Friday, April 3, 2009


My girlfriend is a photographer. A while ago she was throwing out a bunch of old gallery prints of her photos; ones she didn't like any more or that had gotten small scratches on them. I stopped her and grabbed a bunch for my own nefarious purposes.

I've been attacking them with sharpies and distorting them into new, abstract pieces.

This was my first single panel experiment along these lines. I have a larger, more ambitious, multi-panel one that I'll post later (it's too big to scan easily).


  1. This is quite exciting. Can't wait to see more.

  2. I can imagine this style working great in sequence. I'm looking forward to seeing the multi-panel piece.

  3. goodstuff fersure, i esp dig the procedural aspect you've utilized to create the work, how they are actually photographs, the pinnacle of representationalism & transform them into abstraction.

    also, the reclamation from machine, from tool, from camera -- with the intervention of human hands

    (developing developed)

  4. As a pack rat/collector/artist/weirdo, I shudder to think how many beautiful possibilities have been thrown into the trash, especially "bad" photographs. It's really, really wonderful to see other people saving these open-ended ideas from oblivion and doing something so outstanding with them. Thanks for the inspiration. This entire blog is another amazing source of joy for me.


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