Thursday, November 06, 2008


This is a really fun free app that changes your regular jpgs into old school polaroids...and it does it really well. Here's a couple I did just for fun. Download and enjoy!

Friday, October 03, 2008


Continuing my theme of personal fabrication. Shapeways is a site that lets you upload 3D designs of your own and then 'prints' them for you. Not long before you'll be able to do this at home.


MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

Sit,watch and become speechless.....

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Story of Stuff

Annie Leonard makes a compelling argument to end the current cycle of world production and consumption. Take the time to watch, it's well worth the 20 minutes. You may even think twice about that next shopping spree.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Choice and Vision with Santa Fe Workshops

For a week in February I was fortunate to be one of 14 lucky photographers to attend a Santa Fe Workshop lead by Gregory Heisler. The workshop was titled Choice and Vision and set out to challenge our preconceptions of how to create intriguing and creative photographic images, something it did way beyond my expectations arriving at the campus.

Gregory Heisler is an excellent teacher and was extremely open about demystifying working at the highest levels of the photo business. I also got to spend the week with some amazingly talented and like minded photographers, which I'm know made the whole experience all the more memorable.

If you're a photographer or just interested in learning more about photography, I would highly recommend taking a Santa Fe Workshop. It could truly be a life changing experience.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

TED Talks

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. It's a conference that is held in Monterey once a year at which speakers are invited to speak on any number of subjects for a designated amount of time, no longer than 18 minutes. The timing is strictly enforced so one day can contain numerous lectures. There is an incredible list of names discussing an endless list of fascinating subjects. The cost of attending the conference is $6000 but, luckily for us, the best speakers are filmed and posted online. If my post about personal fabrication piqued your interest, you can even see Neil Gershenfeld speak on the subject...mind blowing stuff indeed!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Kim Keever

I'm stealing this post from a friend over at Darkened Forest, a very cool blog. Kim Keever is an amazing landscape photographer. What makes his landscapes all the more amazing is that he creates them in giant water tanks. I've seen the use of 'cloud tanks', a similar process,to create stormy sky's in movies, Poltergeist and Independence Day for example. Keever definitely takes it to the next level.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Bug Labs

This relates to my earlier post about personal fabrication. Bug Labs is selling a system of gadget components that allows you to create you own personal gadget. So if you want a camera with GPS unit and motion sensor you can build one. Simply purchase the base unit and appropriate peripherals and hack away. They also provide user friendly software so you can write you own apps to run on your gadget. Although, they say you might want to wait a couple of months if you have no programming experience, while they build an experienced developer community.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Wayne White

They say a picture paints a thousand words. Wayne White literally paints them. Apparently he buys thrift store paintings and adds his own touches, namely words. A great concept and very successful execution.It's hard to find many examples of his work on the web but here are a few.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Taylor James

Taylor James are a top photo rendering house, you may well recognize some of their work. The best part of their site is the Case Study section, where you get to see how it's done. They are also doing some cool stuff mixing photography with CGI, they call it 'Real World Rendering'.