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Artist opportunities / Re: What do you want to see here?
« on: August 25, 2013, 10:12:15 PM »
I'd like to see more outsider or even pop surrealist art on the site as well.  It seems that Art Whino tries to address the genre, their sponsoring of the Richmond mural project was cool but there is certainly room for improvement. We've lost the Irvine Contemporary which often had some underground influenced art; think he had some David Cho, Shepard Fairey, etc.  Would love to hear some ideas.

Check out this guy's work. I think his colorizations look very authentic and in some cases add dramatic effect. Other opinions?

Artist opportunities / Juxtapoz Magazine
« on: July 08, 2013, 10:15:34 PM »
Send your stuff to The online version of Juxtapoz Magazine. They take:  ILLUSTRATION, EROTICA, STREET ART, GRAFFITI.  Hey, they took some of my Infrared nudes.  Here's the submission info based on your art genre:

They have some real variety including Nil Ultra's Tit-Faced JFK

- Rhett  ;-)

Photo Discussion / Re: Bert Stern: The Original Madman Film
« on: May 30, 2013, 09:59:58 PM »
Saw the film at the E Street Landmark theater - very inspiring on lots of levels.  Didn't realize what a conceptual artist he is, really ground-breaking stuff that helped change the face of advertising.  Funny, sexy, surprising and seemed pretty candid.  Treat yourself.

Photo Discussion / Re: What’s in your bag.
« on: April 11, 2013, 05:40:01 PM »
Hey, think it was cheaper than the D90 when it debuted.  I couldn't justify it with a bunch of DX glass, but there is even more new action with the D800 - FX format with 36 MP for $2800; while the top of the line D4 Nikon sells for $5700 and is 18 MP.

Photo Discussion / Re: What’s in your bag.
« on: April 10, 2013, 10:46:47 PM »
Rhett, you make me regret selling my d80, I should have had that converted!

Yeah, I have to see if my wife wants to use the D90, otherwise it's sell or convert on that one. I could see a real value to having a LiveView function while shooting IR.  I actually picked up a D7100 a couple days ago.  Not so much for the 51 focus points and extra megapixels but for the video capability.  It's got full time autofocus during shooting, external microphone and headphone jacks, manual audio levels controls and 1080 at 60 fps interlaced or 30 fps progressive. In 720 it will do 60 fps progressive - potentially good enough for some slow-mo effects.

Photo Discussion / Re: What’s in your bag.
« on: April 09, 2013, 11:59:28 PM »
Yeah, the Sigma 30mm is actually a nice piece of glass, basically a 50mm if you are using a DX body.  It can be sharp at F1.4 but it is so shallow and my eyes are so bad that I have better luck at f2.2 or 2.4 - plenty of bokeh and separation of subjects from the background.

Perstef:  I had LifePixels convert the D70, remove the hot mirror and slap an R72 right on the sensor.  Beats the hell out of not being able to see through the lens.  They also match the focus to your favorite lens - so you can basically focus as normal - auto-focus even works.  I've tried using unmatched lenses and it tends to rear focus.  I like that 720nm gets some visible light, seems to allow more color options.  Interestingly it tends to pull veins out on non-visibly veiny people. Also if you dig having a blue sky you can flip the red and blue bands. See below.  If you know that you never want any color, go for the R89, you get deeper skies and brighter plants.

Photo Discussion / Re: Bert Stern: The Original Madman Film
« on: April 05, 2013, 07:32:35 PM »
True that, it's too easy to think that you can fix it in post processing; which never really makes up for not having all the artistic elements.  However, I have to say it is good to error on the side of over-shooting, especially if people are the subject, expressions can change instantaneously, sometimes driven by the camera itself.  It's bad to lose a shot while fumbling with exposure or focus; nice to have choices.

Photo Discussion / Re: Bert Stern: The Original Madman Film
« on: April 04, 2013, 07:53:48 PM »
Well certainly it's celebrity fashion photography which wouldn't normally pull me in; but Stern is so crazy about women and is such an artist that he really captures something.  Unlike Kertesz who would shoot 1-3 shots in an entire fashion photoshoot, Stern seems to have shot rolls and rolls.  Maybe he's as good a photo editor/director as he is a photographer.  He knows what not to use - an especially good skill to have in our current cheap digital film times.

Photo Discussion / Bert Stern: The Original Madman Film
« on: April 01, 2013, 11:59:41 AM »
Auto-bio film on Bert Stern proves to be interesting if the trailer is any indication. Unclear if it is really playing at the E Street Landmark in May.

I've signed up via MeetUp for this workshop with Howard Peterella. In the workshop, he typically spends as much time on shooting as on post processing.  I was curious if any ARTDC people were interested; I've always learned something or have been inspired in some way when exposed to other artists' processes.  Howard Peterella has been a professional fashion and commercial photographer for more than 25 years.  His clients include Nordstroms, The Bon Marche, Eddie Bauer, Saturday's, Jay Jacobs, Rofee Skiwear, Seattle Magazine, Generra clothing, and more.

Saturday, April 6, 2013, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Union 206 Studio
350 Calvert Avenue, Alexandria, VA (map)

Price: $59.00/per person

To see more or to sign up see:

General Art Discussion / Re: Johnathan Meese
« on: March 21, 2013, 08:29:47 PM »
I don't think he's a Nazi, quite the opposite - he's making fun of them (a unique German guilt burden with which they often need to grapple.)

Both of these are pure goofy performance art fun to me:

I want to go to the Watermill!

General Art Discussion / Re: Johnathan Meese
« on: March 17, 2013, 10:14:46 PM »

Art Show Reviews / Erotica 2013 at the MOCA DC Gallery
« on: March 10, 2013, 08:56:11 AM »
MOCA DC held the opening reception of "Erotica 2013" on Friday night Mar 1st at its Georgetown Gallery.  The art opening featured body painting, a variety of 2D erotic art and lots of live Burlesque and variety entertainment. Typical of MOCA, the event was not stuffy and was a lot of fun. I've often gone to this annual event and tried to say a few words and illustrate the rest of the review.  This year, I thought that I'd just shoot video and let it speak for itself, so here it is with a few still frames.  The video is front loaded with the 2D art with Burlesque, magic and even a male Hula fire dancer (at 01:33 ).  I recommend the very creative and expressive Burlesque routine (at 02:53) done to the ska version of the very catchy Bumble Bee Tuna jingle. Cheers!


END.        Link to previous reviews:

Photo Discussion / Re: Foto Thread
« on: February 20, 2013, 11:54:03 PM »
Sure thing Jesse, he's influenced a lot of photo art including mine.  His is certainly hard work if done with an enlarger as he does, but of course he is pre-Photoshop. On the other hand, I think his wife Maggie Taylor set the early standard for surreal digital photo-montages.  I've got "Process and Perception" by Uelsmann and "Landscape of Dreams" by Taylor and recommend them both.  Interestingly, besides showing quite a lot of her art, Taylor actually takes you through the step-by-step creation of one of her works. Although really not a cookbook, the book is in the "Adobe Photoshop Master Class" series.

Photo Discussion / Re: Foto Thread
« on: February 20, 2013, 08:41:33 PM »
I like Uelsmann's stuff.  He and his wife Maggie Taylor curated that Studio 360 photomontage listeners challenge back in Dec 2012. I enjoyed talking to him on the air, he liked my piece and had one suggestion which I took him up on.  Did you participate in the challenge?  If you like, you can still play with the image elements and see all of the finished submissions.
We did this sort of thing once or twice on ARTDC!

Check his studio:

I love the feel of this video, the shots and the pace of it seems to fit craftsmen who are living with a great work/life balance. The fact that this seems so simple and flows so well indicates well spent hours of editing.  Great use of close ups and tilt focus lens. Actually, just great shots, everyone is set up and composed like a photographer vice a videographer.

Photo Discussion / Re: Foto Thread
« on: February 04, 2013, 10:04:24 PM »
Oh yeah! Think he's the Czech guy that was one of the first to do the "tear your own head apart" portrait. Interesting, I had assumed it was an emulsion transfer.

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