Tuesday, November 10, 2009

TED Tuesday - Carolyn Steel

So I was catching some breakfast at the airport and decided to watch one of the TED episodes on my iPhone. This one is about how food shapes the world. Hopefully it makes you think.


Thoughts: I have always wanted to improve the diet in my life: cut my sugar intake down, eat more fruits and veggies, create a proper eating schedule. This week has helped reiterate that idea. I'm about to get on the plane, but today let's talk food.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

WIP - Two Photos on a Saturday

So I currently have two photos on my desktop that are in work-in-process mode. I feel like I have a little bit more post processing to do, but for now I will share with you guys where I am at.

I merged the shadow figures with the greed vortex light from two different photographs

what is known as an HDR photo...taken in Colorado.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Political Thursday - Freedom Tray

I don't have time to really go on a huge political rant...so I thought I would share with you guys something simple...something truly American...THE FREEDOM TRAY.


Is this the new definition of freedom? The freedom to carry 3 Large cokes, fries and nachos without the worry of it spilling over? I can't believe this will be the last thing on my mind before I go to bed...

Weekends almost here folks...hope you are ready for it.


Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Inspired by Other/TED - James Nachtwey

Due to the crazy schedule I am merging Tuesday and Wednesday together. But I am also doing this because there is a photographer who appeared at TED that truly inspired me.

James Nachtway is famous for his photojournalism of third world countries. He has risked his life by documenting war, disease, poverty...life and death. His path in life is far different from mine, and yet I can't help but feel a connection as there are some things that I would like imitate. I admire him for his skill and respect him for his actions of capturing critical social issues.

"I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated." - James Nachtwey

Warning the link takes you to quick presentation by James, followed by a video of his still photography as he documented the XDR-TB, a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis that's touching off a global medical crisis. Some photos may be graphic.

Link: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/james_nachtwey_fights_xdrtb.html
Length: 5:52

Monday, November 02, 2009

Goals for the week

Morning...how did you sleep? Hope everyone had a bloody awesome weekend.

In a few hours we will be flying out of State College and off to do two investigations back to back. As crazy as the week will be, I still want to find time to do some other things. So I made this list of the things I want to accomplish this week. Some will be easier then others...

-investigate two cases
-read books
-update photo store with next set
-take photos everyday
-finish reading at least one book
-try a photography experiment
-make time for blog and blog readers
-reply to emails
-be creative
-remember to smile
-push ups
-listen to a new band
-work on next music photomontage
-make a video?
-contact models for shoot
-yawn and stretch