Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Yes! I love it when something you think sucks ends up being amazing in someone elses eyes.

Especially when they’re the judge of something.

So at the end of this quarter we all had to bring in our pinhole cameras (which was the first time I’ve ever made one, and seriously it’s a cardboard box with two holes in it for film holders, covered in ductape, and wrapped in a sheet (well, a sheet made out of blackout cloth). It’s designed to make a panoramic image from two 4x5s.

Anyway, I finally got some ok images out of it, still very blurry (which you might not be able to see in the jpgs, but was very obvious in the 13×19 (times two) prints. I spent all night working on them, scanning the 4x5s, and retouching them because they seemed to have huge scratches all over them.

I put the prints up today, exaughsted and pretty sure they were crap, and after the judge goes all around and talks to us about all of our cameras, she says

“Well, the best camera and prints combination obviously goes to.. Ian.”

and I practically fell over. I did not see that coming.

Apparently she really liked this landscape.

So I get an original large Craig Stevens print of my choice. (value: over 1,000 dollars) as prize.
What a sweet way to end the quarter! (and kick start my small art collection, which was starting to stagnate)

Anyway, I gave her the original prints of the one she liked (I was just going to toss them probably, haha).

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 7:54 am  

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