Dish Soap Abstract


Kinda makes me think ‘The Matrix’. With Apple Blossom Scent.

Cypher: “I know what you’re thinking, ’cause right now I’m thinking the same thing. Actually, I’ve been thinking it ever since I got here: Why oh why didn’t I take the BLUE pill?”

– Joe Pantoliano – The Matrix

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Type (faux wet plate collodion)


Fake ambrotype typewriter bits… just for grins. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Elvin: “It’s 2012 Winston. Typing is not a special skill.”

– Blake Garrett Rosenthal – New Girl

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion

Anna No. 3 (faux wet plate collodion)


Totally exaggerated freckles (although I was tempted to pull them out even further). Ditto the luminous / iridescent / ‘Underworld-ish’ eyes. Over-processing. That’s just how I roll fake-ambrotype.

Selene: “We have a serious problem.”

– Kate Beckinsale – Underworld

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion



I’d hoped to share a milk droplet photo today, but after several hours of complete failure set-backs I decided to take a break and post some vector art instead. Take that, foodstuffs. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Ron Burgundy: “It’s so damn hot… milk was a bad choice…”

– Will Ferrell – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

About this image: digital media – vector art created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

Jules Verne


Apparently my computer doesn’t always ‘work’ these days. So, if I suddenly disappear, that’s probably why. Also, here’s my drawing of Jules Verne.

Jules Verne Drawing: “Imagine, if you can, a world filled with lighter-than-air machines… of submersibles… capable of exploring the greatest watery depths…”

Me: “Or, if you can, imagine a technology that always works… just as it’s been designed to do… with the simple push of a button!”

Jules Verne Drawing: “Dude! You are totally blowing my mind right now!”

About this image: charcoal drawing on Bristol Board

From Russia with Love


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

Administration Building, University of Notre Dame (faux wet plate collodion)


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

Nucleus No. One


I was planning to share a photo today, but at the last minute I decided to re-process it. So, instead, here’s… another… nucleus (Nucleus No. Two here). Have a great weekend, everyone (I’m off to re-launch Photoshop).

Joel Barish: “Can you hear me? I don’t want this any more! I want to call it off!”

– Jim Carrey – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

About this image:  aluminum ground bolted to 8″x10″ canvas frame… background is gel medium transfer of blurred periodic table… charcoal portrait (gel medium transfer)… charcoal circles (gel medium transfer) represent electron orbitals… hand painted aluminum element symbol and atomic number (acrylic).

Smoke Abstract No. Two


More smoke (previous smoke here). I should probably crack a window. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Derek Zoolander (after being in a mine for only one day): *cough cough* “I think I’m getting the Black Lung, Pop. It’s not very well ventilated down there.”

Larry Zoolander: “For Christ’s sake, Derek, you’ve been down there one day. Talk to me in thirty years.”

– Ben Stiller & Jon Voight – Zoolander

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Stairs – Fort Belle Fontaine (faux 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!”

Crew: “Huzzah!”

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