Friday, November 21, 2008

Photo panels update

I've been able to make 5 exposures on the panel pieces I posted about before. Two are successes! The good news is that the emulsion can be taken off and the panels re-coated and exposed, so there is really no loss other than time and some emulsion.
Here are shots of the 4 panels I have, 2 good ones and 2 that got fogged but I haven't removed the emulsion yet.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Virtual Fireplace

I want to make a series of videos in the spirit of the virtual fireplace only with even more mundane and 'City' things....translate that idea to our neighborhood. One will be gas station....a long shot looped for a hour of a gas station in the middle of the night...nothing know it's not a still frame, but no one really uses it, not much action anyway.
Another one would be 'Abandoned lot', or 'future site of Citibank'
Definitely one of a fast food rest stop.
The lonliest place in the world.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The 2nd Annual HLH Holiday Party

We should set a date, and begin planning, for the 2008 Annual HLH Holiday Party.

Should we use an ATM again this year? Or, should we find another place? What would that be? A mall? Parking garage? Movie theatre?

Friday, November 7, 2008

New Photos on Wood

I've been working in the studio on some panel pieces based on the Civil War photo montages we were doing last year. The plan is to stain and paint the wood with oils, seal them and then paint over with enamel and spray paint. On top of it all will be photo emulsion, exposing the final black part of the image.

Below are three digital sketches of what I have in mind:

Here are some shots from the studio of the panels in progress. For the most part, all that's left is the photo emulsion and exposure... the hard parts.

These are for the first concept, of the dead soldier:

These are for the diptychs:

This was just a scrap piece of wood I was using for testing processes, and it came out so cool I'm going to use it for a final exposure:

A detail:

We need to shoot some new images for future ones, but I think these 4 or 5 are shaping up really cool.