Thursday, January 31, 2008



Five AM after working all night moving periods around before deciding to remove them altogether seems like a fitting time to realize you’re going to be 22 in four days.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 9:55 pm  

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


My debit card is on the table in front of me. It hasn’t been out of my site or touch in months. And yet, somehow, my photography account is 280 dollars in the negatives. I’m currently on hold with security from Suntrust bank. The only places I’ve used it recently are Amazon.com and through paypal for a photography submission fee. I’m not quite sure how this could happen. I’m not particularly happy right now.



ATM Transaction $962.99


ATM Transaction $395.86


Well, apparently we’ve caught it. I won’t be able to use the card for a couple weeks, while they send me out a new one, but I won’t get hit for the charges. Apparently they were at Best Buy and Footlocker, in two separate towns in florida. Odd as fuck. She thinks the clerk at CVS I went to a couple weeks ago may have made a copy, or something similar, but they’re taking care of the losses and charging the case. She was actually rather helpful. Unfortunately I still have to go in tomorrow and fill out an affidavit at the savannah branch and wait while they process it till I can use this card for my expenses again. Egh.

Just goes to show, shit happens.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 6:48 pm  

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Some rainy day images. That condensation builds up on my camera real easy.

I learned today that I’ve gotten two images into CMYK #40, which is the 5th time I’ve gotten into that magazine. I wasn’t even sure I had submitted this last time. I wonder when they’ll tell me to stop submitting.

Here’s something that’s been weighing on my mind a bit. I feel like there is nothing cool or interesting about being a photographer. It’s not hard to be a wanker. I feel like almost every photographer I meet somehow has this idea that they are cool. I am not cool. I’m really not. I think that those guys who work underground building subways are cool. Bomb squad personal have got to be pretty intense. Fucking farmers must be geniuses. Being a photographer is really pretty mundane.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 5:34 pm  

Monday, January 28, 2008


What existed outside of my window, this fall, to the back of the building.

I’ve written a script. Would you like to read it? I’m still editing, working on formatting and punctuation, but you may help.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 9:24 am  

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Ideally this is me in a few years. Just chillaxin.

I’ve managed to get everything together this weekend, finish up a job, and create some great art with beth, make 20 prints for my book class and 18 prints for personal vision class, each of which required only 10. Things just came together at the end, although I am up at four AM, which I suppose isn’t healthy.

Images images images. I’ve got so many images! Who looks at photographs, anyway? I certainly don’t feel like I look at much 2d art these days, I’m so busy trying to get mine in order. I do tend to still inhale music, video, and word, though.

Beth and I made three notebooks of writings and drawings, three paintings, many photographs, several mixed media pieces, large text poster art, a video, and computer documents plus created set design, costume, and characters as part of an installation, then sent in the proposal to some galleries. We’re both extremely embarrassed and sort of excited about our baby. It’s personal to a fault, and leaks our hopes, dreams, secrets, and failings. It will probably be called “Permanent Stick-It-Out-Ed-Ness: Our Artist Trip” if it goes up.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 9:16 pm  

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Does anyone know any software that can play back a timestamped gaim chatlog, so the messages appear at the intervals they were typed at? Or an easy way to make a video of such a thing?

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 3:14 pm  

Friday, January 25, 2008


Lunch with Joelle and flying kites on the beach.



posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 11:23 am  

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Sam and Cat, and Zulmarie. Caving in trees in savannah.

I’ve been doing some spelunking myself. I love that term. I heard it three times in one day, in separate and unrelated conversations, two times meaning actual going into caves (which I’ve done) and once in reference to staying alone in your room for large amounts of time (which I’ve done.)

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 12:38 pm  

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Zulmarie found this sign next to some big paintings hung up in the park. I have no comment on the quality of the paintings.

I’ve been working on my own jobs, right now. Dust spotting dust spotting dust spotting. I’ve got all my recent film scanned, but it’s going to be a bit before much of it is online anywhere.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 1:52 pm  

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Some pictures from this past halloween in savannah.

I’m getting a little bit restless. The personal work is going well, I suppose, sort of a consistent aesthetic, but it’s purposefully not an exciting one and sometimes it’s hard to work with, and I probably need a couple day break. I think I want to shoot a few rolls on a 35mm point just to clear my head. Or maybe get out the mamiya 645 for a little bit. Or shoot some black and white. Do a small project. Anyone want to commission something?

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 7:32 am  

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