Sunday, November 26, 2006


I got up at 6 am and took a roll of film before I was even awake. I just woke up again. I know 120 film is expensive, but this camera wants me to take pictures of everything I see. It might be just the thing I needed to get me out of my slump.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 1:34 am  

Saturday, November 25, 2006


I’ve got a new (old) camera! It was my grandmothers, then my mothers and now mine. So it’s been in the family a while. It’s probably due for a check up. The ground glass has a crack in it (won’t effect the images), and I had to clean some dust off and out of it. I’m going to buy some film right now and I’ll be testing it today. I’m very excited. I’ve never been a camera collector, but getting a high quality older camera like this as a gift will always make me excited (plus I was sort of in the market for a 6×6 medium format camera).

It’s a Rolleicord V, made between 1954-1957.

Production Serial Numbers: 1.500.000-1.583.999.

My Camera is #1.511.106

Lens: f3.5 Schneider Xenar #4008733 (I’m pretty happy about this)

Shutter: Synchro0Compur MXV. 1-1/500 B&T.

Filter Size: Bayonet 1.

“This is the only Rolleicord with a large focusing knob on the RIGHT HAND side. All previous models have the smaller knob on the left hand side. And all subsequent models have the large knob on the left. EVS system. MXV synchronization. Film type reminder on the focusing knob, coated lenses and bayonets on both lenses.”

I think I lucked out on having this particular model drop into my hands. I don’t really like that the focusing knob is on the left on the earlier and later models, and this one has flash support and a sweet ass lens. The earlier zeiss lenses aren’t as sharp, actually. So yeah, sweet little camera.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 7:20 am  

Monday, November 20, 2006


The new issue of CMYK magazine is out.


This is one of the three photos of mine in this issue.

You can also vote for some of my images to be published in JPG magazine.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 7:57 am  

Thursday, November 16, 2006


re:Caravaggio

The Calling of Saint Papercut

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 2:51 am  

Thursday, November 9, 2006


fell. right now my entire life is a quest for acceptance through positive and negative feedback. For example, without a positive, correct kind of feedback through a certain loop, I can’t move on to the next action or even acknowledge the passage of time (much of which may contain more information that would be important to have if I wanted to, for example, make a decision.). So each decision or acknowledgment , hereafter called dcak, cause it’s easier for me to type, hah hah ahah. so each dcak splits up a block of time. I see in solid blocks instead of smoothement. Highly detailed blocks, like an oil painting instead of a thumbnail for a movie, like a Raphael oil painting, very linear see, very easy to understand sheeee?

tfux.

so I can’t have on single moment.

am i still at this?

is this ice quesasdilla really good?

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 8:08 pm  

Thursday, November 9, 2006


Hey Guys, Child’s Play is on again this year, so it’s time to show the world that gamers care, once again.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 3:18 pm  

Thursday, November 9, 2006


Here is a project I had to do for Digital Imaging. Well, I didn’t have to do it exactly like this, but I did have to do a compositing project, you know the deal. I can handle shooting for compositing, and I know how to do it, but I’m not really a fan of actually doing it.

I’d rather spend 8 hours behind the lens in the camera or processing out a whole set or show of images versus taking the same time to make a composited image look really slick. It can look really cool if done right and I know people who do amazing things in photoshop, but it’s just not as much fun for me. Working to make something look surreal in a straight photo is more exciting to me than working to make something unreal look acceptable to the eye.

The file was created to make a 20inch to 40 inch tall print, so even as a large jpg it’s not really viewed as intended.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 1:35 am  

Wednesday, November 8, 2006


I’ve got some large projects on the burner right now. Here are a couple images to hold you over.

The second picture is a shot of Michael in front of a blue roll of paper (improperly lit in this shot, btw).
Using a vibrant color like that makes it easy to extract subjects from the background for compositing images.
I’ve got a compositing assignment coming up for digital, so I was shooting in front of that the other day.
Michael was helping me out, even though he was feeling a little sick. Highly recommended person.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 5:15 am  

Monday, November 6, 2006

Family Of Man 2007


Three of my pictures have been selected for the international Family of Man 2007 traveling exhibition, starting in Luxembourg!
Youth from all over the world submitted photos, and the best ones were selected for the exhibit and the book being published in 2007. 

So if you are in Europe, maybe you can check the exhibit out, if not look forward to that book! I’ll let you know when I find out more publication details.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 4:29 am