Monday, December 19, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Tittle: Senior Picture, Year 2152
In the year 2152 it is a law for all cyborgs to show at least 1/4 of their face, so that everyone knows if they are a robot or a human. This makes a normal school portrait, not so normal....
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Don’t worry “The Man/SheMan” is always monitoring some aspect of your life. He/She needed the help of mechanical contractor at some point in time to develop this metering system but, now it’s installed and no matter what walk of life you are from you are still being watched about your usage.
We talked a great deal about ethics last week in class (Art Institute of Colorado- Web Portfolio Design 1) and often the Man/SheMan imposes their will upon the common folk who are striving to live a good life. It seems unfair with many of the laws and guidelines that are imposed upon us but we need to live within the confines that society gives us. We can and do change the injustices we are faced with but it takes time.
During this holiday season, let’s appreciate the life we have and the opportunities are presented us. Make the most of what we have and find some crafty new ways to “take down” the Man/SheMan (in a good way.)
Don’t think about mechanics think about actions!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
It would have been easy, convenient and down right predictable to capture an image at Thanksgiving of the bird, the dinner table or the carnivorous, tryptophan laced guests around the dinner table, but I didn’t, that’s just not my style.
Instead this year on Thanksgiving weekend, I set off on picture taking adventure and gave thanks to Mother (i.e. Mother Nature) and the grand queen of the Rockies, the great state of Colorado. Not many states can provide you the vistas or the golden hour colors as a November day in Colorado. When Mother Nature intervenes and grants you sunny skies and 70+ degrees how can you complain?
This year I gave heartfelt verbal thanks and expressed my true blessings on “Tday” to my family members, my dog and my 8,000 friends at the Turkey Trot in Washington Park. I spent the balance of the weekend taking images and enjoying the great Colorado outdoors and appreciating the freedoms and the rights we have in this great country.
It may sound a little too overly patriotic or semi-pedantic but, there are days you just need to sit back, soak it all in and appreciate the planet and the place that you are in!
I did however appreciate the way in which facebook allows us to share our thanks like never before!
"I want to help paint Uncle Charlie." I hear my niece Willow say from across the market. For most people Thanksgiving means eating a big meal with your family, but in my family we work with food so that's out the window. Thanksgiving Day is the only day the market is closed until Christmas. We take this time to decorate the market. Most of my family gets together early on Thanksgiving morning to hang garland, string up lights and paint the window. There is always something that can be done. For us it's the only day of the week we can finally relax.
We live in a highly mechanical world. Advances in technology has become a daily change in our lives. As technology gets better, everything becomes faster. News, health, and even entertainment. I have an app on my phone that will allow me to acces my laptop no matter where it is granted it has an Internet connection. Now that's fast!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The first light sunrise image made me pull over and shoot for a brief moment. The geese landing in the water and the cresting sun made for a lovely image. There's something special about being able to experience a sunrise like this one. The nature preserve was dirty and full of dropped limbs from the storm the previous week, but once I got out to the edge of the lake you just didn't notice.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Writing: Jared Williams Photo: Vicki Macklberg
Lurie, Lurie, Lurie!
Ever since she was a little girl Lurie loved to read books and hang out in the local cemetery. In fact, she spent so much time there that her parents put up a head stone to honor her. She did not think it was odd since the cemetery was right behind her house.
It was all fun and candy until Lurie started to bury her dolls in the cemetery, along with her cats. When her parents said she could no longer do that, they suddenly disappeared.
Now, that is creepy!