Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mirrors: George Ferris

"I love mirrors. They let one pass through the surface of things." -Claude Chabrol
        My image was influenced by mirrors and band posters.  I looked at the theme as the name of a faux-band ('The Mirror').  The Mirror is a one-man post-punk band that was created by Christopher Montenegro in Salem, OR in 2009.  The Mirror is signed by HJK Records for a 3-record deal and starts its first national tour in May.  This image was purchased by HJK Records for distribution and circulation of the tour.

        Concert posters ('music posters') have been around for centuries with the first handbills being hand-drawn for local acts.  With the invention of lithography in the early 1800s, concert advertisement (posters) went from a local market and expanded into a regional and even national scene.  Poster advertisement began to fade as radio and movies took over the first part of the 20th century; the more popular streams of advertisement won out.  It wasn't until the rise of Rock and Roll and the counter-culture that came along that music and concert posters gained their comeback and strong influence that is still prevalent in today's society.

Here's a great article about the brief history of concert and event posters.  50 amazing and inspirational gig posters.
While you're at it, here's a band named Mirror Mirror I discovered while researching my faux-band.

©George Ferris
Photographer, cyclist, dog lover (in no particular order.) Let’s chat.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Old School: Rebekah McDaniel

     Just like the blank pages of a stories we all have a beginning and an end. We have lived in the past, exist in the present and are living for the future.The keys we press are like life's stepping stone. And the words we create form the stories in which we live. Life is what we make it but every now and then, we all could use Inspiration to keep moving forward. You can see this photo and more at

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Old school - Past meets present

In order for us to have a brighter future we need to know our past. When we look at a old clock we don't look deep into the meaning. We just see it as a old clock that just stopped working. But what was happening when that time stopped? What event took place to where that clock stopped working? That gives us an incentive to do our research and try to learn about why the clock just stopped working.  This picture was taken at the gate rubber company.

The place was shut down due to countless accidents on the clock from what a former employer told me. He had descriptions of so many lacerations and medical reports that were filed during the time of business. It got so bad to where they had a hospital right across the street from the actual plant. Like i said before with a picture comes a story and with a story comes a picture. You just have to piece the two together to make  the reader see what you see.
Read More about the history of the company here -> History  

Old School: Heather Zindars Photography

There is nothing like a good old-fashioned covered bridge.  It's quaint and comfortable and rare in the U.S.   Classic!

Old School-Crystal Petrella

When I think of old school, I think of Pin-up. With it being spring and everyone getting outside and planting flowers, I have a Pin-up girl with a wagon full of flowers.

Old School: Brittany Paige
Everyone loves a classic burger and fry along with a milk shake to share with the one they love! Nothing is more old skool than the jitter bug on a Saturday night at your local diner!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Old School: Christine Saler

On a hot summer day when you need a nice cool down, blueberries serve as a delicious and healthy treat. They're great for picnics and even better in pies! But why stop there? You can make blueberry smoothies, blueberry cakes, blueberry muffins and much more! Visit Blueberry-Recipes for more tasty treats.


Old School: Mariah Mata

After buying her "new" record at the music shop across from the park, Kate sits looking back on how music used to be heard around the world through a vinyl record. She loves the old school music back in the 1960's. Everything was new and musicians were setting the standards for today. 

Old School: Bianca Bourgeois

As I searched for an "Old School" concept, I thought what better way to gain inspiration than to visit your trustworthy local Goodwill. As I searched for "Old School" objects, I came across an old, wooden tennis racket, and this is what emerged from a simple find of an antique tennis racket. Meet Richie T. Your typical 70s tennis player. 

Old School: Justin Stapp

"Old school" a term always changing and evolving just like our daily lives. What might be old school to me could mean something completely different to you, but the fact remains that whatever I think or you think of to be awesome and new now eventually will be "old school" for someone else.  It's hard to wrap my mind around things like an iPad being in the hands of a kindergartener, maybe it is because I think of my experiences as a child that age and that an iPad would probably never have interested me because I was too busy playing with legos or action figures, or maybe it is because I still think of an iPad as an incredibly advanced piece of technology...or maybe even more basic-the freakin' price tag? Whatever the reasons I can't help but start to feel old, and it makes me ask the question: as technology keeps advancing faster and faster how can someone keep up with it and how quickly do things become "old school" in today's society? In a place where society is changing at a rapid pace and it's only limitations are imagination as it would seem, where do we go next? How long before tomorrow's technology is "old school"?

Old School: George Ferris

For almost 20 years, from the early 1940s to late in the 1950s, Film Noir (or "black film") swept Hollywood.  Film Noir is associated with low-key black and white filming that creates an atmosphere of dark and mysterious which results in loads of cinematic drama.  Interestingly, Film Noir is not technically a genre, it's more a description of the look and mood of the film.  From
"..early noir film-makers didn't even use the film designation (as they would the labels 'western' or 'musical'), and were not conscious that their films would be labeled noirs."
My image is inspired by The Big Sleep (1946) where Humphrey Bogart plays a private detective who gets entangled in a rich family's complex crime.

George Ferris
Photographer, cyclist, dog lover (in no particular order.) Let’s chat.

Old School: Moriah Gallagher

When it comes to architecture, barely any style could be considered more "old school" than the Greek Column, which is a crucial piece in any large Greek structure such as the Parthenon.  The classic style to shoot anything as massive and ancient is to shoot from as low of a vantage point as possible in order to make the structure seem as large as possible.  While this column is not from Greece, it shows the classicism of the style since it is incorporated in many modern homes and structures.

Old School
By Jacques Badon

                                                                   "If words of old school love could ride a bike..."

Old School: Kathryn Bronn

Tinytown is a village near Conifer, Colorado, made up entirely of model buildings.  This old school stands at a grand height of 3 feet.  It is a miniature amusement park designed for families with young children-- they can walk around and observe each building, or take a ride on the miniature train that weaves its way all through the village.  Tinytown is open daily from Memorial Day thru Labor Day.  For more information and to plan a trip, visit their website.

Old School: Brandon N. Sanchez

I ran across this quote which peaked my interest in the old west story.

"It was because of my great interest in the West, and my belief that its development would be assisted by the interest I could awaken in others, that I decided to bring the West to the East through the medium of the Wild West Show." Buffalo Bill

In the old mining town of Victor, CO rests an old box car along CO-67S. I traveled around Colorado looking for old school relict's that tell the American Old West story.  Vist Victor, Colorado

Old School- Devin Swift

Every time I sat down to think about what to do, the first thing that came to mind for Old School was travel. I have no idea why, but I went for it. First I had to figure out what people packed, how they packed it, and what did they pack it in. Once I figured out what each part was it all just came together.

Old School: Danielle Saler

Getting back to your roots doesn't just mean listening to old school jams or examining a toy you found in your mother's basement. It means to indulge in your personal nostalgia. Start off with a freshly squeezed glass of good old fashion orange juice. Get back to your roots. Don't know how? Visit this recipe to make your own.

Looking for a great book to read? Five Quarters of an Orange written by Joanne Harris reminds me of this image and is one of my personal favorites.

©Danielle Saler

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Old School: Andrea Frase

Music is an art form that, like photography, has been adapting to the worlds new generations very quickly. From records to cassette tapes, and CDs to MP3s; digital is in every art, but we can’t forget where everything started. Photography is my art and I respect the generations before me that have passed on their knowledge and keeping nothing a secret. Because of them, we are able to take advantage of the new technology they’ve inspired. Where would this world be without art?


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Old School: Chandler Kim

Being a product of the 90's, the first thing that came to my mind when I heard the words old school was "The Fresh Prince of Bel-air." I had a great time recreating what I thought was the modern day "Fresh Princess" of Denver. 

Here is a link to a website where you can watch episodes of "The Fresh Prince" and relive the good old days.  

©Chandler Kim Photography 2012 
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