Thursday, January 28, 2010


one of the pics:

Largest PinHole Camera Image

Apparently, back in 2006, a group of guys got together and said, "hey so they are going to tear down this airport hangar to make a park" "lets do something to remember this place by" So they made a huge pin hole camera out of an airplane hangar. They say that it may be the largest one ever. I am sure that is so. Here are a few images of it, and some websites to go to for more information.

Overview on what it is:  msnbc
Website for the project: the legacy photo project
Full summary on how they did it: here

see you soon


Daguerreotypes - haunting images

Daguerreotypes are wonderful pictures from the 1800s. They were the forerunners to the camera as we know it today. For me, daugerrotypes have this eerie quality to them. I think this is because of the blank faces the individuals have in the images. Of course, it took a long time to take one picture, so it makes sense that their faces would have no character. Knowing this, they still seem a little scary to me.
I found one really cool one, its subtitle read : Posing for John W. Draper; Dorothy Catherine Draper sits for the first American daguerreotype photo of a woman at NYU in Manhattan, New York, USA, in 1839.

Its from this blog: "A Photo A Day Keeps The..." whatever - you know the rest. If you want to follow him, here is the site. Click here if you would like to see the particular blog about the image above.

This page tells you how to make an image look like a daguerreotype using photoshop. I tried it, it was fun and it came out really nicely. I found this funky web site that has all kinds of photographs, of all types. The page for daguerreotypes only has four images, but they are way cool.

A daguerreotype that had a landscape included were also very useful for naturalists, as well as people who lived far away. I guess it would help people living in, lets say California, see the niagra falls. It is something most people back then would never get to do, but would be able to see it through an image.
This one was taken in 1869:

This is from this blog. I think it is about a history student?

There are so many beautiful daguerreotypes out there, if you ever get the chance, you should look at some.

Bye for now,


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Anchorman continued...

Soooo I haven't finished watching the movie. Why? Because I completly forgot that I had to work, and I had to cut the movie short. I was watching at the same time as I was reading texts from last night, and let me tell you, it was a great combination. I was cracking up all over the place. Maybe later today I will finally finish watching the movie. Once I do, I will let all of you know what I thought of it. But really, I cant stop thinking about freaks and geeks, I want it NOW!

Finally finished watching the movie. I like it a lot. It is extremely funny, very entertaining. I can see why so many people always quote this movie. I think my favorite part was when they started singing Afternoon Delite - by far the funniest thing I have seen in any film with will ferrell. Any part that had steve carell was pretty hilarious. The writers for this movie are not only creative, but definitely tested their limits on what they thought the mass audience would enjoy. I would recommend this film to any person who wants to watch a light comedy that you dont need your brain to watch. Wait...did that make sense?   

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I am watching ANCHORMAN!!!

I am watching anchorman right now. The last time i saw this movie, I was on a date with a creep. I haven't seen it since then. So I am kinda excited about it now, we'll see how much I like it. But the reason I am putting this up is because there was a preview for the new Freaks and Geeks DVD coming out, and I am PUMPED!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that show! It was so funny and a little endearing I really made me smile when I watched it. It came out during what like my seventh or eighth grade, and my parents wouldn't let me watch it, so I would have to sneak a peek every few minutes. I haven't watched it since, but I am hoping its as good as it was then. But anyways....back to anchorman, let you know how I like it...
Scotch, I love Scotch!


Camera Obscura

This is a really cool website about a camera obscura show that the National college of art and design in dublin is doing. It is the Postgraduate Interim show, which probably means the kids showing know what they are doing. from their website "For this show, the Light House will be our camera obscura. Artworks on display are ongoing observations, insights, comments about the world outside. Views are inverted, spaces converted and ideas subverted in open, relational discourses. We invite you to come inside and encounter the developing mediations and meditations of the first year MFA & MA students of the National College of Art and Design." So it is all about camera obscura. they only had one picture up that wasnt so hot, so I am going to look for another one....

Oh look! I found one! This image is from Abelardo Morell, who we spoke about in class. It is a pretty awesome picture, I am excited to see what else we learn about in class!

Talk soon