Is anyone else craving beans, or is it just me?!
Charlie Kelly: “How do hobos fit all this stuff into a bandana? It doesn’t make sense, man! We’re gonna need a towel, or a tablecloth or something, but… ahhh! It’s not gonna look cool! We’ll look like a******s!”
Charlie Day – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone
Black and white and (implied) green all over! Not exactly what I had in mind, but you get the idea. Have a great weekend, everyone!
Murphy MacManus: “Yeah, it’s St. Patty’s Day, everyone’s Irish tonight.”
- Norman Reedus – The Boondock Saints
About this image: digital image (flatbed scan) heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion
I finally finished my ‘nose art’ painting (Glenn Miller, anyone?)!
Captain Miller (of propaganda): “… ‘The Statue of Liberty is kaput’ – that’s disconcerting.”
- Tom Hanks – Saving Private Ryan
About this image: acrylic painting on aluminum flashing riveted to 24″ x 32″ hardboard panel
I’m painfully slow, but this painting took f-o-r-e-v-e-r. Due to its scale I used a pin to paint quite a bit of the background (St. Basil’s Cathedral - a building I’ve always had a crush on). Partially inspired by ‘From Russia with Love‘ and instant film it seems pretty cool that 1963 was significant in the history of both… (according to my… um… ‘research department’, anyway).
Tatiana Romanova: “The mechanism is… Oh James, James… Will you make love to me all the time in England?”
James Bond: “Day and night. Go on about the mechanism.”
Daniela Bianchi & Sean Connery – From Russia with Love
About this image: acrylic painting on 16″x16″ MDF panel – ‘faux photo frame’ built from 1/2″w x 1/16″d wood strips, textured by pressing window screen into coat of molding paste, painted & distressed with acrylic – ‘date-stamp’ is a gel medium transfer of digital text
Regulars might know I’ve been watching Notre Dame football since I was about 8 years old. Needless to say, Monday was a rough day for me (not the best ending to an incredible undefeated season). If any Bama fans are looking-in, congratulations on a very well deserved win. Crimson is predicted to be a popular color again next fall… I can see why… but no matter what happens I’ll be sticking with gold.
Have a great weekend, everyone.
About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D T.T.V. of Kodak Duaflex II) heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion
A fake ambrotype of stairs at Fort Belle Fontaine. I wanted to grab a few photos of the cannon too, but it must have fallen into enemy hands, because it was… totally… not… there.
Capt. Jack Aubrey: “Right. Starboard battery, FIRE!”
2nd Lt. William Mowett: “One minute and ten seconds!”
Capt. Jack Aubrey: “Well done, lads. Extra ration of grog for all of you!”
Russell Crowe & Edward Woodall – Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion
Holy moly… I’ve been gifted a smart-ish phone! Pretty much all I did to the above in Photoshop was to airbrush a few things out… the rest was all done in-phone. Wild. If only I could figure out how to make a phone call.
Steve Zissou: “I’m on the echo box. Push the red button to answer.”
- Bill Murray – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
(I’ll label any photos taken and/or edited via phone in the ‘About this image’ info at the end of my posts… just in case anyone is curious.)
About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally re-touched in Photoshop)
A somewhat non-typical view of the Gateway Arch. Kinda fun. All in all.
- all in all it was…
- just a brick in the wall…
- all in all it was…
- all just bricks in the wall…
- Another Brick in the Wall – Pink Floyd
About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified
Flamingos make me think ‘Miami Vice’, so I decided to pump up the pink and aqua here. Then I noticed pulling the saturation back created a bit of a 60′s vibe. Hmm… Sonny Crockett meets Don Draper… that would be an interesting conversation. Have a great weekend, everyone!
Pete Campbell: “A man like you I’d follow into combat blindfolded, and I wouldn’t be the first. Am I right, buddy?”
Don Draper: “Let’s take it a little slower. I don’t want to wake up pregnant.”
- Vincent Kartheiser & Jon Hamm – Mad Men
About this image: digital photograph moderately modified
With all these flowers I’ll probably post a color version of the Eads Bridge too, but being its completion was way back in 1874 I couldn’t resist sharing a fake wet plate version first.
Sherlock Holmes: “Look at those towering structures. It’s the first combination of bascule and suspension bridge ever attempted. Most innovative. What an industrious empire.”
- Robert Downey Jr. – Sherlock Holmes
About this image: digital photograph heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion