Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada

Here’s my latest painting (with apologies to the good people at Kodak, and the fabulous city of Las Vegas, Nevada).

Trent: “They’re gonna’ give daddy the Rainman suite, you dig that?”

Mike: “Do you think we’ll get there by midnight?”

Trent: “Baby, we’re going to be up five hundy by midnight!”

Mike: “Yeeeeaaaaahhhhhh!”

Trent: “Vegas baby! Vegas!”

Mike: “Vegas!”

– Vince Vaughn & Jon Favreau – Swingers

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


Of Reposts and Shameless Self-Promotion

I usually don’t repost things, but I was so shocked pleasantly surprised to learn this photo made it into The Antique & Classic Camera Blog Image Contest I decided to make an exception! If you’ve got an extra minute or two please consider checking out all the other great entries (featuring some beautiful equipment and processes). And, if you feel like it, please vote for any of the eight images you like best. Although, if entry No. 4 happens to be your favorite… I wouldn’t feel too badly about that.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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

Kodar Lens

Here’s a different look at my Duaflex II. And, yes… I remembered to duck, so any reflections do not belong to me. You’re welcome. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Derek Zoolander: “Well I guess it all started the first time I went through the second grade. I caught my reflection in a spoon while I was eating my cereal, and I remember thinking ‘wow, you’re ridiculously good looking, maybe you could do that for a career.”

Matilda: “Do what for a career?”

Derek Zoolander: “Be professionally good looking.”

– Ben Stiller & Christine Taylor – Zoolander

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

Duaflex II

Duaflex II (revised) © Robert Jay Matejcek

Twin lens reflex cameras are particularly good looking. I try not to let that go to my Duaflex II’s head, though… it’s the camera I shoot through for TTV photos, and I’d hate for it to develop an attitude. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Hansel: [while in an interview, dressed in angel’s wings] “I hear words like ‘beauty’ and ‘handsomeness’ and ‘incredibly chiseled features’ and for me that’s like a vanity of self absorption that I try to steer clear of. ”

– Owen Wilson – Zoolander

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified