Posts Tagged ‘Original Content’
Sometimes in life the thrill is in the chase, not the catch. In this case, the thrill was in imagining the possibilities of what could possibly be hidden in this safe. Treasure, jewels, someone’s will, old photos, hockey cards from the 50’s, shares in Apple circa 1984, a gold brick, a hidden picaso or group of seven. In the end, the success of breaking into the safe was all that there was to celebrate.
I got a few rolls of film back from the lab this week . . . or maybe it was last week. Regardless, these were extra special rolls, as I had believed them to be lost forever. Until I found them in the most random of places. That was nice.
Most of the photo’s are being used for something other than this website, so I won’t be pulling together a Photoblogjammin’ post with them, but here are two leftovers:
This was a quick snap I made in Jaco’s studio. He had invited me to over to help out on a day he was making some new screenprinted . . . prints. When I arrived, he had already laid down a number of colours but still had a few to go.
It was fun toting around his space, basically doing anything he needed me to do. I was making some photograph’s along the way and was being rather liberal with my shutter finger as I was headed out to see the Tour de France afterward and had a fresh roll of Illford 400 in my bag — and wasn’t keen on shooting 800 colour film later on.
I love hanging out at Jaco’s, there are more interesting things lying about than you would ever have time to look at.
I was mainly capturing the small knife and the ashtray here. Again, just a simple, quick snapshot.
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This day was a nice day. My Lady Friend and I rode bicycles across what seemed like most of Holland, when really we didn’t leave the Den Haag city limits. We rode around, looked at a bunch of stuff . . . ate some Patats. Ice Cream and ended up at the beach.
It was such a nice day. Hot and sunny and the beach was dead. The weird thing is, even when the beaches are dead, you can still count on seeing a bunch of naked Euro dudes and ladies working on the all-over tan or playing badminton.
Old sun-dried Wangs aside, our little setup here was perfect. Lying in the sand, napping, enjoying some beers and looking at the sea. We stayed like this for awhile.
Of course, the photo I was trying to make here was nothing more than the horizon with a boat and some people off to the side. I looked up, saw it, snapped it. No big deal.
I needed to make some colour swatches for a project at Page . . . They were for reference only, but I am not afraid to admit they are the coolest things I made all day.
Here is a teaser from a project I am working on with Jackson Creek Press.
I see something like this and it’s like the universe is begging me to take a picture of it.