David Hockney: Photoshop is boring

David Hockney: Photoshop is boring from Louisiana Channel on Vimeo.

Interesting interview with David Hockney. Magazine photography is boring, I agree. But I don't blame the tools, I blame the culture surrounding commercial photography. No one is allowed a singular vision. Everyone has a opinion on how the images should look so you get a bland, watery mix where no one vision stands out. A select few can can tell the AD, producer, writer and designer to jump in a lake, shut the fuck and leave it alone. But most are just happy to have a pay day and sit back.

That's why many, many, many years ago I went into the darkroom and did not want to shoot photos for money. That is my two cents anyways, LOL!


Wanted to get some practice in today since it's slow.  Used a Beauty dish and one back strobe on the white table.  The full shot of the knife looks better, but does not work as well conceptually. So I get to show off my lighting less, oh well.  The text is just a general rule of thumb.


Yeah the rain came...

There is something that I just love about waking up to a cloudy, rainy day.  Something about it just makes me move a little slower and more deliberately.  To take my time and notice things instead of the daily rush about mucky muck crap I can get caught in. And well, the leaves are falling in the yard and it's raining with the gutters doing their splunk noise. Which all tells me summer is rapidly coming to a close up here in the NW.  Don't tell the wife, OK?

With this in mind I wrote a little piece in the old pen and paper journal (not this fancy digitally, whop-di-do one) and I think it's a nice fit for the day.

"Now and Next is so yesterday

It's all about Forever."

Then on Metafilter this morning I find this Allan Watts gem.

The Unsettling Truth About Life

Title of this post is from "My Town" by Jane's Addiction.  If you caught that you are old.

Hammock thoughts

now I know I may sound like a old fart talking like this, but looking through the iPhone camera just now got me to thinking. how many of you have ever shot film and delt with that crazy world where what you saw through the eye piece was not what you would get. something tells me there is a whole generation of shooters who are used to seeing the shot right then and there. back in the film days you never knew 100%, I mean beyond a doubt, till you saw the film 2 days later. I did freaking zone system shooting and there were still surprises. on another funky note, I'm writing this in the hammock on my phone... go figure.

Friday thoughts

Voids Found this on the internets today and I like it. It got me thinking about being creative and how I have been bogged down with thought and concepts instead of just creating for the sheer joy of creating.

Thoughts on a young girl's Birthday.

There are those who are needlessly open and forever wonder why bad things happen to good people. There are those who the world has hammered shut and wonder what it is like to not be lonely and afraid.

Be neither when you set out.

Be wise.


I am currently neck deep in many work projects and hoping to surface for air in a week or two. Lot's of stuff coming in back to back that are all complicated to say the least. I am ambitiously planing to have some sanity left as well.

A guy can hope can't he?

The zips come to an end.

click opera - Mister narrative of the decade

Design Just as hemlines follow the economy, so design follows geopolitics. If the confident 90s could give us a computer that "comes in colours" (the iMac, which echoed the optimism of the 60s and was sold with a 60s soundtrack), the 00s returned us to self-effacing "I'm not really here" products embarrassed by their environmental footprint, getting the job done and playing it safe.

I agree with most of the points in here. There "end of decade' lists and articles are starting already and it's just Aug. What will be happening in the fall?In my opinion the past ten years have been one long political nightmare with a economic cold sweat wake up in the middle of the night as someone rattles the door knob. I wonder how this has effected the kids growing up in this time..... hmm...