Series 90

So while wandering the 16th Street Mall making photos today with the 3600 intermediate class I took a venture down an alley. That venture started a series of frames for the rest of the morning.

Series 90 will be frames at 90 degrees to any particular wall with 90 degree angles as part of the visuals. I remember stressing my life away trying to come up with a personal vision and style for a semester project during my second year at Colorado Mountain College. I cursed my professor for months trying to come up with something, wondering why we had to do that "stupid assignment." Now I find myself doing that semester project in a matter of minutes.

I also had recently looked at Chip Litherland's series "accidental rothko" V1 and V2 which triggered in my mind as I was looking at a grouping of hard lines and angles in hard light. Had a bit of fun with it for a little while. We'll see where it goes....





Visit the Flickr pages of the photos to see them larger.

Here's a couple bonus photos from this morning as well. Found myself in the alleys a lot today. I was pretty bored with the mall I suppose.





Experienced a live art/cinema/electronic media performance the other night as an extension of the performers, David Stout and Cory Metcalf, doing a week of visiting and teaching at DU. The performance was held at the Gates Planetarium in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and I made some frames for the DMS program as well as the artists. It is hard to really classify their craft into a containment box. It is an experience.

The production is a creation of generating forms or organisms from data sets of numbers and mathematical equations that in turn generate tones or sounds that are then remapped as the forms remap. The artists do a bit of containment of the organisms in the space by using various control devices and infrared sensors. The title of the group NoiseFold is a bit revealing. The noises are folded into itself as the visuals are folded as well. The result is a one-time creation of evolving organisms or forms on two screens that communicate and at times merge as they develop. The auditory experience was very unique and engaging. Here's a link to a video of a performance.







Had a trip up to Seattle and Sudden Valley, east of Bellingham, WA, last weekend. Love was heavy in the air like the rain soaked clouds hovering over the lush landscape.

As with my personal life, my personal vision has begun to shift into new dimensions. Seeing life differently with immense emotion and passion pumping through my mind and body is fascinating. In addition to the life changes, many notions of perception and interpretation from my courses at DU are impacting my motivations with visual capture/creation.

I've shifted away from having an overwhelming sense to have clean, structured and blatant storyline images. Embracing and connecting with the internal emotions and other perceptual senses of being present in a moment to drive the visual narrative is allowing me to not force images onto the sensor of the camera. Letting the light shine in and fall as it may is lifting the burden of wielding a heavy hand. Moments are coming together much more naturally and easier. All I need to do is simply press the button to open the lid to my light bucket.