Following the third year of a holiday letter comprised
of my (increasingly complex) life via a (increasingly complex) year-in-photographs, I
wondered what it would be like to join the great experiment of 365 days of photographs.
I'm not a photographer,
I'm a writer. I'm a visual thinker, and if ever there was proof that a photo is worth a
thousand words, it would be the story a photo tells me, or in this case, about me.
Follow me on this adventure, where I
learn about photography, my ability to record my life, my dedication to something (I've
never been known for doing anything everyday) in my posts. I've also discovered I'm
learning about time, the history of it, and the odd practice of recording it, measuring it,
turning it into something tangible, and I'll record these explorations in the sidebar.
As always, feel free
to say anything. My experiment is not a spectator sport.

August 6, 2009

August 06 Skull-A-Day 3.0

Skulls are Crunchy and Good with Ketchup

Artist A.H. contributes Dragon, with a side of Skull.

"It is a moment of insignificance, and a reminder that even humanity has a predator. All that is left is something that vaguely reminds us of ourselves. Done in charcoal, pastel, oils: remnants of life in themselves."

[Insert someone else's assessment of my work. Your assessment, if you'd like.]

For Original Blog Skull-A-Day

I was not able to get the material for the post I wanted to do today, mostly because we did not go where I had planned on acquiring said material. I will use it a different day. I went home and drew this. It took only one screw-up to keep my dragon from looking like a cartoon. I used the flat edge of a chopstick (ironic, medieval dragon, Chinese tool) to rub the charcoal and pastels. It's just on a notecard, but I sealed it anyway. It came out nicely.

Photo: Portrait, macro, no flash. I used this custom lighting setting to evaluate white balance before I took the picture. The previous attempts came out blue; I was surprised to see the difference after the balance setting.

Did I ever tell you I am a dragon? I can tell because my shadow is a dragon. It's kind of comforting.

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