Monday, March 24, 2008

I'm on the F Blog again!!!

I feel so privileged, I can't even tell you. This time contributing to the F Blog's "Tree Project". Please go check it out and leave a comment if you have a moment, I would be most grateful.

F Blog

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Found a new place to display my work, where I'm not limited to model related material only and I can actually sell prints on my own terms. Go check it out. I'll be uploading stuff for days... just have model work up now.

Svend's Zenfolio

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I'm on the F Blog!!!

Everyone! Go look! I'm on the F Blog! I love the work that goes into this place and have been following it for years, so it feels pretty cool to have a piece up there. I would be forever grateful to any and all who would visit the link and leave a comment on the photo. It's the one titled "Infrared by Candlelight". Thank you everyone!

The F Blog

Monday, March 17, 2008

Darkroom days are here again...

I finally stepped out of my digital world for about 7 hours today and went to the darkroom. Had a lot to do... only got a little done. BUT!! I did get to see the fruits of my agonizing labor from my last shoot with Kelley in January. She sends me a link to a digital infrared color photo one day asking what it is... I explain the whole infrared thing and how black and white infrared film is like no other, yada yada and my brain snaps and says "Yoooooouuuuu have to shoot infrared film". "By candlelight!" The voices in my head tell me to do much stranger shit than kill people, as you can clearly see. So, I go off and blow a wad of cash and nearly break myself in half building this giant contraption in time to do this shoot. It's ten tiers high and holds 30 tea or votive candles per shelf for a total of 300. (see below) This turned out to be BARELY enough light to do what I wanted. Here are the prints from today, following the shot of the tower:

From a Hasselblad 500c on Rollei black and white IR (ISO 400) 6x6cm

Both from Pentax 35mm on Rollei black and white IR (ISO 400) 35mm film

Friday, March 14, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Here are the next victims, waiting patiently for their demise...

More old stuff

Thanks to Stu and my acquisition of Capture One, I've been playing with old RAWS that I may have missed the first go around and finding some stuff that I like a lot. Here are a couple:

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Dead Flowers

I mentioned considering a dead flower project recently... Well I decided to start. Here's the first session results. This will be ongoing for as long as I can kill flowers and then find a way to photograph them decently.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Large format

No, this isn't shot on large format but the selective focus really makes me pine for a Sinar X 4x5 so that I can do this in camera on film. :( Photoshop is nice and all, but there is simply no replacement for the real deal and 4x5 is an exquisite format.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


I'm 31 today.


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Alone in my head. Keep me company.

Cry of the Mason (Yes Reed, this is the finished version of what I played you over the phone)