Monday, June 15, 2009

Final Work

So this is the last week of school before summer break, (even though it's only a 3 week break) so that means final projects. I did a few projects that I thought turned out okay so I figured I'd share them with everyone.

This concept of this first series is kind-of aparant in the images. Basically, my friend Kitty gave me this really cool old frame so I took it to some parts of Denver that I've always thought looked pretty cool and unique. What I wanted to do was bring attention to certain parts of the city that most people would usually just walk by. Personally, I find the most decayed parts of cities to be the most beautiful. These were all shot with a Mamiya 645 with a 35 mm lense and color Velvia 120 film.

This next shot was a diptych that I was messing around with. For these shots I wanted to take a typical every-day activity, (In this case brushing your teeth), and really try to exaggerate it with the subjects facial expressions and the amount of tooth paste he was using. These were just shot with my Canon Digital SLR and post-production in Photoshop.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Pool Party

So I had the privilege to go skate at this recently discovered gem of a pool. The view at this spot was amazing too. Pretty much paradise I'd say.

Glen aching and groaning while he heaves his over 30 year-old body over the fence to get in.

The clean up crew. It only took us about 10 minutes to get the rest of the water out of the pool with these buckets.

This was the view we had while we were skating this beauty of a pool. Pure freedom at its finest.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Panoramics and Film to Digital!

So I recently started messing around with panoramics and shooting film and scanning it and messing around with them in photoshop. I'm learning so much at this little school of mine. Here's a few I've done for classes that were actually all taken at the same place, it's a gold mine for photo opportunities.

This is a film image I scanned in shot with color film on my favorite camera right now, the Mamiya 645. 

This is a panoramic I did of my friend Kit Kitredge on the roof of this place. Yup, just like the movie. Lots of cool possibilities with panoramic portraits.

This is a panoramic that was also taken on the roof of this gem of a building. 

This is another style of panoramic called Gestalt. I think I did it wrong because you aren't supposed to actually stitch these ones together in photoshop, but I did and I liked the end result. This is one of the awesome stairways inside of the building to get to the roof.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Late Night Frisbee Frenzy

A couple of my friends and I made some really good impulse buys one night at Wal-Mart or something and bought some light up frisbees. Good investment I'd say. Anyway here's a few shots I got while we were tossing them around the other night.

The green frisbee worked really well for these shots.

See how happy light up frisbees make everyone? Get one, you'll get it.

Brews and frisbees? Not a bad combo in my book...

Look at that concentration. Good toss.

We tried throwing two frisbees at once. It kind of worked I guess.

Getting ready for the infamous double frisbee toss.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


So I've been skating a ton lately since it has been getting nicer out, and it's been amazing. We are also in the process of finishing up a little 20 minute video for the Market Skateshop in Fort Collins, CO. called "What's Your Name?" It's kind of a promo video for the full-length one we will be starting shortly after. (For more information on that, check out the link up under friends entitled, "Marketzine"). So, because I've been doing all of this I have been taking a lot of skateboarding photos. Here are just a few that have worked out, there will definitely be more soon. By the way, sorry about the lack of updates, I have been a busy young man. More consistent posts in the future. The photos will be bigger soon, this whole blog thing is a little new to me.

Coming straight out of Dogtown, Conner scoops into a proper backside smith grind and pops into the bank at Edora Skatepark in Fort Collins, CO. Ah...freedom is correct.

This rail is much harder than it looks in this photo, but Travis had no problem locking in to perfect frontside feebles before we got kicked out by the local authorities. Look at those twinkle toes on the front foot. Denver, CO. 

This backside noseblunt was taken at one of my favorite ditch spots ever. The shopping cart ended up pretty much making this photo so I kind of got lucky. I took it into photoshop to mess with the saturation and colors as well. Grant Garcia attacks.

Same trick, different outcome. I'm pretty sure Grant hit his head on this one. Turns out it didn't phase him too much since he pulled it a few tries later.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Random Images from the Past Few Quarters

So since I just started this blog a little bit ago, here are a few images from that past few quarters at the Art Institute of Colorado (I'm having trouble with the compression of these images when I am uploading them to the blog, so please excuse the pale colors until I can figure it out. Thanks):

This is a digital image composite that I created based off of the song "Basic Cable" by Aesop Rock. There is one line from this song that really works well with this image saying, "...Please calm me, please make me a zombie, I wanna donate my brain to the giant Panasonic profit."

This is also another digital image composite entitled, "The Perfect Storm", which you may have noticed at the top of the page already. This one took a little while because I shot around thirty cigarette buts and then cut them all out individually in Photoshop and duplicated them to around eighty individual layers.

This is the first image composite that I made for an school project. Basically we had to somehow symbolize pain or passion, and I happen to choose pain for this one. A little twist on the old tooth-fairy story.

This is a thirty second exposure I did over I-25 one night in Denver. It's part of a three image series experimenting with longer exposures.

This is around a three second exposure of the lights that drape over Larimer street in Denver. It is part of the same exposure series as the highway image.

This is the third image from the exposure series of an oil refinery in Commerce City, CO.

As you can probably tell by the captions, I'm getting really tired so I'm gonna go to bed but I'll get some more images up real soon.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I Never Thought I'd Get My Blog On

But now I am. Second Hand Shutter Photography. Created by Chris Jones.

Images coming soon.