My relationship with sleep is erratic; capricious perhaps.
I had fallen asleep around 10:30pm or so, only to wake around 3am, with the feeling of utmost calm that quiet times, and night skies brings. I awoke to a dream, or a thought, something with overtones of sad and distance, like the longing for a loved one long since passed away. Though everything was fine, a kind of quiet that most mistake for true wistful sadness, but is really just peaceful. I did some dishes, picked up a few things., I love how clean my apartment is. I keep my possessions at a minimum, it’s so much better that way it’s not even funny. I wasn’t always like that, but things change, people change. I always want to change. I feel good about who I am, had a good day today, did headshots for a sweet ad agency downtown, great people. I guess it’s morning, and a new day, so thats fine, cause I’ll have a good day today too. Made myself some food, you’d think I’d get sick of zucchini, I eat it everyday, but damn I love the stuff. Some fried zuch, and a veggie dog, perfect breakfast food at the 5-or-whatever-AM I had it at. Looking at my fridge and seeing it filled with healthy, natural things – vegetables and fruits, tofu, free run eggs, skim milk, water and orange juice, makes me feel so good. I decided to become a full out vegetarian a couple days ago, finally giving up fish, (for environmental reasons mostly) and it feels really good. Eating, cleaning, emailing, thinking, facebooking, photoshop-and-lightrooming, what a wonderful morning. A nice little twitter conversation going on and an Elliott soundtrack completes the perfectness of it all. Things are good.
I hope you’re good too.
February 27, 2009 at 7:22 am
I love the look of messed up film. It’s awesome. Shooting film though, isn’t especially awesome. I like doing it, don’t get me wrong, but it gets expensive and impractical for most things. So… I present the following:
I think it looks pretty good, I could have done more of course, crop to a square, blur the image more, flatten the blacks, but i didn’t want it to look “TOO MUCH” like film. Digital’s nice, you have full control – which is dangerous sometimes because you can get carried away… (haha. see my previous post!)
February 21, 2009 at 1:53 am
I’ve been working non stop on my portfolio, redoing everything. Lots to redo, resort, reedit and lots more that I haven’t even started. Working on this gets a bit tiring after a while, and I just want to play. I like playing… it always weirds me out that my “professional” work is so straight, while the stuff I like and find really natural often is pretty fucked. Anyway, I got to playing today, this is what I came up with.
PS, This is a photo of my friend Lauren, shes wicked.
You see, I was just going about my self appointed task of replacing a blown ugly white seamless with a nice gray one, Oh? you don’t follow, here let me show you.
I took another capture where the light was different and took the background around her from it and placed it into my current picture, then fixed the gaps. Next was the job of masking out Lauren, no big deal. I’m quite good at it now, Thanks for spending my summer close cropping sears products, yikes!
Anyway there you have it! of course, at that point I had to start playing with my wacom tablet and brush settings and.. well one thing led to another…
Here is a detail of my layers and what not:
I’m excited! another blog post. I’m getting better at this. (Sorry January)
February 21, 2009 at 1:42 am
I photographed the Drake Hotel’s 5th anniversary party Thursday night. What an amazing place it is (they even use DIN as their typeface in all signage!). Nice little private party for Toronto’s hip movers and shakers. Lotta’ food and open bar, lotta’ attractive people. There is a direct correlation between wealth, success, fashion and art, it’s all so sexy. There was a lot of great stuff at the party for sure. The food was sumptuous, everything was resplendent; art and performance. A good night. Here are some of my favorites. The full set of the night is here.
Full set of the night here.
February 16, 2009 at 2:20 pm