Sunday, November 27, 2011

Moleskine Sketches

I've been on a bit of a sketching kick lately, which is timely, considering I've hit the runner's equivalent of 'The Wall' for photographic adventure.


2H pencil and Pigma Micron ink pens.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Procrastinatory Sketches

It's one of those rare evenings where I actually have something important I should be doing. So naturally, I'm scanning a bunch of sketches I did the last couple of days and posting them to the internet instead of doing said important thing. I can't help it... me and procrastination are like Lindsay Lohan and jail. I. NEED. HELP.




Sunday, November 20, 2011

Get Nerdy/ Get Dirty

Okay cameraphiles, time to get dirty - it's time for some CAMERA PORN! For non-camera enthusiasts, it's about to get really nerdy.

I got my latest camera this week, a Rolleiflex 2.8E TLR equipped with the legendary Carl Zeiss Planar lens. And while I've now got hundreds of rolls of film yearning to be exposed by this rugged twin lensed brute, it's far too fracking cold to heading outside for a photo walk. So instead, I present you with an alphabet soup of camera on camera on camera action... a TTV orgy, if you will. Told you it was going to get dirty/ nerdy.

First: TTV of a TLR, shot through the WLF of an SLR with a dSLR. Say WHAT?! In layman's terms, this threesome is a through-the-viewfinder shot of my Rolleiflex twin lens reflex camera taken through the waist-level-viewfinder of my Kiev 88CM single lens reflex camera, with my Nikon D300 digital single lens reflex camera. And for you Big Gaping Aperture festishists (Marc and Dean!), all three cameras involved in this 3 way are f/2.8 lenses (2 are 80mm, 1 is 17-55mm).

TTV of a TLR

Second: TTV of an SLR and TLR, through the WLF of an SLR with a dSLR. Layman's terms, as above, but it's now more of a menage-a-quatre, as I added in a Nikon FG SLR into the mix of sexy, sexy camera action. Again for the fetishists, that's now 3x f/2.8 lenses playing with an obscene f/1.2 50mm.

Camera Gear Alphabet Soup

As promised in the preface, "I present you with an alphabet soup..."
Alphabet Soup-1

In case you're wondering, I actually had taken the sexy alphabet soup photo a long time ago, and never figured out how I could make use of it until today.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fabricland Self Amusement

Anita's new hobby apparently is 'sewing', and that meant an obligatory trip to Fabricland this past weekend. And while she was scrounging through the remnants discount bin, I was forced to entertain myself by choosing between taking photos of random abstract textures inside the store or stabbing myself in the eye with a stitch ripper. I think I made the right choice. Didn't have a real camera with me, so these were all taken with the iPhone and Shake-it app.

Fabricland Textures

Sunday, November 13, 2011

G's November Nerdfest

I'm having a bit of a nerdfest/ lovefest with my Moleskine sketchbook... I don't even really like Star Wars, but I've been sketching things from them like a possessed fanboy. The first sketch was copied from a photo I saw somewhere on tumblr. And the one of C-3P0 was done in ink, and then spiced up with gold glitter glue. So not only is it super dorky, it also sparkles in the light. Click to see it large. Sorry for the lack of photography lately. We shall resume regularly scheduled photogeekery soon.

November Nerdfest-3

November Nerdfest

November Nerdfest-2

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sort of Audrey

A sketch of Audrey Hepburn that looks not much like Audrey Hepburn. There's nothing quite as confidence crushing as when you fail at a simple sketch... but I will say that I love using these Pigma Micron ink pens to sketch. You can't fix mistakes in ink, so you just learn to roll with them.


Saturday, November 5, 2011


I got my iPhone 4S yesterday, and my first impulse was to test out a simulated super8 cam app I got. This video is absolutely WTF retarded, but I kind of like it. Especially the end when you hear Anita say in Chinese, "Whaaa?? You'll scratch your phone!"