Monday, June 29, 2009

Coconut Skins

After shaking the image of my shaking it up on the dance floor I thought I would take some time to update the blog for the Mondays.

Jack (V.O.)
I became the calm, little center of
the world. I was the Zen master.
                              "Worker bees can leave
Even drones can fly away
The queen is their slave"

Jack (V.O.)
I wrote little haiku poems.


I want to continue sharing some photographs that had me stop and just stare. Later on today I will post some of my photographs.




currently listening to: Damien Rice - Coconut Skins

PoStEDit

Hey everyone,

Many apologies for the delay. Got caught up late in the ol' PRS office. Damn ghost got loose again. Books were thrown all over the place. All in all, a regular day at the office.

enjoy the photos...night folks










Monday, June 22, 2009

I have yet to see a ghost...

... so I decided to paint one with light.

The Ghost



The Portal

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. ~Norman B. Rice


Untitled

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. ~Aaron Rose

There are images I took with a couple of light tools. It is a technique that I am a huge fan of. It's called painting with light photography. I have talked about it in previous blogs, so I thought I would share some of the things I have painted...with light. I think what makes this image so striking is that it has not been photoshopped or created from any sort of computer graphics.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Collection of Photos from Tehran Street Protest

Post note:
Just something I want people to know. Some of the links below take you to graphic images and videos. This is a lot to take in, so I am just throwing this out as a warning. Be strong, believe.

With what has been happening in Iran this week, I would like to take part and help spread the message. Due to what many believe was a rigged election, the people of Iran have taken the streets with peaceful protests. Their request for a recount has been, instead, met with violent police and military action.

Here are some very powerful photos from protests throughout this week.

Pray for peace.

Links from comments below:

http://www.atlargely.com/atlargely/2009/06/iran-protest-update.html

http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/06/20/iranian-protesters-defy-ban-clash-with-police-in-streets/

http://mashable.com/2009/06/20/iran-youtube/



















More photos can be found at:

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/6/19/744656/-Tehran-Street-PhotosOn-the-Brink

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/06/irans_disputed_election.html

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Its too late to give this a title

video






Song: Eddie Vedder- Society

post post

Here are two photos from my historical collection. I only collect photos at their highest digital quality. Why? I don't know... maybe it brings me back to my days as a child when I was collecting marvel cards and comics. I think the same goes for the photo above. I remember loving legos as kid. After collecting and building several sets, I would take everything apart, put all my lego pieces in one pile, and just sit there and see what my mind would come up with.

I recall constructing a lego robot that resembled Optimus Prime, although I never did watch Transformers, I think the real concept came from watching Short Circuit. I would rather take Johnny 5 over Optimus any day. Prime has a personality of a sloth.

Now, as an adult, I can't really get away with tinkering with legos, instead I am drawn to household objects. And instead of simply snapping my pieces together, I now utilize more grown up things like, soldering irons, drills, electric saws and blow torches. I raise my red bull as a toast, "Here's to not losing any appendages."

Till next time,
Serg



Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Nike+

So I was browsing through Wired magazine yesterday and read an article on how Apple and Nike worked together to create the Nike+. It's device that comes with two parts: one plugs into your iPod, the other fits into your sneaker. It then records, how long and far your ran, as well as how many calories you lost, and at the same time comes with a sort of virtual coach that helps you commit and complete any goals you may have set.

Thought it was nifty. I have been considering to pick up running again. Well, Ryan and I stopped by Best Buy after work, and I decided to see if they actually had the Nike+. There was one left? Looks like the universe was giving me sign. It was cheap too; like 25 bucks.

So I tried it out this morning with 1.5 mile run and I have to say that I love it. Its pretty fascinating as all the data is shared between users. Nike said that it noticed a trend that after about 5 runs, people seem more likely to continue to do it. Also, more people run in the evening and even more so on Sundays.

Tomorrow I hope to pull in a 2 miler.

I will catch you guys in the studio later tonight; I am inclined to do some more abstract/aquarium photography.

Have a great day,
Serg

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Updates

Hey everyone,

Wow, what a ride it has been. Since I last posted I have worked on some exciting tv/film projects, traveled all over Iowa, taken some amazing photos with my Olympus (my camera needs a better name), hiked, gambled, read a graphic novel on zombies, finally finished reading a book (DMT: A Spirit Molecule), have not replied to my emails (many apologies for that), worked on future para-field trips, watched The Hangover, Up, and Into the Wild, looked into twitting, created an account for JPG magazine, attended my first wedding, doodled, caught up with friends and family, played my favorite video game (Fallout 3), and even had time to sneeze a couple of times.

I am afriad to jinx myself, but I think I can safely say that I will be in State College for some time now. Finally I can appreciate staying home and not having to travel all over the place. There will be plenty of time for that once we start filming the new season of Paranormal State.

I am planning on putting some more time into JPG magazine. I kinda enjoy the idea behind the whole site. I may even need your help to vote for some of my photographs. But only vote if you think the photograph is good, not because I am Sergey on a television show...well maybe if I am lagging behind with the vote, only then will I take some pity votes.

So with all that being said, time to get back into it.

White Russian out.

post edit:
submitted to JPG : http://www.jpgmag.com/photos/1749989