Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Night Landscapes (long exposures)

Here are some 40 minute exposures of the winter Ohio landscape, between the hours of midnight and 5:00am.

Dinosaurs Versus Aliens - in stencils

These are some of the stencils decorating the walls of my (former) house. They were designed and cut by me, just for fun.

Slavic Village

Cleveland is one of the cities that was hit hardest in the country by the recent mortgage crisis, with more people fleeing Cuyahoga County in the last few years than any other county besides Orleans County (Katrina, ya know?). One of the neighborhoods in Cleveland most affected is Slavic Village. Right now an estimated 2,000 properties stand vacant out of a total of around 8,000. Most of these are residential, and while some have been leveled by the city, hundreds of homes stand boarded up and abandoned. I took some time this fall to get to know the area, and photographed over a hundred of the vacant homes and vacant lots that pepper the area. Here are some of those photographs.

Special thanks to Jim Rokakis, the treasurer of Cuyahoga County, Anthony Zajac, a member of the Slavic Village Development Corporation, and William Rybak for making this possible.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mattwell Murder (Rancid cover band)

This is Mattwell Murder, a Rancid cover band, performing at Keep Co-op on the Oberlin College campus.

Part 1

Part 2

Bowie Band - Young Americans

The David Bowie Cover Band performing Young Americans at the 'Sco 12.05.08.

WOBC party - Matt Presto and Matt Friberg

This is a performance by Matt Presto and Matt Friberg at the Fall 2008 WOBC party at Oberlin College.

Class Picture

Here's the male half of my final photography class at Oberlin College out on a shoot at an abandoned amusement park. When you've gotta go, you've gotta go.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Live Video for Lionface

This is a short clip of Lionface performing at The 'Sco at Oberlin College on 12.07.08. The live video projection and manipulation going on behind them is my own work using Pure Data / GEM, a laptop, video camera, and projector. This was my first live show as a VJ and I had a blast, played another show last weekend (no documentation unfortunately) and can't wait to do more.

Scream- a one-take super8 film

This is my own entry for the One Take Super8 event mentioned in the post below. The soundtrack during the show was white noise generated by a portable radio and amplified by the house PA.

Chips-a super8 film by Jon Comeau

I did the lighting and camera work for this one-take super8 film. Chips was first screened at the One Take Super8 event in Oberlin, OH this spring. All participants submitted super8 cartridges that they had shot and edited in-camera, the event organizers developed the film and presented it at the screening. Thus the screening was the first time both filmmakers and audience got to see the finished works. Some were accompanied by a live soundtrack, in this case it was Jon eating chips into a mic.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Long Exposure Reshoot

Here's a first look at the reshoot I did last night to replace the exposed roll (see below). Another 40min shot.

ruined negatives are the WORST

Check out these 40min exposure that were exposed when the tank was accidentally opened just prior to developing.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Orange Army Man

Another from my Army Man series. This one in particular looks much nicer in the non-digital print. In person it has a really vibrant flame-orange in the background.

Purple Army Man

Here's another from my Army Man series.