Friday, October 30, 2009

Texas Tech and the SRO Gallery – Call for Entries


Sarah Jamison, who I met at SPE in Dallas (her personal work has been noted in this blog before), wrote me to let me know about some updates over at the Texas Tech University’s School of Art’s SRO Gallery.

(image from Jay Gould‘s solo show. Jay was previously mentioned here)

In case you’re not acquainted, the Standing Room Only Photography Gallery (SRO for short) has been featuring solo shows from emerging artists for some time.

They’ve also got a blog up publishing interviews and features on the work of some very interesting artists.

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(Recent piece by Oliver Herring, featured on the blog)

Sarah tells me they are always looking for new work, and that they’ve got a particular call for entries ending March 17th. They are looking for eight solo shows during the 2010-2011 academic year.

Since there is no entry fee, you have absolutely no excuse to not send some work over.

You can read all about it on this PDF. Blog submissions can be sent to srophotogallery.art@ttu.edu

If you do get in – let me know too! I’ll make a post about your show when it goes up. Good luck!

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 1:20 pm  

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Flip Through Blowing Fog: All Images Blatantly Stolen! Submit for Issue 2, Blatantly Curated!


I wanted to share the first issue of Blowing Fog with someone, which motivated me to finally get it online. On short notice, I did an export to SWF through indesign and I was surprisingly ok with it. I still wish it looked more like the physical copy, but for a quick fix it’s pretty good. So I whipped up the rest of the page and a little text about submissions for the second issue.

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It’s not the most elegant code I’ve ever hobbled together, so let me know it’s absolutely breaking down for any of you. Once I’m happy with it, I’ll add it to the site nav.

And, more importantly, start sending me those shots for issue 2: All Images Blatantly Curated!

I’ve mentioned it before, but the subject is behind the scenes on fashion shoots. I know a lot of you have assisted or even shoot fashion and I’m sure you’ve got some embarrassing outtakes somewhere. I need them. I want them. Even better: guerrilla documentary. Or career ruining Polaroids (ideally your own career. You don’t want to work in that industry anyway).

All images in this issue will be credited (name and link), unless otherwise requested. The links in the online file will be live. This last issue, the photographers were not intentionally in on the joke, so crediting seemed almost cruel, but this time it’s about laughing together and featuring some good shots that would never get published otherwise.

Submissions through email are easiest, but if you have to mail me a print, send me a note and I’ll let you know my address.

Hook me up. Email jpgs to ian@ianaleksanderadams.com

The issue won’t be out until I get enough work to deem it done. I don’t set deadlines for these things. This means, if you want to see it, encourage people to send in images and/or send in images yourself. I’ll be out looking at portfolio reviews, personal connections, etc as well – but random connections on the internet are a primary source for this tomfoolery.

Everyone included will get a copy of the zine file at print resolution. I may be working with a graphic designer on this one, but we’ll see if we want to get that complicated. I sort of like the slapped together feel of the first issue and at the rate it sold out, it seemed everyone else did too.

Based on the last issue, the first printing probably won’t make it past the initial Savannah opening and one round of blog sale, so if there is demand, I will upload both issues to magcloud or something. We’ll jump that fence when we get to it.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 5:08 am  

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Last Chance to View Arbor at the Michael Mazzeo Gallery


I recently had the honor of having a piece in Arbor at the Michael Mazzeo Gallery. It’s the “inaugural edition of the RSVP initiative, an interactive and inclusive program of curated photography exhibitions in which artists are asked to respond to a call for images initiated on  the gallery blog.”

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The listing has the project up until October 31st at www.michaelmazzeo.com, complete with links for catalog and print sales.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 3:03 am  

Thursday, October 29, 2009

SCAD Grad David Field Rocks HassyNYC


I just noticed that David Field, fellow SCAD grad and NYC pal of mine, is currently in the running over at the HassyNYC contest. Along with the other two finalists, he’s going to be creating images and meeting challenges as part of some giant promo-fest for Hasselblad’s new camera.

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I’m not really worried about the camera (any of those top manufacturers make amazing products, these days) but I am rooting for David. As far as excellence in the field (haha) of commercial photography goes, he blows those guys (and many many well known shooters) out of the water. He’s a non-stop, constantly working, photo making machine. If anyone can survive in the jungle of NYC, it’s this guy.

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So, while the HassyNYC site still seems to be under construction – some of the links don’t work at all – it’s pretty easy to head on over to David’s attached flickr or twitter sites and follow him while he goes through the competition rigmarole. You guys know how I feel about twitter in general, but until he gets a real blog, we’ll have to settle for this.

And hopefully once he’s found his feet doing all this commercial work, I’ll finally get to see more of the editorial and fine art projects he’s been talking about for years. Miss the weird stuff, David. Make sure to send me an email once you’re back to shooting grizzled old men.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 1:40 am  

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Emily Metzguer – Still Moving


The following are six pieces from Emily Metzguer‘s upcoming show, Still Moving. The opening is tomorrow night (the 30th) at Desoto Row in Savannah, GA. You should really try and make it – I had the honor of seeing this project in its early stages while I was finishing up my degree at SCAD, and it really is best in person.

However, I know many of you are not local to the south eastern USA, so I’m attempting to do something new here – lets see if embedding this content directly works. After the work, there’s the artist statement. It’s simple, and it’s not new – but it’s work that works. It’s relevant. I’m a big fan.

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These really should be looping, but I’ve already had to wade through too much code for one night just to get them up there. Check out more on her site.

Artist statement, simple and to the point:

Advances in technology have changed the ways we share information. I don’t believe that still imagery will ever become obsolete, however the power that a singular frame commands has diminished greatly over the past decade. The sheer volume of imagery streaming from media, entertainment, and interactive industries has hindered our ability to be captivated by what we see. I just want people to be still with an image; therefore I had to make it move.

Oct 30 -
Nov 4
Still Moving
An MFA Photography Exhibit
by Emily Metzguer

Visit the artist’s website here.

Opening Reception Oct 30, 6-9 pm
Truspace

Press Release

2427 De Soto Avenue
Savannah, GA 31401

For those of you viewing this on the feed or at livejournal, you’ll probably have to hit up the original post to see the content. I’m not sure how it will feed out.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 12:49 am  

Monday, October 26, 2009

You Guys! I need to see Escape From Atlantis!


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I can’t find it anywhere! Did any of you tape it to a vhs?

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I heard from Bertha that “it is far suprising the movie than the actor who’s playing a devoted father who wants spend some time with his family and then gets swepped off to an adventure that whole family will never forgets.”

Wait, I don’t have a VHS.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 12:35 pm  

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Benford Lepley’s Internet Roadtrip


A few of my favorite images from Benford’s google maps roadtrip.

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Read words with Benford about his images here at The Photo Coterie and here at Mossless.

Benford Lepley is not to be confused with Benford’s Law, which states that the leading digit d (d ∈ {1, …, b − 1} ) in base b (b ≥ 2) occurs with probability

P(d)=\log_b(d+1)-\log_b(d)=\log_b \left(1+\frac{1}{d}\right).
posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 3:20 pm  

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Reblog


I’m trying to set up a wordpress that I can use with a tumblr style reblog capability, basically just skinning my google reader shared items to match the rest of the site.

I downloaded and installed FeedWordpress and set that up with a clone of my existing blog under http://www.ianaleksanderadams.com/reblog/

It seems like it might be working, though it is pretty slow to catch updates to the google reader feed, and I’m not sure if it will always post out of order or if it is only doing that because I imported in bulk from earlier.

My other concern is that articles are posting full text and I can’t figure out any way to truncate them automatically after the first couple lines, and then send back to the source page. I don’t want to steal any traffic from the original posters – my intention is to <i>send</i> them traffic. If anyone knows how I can set it up to best do this, let me know.

In the meantime, I’ve made sure the title links back to the original post, and added in a full text “via” link under each post title.

The goal here is to make it really easy for me to share fun and interesting stuff (one click) while still giving full credit where it’s due.

Maybe I should look into this:

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Just found it as I was finishing up this post. Will check it out tomorrow – must sleep now, I’m already on a weird sick day schedule cause of this darn cold.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 7:04 am  

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

In Focus Photography Grant


Michelle Collins emailed me about a grant she started last year for photography students. As her personal way of giving back, the In Focus Photography Grant is a free to apply, cash grant open to any student or recent graduate in Canada or the USA.

This year, the judges are photographers Will Steacy and Brandon Sorg, joined by Rachel Doner, art consultant and affiliate member of ARIDO.

Click here to read more about the grant and how to submit your work online.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 5:12 am  

Thursday, October 15, 2009

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via Beth Heppenstall on google reader (does anyone know how to make our shared items post to our blogs, reblog style? I’ve been too busy to look this up.)

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 8:40 pm  

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