The Commoditization of Art

Read a pretty good piece at the LA times about how art is becoming a commodity.

Getting Art For Your Walls

My walls in my new place are still pretty bare, and that’s something I’ve been trying to fix lately. I went down to Ikea a few weeks ago a bought a pile of frames, but unfortunately finding anything to put in them has proved to be fairly difficult. The first problem is that I don’t really have great photo backups of shots I’ve taken. If I were smart, I would have been uploading everything to Flickr at full resolution so I could use that as my archive. Unfortunately, I haven’t done that, so most of my photo originals are scattered amongst various DVDs and directories. I’ve always found iPhoto and other photo tools to be pretty weak in the organization […]

The Final Stretch of Hospital Music

As most people who read my blog know, a few weeks ago I was down in Las Vegas hanging out near a pool with Matt Good along with a handful of his friends and fans, one of which was Vancouver blogger and now good friend, Rebecca Bollwitt. Matt gave a small acoustic performance that night, mainly consisting of material off his forthcoming album, Hospital Music. Hospital Music, for those who haven’t been following, is Matthew Good’s 7th full-length album, and was recorded after a rather difficult period in Matt’s life, something that is discussed in detail on his personal website: Prior to recording Hospital Music I spent a great deal of time confronting the past. In doing so I discovered […]

Rainy Evening

I’ve been messing around a bit more with photoshop in the evenings, and one day soon I’ll read the huge 1000 page book I have on it as well. Here’s something I was messing with a bit last night. It’s a shot from my patio looking easy towards Yaletown. The bridge is the Granville Street Bridge. The whole image involved work on about 5 different layers in photoshop. The rain was a bit trickier than I imagined, and it’s not entirely convincing, but it’s a good start.