Monday, October 20, 2008

If it emits light then it can become my canvas.

In the mass proliferation of images across multiple digital platform, image makers, song writes, music producers and photo-orghaphy must rethink intellectual property rites and ways of distributing work. We must make work that is both for the public domain and images to support our career. With the wide use of PDAs, Cell phone, and personal media players, these all can be uses as a platform for a new democratic art forum and gallery. These display add a new dimension to the way images can be viewed and shared. As image-makers we can reach a wide spread audience directly on a personal scale. The canvas the gallery the forum and even the studio can be carried in hand day in day out. The current content created for this small canvas is in its infantile stage. As artist we can dictate the content that will reach the masses.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I have been trying to describe what my Japan experience was.

Ultra violet light hung in the night sky, a new day rose when the sun went down, the sun had left view but the light still remained. Hues of metallic multi colored rays that reavled the highs peaks with in a valley of earthquake stopping, consumer concrete container high raises. Beneath the highest light breaking through the would be dark are gold glowing call-igraphed signature promising the greatest happy ending you ever read in any daisy featured length film. Below these signs laid the street lights and the people lit by the all these lights. At the bottom of this valley laid a the brightest light, it were as if the earth illuminated space, at the street level people darted across street in time to the perfectly chore-igraphed traffic directing light. In the course of 120 second 10 taxi with automatic doors dropped off 2 groups of 3 4 groups of 2 and 4 more single fares all under the first 30 seconds of this read light. In the mean time two mass column like schools of people crossed the street, flicking light off of them as though the light from the taxis should not have the audacity to illuminate them to the night. After 45 second of this red light 45 second of blue elapsed simultaneously. Give that 20 cars on average passed every 10 seconds at a constant rate, and 45 seconds had just elapsed leaving 5 seconds till a yellow glow lights up the crossing for 10 seconds allowing the tail end of the school of people to pass before the red rays shown in the other direction and the events of on Roppongi repeat on to its cross street. I tried to figure out how many of these estimated people where come from how many where going to the bar or love hotel, and if it now 1:00 Am and the train dose not start till 5:30 Am and if all activity exponentially decline in the last hour before the first train departs how many people dumped into me and how many people saw the same sights as I did. With that many eye there is are few moments that are not shard with every one. It was as though the night birth a new people each time that they where encapsulated by this artificial waking period. It was all so wonderful and tragic, ugly and irresistibly beautiful. And for all the lights sounds and hyper definitions of Roppongi and Shibuya crossing the back streets of Mergo-dori where populated by quiet tranquil darkness.

All things have there balance. ä¬ì˙‚¡ì˙

Blog me something new

i am not a blogigrapher. by nature i am a photo-ographer and a photo-igripher both of witch are titles that i have coined to define myself. with in my out scope of the world, art, culture; Ography and Igraphy describe two of my roles in life

Ography: the act of diligently and spontaneously observing and recording the events that unfold in front of the would be spectator or the would be participant. either in search for something specific or to happen upon to by accident.

Igraphy: the act by witch a 2D object is created either from factual or fictional source or point of reference.

Igraphy - Ography

Thursday, January 24, 2008


I have fond Photo Mecca and ground zero for the shopocalypse. This past weekend I went to Akiharbra the shopping district of the Tokyo. If you ever thought Americans like to shop, then you haven’t seen the Japanese on a Saturday. Store after store promising the best deal her. We expect credit and USD (United States Dollar) each shop promoting this season consumer electronic. Last season’s phones and pocket digital point and shot cameras are now on clearance. Image is all of center city where a mall. Each floor of each building a new store with better deals or better products. I walked in to one of these monoliths of shopping, that loosely translated to electric city. Think of the largest Best Buys you have ever seen or been in and add four floors to it. A five story best buys doesn’t seem possible, not only is electric city big but it was packed. Wall to wall shopping, it was like Black Friday expects it was just a ordinary Saturday. 1/3 of the first floor was dedicated to cellular phone.
As I Ascended into the upper reaches of this mountain merchandises I reach the third floor; small appliances, bags, watches and Photographic Equipment. The masses parted and before me was every camera I had ever dreamed of owning. Each on a its own polished pedestal displaying its heavenly name. Camon eos 40D. Camon eos 5D
Camon eos D1 mark III all for the holding and shooting 16 frames a second. I didn’t think that camera was real just a myth never to be wielded by third year photo student. They had a 30-foot long standing display of Mamiya and Hassleblad products. not behind class like or in posters, but turned on begging to beheld. A Hassleblad with a Fuji digital back. I never thought I would even see one in person.
After 40 minutes holding cameras I would never hold again I passed by a 20-foot long floor to ceiling glass case of nothing but view and field cameras and accessories, hand crafted wood field cameras, varnished and polished. I spent 15 minutes standing in front of them before I moved on to papers and film. Stacks and Stack of Begger paper in every size. All up to date. In this wonderful word there is no post-dated film. It is kept fresh in a grocery store style produce section display. Sheet film in all formats and brands. I was truly over wheeled and at one point almost brought to tears.

Yeah so I’m trying to figure out how to get some of this paper back. Oh yeah they also have every size and finish of digital paper and A3 pictarico film.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

All i need is a bowl

Since I’ve been in Japan I have almost completely phased plates out of my life. I haven’t look at a fork. Who knew that a bowl and 2 sticks could meet all your food serving and consuming needs? Right now I am chop sticking rice out of a bowl while I type. A bowl is a 3d eating surface. Layer upon layer of different foods can be added. Bowls are really the way to go. You can hold them one hand and have the perfect grip. No plate balancing involved. Bowls are the way to go.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


In my first few days in Tokyo i have come to realize alot of short falls of american cities. Tokyo is clean all over very low crime and easy to get around. citizen are comitted to the city and it goals. most notable at night everyone is out. there is a strong sceens of comunity. despite the cold peolpe where still out. people are who live like living here and are committed

me and me and life

Life has evolves on both the micro and macro scale, and what is true of one is true of the other, only the similarities are bound by the nature and behavior of the give organism. Cells and groups forming organelle behave similarly to factories and industrial complexes, each bring in raw material converting energy and produce products for consumption or storage. All organisms, organic and non-organic all follow similar expanding fractal pattern and design. An infinite number of possible out comes and variation of a similar organism. This is a universal truth. “All the same all different”