12 in 21 – October 2021 – Figurine Reboot

Figurine Reboot is the October 2021 installment of ’12 in 21’, a year-long series of month-long art/photography projects. 12 in 21 is an opportunity to delve into projects and interests usually pushed to the side. Visually, there is no set agenda, just energetic exploration allowing the process to inform and inspire. Many of the projects are analog based. In the current series I am revisiting working with toy figurines. The bulk of my prior work with figurines was creating clever pictures for stock photography agencies, which inevitably led to a series of professional assignments as well. In the new series I’m following my nose, experimenting, and having fun. Thanks for looking and please subscribe! 

12 in 21 – October 2021 – Figurine Reboot

Figurine Reboot is the October 2021 installment of ’12 in 21’, a year-long series of month-long art/photography projects. 12 in 21 is an opportunity to delve into projects and interests usually pushed to the side. Visually, there is no set agenda, just energetic exploration allowing the process to inform and inspire. Many of the projects are analog based. In this series I am revisiting working with toy figurines. The bulk of my prior work with figurines was creating clever pictures for stock photo agencies, which inevitably led to a series of professional assignments as well. Here is a sampling of this earlier work. In the new series I’ll be following my nose, experimenting, and having fun. Thanks for looking and please subscribe! 

12 in 21 – September 2021 – The Scrapheap of History

This month I am digging out old unfinished collage projects and attempting to resuscitate them, jolting them back to life, like Dr. Frankenstein, but for art. It is turning out more like taking that leftover piece of chicken from last nights not-so-satisfying dinner, and trying to revive it with that weird Trader Joe’s taco sauce that you also don’t much care for, plus some grated cheese etc….  And you eat it anyway.

12 in 21 – August 2021 – Group 4

Apps, Filters and Templates is the August 2021 installment of ’12 in 21’, a year-long series of month-long art/photography projects. 12 in 21 is an opportunity to delve into projects and interests usually pushed to the side. Visually, there is no set agenda, just energetic exploration allowing the process to inform and inspire. Many of the projects are analog based. In this series I am freely, loosely, and liberally playing around with various photo manipulation apps, filters and templates, both on my mobile device and using Photoshop on the desktop. I am using a wide variety of my own images. It’s Summertime, no time for serious, meaningful artwork that conforms to some rigorous, abstract self-assigned standard of quality or aesthetics. Screw that, let’s relax and have a little fun. Thanks for looking and please subscribe! 

12 in 21 – August 2021 – Group 3

Apps, Filters and Templates is the August 2021 installment of ’12 in 21’, a year-long series of month-long art/photography projects. 12 in 21 is an opportunity to delve into projects and interests usually pushed to the side. Visually, there is no set agenda, just energetic exploration allowing the process to inform and inspire. Many of the projects are analog based. In this series I am freely, loosely, and liberally playing around with various photo manipulation apps, filters and templates, both on my mobile device and using Photoshop on the desktop. I am using a wide variety of my own images. It’s Summertime, no time for serious, meaningful artwork that conforms to some rigorous, abstract self-assigned standard of quality or aesthetics. Screw that, let’s relax and have a little fun. Thanks for looking and please subscribe! 

12 in 21 – August 2021 – Group 2

Apps, Filters and Templates is the August 2021 installment of ’12 in 21’, a year-long series of month-long art/photography projects. 12 in 21 is an opportunity to delve into projects and interests usually pushed to the side. Visually, there is no set agenda, just energetic exploration allowing the process to inform and inspire. Many of the projects are analog based. In this series I am freely, loosely, and liberally playing around with various photo manipulation apps, filters and templates, both on my mobile device and using Photoshop on the desktop. I am using a wide variety of my own images. It’s Summertime, no time for serious, meaningful artwork that conforms to some rigorous, abstract self-assigned standard of quality or aesthetics. Screw that, let’s relax and have a little fun. Thanks for looking and please subscribe! 

12 in 21 – August 2021 – Group 1

Apps, Filters and Templates is the August 2021 installment of ’12 in 21’, a year-long series of month-long art/photography projects. 12 in 21 is an opportunity to delve into projects and interests usually pushed to the side. Visually, there is no set agenda, just energetic exploration allowing the process to inform and inspire. Many of the projects are analog based. In this series I am freely, loosely, and liberally playing around with various photo manipulation apps, filters and templates, both on my mobile device and using Photoshop on the desktop. I am using a wide variety of my own images. It’s Summertime, no time for serious, meaningful artwork that conforms to some rigorous, abstract self-assigned standard of quality or aesthetics. Screw that, let’s relax and have a little fun. Thanks for looking and please subscribe! 

12 in 21 – July 2021

Nullland Reboot is the July 2021 installment of ’12 in 21’, a year-long series of month-long art/photography projects. It is an opportunity to delve into projects and interests usually pushed to the side. Visually there is no set agenda, just energetic exploration allowing the process to inform and inspire. Many of the projects are analog based. 

Here are the 10 images created for the Nullland Reboot project. Yes, Photoshop. Note: Throughout the past 18 months Covid 19 related themes have sprung up in my work, most notably images and sculptures reminiscent of the spiked SARS virus protein.  The Nullland series was originally devised as a statement about our tendency toward self-imposed alienation, but now it hauntingly speaks to the issue of quarantine and lockdown during this unsettling era. Thanks for looking and please subscribe! 

12 in 21 – July 2021

Nullland Reboot is the July 2021 installment of ’12 in 21’, a year-long series of month-long art/photography projects. It is an opportunity to delve into projects and interests usually pushed to the side. Visually there is no set agenda, just energetic exploration allowing the process to inform and inspire. Many of the projects are analog based. 

Here are 6 images from the original Nullland series. I had begun this work a dozen years ago, created a few images, then put it to the side.  Throughout the past 18 months Covid 19 related themes have sprung up in my work, most notably images and sculptures reminiscent of the spiked SARS virus protein.  The Nullland series was originally devised as a statement about our tendency toward self-imposed alienation, but now it hauntingly speaks to the issue of quarantine and lockdown during this unsettling era. Thanks for looking and please subscribe! 

NOISY MAN

Sometime back in the mid-Eighties, dear friend Jerald Frampton and I thought it might be a good idea to join forces and create a photo studio together. He promptly came up with the name ‘Noisy Man’ and I set out to make a batch of film still life photos for some as-yet undefined portfolio… Within minutes of our fledgling endeavor, we scrapped it, choosing instead to look for other ways to spur our careers from hopelessly obscure to completely unknown. 35 years later this series became the starting point for the June 2021 installation of ’12 in 21′, AKA the Noisy Man Reboot