Thursday, April 28, 2011

Storm of April, 2011

I already posted this video on FB--and I hadn't thought about posting it on the blog--but Carrie (Dr. baker) asked me to post it here so some of her relatives who are not on FB can view it.

The song is "Storm" by Jose Gonzalez.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tenebrism, pt. 4

A broken wine glass in front of a lit candle.

Tenebrism, pt. 3

One of the blog's visitors refers off-line to Juli as "The Mythical Julianne" or, at times, "The Mythical Creature Known as Julianne"--presumably because Juli features so rarely on the blog. Her default photo disposition is: "SMILE!" Crazy, I know, and certainly not a trait to be encouraged here.

I do not know whether these photos will enhance or detract from her mythical-ness.

Tenebrism, p. 2

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tenebrism, pt. 1

I originally set a few photos (most of which I will post individually) to music, but putting a photo to film degrades their quality and I couldn't bear to ruin the images.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The infinite patience of my friends

The setting was a frozen fountain in Atlanta with a hole in the ice which virtually begged me to position my camera at water level and then capture something sliding across the ice and plopping into the hole. And that something I chose to be my sunglasses. The victim--er, friend--to assist me in this project? Brian Carroll. His patience was great--as he is an expansive man--but I sensed its limits. We were perhaps both equally relieved when the sunglasses, in a "Once in a Lifetime" moment, complied with our demands.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

A Day in the Life of Chicago

"Tomorrow Never Knows" came to mind while I was filming Cloud Gate. Genius! The World's Easiest Video. Then I thought of adding other video pieces from my trip to Chicago that did not fit. At the same time I (also) decided to add Beatles songs that (also) did not fit together. Or fit with the video pieces. And my computer crashed trying to sort it all out. Twice. So never have I experienced such a (tragically) high inspiration to execution ratio.

Such is life.