Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 18: 29 November 2010

What is in this photo: DC Comics villian The Joker.

Why I like this photo: Today when I was tidying up my desk ready for a two day trip away I had left the keys to my wheely drawer cabinet thingy at home. This meant that I couldn't put some of the toys that are usually on my desk in the drawer out of the way. I put Joker here to the side while I was tidying and promptly forgot about him. When I leant down to pick up my bag he was there looking all creepy aand conniving.

I like this photo because it shows that even a silly McDonald's toy can interpret character really well, and if I'm going to be taking a photo most days in the scope of the project I must remain vigilant. Like the computer in the Hall of Justice is constantly aware, screening for crime of all natures, I must be alert to oppurtunities for interesting images.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day 17: 28 November 2010

What is in this photo: My blue ukulele (or blukulele as it has come to be known) and my new pick.

Why I like this photo: it has a zebra skin print pick in it. And that's pretty cool. Rach is using a peacock one at the moment, and we have two more left on the card.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Day 16: 27 November 2010

What is in this photo: Some stone statuary down by the local kura.

Why I like this photo: I don't quite understand what these things are supposed to be, how they relate to the local kura or anything about them. We were just walking along and there they were! We didn't see them going in, and almost missed them coming out, they seemed to be there just because they were there. And I liked that very much.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Day 15: 26 November 2010

What is in this picture: The things we made playing Lego Creationary yesterday

Why I like this picture: Yay! Cheesy montage!

Day 14: 25 November 2010

What is in this photo: Some Toi Toi blowing about in the wind.

Why I like this photo: I like that there is motion here, that there there is flexibility. And that it's taken in the carpark at work.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 13: 24 November 2010

What is in this photo: The plan that I used to make the code to make the strumming ukulele pictures back on Day 8.

Why I like this photo: I think the reason I took this photo is that it helps represent part of the flow of creativity. The passage from idea, to investigation, to implementation.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day 12: 23 November 2010

What is in this photo: An awesome Hymenopteral beasty.

Why I like this photo: I like how crisply in focus little Hymenoptery here is, while the background becomes less and less focused the further away the eye goes. I like how his head all cocked inquisitively as if to say "What are you doing scary giant?"

Monday, November 22, 2010

Day 11: 22 November 2010

What is in this photo: A pair of abandoned jandals.

Why I like this photo: From a technical perspective, this was at about 6:30, and it was incredibly sunny, but I changed the settings on the camera to acheive a more of a night-time look. Well, I say changed, I mean accidentally knocked the dial. But the effect was the same.

Also, I like how it sort of shows the throw-away nature of our manfacturable society. The ease with which such things are left forgotten and replaced without much thought. And, like the earlier picture of the cones, there is a great suggested mystery; who left them?; why did they leave them?; how can anyone possibly forget something as vital as footwear?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day 10: 21 November 2010

What is in this photo: Rachel playing croquet.

Why I like this photo: I just thought that it would be nice after the mini-croquet shot yesterday. (Rach beat me at this today as well.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Day 9: 20 November 2010

What is in this photo: Rachel playing miniature croquet at our friends engagement party.

Why I like this photo: Even at miniature croquet, Rachel wins more than I do.

Day 8: November 19 2010

Help Rachel play her ukulele! Move your mouse over the picture to make her strum! (It might take a little time for them to download the first time, but should be fine after that).

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 7: 18 November 2010

What is in this photo: A pair of Coconut M&Ms

Why I like this photo: There isn't any really artisticy thing that I was going for here; straight up, it's a warning: Jeremy! Never ever ever eat these again!

That's not to say that other people shouldn't try them. You may like them. I very much did not.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 6: 17 November 2010

What is in this photo: Brown leaves on the footpath by my driveway

Why I like this photo: I noticed all the brown leaves in the weekend, and couldn't help but think that the trees had gotten very confused. I like that in the tail end of spring, I can take a picture that has an autumnal feel.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 5: 16 November 2010

What is in this picture: A sad weevil. In fact, you can probably see that I have been very creative and called this piece "Sad Weevil".

Why I like this picture: Normally I colour using the computer, and my colours are more defind and solid. This sort of proved to myself that I can still actually colour in with other things. I used Faber Castell water colour pencils, so there's a bunch of different textural things happening that I'm pretty happy with.

Day 4: 15 November 2010

What is in this photo: A bright and cheerful daisy

Why I like this photo: There are a couple of reasons I like this one, one is how all the parts of the daisy really pop while the other plants in the background stay nicely out focus. The other is because it really feels like the daisy is jumping out of the picture and yelling "Hey, It's Summer!"

As an aside, I think that when I was a kid the picture on vanilla flavoured dairy food was a daisy, and I still think that daisies taste like vanilla when I see them. I'm pretty sure they don't though, so I've never actually tried to eat one.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Day 3: 14 November 2010

What is in this photo: Marvel Comics superhero Iron Man and some Nutri-Grain cereal

Why I like this photo: Because it is a really silly joke. I like really silly jokes.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Day 2: 13 November 2010

What is in this photo: Some cones. I came across these this morning on the way to the big Hasbro warehouse sale this morning.

Why I like this photo: This was about quarter past eight this morning, and I think that the shadows and light sort of reflect that. I think that there's an early morning cold feeling still about it, and the seeping warmth that comes as the sun gets stronger.

I also really like it when cones are in places that don't seem quite right. The scattered slalom here across the footpath and the verging grass makes me wonder what they could possibly have been used for in the first place, let alone why they are still there.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 1: 12 November 2010

What is in this image: This is not the camera that I will be using for the images in this project. In fact, I'm not even sure this camera even works anymore. For as long as I've known it's been used ornamently, I don't even remember whose it was before it was mine.

What I like about this image: I sort of like how there's a sort of a metajuxtaposition happening here. Using the new technology to capture the old. The modern accessibility of high quality photography, the decrease in the more esoteric side of the art form. It's easier for anyone to start taking photographs, but it's still as hard to reach a level of sophistication.

I'll reach it one day.