Sunday, June 28, 2009

Picture of a Wine Glass

This is a throwback from when I was living by myself in Portland, OR. To get the shot, I placed the glass on top of a glass table and then positioned a flashlight underneath, shining directly up.

Afterwards, I tweaked it up a little bit in photoshop to give it a unique look and then flipped it upside down.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I took this photo a couple of months ago in my basement, which is one of the scariest places I've ever been. It seriously looks like awful, unspeakable things have happened here in the past. Not only does it look like the backdrop to a snuff film, but the entire floor of the entire basement is coated in human feces.

You see, a few months back, the roommates and I experienced a few weeks where none of us had any money whatsoever. We were behind in our bills by several months and were basically living like rats. When the house stock of toilet paper ran out, we collectively began using whatever we could find as substitutes. Let me assure you, THIS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA. Two weeks later, the sewage pipes in our basement exploded and filled our basement with a foot and a half of shit water. Long story short, after a lot of phonecalls and blatant lying to our landlord, a plumber and a cleanup crew arrived on the scene to save the day. Sort of. The cleaners did an incredibly lackluster job and to this day, there are still remnants of half-degraded toilet paper and dried poo-sludge sporadically adorning the unfinished floor of our bio-hazardous basement.

That said,

My roommate Mike loves partaking in photo shoots and one night while we were both more-than-a-little drunk, we decided to utilize our grimy shit dungeon to try and create something that could be used for the cover of a horror movie.

The only light we used for the shot is coming from a little 60 w ceiling light, right behind Mike's head. We also tried the shot with a 9 inch hunting knife, but I think the baseball bat worked best.

After I took the shot, I threw it into Photoshop and added some blending layers, did a little dodging and burning, and tweaked the colors a little until I came to the final result.

like a virgin...

Here it is, my very own blog! We'll see how this turns out, but I decided to start this so I could have somewhere a little more personalized then facebook or myspace to post my pictures and rant about shit that probably only matters to me.

I hope you enjoy it!