Sunday, March 25, 2007

Production Assistant

Thanks to my colleague Jim Johnson, I had the great opportunity to work as a Production Assistant on an instructional/documentary film on Cystic Fibrosis at the Children's Hospital in downtown Seattle. We worked from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. on Saturday and a half day shoot today. It was alot of work but I had a great time and met some very interesting people. In between unloading, loading, carrying, setting up and breaking down equipment, escorting the crew, ordering lunch, working a dolly, and essentially doing whatever was requested, I got to shoot some photos. I used three cameras in all - the director of photography's camera, the director's, and my own. I think I shot close to three hundred pics! I'm uploading just a few for your viewing pleasure.
Top, left to right: Field expert/talent - Jay, Director - Jim, Producer - Natalie, Director of Photography - Eric
Middle: Mark Iguchi - lighting expert.
Bottom: Set Dresser, Mellisa, Director, Jim Johnson and Eric Browne, Director of Photography review playback on the last scene.

Peter Kmiec - Photography Blog

Creativity runs in the family . . .
This photo of my cousin Aleks was taken by Aleks' dad, my uncle - Pete.
He's got a terrific blog about his photography.
Check it out . . .

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Lenin Go Bragh

This statue of Lenin is the real deal. It was rescued from Mother Russia by an American sculptor and now resides in the "red" Seattle neighborhood known as Fremont. I took this photo right after St. Patty's Day (notice the green lei wrapped around Lenin's forefinger). Oh, by the way, the statue is for sale. For $100,000.00 this famous Russian can be all yours.
Dasvedanya or Pog Mo Thoin - you decide.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Recent Figure Drawings

These are examples of some figure drawing demos I've worked on for students as well as the opportunity to knock some rust off.

Friday, March 16, 2007

"Texas is the reason that the president's dead." G. Danzig

F'Texas, 2006, Digital Print, 18"x24"
This is a photo of an attempt at Warhol. It's an old J.F.K Campaign Poster that's been doctored up in Photoshop and printed thanks to Kevin.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

2 drastically different animations you should see

Dumbland is an animated series created by David Lynch which he describes as "a crude, stupid, violent, absurd series."
The Triplets of Belleville is an amazing animated film from French animator Sylvain Chomet. If you love the golden age of Disney Movies then you'll love this.

Closer to finish

Mixed Messages . . . . almost there.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Workspace . . . in progress

Yep. This is the set-up. I'm using the box from my T.V. as a table and I'm using some baboon skulls from one of my colleagues collection as fodder for the new piece.

Thursday, March 1, 2007


This is the fireplace in my apartment. I turned off all the lights, opened up on the F-Stop and used a 30 second exposure. The flames remind me of layers and layers of grafitti script done with fat and thin markers.