This site is a personal collection of photos, videos, art, and work realized by myself.
On this front page you will find short articles about things I have done, or read, that I find interesting.
I recently photographed my friends' band as they played a concert in a stuffy little bar. They play Metal, well Hardcore to be precise, and so I wanted to give them a grungy look. That’s right, photos with heavy grain for guitars with heavy gain.
A while back a friend of mine, Arthur, asked me if I wanted to experiment with light painting with him. I jumped at the idea, so we headed down into my buildings underground car park. The darkness was almost ideal and we got some great shots. This first photo is my favourite.
A few weeks later I tried experimenting with light in a different way, by using a projector as the only light source. Putting objects or a person as a subject into the photo gave some interesting results.
I learnt that you can create some other interesting effects by using prisms, magnifying lenses, mirrors, and I got some great shots of moving figures by using a flash at the beginning of a long exposure shot. The subject is clear but the light sources trail off in the direction the camera was moved, it makes for a dynamic shot.
Contemporary Motion Graphics
While working on part of my preparation work for my memoir I came across an English artist called Michael Betancourt. He uses programming and various other computer techniques to create his imagery. When he isn’t making art Betancourt is a teacher and theoretician, and one theoretical text of his in particular caught my attention. He relates to thoughts made by Sol LeWitt on the conventions of art and aims to clarify upon where the art resides in computer generated, and machine made, art.
Is the art in the designing of the machine? Is the art the machine itself? Or possibly the final product of the machine is the art?