This is a work in progress of something new my brother and I are collaborating on. I can’t go too far into all the details yet but essentially we’re making a storybook using a combination of Mike’s paintings/illustrations along with my paper cutout photography.
Here’s the work I did for the December 3, 2012 issue of The New Yorker Magazine involving paper cutouts. These are a little different from my usual geek-culture material, as they coincided with short stories throughout the issue. I did a bit of post-production on these as well, which most of my other cutout work is essentially absent of. I originally created 5 pieces total, though I’m guessing the one story was cut from the issue.
“Moths”- This is a little series I did for a class. The nature of project dealt with the relationship between what is private and public. While walking the streets of Halifax I had noticed myself looking into windows as I passed them, getting these small glimpses of people’s private life. The thought occurred during the moment and not before- there was no premeditation that I wanted to be a weirdo looking into someone’s private residence. But I think it’s interesting that we are unable to help it, like moths to flame. The “flame” is being caught, I suppose. As for the shots being premeditated, I simply walked with my camera/tripod until I saw something that clicked in my brain- then photographed it and moved on. I only took 2-3 of one frame then kept walking… mostly because it was like 0 degrees (F) outside and windy as a mauf. I think my fingers almost fell off. Your rights as a photographer vary depending on your location. In Nova Scotia, I learned, one is allowed to photograph whatever they wish, so long as they (the photographer) are on a public space. These photos were all taken from the sidewalk.
This is a band I played drums in around 2006-2008. Lots of good memories from those shows. I miss playing my kit since I had to leave it behind in the states. thrice’s riley breckenridge had a big influence on my playing.
Here are a few random photos I took over the holiday visiting my hometown Westerly, Rhode Island.
thief! again! I took the paper figure out on my patio today and tried incorporating a real background. halifax being one of the windiest places I’ve ever been in didn’t make it very easy. i had to tape the whole length of a metal ruler against the back of piece and reinforce it to the wall to get it to stay still enough for the shot.