December, 2010 Archives

2010: Looking Back

December 31st, 2010 Permalink

2010 was a busy year for me, photographically speaking. I shot over 10,000 frames this year, and posted over 3,800 photos to my Flickr stream. The following are some of my personal favorites from the year.

Sunset Shooters
This was taken on the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk in the Albany Bulb.

I shot more film this year than in years past. This is one of my favorites from the Rollei.

Historic Market Street Double, Plate 2
Another film shot. This is a double exposure shot with a Polaroid 100.

Greyhound Up
The Transbay Terminal was demolished in 2010. This is a view that no longer exists.

Big 40
Most of you know I have a passion for shooting neon. This year was no different. I had spotted this sign from the freeway, but didn’t get back to shoot it until earlier this year.

One of my favorites from the $2 Portrait Project. This photograph also appears in the book Save 10: Volume 2.

Love's Easy Tears
One of the things I like about my job is the view from the office window. This was the view on a particularly foggy day.

A Simulated Double Exposure Head On Collision At 70 Miles Per Hour
Experimenting with long exposures led to this shot.

Mount Auburn Angel
My wife and I visited Boston in October. It’s difficult to pick one favorite from Boston, I selected this one since it was shot while walking with my wife, and it brings back fond memories of the trip.

Transit By Rocket
The Raygun Gothic Rocketship is on display along the Embarcadero in San Francisco. It’s a wonderfully whimsical installation, and makes an interesting addition to the San Francisco skyline.

Local Heroes

December 30th, 2010 Permalink

Local Heroes

2010 Challenge

December 25th, 2010 Permalink

Photos from the 2010 Challenge, with music by Doctor Popular.

2010 Challenge from Jeremy Brooks on Vimeo.

This video is a compilation of my shots for the 2010 Challenge. The challenge for 2010 was to shoot one photo each week on a specific theme. The theme changed every four weeks. The themes were:

  • Resolution
  • Natural Landscape
  • Signs
  • Down Low
  • Flowers
  • Gadgets
  • Color Theory
  • Symmetry
  • Macro
  • Doorways
  • Architecture
  • Shifting Season
  • Feet

Shooting the 2010 Challenge was a lot of fun. The changing theme kept it interesting, and having a whole week to choose a shot meant that I could take my time and think about what I wanted it to look like.

The soundtrack for this video is Technitonics by Doctor Popular, from the Beeps and Smudges album. Thanks for licensing your music under the Creative Commons, Doc!

Right Arrow Hand

December 21st, 2010 Permalink

Right Arrow Hand

Long Journey

Neon Number 4,000

December 13th, 2010 Permalink

Ida's Italian Cuisine

This image marks the 4,000th neon sign image that I have posted to Flickr. This sign in in Boston’s historic North End, a small neighborhood with lots of Italian restaurants and a lot of history. The North End has the distinction of being the city’s oldest residential community, where people have lived continuously since it was settled in the 1630s.

You can see all my neon signs on Flickr here.

Love's Easy Tears

December 9th, 2010 Permalink

DeleteMe Uncensored ("DMU") is one of the most active groups on Flickr and a vibrant community of photographers from all over the world. Those who want to play submit their photographs to the pool so that other members can comment on it and choose to "save" it or "delete" it. The game goes on until the vote counts reaches either "delete10" or "save10", in which case the photograph stays in the collection the DMU group calls "Lightbox."

Last year the community decided it might be a good idea to actually print some of these saved photographs into a book. It’s one thing to look at pictures on a monitor – it’s another thing to actually look at them in print. This is how "Save10 – The Lightbox Collection" was born. We collected the photographs from those DMU photographers who were willing to participate in the project, and we ended up with 75 photographs from 40 photographers that was compiled into a book (you can see it here).

We liked the idea enough the first time around that we decided to produce the next volume that would cover 2010. We again invited anyone who has photographs in the Lightbox to participate by submitting their work for the book. Strangely enough – once again, we ended up with 75 photographs from 40 photographers – totally at random.

To publish the book, several of DMU members helped to gather all the images and then design the book using self-publishing platform Blurb. Gathering so many photographs and then arranging them in one volume was no easy task, but the results were worth it.

The Volume II of "Save 10 – The Lightbox Collection" is now officially out, and is sold through Blurb at cost. You can buy yours here.

Ivan Makarov, a photographer based in the San Francisco Bay area, did a great job putting this book together. You can check out his work on Flickr and his blog, and find him on Twitter as well.

Slanted Light

December 7th, 2010 Permalink