Sunday, March 29, 2009
So....being Spring Break and all I originally wanted to pursue the gluttony trail and get some hardcore drinking photo to add...but unfortunately that didn't work out, so I ended up taking a new direction on the path of avaritia (Latin for Greed). I've done similar takes along these lines but not with as much props. Granted....the 20-some-odd dollars in paper and coins in the picture wouldn't make someone greedy on the technical level....it depicts gambling as a greedy "sport". I'm all in.
Lust would seem to be a contributing factor to any sexual encounter that involves throwing a condom out of a car window. For some reason I don't imagine a lot of slow and tender, Barry White style love-making sessions take place in the backseat of an automobile. I could be wrong though.
I think I've got a new idea for a marketing slogan that's really gonna help precious gem peddlers move product. This is just off the top of my head, mind you, but I think it's a good start:
Diamonds. Fuck practicality and good sense; buy a really expensive shiny rock to wear on your finger.
Or how about:
If you're poor and can't afford a diamond, you don't really love the women you want to marry.
Seriously though, can someone please explain to me how absurdly expensive rocks became synonymous with love and commitment? "I want to marry you and be with you forever, so I blew three months pay on this thing for your finger." It's just stupid and the fact that this idea has become so ingrained in our culture truly speaks to the extent to which vanity, greed, and gluttony have run amuck.
Posted by Unknown at 3:32 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2009
This was kind of a last-minute thing and I didn't have much time, and it's obviously low-quality, but it's simply a glass, paper, and some Gatorade. I thought just having a glass might be too plain so I dumped a little bit on the paper before snapping the shot. It's noisy but didn't turn out too too horrible, and the concept fits well.
I snapped this with my little point-and-shoot digital while I was ice fishing up north last weekend. Just some water as we pulled the auger out of one of the holes.
This is an old one but I like it and put it up just for grins. It's a little wave splash from the Gulf of Mexico when I was down in Florida last May. I was at Bonita Beach in Bonita Springs, FL.
Here's some local kids enjoying the cascade (It shows just how high this thing shoots up, the highest one went up around 20 feet) - the little dude decides to take a drink a split second later and redirects the cascade directly at my camera! LOL - science is fun!
I like the abstract, prism-like effect created by sunlight shining through this beveled glass. I was taking photos of the random swirly patterns you get from dropping food coloring in water when I noticed this wavy display of physics at work. I'm fairly certain I see Roy, G, and Biv in there. Kinda cool that you get an orderly arrangement of colors from a random distrubtion of food coloring in a glass of water. Thanks science!
Of course, these photos don't really scream "liquid", which makes them shitty submissions for this assignment, but it's all I got. Just try to enjoy the pretty colors.
Posted by Unknown at 6:43 PM
The CO2 in my Diet Coke chemically interacts with my Mentos to create a cascading effect in the fluid that my face happens to intercept.
I was thirsty so I decided to leap for a drink before the cascade ended.
Monday, March 9, 2009
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Monday, March 2, 2009
My submission for the color theory theme is shit. Haha, get it? Yeah, you got it. Seriously though, it's not very good. What we have here, I believe, is color theory put to practical use in the real world. The complimentary colors of purple and yellow are used to make the appearance of plastic sheds filled with shit and piss a little more pleasing to the eye. Doesn't do much for the smell though.
Posted by Unknown at 2:54 PM
I have a bad habit of putting off the task of putting my laundry away. So much so that for days at a time I end up falling asleep next to a pile of clean clothes that I've pushed to the side. This is what I look like sleeping a good portion of the time.
So...I'm a procrastinator, I guess. And most would say a little strange. But whatever, this is who am I!
Posted by Unknown at 2:49 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2009
I filled my frame with various tones of brown, red and black with a steak I had at TGIF's Saturday. I typically don't have steak because of the cost, but I survived 4 exams in one week and decided to treat myself.
When I had all but devoured my steak, I noticed the juice and the steak sauce all filled the frame with similar colors and took out my Canon G-10 and shot for 20 minutes. I recieved a lot of weird looks by other customers and TGIF workers, but I was on a mission to compose a great shot despite the poor lighting.