Not Quite So, I got a pretty poor grade on a portfolio assignment this week. It’s mostly my fault for not finishing it; I haven’t concentrated on it as much as I should have between other classes’ assignments and old hard drives crashing. The crashing
X-Ray Vision I’m bad at selfies, and I usually hate other photos of myself, so when I’m doing portraits of someone and they’re uncomfortable, I honestly understand. I mean, I’ve never actually seen my own face. I’ve seen my (flipped) face in a mirror, and
St. John’s does Rachmaninoff St. Martin’s Chamber Choir kicks off their 25th anniversary season with a gorgeous performance of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil. Held in the historic Saint John’s Cathedral in Capitol Hill, the lights were dimmed to simulate the darkness in which it would traditionally
Hello Fear You know what’s really weird? Being a human who gets paid for the output of their creative brain for a business’ needs. Let me be specific: I am afraid that every time I go to shoot something for a paid assignment, the muse
Nonesuch Records Inc. At times intimate, choral, weird, and thought-provoking, Fleet Foxes’ new video is worth the wait. Crack Up, the album from which the songs hail, is a much more eclectic and less tight album than their two previous ones, in part because it
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Atlantic Death Cab for Cutie is figuring out how to be old, so of course they made an album about it. Continuing the more upbeat, rhythmically focused trend of their later albums, Thank You for Today also keeps the
I’m tired of everyone posting crap photos everywhere. And not just a couple—clearly people held down the shutter and then posted everything that came out the other end. Why is it that everyone is a photographer now? More to the point: why is it annoying?
If you’ve ever seen two photographers at the same event, you may have noticed they play a little game I call “Whose Lens is Bigger.” It’s like a dick-measuring contest—but publicly acceptable, and supposedly signals something about one’s artistic merit or level of professionalism or