate shots of a old stone structure that can be found somewhere along the Delaware River in Manayunk.

This took forever to print because the outside portions were so sensitive to light that they couldn't be exposed to any light beyond 11 seconds at f/32. However overlapping portions had to be burned in at a more open aperture. I was standing in the darkroom listening to my ipod for 3 min. 20 sec. (200 seconds). It was so difficult to keep track of which portions i burned in and for how long.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Originally uploaded by srtists13
Scanned print from enlarger

Shot @: ? (I don't know didn't right it down)

Printed @:
Outside portion: 2 Sec. @ F.11
Inside portion: 22 Sec. @ F. 5.6

This was my solution to the assignment I was given for my Color Photography Class. The assignment asked for us to find a way to include more of the image than just what was able to be captured in a single frame. Now, I'm a fan of panoramic shots and what not but that's just too easy to think up. I'm not saying that this is an original idea or anything, trust me, I'll tell ya right now I got the idea from an older photographer while looking at his book. (I forget the name of the photographer as well as the book but i'll ask my teacher about it next time i've got class) I loved how he expanded upon the image by connecting multiple negatives so they weren't perfectly aligned. He didn't quite overlap as much as I do in this image which is one thing that seriously impressed me about his work. However, he's got his style and i've got mine, I personally like the odd light blue X-Ray effect i've achieved as well as the ominous sky created by burning in the sky a bit too much. The eerie yellowing in the center of the image is also the result of excessive burning.
These images were taken during my first trip to Manayunk, PA. I had so much fun there it is a great place for any photographer to take a short day trip to. One last note, sometimes in my photography you'll find instances of juxtaposition whether it be the overly cliched nature versus man-made or the occasional metaphor juxtaposing the literal. In this composition you can quite clearly see the separation of man-made buildings on the left side opposing the natural hill formed along the right side of the image.
Since I'm always searching for a good hearty metaphor... I'm sure i could come up with something concerning those railroad tracks. haha
It'd probably be some life lesson explaining how continually with the increase in technology man groes ever seperated with nature or some jazz like that.