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

Headlights, 1958 Cadillac


Er… I’m… fairly certain it’s a ’58. I think. Maybe. Hmm…

‘Kill the headlights and put it in neutral…

Stock car flamin’ with a loser in the cruise-control…’

– Beck – Loser

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

Plastic Porter


I might have jumped a little. Full-disclosure. Although, on second thought, I’m pretty sure I could out-run this dude. Still, such creepiness will probably affect the tip.

Wes Mantooth: “What, you guys can’t say one thing?! Even the guy that can’t think said something! You guys just stand there?! Come on!”

– Vince Vaughn – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally edited in Photoshop)

Nine-Gallon Splat

Looks like the birds actually missed a spot. Now where did I leave that glass cleaner again?!

Melanie Daniels: “I keep telling you, this isn’t ‘a few birds’! These are gulls, crows, swifts…”

Mrs. Bundy: “I have never known birds of different species to flock together. The very concept is unimaginable. Why, if that happened, we wouldn’t stand a chance! How could we possibly hope to fight them?”

-Tippi Hendren & Ethel Griffies – The Birds

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally edited in Photoshop)


It’s a good thing I’m not a fisherman – it’s even hard for me to catch a fish at the supermarket. I doubt Ernie will invite me to the lake anytime soon.

Ernie: “Heeeeere fishie fishie fishie!”

*a fish flies out of the water and into the boat*

Ernie: “One… one fish.”

Bert: “Wow!”

Ernie: “Um-hm. I think I’ll call a few more. Heeeeere fishie fishie fishie!”

*another fish flies out of the water and into the boat*

Ernie: “Two fish. Shall I call a few more, Burt?”

– Ernie and Burt – Sesame Street

About this image: Digital Photograph – highly modified – replication of alternative print from faux glass plate negative

Weekly Photo Challenge: Round

Dude, it’s so round in here! That’s because it’s Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge time. Dude!

It’s also refrigerator shout-out time. Today’s frosty props go out to editorial/political/pop-cultural cartoonist extraordinaire  Bearman, who is hosting his annual charity challenge. It’s a sweet deal – you head over to Bearman Cartoons for some free, high-quality entertainment, become a fan, and Bearman donates his own dough to some very deserving charities (the Cincinnati FreeStore Foodbank and Red Cross relief efforts in Japan)! And be sure to thank him for sticking with me throughout my format change, too. I really appreciate it!

About this image: digital photograph, moderately 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