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Monday, December 14, 2009

From the Christmas Gnomes

Christmas gnomes ttv photo. There are a few more in my flickr ttv set. If you like ttv check out the flickr group. However you celebrate the holidays, remember to enjoy the people you love, and who love you.


Thursday, November 05, 2009

Book Arts Jam 2009

A few photos of my "Simple Wire Edge Binding" demo for the Book Arts Jam. Taken with a Brownie Hawkeye camera. It was also World Toy Camera Day.

Jim stood on a table to take the first two shots. The film is Tri-X, respooled onto 620 spools. Processed in D-76 in my garage.

Before the demo - looking at the samples.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Peninsula Art Museum Opening

Some photos from the opening, taken with a Brownie Hawkeye camera. Ilford Delta 3200, developed in D-76.


Thursday, September 03, 2009

A box, a hole, some photo paper - Magic!

Tyrannosaurus photoventris, ©2009, 7 x 4 x 6.5 inches. That's a lens cap/shutter on his navel. He takes pinhole photos of the late Cretaceous using paper negatives.

My two brass pinhole cameras, some of my old snapshot camera collection, my funky pinhole cameras and one of my father's cameras will be shown in the collections room of the Peninsula Art Museum until November 22nd. You can also see photos from some of the cameras. The funky pinhole and snapshot cameras are the inspiration for my brass pinhole cameras. My childhood memories of my dad's darkroom are the beginnings of my interest in photography.

A photo of the late Cretaceous, taken by Tyrannosaurus photoventris. This photo is groundbreaking in many ways. It is, of course, one of the first photos of the late Cretaceous. And it also reveals a surprising first sighting of Godzilla!

The Memorycam is the first pinhole camera I made. It uses photo paper as film and takes photos of memories.

Memory 436, taken by Memory cam.

A few of my snap shot cameras and one of my ttv contraptions. From left to right: Baby Brownie, Sabre 620, an Anscoflex with a gutter pipe contraption, Ansco Shur Shot, Traveler 120.

A photo from the Traveler 120. When I get a new camera I put film in it and rush out into our garden to try it out. This was also an experiment in creating sepia toning in Photoshop. I develop the black and white film myself, then scan it into my computer.

The show is up now, and runs through November 22nd, 2009. The opening is September 13, from 1 to 4. You may know this museum as Twin Pines. It is located at 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, California 94002. Hours are Wednesday-Friday 12 - 4, Saturday, Sunday, 1 - 4.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Book Arts Jam - show your work or attend and have a ball

I am working on a project I want to finish by the end of the month, so I haven't been posting. But I wanted to tell you about the Book Arts Jam, which happens in Los Altos, California, US.

The deadline to apply for a table at the 2009 BABA Book Arts Jam is July 31. Speaking as a member of BABA, I'd love to have you exhibit and/or sell at our eighth annual fun, educational, lively, interesting, event. For info click here. Please note that in these days of high priced crafts fairs, the Jam is free to those who attend ($2 for parking). The cost of renting a table is $50.00 if you will be selling your work at the Jam and $25.00 if you will be exhibiting/demonstrating only.

Mark your calendar for Book Arts Jam 2009, Saturday, October 17th, 10 - 4 pm. This years Jam is our 8th Annual Regional Celebration of the Book Arts, Print Arts and Paper Arts. The Jam is sponsored by the Bay Area Book Artists and Foothill College. For event program, schedule and directions, be sure to visit the Book Arts Jam web site.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Open Studios Photos

The forecourt of the Zymoglyphic Museum. The Museum is in the yellow shed at the right, my studio is through the gate.

Another view of the forecourt.

My studio.

Some of my dinosaurs and Godzillas.

Some of our visitors. I loved getting to talk to people about the book arts. I have a new, and supposedly better camera, but it's too much for me. . . In these indoor shots I got a lot of noise, and I have no idea what I did wrong.

This was a very successful year for us. The weather was nice, there were lots of people, all in all a great weekend. There is a set of photos on flickr with more views.