Wednesday, January 31, 2007


A few snapshots from northampton, MA, a couple years back. I think my third roll of film ever shot.

and also a couple from up there just this past winter break.

Just a few somber shots of that lovely little town. I think they were all during winter, just a few years apart.

I had a chat with my grandma today, and although I’m still sick, the phone call with her cheered me up a lot and got me a bit more motivated.
So maybe the brief gap in my daily posting is over.

I’ve got photoshop working again on my computer!

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 9:07 am  

Saturday, January 27, 2007


Computer is up and running!

I’ve still got a lot of work to do, I had to spend more than I hoped to, and not everything is exactly at the level of performance that I’d like in an ideal world, but for the most part everything is running smoothly. I think things will improve slightly as I finish tweaking and organizing everything. It’s probably going to be a couple days before my workflow is all in order again, but it will happen.

If there’s anything important that I’ve missed in the past couple days, let me know! I hope everyone is doing well. :)

Also, I let an old domain name expire, and in place of it I now own iaaphoto.com. So if you ever want to get to this blog by typing the least amount of letters possible, just type in iaaphoto.com and it will redirect you here.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 5:16 am  

Thursday, January 25, 2007


JPG Magazine has a new category up, Entropy.
I may have some others that fit better, but since I don’t have access to my archives right now, I’m choosing one that I already uploaded there, one from my first few rolls of film. The more I think about what was my original idea for that image, years back, the more I feel comfortable with submitting it to this category.

I couldn’t bring myself to dustspot this one, for some reason. It’s going to be interesting to see if anyone else agrees with me on that… I sort of doubt it, but we’ll see.

Anyway

You can see it large and vote on it at JPG.

Also, while you are there, I’ve got three more available to vote on for the previous issue. I promise only one more reminder on the last day of voting for those. If you already did, I really do appreciate it.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 6:11 pm  

Thursday, January 25, 2007



Mom by me.


Me by mom.

Rolleicord V.
Winter break 2006

Also, I updated me profile picture with a picture taken since my haircut.

I’ll probably make it into an icon at some point.
I think I look really creepy in it. I’m not used to the hair yet, haha.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 5:48 am  

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


hello dreamers
catch one for me

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 6:59 pm  

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


A cross processed and not very high quality scan of Dash, shot around this time last year. Not a very flattering shot, haha. I’m still working out of the computer lab, so I don’t have access to most of my archives or new stuff right now. Ah well, we make do. Also, check out that lens distortion. His chest looks like a brick wall. haha

I think this one is interesting though, because I think it’s an example of where I can get a much better result in the darkroom than in scanning, at least with my equipment. It doesn’t really have the range of a traditional dark room in handling crossprocessed images… at least not that I’ve been able to get out of it yet. I bet it’s somewhere there.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 5:32 pm  

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Thanks for everyone’s kind words about the haircut. I’ll try and reply to all the comments when I can, stuff is still crazy right now. I just needed a change and I told my friend Joelle to just do whatever she thought looked good. I like it, I think. To those of you that miss the long hair, it will grow back.. maybe. I don’t know.

I ordered the computer parts I need too, we decided to go with newegg. Should be fine.

Anyway, and more importantly,

ianaleksanderadams.com is up!

There are still things to be tweaked (Some of the images are cropped wrong or need to be adjusted to look better on black ground, The random script still doesn’t always refresh, the cv/resume is just temp listing copy pasted from my profile, etc), and feedback is appreciated.
It works best for me in firefox and I made it at 1280×1024. It probably still doesn’t look good in 1024×768 or lower.
but all the galleries should work now.

I think I like it that the text is small and sort of hard to read, because I find it less distracting from the images. I always find text distracting. I dunno. I can change things with the navigation bar pretty easily because it is in a separate frame.

PS. Savannah kids!! There are two free shows tonight. I’m serious so serious! One is a cute litle gal touring who I saw in brooklyn and she plays some badass gameboy 8bit experimental music shit and seriously someone come with me to the show.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 3:33 am  

Tuesday, January 23, 2007



Natural light portraits I did of Mike and Ali for class.

Glad the response to my haircut was mostly positive.
I haven’t had shorter hair in 10 years or so, it’s a big change.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 12:11 am  

Monday, January 22, 2007


Goodbye.

Hello.


posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 1:53 pm  

Sunday, January 21, 2007


Hi guys. This is my first update on linux.

and this is a shot from one of my first couple rolls of film, several years ago.

My computer is basically dead. I’m booting off of a disk right now, and it works for a little bit before crashing again. I have limited web access, and can at least see that my files are intact. I need a new motherboard, and probably memory. I’ll be getting a barebones computer with processor and memory and putting my other good parts in, and it will probably end up better than before, but I feel very crippled right now and this is an expense I really didn’t expect right now. This limited operating system isn’t designed for viewing images either. It’s just a very temporary fix.

Anyway, it’s a good thing I’ve already uploaded the next 130 or so jpgs to my webserver, so even if I didn’t have my computer for a month I could still update this blog!

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 5:31 pm  

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