January 28th, 2011 by rbanks
Because video should be more vertical.
I read a lot of magazines about design, architecture, gaming and so on. I’m constantly ripping pages our of them if I see something that I think is interesting, or just visually compelling. These often end up pasted into my sketchbook. I’m very behind with this process. Here’s a shot of my current stash of unpasted images. I carry these around with me in a ziploc bag, waiting for a moment to pick a few that seem relevant to what I’m working on in order to have an excuse to stick them in with my notes and sketches.
I’ve continued with the portrait of the day effort I mentioned earlier. This time I’m working from a book I found in Oxfam called Portrait of England by Sylvester Jacobs. Published in 1976 it has loads of photos of people from that period, mostly in black and white. I’m using it to focus a little more on light and dark, using graphite or watercolour. Here are the “best”. I’ll spare you from the REAL turkeys.
A new year, so time to go through the 4,400 shots I’ve taken this year to pick out my favorites. I was surprised to see that this is the 7th year I’ve done this. 44 images this year, which is pretty much in line with last year’s 42 images + 1 video. It’s a totally random process. I’ve felt a little flat about how focused I’ve been on this activity, despite the new camera I mentioned (and still love) last year. So I’m happy to find that I like the results. Lots more people than normal, and a few shots that are a little more “snappy” than I’d like, but I’m quite pleased.
Here’s the slideshow…