Saturday, November 29, 2008

Bathroom Tag

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Lantern and what we go through as photographers

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I was thinking this afternoon about as photographers what we put ourselves through for our art. I flipped through the current issue of Outdoor Photographer and read the interview with Andy Rouse. He was trying to photograph a Capercaillie, a big wild grouse as he put it, which required sitting in a hide, going in at 4pm to get the shot at 6am the next morning. I'm thinking to myself, "this guy is nuts... totally flipped!" For a bird??? Then, I had to laugh at myself. 

The previous day, while getting this shot and a few others, I found myself in the train yard alone when four shall we say rough looking chaps sauntered up and asked, "How much is that camera worth?" It turns out that one of the guys plays drums at a few churches in town and was trying to save up enough cash to buy a camera so he could shoot weddings or the like in the hopes of getting off the streets. I chatted with them for a few minutes and then went on my way. A seemingly bad situation that turned out to be nothing, yet I'm sure Andy would say I was totally nuts. Hopefully, I'll land a magazine spread to talk about it just like he did. 

My point , in the end, is that we do what we do because we love it. Why else would you do it. Sometimes I think about what it might be like to sit in a studio and paint all day long. Wouldn't that be easy? Perhaps, but it just wouldn't be any fun.
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Sunday, November 23, 2008


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Saturday, November 22, 2008


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Friday, November 21, 2008


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To save you the time looking up the title, Aegir is the god of the sea in Norse mythology. 

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Street Art getting its due in Art News this month

Remember how I mentioned just a week or two ago that Shepard Fairey was everywhere. Here he is again, as the focus of this cover article for Art News on newsstands now. It's nice to see Street Art getting more press and appreciation in the art world. Sphere: Related Content

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Boarders Men's Room Graffiti

It's official! Graffiti is everywhere these days. Some definitely more artistic than others, and I don't condone tagging up bookstores. Yet, this caught my eye enough to snap away with the I-Phone. Which, I must admit, is not a bad camera really. 

I'll be snapping away with the I-Phone and posting select pictures. 
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Graffiti project in Barcelona

Here's a really interesting, open graffiti project going on in Barcelona. Fill out a form and get a 2 x 4 meter space.  Sphere: Related Content


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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Mother and Child

Image copyright 2008 Byron O'Neal

Sorry my posts haven't been their usual quantity. Trying to recover after a major hard-drive crash last week. People, back up your stuff. Don't make excuses for why you aren't doing it. Trust me!

Dropping you some new work that plays off of figure drawing.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Interested in entering a Juried Art Competition - 44 Things You Need to Know

Here's a quick simple guide to helping you achieve success if you are entering juried art competitions. It's rather straightforward, no surprises when I read it. Every edge helps, check it out.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Crying Golem

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A touch of the theatric in this one, I must have been coding my comic book days while naming this. See early nineties copies of Ragman if you are interested in the vaguest of inspirations. 
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Sunday, November 9, 2008

E Pluribus Venom by Shepard Fairey

This dude's stuff is everywhere! This book covers a large body of Shepard's work displayed at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in 2007. I love his stuff but always seem to remember to check the Obey site after the press run of the current poster crop is sold out. Ah well, at least I can afford the book starving artist that I am.

144 pages
Ginko Press

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Atelier Deux Mondes Opening in New York

I got word that the Atelier Deux Mondes show themed "Two Worlds" opened in New York to big success. This was the first fall exhibition for the gallery based in Metz, France.

I am happy to have been able to participate in the exhibition. 

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008


We had two districts at our polling center. Mine took less than five minutes for me to vote, in and out. The other line had over an hour wait. Weird! 

Just go vote, ok.
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Get your work seen at Digital Photo Pro

Head over to Digital Photo Pro's website and upload four images, with your artist statement, for FREE. Odds are pretty good that their website gets more hits than yours does, no offense, and you can link back to yourself. As of writing this, only 28 people have portfolios up so take advantage of the opportunity now. 
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