Monday, April 19, 2010

Improved Website Up

Uploaded my recent website work. I have a new simplified design which will hopefully make it easier for visitors to surf through the photographs. I also included a history page to explain some of the back story as well as tech stuff for anyone that is interested.

Still have lots of work to do on the scans, adding galleries and fixing typos and the like. Check it out:

Friday, April 16, 2010

Webpage Work

Been struggling away trying to update/upgrade my website. Lots of work trying to get everything in order. I am changing the front page, am adding a gallery and history of the photographs page. I am also making the Bargirl gallery smaller and adding 3 galleries, Bangkok Freelancer, Cambodian Brothel and Japanese Train.

The Bargirl gallery will probably get larger in the coming years, believe it or not I still have undeveloped color film from this series dating back to 2003! I am not sure how big all the new galleries will be but I think it will make it easier for the casual surfer if I make the galleries smaller and explain each on the history of the photographs page.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Banarama and Khon Thai

Over the last few days I have been studying the work of Bill Burke. I have been thinking over and over again, how can I use the 4x5 Polaroid conversion Razzle camera to make the portraits I want to do in the "Khon Thai" project?

I see the pictures in my head but I have to translate that into a reality. I will work with some local people to perfect the techniques I will need in Asia. I can experiment and screw up now, but later it is important I be competent in my technique and focused on the portraiture I need to make.

Bill Burke Photos From Cambodia.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Improving Website

Been working on the net book all night, trying to improve the website. Am going to add a separate gallery page and a history of the photographs page. I am also going to rescan all the photographs and add additional galleries.

Hopefully with these added pages surfing the site will be easier for people. The history page will also explain the back story of the photographs, many people who visit the site never come to the blog so this short summary of the images should help people understand the photographs better.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Making Some Scans For Gallery Submissions

Starting to scan some of the sex worker white photos for gallery submissions, 3 galleries targeted.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Updating, Improving

I found away to use my time better. Last month I bought a small net book which will allow me to access the Internet when I work my regular job. I can now update and improve my website. I need to scan the negs at home but can now work from work on the site during my free time. Extra hours found!! I never seemed to have enough time at home on my days off to do all the things I wanted to do for my photography.

Tonight I worked on a simple new front page to the site. This new index page will lead to a galleries page and a history of the photographs page. The history page will have an explanation of the stories behind the pictures. Many times people who visit the site have no idea of the history behind the photographs, now there will be a page for that.

I will also of course rescan and redo all the photo pages as well as expand the sex worker 2009 white background photos. I hope also to add several other galleries from the past and present. The old front page was getting a tad crowded now with the gallery page being separate I can add more links to it.

Hopefully all of this will take place over the coming months. I got a recommendation from a friend, he suggested I forward my website to the Kinsey Institute. After I get everything up to snuff I will give that a try.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Jim Marshal

The famous rock and roll photographer Jim Marshall recently passed away. I have a book of his photography called "Jim Marshal Proof" that I have been studying. The book is filled with his iconic portraits of rock stars like Jim Hendrix and Janis Joplin alongside contact sheets (proofs) of the famous images.

What I find amazing is how economically he shot, the contacts are filled with well composed, well exposed outstanding photographs shot after shot. There is no wastage in this mans exposures. He really showed what a skilled photographer can do using simple tools like a Leica Rangefinder and Tri-x film, a wonderful photographer.