I’ve been posting a lot of  heavily edited images lately, so it seemed appropriate to go simple today (although this photo has been airbrushed extensively). I mean, honestly… downspouts, light fixtures and Christmas decorations? It’s almost like people were trying to live in this house! Who’d have thunk it?

About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified

4 Days Short and a Dollar Late (pinhole)

Did I mention I just spent 2 weeks building a 35mm pinhole camera for Worldwide Pinhole Day 2011? Did I mention Worldwide Pinhole Day 2011 takes took place on April 24 2011? *sigh* Oh well, let’s pretend I intended to hit this party ‘fashionably late’. Salsa, anyone?

George: “Why don’t they have any salsa on the table?”

Jerry: “What do you need salsa for?”

George: “Salsa is now the number one condiment in America.”

Jerry: “Do you know why? Because people like to say salsaaaaa.”

Jason Alexander and Jerry Seinfeld – Seinfeld

About this image: 35mm pinhole film scan – lightly modified

Bechyne, North Dakota

Today’s Action Chanel 5 in-computer forecast: 90% chance of fake showers.

I wonder if I could ‘make it rain’ with ‘fake 100 dollar bills’?

Totally Kidding. There’s no need to alert those rather humorless dudes at the Treasury Department. Again.

About this image: digital photographs highly modified

Four Kings

I’m still indecisive… which explains the 4-styles-o-Elvis. In the end, I might prefer them combined. Besides, 4 kings can be a difficult hand to beat.

Teddy ‘KGB’: “Lays down a monster… should have paid me off on that. The **** did you lay that down?” *throws tray of Oreos across room*

Mike McDermott: “Not Hungry?”

Teddy KGB: “Mr. Son of a *****, let’s play some cards!”

John Malkovich & Matt Damon – Rounders

About this image: charcoal drawing on Bristol Board, highly digitally modified

Weekly Photo Challenge: One

This weekend I constructed a makeshift softbox of sorts. How exciting, right?! Anyway, 1 cardboard box + white tissue paper + lots and lots of masking tape = some sweet, sweet diffused lighting. Ah, the fun you can have (and just in time for this weeks WordPress Photo Challenge, ‘One’). Does anyone else have a U2 song stuck in their head? You know, something completely incompatible with this image? Maybe it’s just me.

“Is it too late…


To drag the past out into the light…”

U2 – One

About this image: digital photograph – lightly modified


Lately I’m really into dishonesty attempting to replicate certain photographic processes digitally (since I lack the materials/knowledge to produce the ‘real things’). Just getting my lie on.

More of the same today! I took this photo of my Grandfather (who was a really good dude) after I got my digital SLR. I wasn’t happy with the results,  although for some reason I think the image works better faked edited this way (the contemporary shirt is a bit of a bummer, though).

About this image: faux collodion – digital photograph highly modified / combined with acrylic plate scan

Mesa Verde

DUDE! It’s so 3-D in here right now!

WAY back when I put this together (late 1800’s) the cool kids were all about stereoscopic cards, slightly offset images viewed through a stylish pair of glasses (mine were totally Wayfarers) that altered one’s depth perception. 3-D! Or so I’ve heard. I wasn’t into it, as I was still tired-out from my youth… which I spent constructing cliff dwellings.

About this image: digital photograph and ‘card’ scan – highly modified