Harry Callahan, Chicago, 1960 The Estate of Harry Callahan Film. Photography was a different medium then. Oh the majesty of great film photographer’s work process. Here’s a line on Harry Callahan wikipedia: His technical photographic method was to go out almost every morning, walk through the city he lived in and take numerous pictures. He […]
Do you think anyone would buy a painting with the words, “Don’t Forget the Cookies”?Why the initial caps? Not sure. Mysteries abound. For the record, I have a Post-It Note on my computer with those words. Leftovers from a company lunch included cookies. I receive more joy in sharing a cookie or two with my […]
On ebay there is regularly someone selling a box of game-used Major League baseballs. The photo accompanying this listing offers great visual interest. In fact, it would serve as a good example to any Foundational Art course. Repetition. That’s easily noted. You wanna be an artist? A reliable foundational technique is repetition. The inherent order […]
Today Apple announced revised plans for its 2.8 million square foot headquarters building. If you haven’t seen it, it’s shaped like a giant spaceship doughnut, one that will hold 12,000 employees. What will be at the very exact center of this circular campus? From the renderings it looks to be just an open field of […]
image courtesy of New York Magazine via Yahoo Word on the street is that Jack Lew is going to be appointed the Sec. of Treasury. What’s that matter for a blog about art, design, technology and other chicago hot dog randomness? Lew’s signature. It is simply pure awesomeness.
Boys and girls, men and women, all those who fancy the boxes that capture light into visible forms of recognition, Nikon filed for a patent that converts film cameras into digital cameras. Swap out the back door case on the camera and whamm-o… digital photography. Analog becomes digital. This is just a patent. The odds […]
This illustration of the Nikon D600 Fn Button looks like an angry eye. I know what you’re thinking. Four months of no blog posts and THIS is the first effort?
I found a Post-It note in my boiler room with the following note: No time for cameras. We’ll use our eyes instead. I see flashes. I have no idea what this means.
I was cleaning the basement and came across this family toy. It’s the Digital Derby Auto Raceway from 1978. This was a favorite toy in the Maldre house, especially with my twin brother. I popped in two C batteries and unfortunately it didn’t start up even though the battery compartment looked pretty clean. The term […]
Usually on my computer’s desktop there is a folder called “clean up”. Recently I was downloading stock images of floors. That folder was randomly placed below the “clean up” folder resulting in a new message.