Thursday, February 28, 2008

First Scans

So these are a few of my first film scans. I'm really excited about these, I'm trying to create a visual trip journal. So these images are not ment to be a solid narrative, but rather a link of visual tme periods between days. Let me know how these are working, and I plan to keep posting images in this format.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Just a random Photo. Got some negatives back today and was scanning, I really like the composition of this photograph, as well as the color palette. I came across this table while strolling around Rome, it was covered in used books, and had the most interesting table cloth. Drawn to the textures and the light at the time, I decided I needed to take a photograph. Here it's hope you all enjoy...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Some more reactions

Sistine Chapel

So when Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel, between 1508 and 1512, he knew he was painting history. However, i don't believe he knew, that his frescos would be the most revered pieces of biblical painting in history. I had seen the Sistine chapel 3 times before coming this time. I had taken my dubious sneaky photographs of the ceilings and the walls. So this time that's not what caught my attention. Instead I was drawn to the hundreds of overwhelmed faces of people from all over the world. Everyone was looking at the same series of paintings, looking up like they were 7 year olds at the circus watching a trapeze performance. Some people had come to Rome solely to see this amazing work of art. Every five minutes an announcement would be read in 6 different languages, reprimanding people for talking and taking photographs. As soon as this was over people would begin there disorderly conduct all over again. So here are some reactions, I find these to be priceless. I mean it's someones reaction to something that they have heard about their whole lives, and now are finally able to see. Like a birth of a child or meeting your favorite athlete, artist, or actor.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Luck of the draw kid you get your own post

First attempts at the night

So these are my first attempts to work during the night and take some photographs. These are branching more onto the creative side, you know compositions, color, that good stuff. I need to adjust to this place before i can start seriously working, i'm hoping that will happen soon. I plan to start working with film tonight, because i miss it and i still feel the quality is better then digital, sorry all you tech freaks. Shooting black and white will be amazing in this town, the textures, the light, and the people, will all contribute to a great photograph. Hope you all like these and don't be afraid to leave me a comment...

Jump Ahead to Cortona

So I still have more to post from Rome and Florence, but i'm having trouble keeping up. So I jumped ahead to where i currently reside, the beautiful tuscan hill town of Cortona. So this is my bedroom, and yeah that's right, this is my view every morning, afternoon, and evening. I bet you're jealous sorry. There are a lot of stray cats, that seem to find there way into every crack in this city. The first few days have been overwhelming, the whole town welcomes us. It's as if every year they wait for the arrival of students, and when we're not here the town shuts down. Almost like a music box, so pristine, and just waiting for that twist to start it up. Well im glade i got that corny line out of the way. Enjoy the photos from this post..................

Monday, February 11, 2008


Here I was mainly fasinated by the different kinds of trees. How they differ so drastically from country to country, yet they are all the same material, and serve generally the same purposes. The umbrella trees remind me of something out of a Dr. Seuss, something he would illustrate. The ski also seems different here, even though it's the same sky as the one i see every day at home. It seem crisper here, more punchy, the clouds seem to jump out, rather then recede, as i find they do in New York. Very strange.
There are also some random photos thrown in here, things that i enjoyed, hope they hold interest to you as well.

Alone in Rome

I got to wonder around today, get lost, and stumble upon the most beautiful sights in this world. Such as the Trevi Fountain, or Villa Borghesse Park. The Italians know how to live life, the days go slow here into a void, it seems like everything is slowly floating by, in a good way though. I enjoy strolling around, singing songs and just being glad that i can be here. I could get lost every day in this city and never get tired of it. But with out much a do here are de fotos.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

First day continued

Rome the first day

So here are some shots from around rome. Things that I found interesting, they don't all remind me of Rome or Italy, but I enjoyed the colors/compositions of most of them. The trip has started out with a bang, it is amazing to be here and it will only get better.
I could spend all day in a piazza just watching people walk by, god i love having a telephoto lens. The sights, the smells, and the sounds are all so foreign to me. I could get used to life here. Who ever planned this city was a genuis, it's a constant layering, like a wedding cake, of old over new, and new over old. You can't have more of a sturdy foundation, then one built by the Romans. So when in Rome...