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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Monochromatic Portrait

First assignment turned in for my color photography class. Also the first of an upcoming series.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Announcement: Bosnia 2010

Dear friends, family, and people of the web,
I have an announcement to make: I am going on another photo adventure this summer, this time to Bosnia. I know many of you are concerned about the idea that it is a war zone and extremely dangerous, but really, it has been war free form 15 years (the purpose of me going). Also, Bosnia is in Eastern Europe (see map below) and not in Africa or South America (both of which I have been told it is where it is at). I'll be in Sarajevo, aka the Jerusalem of Europe, for a month or so at some point in the summer. It should be epic.

(not my picture, but this is the city)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Word of the Day: Refinement

Images from a photo shoot for my portrait photography class in which I had to portray the word "Refinement". Thanks to Kristi T. for giving me some of her time to photograph her. The first one was the image I chose to turn in.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Great Basin National Park

Morning light after winter camping at Great Basin National Park, Nevada, MLK weekend 2010.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Studio Time!

I finally have studio space after 1 1/2 years of photo-madness. Get ready. (Image taken from a series of tests to experiment with light.)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Working Identities Exhibit, Saan's Gallery, Salt Lake

Exhibit! This weekend for the Salt Lake City gallery stroll. My show is up in Saan's Gallery (173 E Broadway, SLC) for this month's gallery stroll. I just finished hanging it and it will be there for a month until the next artist hangs their work. It's a cute little gallery space near the Broadway Theatre. So come if you get a chance this Friday from 6-10pm for the opening in which there will be food and I'll be selling my new book with all my pictures.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Working Identies: The Book Redo

Yes, I have made a book. Many people have been asking me to compile a book of the images from my exhibit (which just got into Saans Gallery in Salt Lake City for next weekend), so over break this has been one of my many projects. It has all the pictures from the exhibit plus a few that weren't included in the show. So, if you have an extra few dollars to spend, go buy my book. I posted this earlier, but with a way expensive copy, little did I know that there were cheaper places. So I redid everything and made it a bit cheaper for everybody. I have a paperback edition and a hardback edition. So depending on your financial situation, go check it out and perhaps purchase one.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Top 15 Adventures of 2009

I saw this on another blog recently, and I was curious to see what my year highlights would look like. I started to put it together, and realized, I should just do it myself. So here is a list of my top adventures from 2009:

2009 Began the same way it ended: cold. I decided that I wanted to make use of this and start a small project photographing ice fishers. Be sure to look for more. It's cold once again.

Winter semester I took a black and white photograph class in which I learned how to use the darkroom. It was so exciting to make my first prints. This past fall I took an advanced black and white class in which I learned how to use a 4x5 view camera. It was hard, but I'd like to think I did some cool things.

In March Spanish Fork, UT hosts the highest attended Holi (Festival of Colors) in the country. Of course I attended, camera wrapped up in plastic and all.

I started experimenting with my Holga camera. I even started making it a large part of my business by incorporating it into weddings and engagement sessions. Now I won't leave the house without it.

In May my other brother got married. A good friend came down and we photographed their wedding in San Antonio and another in Houston within 3 days. It was crazy. But it was fun being on the other side of the camera, helping with picking out the wedding dress and getting to enjoy the wedding..but of course I kept picking up my own camera.

I moved to the Dominican Republic for May and June in which I lived with a fantastic family and got so many opportunities. Including the two months of bucket showers. I got to hang out at baseball academies and other people's families. The most exciting part was when I somehow landed a trip with the Travel Chanel for 10 days throughout the jungles and best resorts in the entire country. My favorite part was Playa Rincón out in Samana.

In July I started selling my photographs at the Provo Farmer's Market with two fellow art friends.

Summer heat=beautiful summer nights=night photography. I started in the summer, but recently I've been trying HDR night photography which I learned about in my digital photography class. Mixed feelings still.

The beginning of August handed me a spontaneous road trip to photograph some friends out in the Bay Area of California. I went with a friend and went from Provo through the weirdest night in Reno up to my favorite lake: Lake Tahoe and then down for tea in China Town and into weird museums in San Fransisco.

I got to hike the Subway down at Zion's National Park. Probably one of the more hardcore things I've done. It was intense. But don't worry, I'm taking up rock climbing this year, so get ready for more intensity to come.

In September I went to my favorite event of the year: The State Fair in Salt Lake City, which inspired a later project I worked on for my digital photography class involving characters from a freak show.

My fall semester was filled with classes, my new job, and art exhibits galore! I had art up at Juice n Java, the town hall, and then I created a show called Working Identities. It was in a community art show in Sugarhouse, then in the BYU library, and soon it will be in Saans Gallery in Salt Lake City. Stuff keeps getting stolen and it was extended, so I'm assuming people like it.

Thanksgiving was spent on a mini road trip through some south east parts of Utah. Took some photos, and just drove. Two of my current favorite things.

So I lied. The year did not end up being as cold as the beginning. That's because I ended it in San Antonio by going out to the big party downtown (which I have never done before). I highly recommend it.