Sunday, December 27, 2009


I have always been intrigued by the steampunk movement that seems to have started sometime in the 80's. Its sort of a cultish thing but it has been catching on and growing in interest.

Basically, steampunk is high tech gear driven and steam powered technology cased and embellished in old Victorian styling. It is the fantasy of "what if advanced technology were introduced to the old Victorians" and what would it look like. Antique, high tech.

Have a look at the video which discusses the latest Steampunk exhibit taking place at the Museum of the History of Science.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday Stress

This season, try not to get caught up in the stress and pressure that can be put upon us in these upcoming days. Remember, you won't do anyone any good if your down and out and not around (well, most of us anyway)

Remember to take a deep breath and relax when you feel the pressure coming on. Drink in moderation, especially if your going to be out and about in public like our friend Frosty here.

Happy holidays and a Happy New Year to all.

Oh, and don't forget to vote on my Self Portrait portfolio I'll need all the help i can get! :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Power of Self

I have entered an art/photography competition titled "the power of self" which is basically a self portrait competition.

I thought that since I had been doing a few as of late and already had a few in the collection to begin with I might as well go for it and see what happens.

The competition is being curated by some high profile guests including Guggenheim Museum curator Helen Hsu.

The entries are also being rated by the public with a 5 Star system and gives the curators and indication ofthe publics feedback on an artists work and so if you could find the time to drop by the site, have a look and give me a rating that would be awesome.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Self Portrait, December 2009

self portrait december

I was testing some new equipment and since no one else was around I had a go at another self portrait. I was in no condition for a serious take so i decided to have a go at a sort of self mocking look. A whimsical shot, all in good fun.
I thought in the end it came off pretty neat.
the equipment I was testing were Cybersync transmitter and receivers that are used to remotely trip my Canon 580EXll Speedlites. This was shot with two speedlites, the main in a medium size softbox and the hairlight in a smaller softbox. The triggers worked flawlessly.

Love them.