Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Got home today for Kansas City and found a bunch of family albums laying on the desk so I flipped through them and found this picture of my dad. I don't know anything about it yet, but as a photograph it's fantastic. I feel like there could be a whole article to go with it about young executives trying to make money, vacations, fashion, etc. It's great.
Posted by Panda Nap Photography at 3:54 PM
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
(Itunes: City and Colour- Little Hell)
Saw Bon Iver play at the UIC Pavilion last Friday with my lovely girlfriend. She bought the tickets as an early Christmas present. It was the best show i've ever seen and most likely will ever see. Justin played with a nine piece band that included members from The National, The Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, and more. My only regret is not recording every song... Here's a few pictures. I'll try to post more, but I'm not to fond of them. Obviously I was more interested in just being a spectator.
Posted by Panda Nap Photography at 6:52 PM
Sunday, October 2, 2011
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Friday, May 20, 2011
(itunes: City and Colour_Fragile Bird)
This building is so cool just for it's stark color and perforated fasade treatment. It's called Le Cube Orange by Jakob+MacFarlane. It sits on the Saone river in Lyon, France. Supposedly a second cube in green is going to be built next to it in 2013.
Posted by Panda Nap Photography at 2:47 PM
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
(itunes: Local Natives- World News)
London:: White City
This is where i live- well, actually, I'm in a couple buildings down the street, but it's the same scene. Couryard in the middle of three residential buildings. I'm on the top floor and our little porch has a view to the courtyard. The other day a squirrel nicked the lights to my flatmate's bike from the porch. He saw it happened. I'm not lying.
Posted by Panda Nap Photography at 7:03 AM
Friday, February 25, 2011
(itunes: Carolyn's awesome mix CD)
These are a couple photos from my photography project. I might post some more or just post the whole thing when the project is finished. It's become quite the controversial topic in class.
Basically the project is built around a trigger and an action. What you choose to do can be as basic or as meaningful as you want it to be so I decided to choose something that would prod a spiritual discussion with my class.
The phone booths that are dotted all around London shocked me when I first arrived because even as you walk by them it is clear that there are images of naked women pasted everywhere inside of them. I later learned they were ads for call girls (prostitutes). I was offended by the images and the fact that they were so available to everyone, even children. I chose the booths as the trigger and then the response was to take a picture of the ground every time I walked by as a means of distraction. My critique was that I wasn't really addressing the trigger and my class really wanted to me to go inside these booths. For a long time I resisted that and felt it was completely against my original intention, but then I talked to Ben Krogh, a great friend, last week and explained my frustration. He suggest that I should go inside, but spend that time praying for the women on the pictures and praying protection over myself. He also suggested getting prayer support from my friends back home. I really liked that idea and decided to give it a shot and still shield my eyes from the images through the blurring of the camera lens.
So the experience became about the mindset and spiritual preparation of creating the photograph. When I went inside those booths I immediately felt claustrophobic and spiritual darkness, but I just kept praying while trying to compose a successful photograph of the experience. I had a really good crit after presenting the photos and it spurred on a really good discussion about prayer and miracles where I was able to further present my Christian worldview to the class. I've got a couple more weeks before I create a Large Format photograph that will embody the the whole project. Not sure how i'll compose that image yet.
Posted by Panda Nap Photography at 8:54 AM