Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Break Pt.2

Upon arriving in Omaha, Ellen and I have played a lot of ping pong. Here is a time lapse of a match. Ellen won this one.

Ping Pong Time Lapse from Daniel George on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Break Pt. 1

Yesterday we finished our trip to Omaha. The drive was rough at first with snow through Idaho and Utah, but the rest of the way was very pleasant. We stopped by the Kool-Aid museum in Hastings. That was a HUGE waste of time. I was hoping there would be no snow in Omaha when we got here, but there was a little bit. You can't always get what you want.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Graveyard Shift

This semester I have been working on a project documenting individuals who work graveyard shifts. I just got the book published through blurb.com and it is ready to order. It was a fun project, and I'm glad to see it in book form. Check it.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What the film?

No, this is not a 36 exposure roll of 8x10 film. It is a pinhole camera fashioned to look like a roll of 35mm film (on the right). I made this for a ceramics class assignment this semester. It was fairly easy to construct, even though it took a bit of time. Painting and applying details seemed a bit easier than expected, too. I'll have to try out the pinhole camera feature and post some results.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Word of Mouf II

On second thought, don't go vote for any of my images. They keep jumping pages and are hard to find. Also, the people's choice award is pretty frivolous. Additionally, seeing the votes for the first image on the first page has discouraged me from caring. I'll leave the voting up to the judges. Thanks anyway for taking interest.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Word of Mouf

I have been shooting a lot lately for my BFA project. I also have been busy updating my website with a lot of cool images like the one below (which happens to be part of the project itself). I also have been entering said images into some student photo contests. One such contest has a people's choice award thing. You can, and should, go vote for an image or two. I even think you can vote multiple times. Please tell a friend to vote as well. Goodnight and good luck; to me that is.

p.s. It seems that the images of mine jump pages from time to time, but they are around the 38/39 page mark.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Three Months of Printmaking

This semester I made some linoleum block prints for a printmaking class. Now that all the editions are complete, I figured it would be nice to post them all together. The print at the top was recently awarded an honorable mention at the BYU-I 2008 Annual Student Art show. I will be selling some test proofs of these at the student art sale next week. Also, sometime next year I hope to submit them in a printmaking show at the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho. Much fun going on in the world of printmaking...



Click on Elizabeth House's or Chris Moulton's links for some more printmaking action.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mountain Panorama

Yesterday, and a bit of today, we were down in Utah. Ellen and I were hanging out with her brother when I saw the opportunity to make this panorama. We were actually up on the side of the mountain shooting a pellet gun. I believe these are Squaw Mountain (left-I know, that's inappropriate), and Y Mountain (right).

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sheep

This morning we went to Idaho Falls. Ellen was helping with a press check for a school magazine they have been making at work. On the drive back we were both startled to see all these sheep right next to the road. I had to get out and shoot something. The sheep didn't seem to care until these dogs started barking at them. They all ran away from me after that.


Also, Ellen made pretzels tonight while I was out shooting stuff for my BFA project. Auntie Annie's has lost two customers.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Movie People

This semester I have been working on a photography project about people who work late, or graveyard shifts. The premier of the Twilight movie provided an opportunity to do this at the movie theater. I thought it would also be interesting to document some of the movie's crazed fans. I was hoping to find a few more dressed up. Most were wearing pajamas. Lame. These three, however, were definitely the most gung-ho.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Walter's Ready Mix

I went out to shoot stuff for my BFA project, but didn't end up finding anything that interesting. It was kind of a bummer because the light was pretty nice. However, I was satisfied to get this shot on the way home.

Leftover Pizza

The other day my teacher brought pizza to class for lunch. He ended up forgetting a whole pizza. Later that day I saw it and took it home. I ate some for lunch for the past couple days and finished it up today. After almost finishing the last out of a couple pieces, I happened to look down and saw something rather strange. There were at least five ants crawling all over it. I looked into the box and saw a TON more. I can't help but wonder how many I ate before noticing. I should have given the pizza back to my teacher. In southeast Asia that's what we call bad karma.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

GPS Project Update


My teacher put a book together on blurb.com with all the images from our GPS group project (see a couple posts below). It is really cool and is worth checking out- even buying. I just ordered myself a copy as a matter of fact. It is called GPS Group Project - Perception of Place.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bike Ride Time Lapse

I wanted to go to the skatepark today, and I also wanted to shoot a time lapse. I ghetto harnessed my camera (around my stomach basically) with my camera strap and some shoe laces. I set my remote to make an exposure every two seconds. Some frames are blurry and the whole thing is shaky, but it's kind of fun. The movie chronicles my trip to and from the park. I made this one in response to Darren Clark's "Drive to Work" time lapse.


Bike Ride Time Lapse from Daniel George on Vimeo.

GPS Group Project

I was involved in a cool group project for one of my photography classes. My teacher explains the project on his blog so I'll just paste what he wrote: "For the project we had each student pick a location, photograph it, and mark it with a GPS unit. Each student in the class would then, over the next three or four weeks, go to each others locations and make an interesting photograph within 40 feet of that location. We didn't want to be tainted by seeing each others' work, so we didn't show each other the photographs until shooting was completed. We plan to exhibit the work (64 photographs total) in the Art building in a couple of weeks. We may also publish a book through Blurb."
With that said, here are my images with the GPS locations. Check out Darren Clark's link on the sidebar to see his images, too.

N 43 50.033' W 111 46.601'

N 43 49.525' W 111 46.967'

N 43 49.265' W 111 46.624'

N 43 49.608' W 111 47.022' (my gps location)

N 43 49.087 W 11 47.259'

N 43 49.182' W 111 47.724'

N 43 49.533' W 111 46.920'

N 43 49.636' W 11 46.811'

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Magical Fruit

We tried to make cheesy bean and rice quesadillas for dinner. They didn't taste that great; kind of bland. The beans straight out of the can didn't promise anything great anyway.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Real Website!!!

Although the process was very foreign to me, I finally completed it. I actually have a website now. I only have one portfolio up, but I promise more are on the way. Check it out.
danielgeorgephoto.net

Monday, October 13, 2008

LYLTL

Tonight I shot a time lapse of my friend's band, Love You Long Time. They have been living in L.A. as of the past year or so. It was good to have them back. I shot this (with the help of my remote, of course) one frame every ten seconds for their entire set; which lasted about 45 minutes. The explosion of lights at the end is their encore. Pretty wild stuff.


LYLTL from Daniel George on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Potato Harvest

Public schools have the week off here so students can help harvest some spuds. I went to check out some of the commotion. These are a couple of the digital images I shot while I was out and about.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Football Time Lapse

I got a remote for my camera that allows me to do time lapses. I tested it out last night at a football game. I programmed it to go off every ten seconds and each exposure is one second. The entire movie covers about 26 minutes of real time. One football game ended and another began. I like the bit with the national anthem.
video

Thursday, October 2, 2008

No Title Necessary



This is Kendall Davenport. He is a photographer,uh, I mean painter.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sanford Beach Camaro

I stumbled across this gem while looking through some old photos from Ellen's camera. We saw it near Ellen's house in Michigan this past summer. The owner's mom caught us taking pictures of it, so we pretended that we thought it was cool. It really isn't cool, though. However, it is quite a sight.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Old Holga Roll

About 5 months ago I finished shooting a roll of film in a Holga. It traveled with me from Idaho to Atlanta to Michigan, and back. I finally developed it yesterday and was pleased to see that a few of the exposures were alright. You never know with a Holga. Among the mix are some images made in Wyoming, Utah, and Nebraska. Glad to see some made it.




Tuesday, September 16, 2008

BFA Project...

Ideas are being kicked around, but it may involve 4x5 film and some tilt-shift effects... In the meantime to gerardpetremand.ch for some good tilt-shift photography.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Postmortem Photographs

I borrowed a macro lens from school and spent some time familiarizing myself with it. The subjects were dead bugs from our bathroom. They were difficult to shoot, and I'm not 100% pleased with the sharpness of the images. They are interesting, however. They did need a little clean-up before hand. All that dust on them isn't that attractive.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Lovely Weather for Certain Things

Part of Ellen's birthday present was a kite. It is made of rip-stop nylon, fiberglass, and has two penguins on it. This thing was made to fly. As the wind began to pick up later in the afternoon, as it so frequently does, we decided to take it up to some playing fields on a hill and give it a good run. It was much windier than expected. The photograph on the right was about a 1/2 second exposure, and you can barely see a blur. It flew, crashed, flew some more, and ultimately survived. All and all a good voyage.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Gem State

I have continued to notice funny things since we have arrived in Idaho. Hopefully no unsuspecting kids run underneath this setup. They may get hit in the head with a rock, then an air conditioner. We have been able to find some pretty apples, though. Pretty delicious, that is.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

On the Road pt. 6

This is the only photograph I shot during our two day drive from Omaha to Utah to Idaho. We saw many interesting things; one of which being this discarded bottle of pee near an exit ramp. No, it is not mine nor Ellen's. Living in Atlanta and on the road these past few months has made me realize how unique a place Idaho is. We have already seen a girl at Wendy's literally take one full minute to put fries and chicken nuggets in a to-go bag, a guy hitting toys off a shelf onto the floor with his cane at K-Mart, a thrift store charging $400 for a bicycle (not a misprint), and air-fresheners hanging off the the back of a toilet at a grocery store. Incredible place.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

On the Road pt. 5

Since we arrived in Omaha last week I have neglected to do anything photography related. We have been golfing, skateboarding, saw the Faint, and have hung out quite a bit with family. I was able to get out tonight and shoot a couple things, but nothing spectacular. I figured it was good to get at least one Omaha installment in on the blog before we set off in a couple days. Hopefully more is to come on our trip.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

On the Road pt. 4

Last week we went up to Mackinac Island to ride bikes, eat ice cream, and hang out with family. These photographs show the island from across the lake, and island cottage life. Who would want to live live on a road riddled with horse poo and pee, though? Nice place to visit, however.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

On the Road pt. 3

After arriving in Michigan and exhausting the Rogers' blueberry supply, Ellen and I thought it would be just, and fun, to go pick some more. Fitted with some cool hats Ellen's mom found for us, we set off to fill our buckets. We ended up picking just under 20 lbs. of blueberries (actually well over 20 if you count all the ones we ate). It is amazing. Now I think we'll have enough for our pancakes, muffins, crisps, cereal, etc.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

On the Road pt. 2

Yesterday Ellen's mom took us to tour the Alden B. Dow house. It was pretty amazing. You really can't find any fault with this 20,000 square foot office/home. I would live there. Later in the day we walked around Dow Gardens and saw some interesting scarecrows.



On the Road pt. 1

Monday started our road trip back to Idaho. We drove up to Stow, OH for our first stop at the Garrison's. These are two of many images made, and to be made on our three stop tour. While in Ohio we played the Wii, celebrated a birthday, and visited a waterfall, among other things. It was fun and well worth our while.