Continuing the Halloween themed posts… from 2011, work with model Glass Olive, bodypainter/ artist Jamie Graden, and hair stylist Victoria Buge in LA. My collaborators were so creative and on point, so much of what’s in the frame were their ideas, for instance, the model wanted to be a Stag Beetle…
These xerox transfers were created with one of my favorite models in Portland. I had been using acetone for my transfers but since I’ve been teaching the workshops at a local art store, it’s worked out to use the Chartpak blending markers instead of acetone- safer and you can get these sketchy “charcoal”-like results.
The SXSW of art photography, Photolucida, is having portfolio reviews in Portland April 2015, and I was lucky enough to make it through the lottery process they have for registration. The next hurdle is registration costs- roughly $1000 due Oct. 7, 2014, one week. Photolucida is a big enough deal that I am ready to sell my car to pay the registration, but since I do have an Etsy shop full of art, anyone who buys from me this week Sept 29-Oct. 5th will get something extra in their order, to be determined depending on what anyone orders!
April has been a time of pushing boundaries, taking my existing model photos as far away from regular photography as I can. Xerox Transfer is part of that, in other cases I used whiteout and India ink on skin. Not a big fan of the wax so I’ll probably switch to encaustic which ain’t cheap but looks better in person.
All my new tech gets broken in with Maggie, and we took some new battery-powered monolights to our backyard to get this shot. Maggie now gets $1 when she models for me, which means she asks to go take pictures even more frequently than before.
In the mid 2000s a program came out called the Rasterbator. It converted images to large dots that could be spread across dozens of pieces of paper, basically elaborate halftoning. I remember JPG Magazine in its physical existence running a contest to “show us your rasterbated photos!” Anywho, around a year ago I created a few rasterbated prints with the intention of making street art out of them, but I never got further than this nude of model Mosh which was originally shot August 2012.