Archive for the ‘art’ Category

Crossroads Building Photo.

March 8, 2016


Pop Locking.

March 5, 2016

Pop locking in the Crossroads.

People breaking down something real proper like while pop locking in the Crossroads.

Night Blooms Vibes.

March 5, 2016


Shot at Night Blooms dark room and bookstore, in Kansas City, MO,with the Lomo Lens app.

Don’t Be Sheepish.

March 4, 2016


Don’t be baaaashful today, don’t be sheepish, just be the beast!!

Self Portrait 2/19/16.

February 20, 2016

Self Portrait

My Favorite Photos: January 2016.

February 5, 2016

Here is a collection of my favorite photos I shot in January of 2016.

My First Exposure to the Weird, Wonderful Art of Finland.

January 9, 2016

Vessa-Pekka Rannikko “Canary” (2013)

The pieces featured in Dark Days, Bright Nights: Contemporary Paintings from Finland, the recent exhibition about Finnish art at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art really struck a chord with me. I am no art critic and the exhibition served as my first exposure to the art of Finland. The works are visually stunning, trippy and fresh. I love the use of tone and texture. I wanted to share the weird beauty of these works with you.


Mari Rantanen “Yayoi (Yayoi)” 2014


Reima Nevalainen “Framed” (2014)


Reima Nevalainen “Between the Lines II” (2011)


Left to right: Mari Sunna “Close” (2013, “Gladiator” (2013), “Cage” (2011)


Marika Makela “Idan kukkia (Eastern Flowers)” (2013)


Front, left, right: Jarmo Makela “Karpasten herra (Lord of the Flies)” (2013), “Kuninkaiden kumarrus (The Bow of the Kings) (2014), “Europa, Europa” (2014)


Jarmo Makela “Karpasten herra (Lord of the Flies)” (2013)


Left to right: Heikki Marila “Perkele (The Devil)” (2014), “Palava pensas (Burning Bush) (2014)


Left to right: Leena Nio “Silmapako I (Ladder I)” (2014), “Ansa II (Trap II)” (2014), “Spook” (2014)


Rauha Makila “Gerli” (2013), “Mura” (2013), “Doora” (2013), “Petite” (2012), “Alek” (2013)


Rauha Makila “Petite” (2012)


Left to right: Nanna Susi “Menen tulen varas (Coming-Going-Thief)” (2014), “Valkoinen pilvi (White Cloud” (2014)


Heikki Marila “Excelsior 1” (2013)


Heikki Marila “Excelsior 6” (2013)


Left to right: Jani Hanninen “Twin Peaks” (2014), “A 13” (2014)


Mari Rantanen “Anna (Ana)” (2014)


Mari Rantanen “Sonja (Sonia)” (2014)


Left to right: Sirpa Sarkijarvi “Lapiomies (Shovelman)” (2011), “Son” (2011)


Sirpa Sarkijarvi “Vides sukupolvi (Fifth Generation)” (2011)


Left to right: Anna Tuori “It Is All Now You See” (2013), “Splendour in the Grass” (2013), “Things I’ve Seen I Can See No More” (2013)


Banksy in NOLA.

January 8, 2016

Soldiers Looting, September 2008

In 2008, around the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the enigmatic street artist Banksy hit New Orleans under the cover of night to do some art. It was one of the few that times I’ve seen any Banksy work in-person.


Tracking the pieces down was an epic trek. Banksy often does his work in hard-to-find places. He had pieces on St. Claude and on shuttered housing projects. You try to see the pieces before they get ruined or painted over.

While I was shooting a photo of the NOLA Rain Girl, a car drove by. “Banksy sucks!” they screamed out the window. Everybody is an art critic these days. The public reaction to his work around NOLA was mixed. Some people view his work as art and other people see it as graffiti that should be destroyed. It’s all about personal perspective.


NOLA Rain Girl, September 2008.

This was the time before they started selling Banksy throw pillows or before I met people with Banksy tattoos.


Met a girl with a NOLA Rain Girl tattoo, August 2012. She wasn’t from NOLA, just liked the look of the piece.

The few pieces I caught that were very NOLA specific. The works were a product of a certain time. His work is political, hard hitting and carries his distinct style. It was fascinating to see Banksy tackle issues in his own weird way.


The Thinker.

January 7, 2016

The Thinker at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, in Kansas City, Missouri.

“What makes my thinker think is that he thinks not only with his brain, with his knitted brow, his distended and compressed lips, but with every muscle of his arms, back and legs, with his clenched fist and gripping toes.” -Auguste Rodin


The Thinker at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art was cast after 1902. It is an iconic work of art, but it was interesting reading Rodin’s viewpoint of his own work. The thinker thinks than more than just their brain, it is an all-encompassing experience. Truly thinking can be a deep, engrossing experience. It is utilizing everything you have to become a better version of yourself.




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