Art Show

Hey peoples! Remember that whole think about me working on my portfolio that ended with my Spring 2010 Portfolio Inductions? Well, it doesn’t actually end there. The entire point of updating my portfolio was so I could exhibit my latest photography, which is what I’m doing starting this Friday!

I have one 20″ x 30″ photo and one 20″ x 9″ photo, which looks something like this:

However, I’m going to make you show up to see which pictures I chose and how awesome they look! Consider this your official invitation:

From www.facebook.com:

Come to the Seattle Academy Arts Center (1100 12th Avenue) on May 7th for the first-ever Alumni Art Exhibit in conjunction with the annual current student Spring Art Show.

Open House-style, so drop in between dinner and going out for the night.

If you cannot make it that evening, you can still stop by the Arts Center during regular business hours through the month of May to see the alumni display in the Green Room.

Works by:
Nathan Bulmer ’00
Adrien Miller ’02
Andrew Ferguson ’04
Annie Brady ’99
Miriam Engel ’08
Nick DuPree ’08
…and more!

I’ll be there starting at 6pm, and will probably stay for at least an hour.


FlickrViewer for AutoViewer

When I was creating the website for my photography endeavor, I wanted a place to show off my photos. I stumbled upon AutoViewer and thought it would be a good method for displaying my photos. However, I wanted the ease of using Flickr’s Slideshow so I could easily update my portfolio.

Mark Sweeting has a PHP script, FlickrViewer, which allows for integration of a Flickr Set with SimpleViewer, the sister program to AutoViewer. Being a programmer, I modified Mark’s script to work with AutoViewer and voila: FlickrViewer for AutoViewer.

There are two major things that I changed. The first was making the XML output compatible with what AutoViewer expects1. The second thing was to add a series of calls to Flickr to get the appropriate image URLs.

This is not an official product offering, so the extend that I’m planning on maintaining this code is the extent that I need to for my own purposes and the extent that someone wants to fund development. Otherwise, have it. Released under the GNU General Public License.

Download: flickrViewer v0.9 for AutoViewer

You’ll also need to download AutoViewer.

You’ll also may need an API key from Flickr if you want to share private photos. It’s free at http://www.flickr.com/services/api/misc.api_keys.html

  1. which, for some reasons, is different than what SimpleViewer expects 

Help Me Pick Photos

The semesterly call for art submissions is here again. This is also usually the time I try and induct photos into my portfolio. This time, however, I’d like to get your input on what you think is my best work.

I’ve already started a list of potential inductions that you can look at. What photos should I add to this list? What photos should I remove?

Please be brutally honest, I’m trying to find just a handful of photos I can consider my best work from the last eight months (up to August 8th, inclusive).

Here’s a list of photos I’ve published over the last 8 months:

A photo can be qualified or disqualified for any reason, including the mere fact that you like it or dislike it; although I would prefer that you be more technical in your reasoning (out of focus, not framed well, light is crap, great artistic compilation, etc).

Part of the reason for doing this is get an outside perspective on my work and to help make me a better photographer. Sure, I have my favorites, but it’s incredibly hard for me to see the forest for the trees, as it were. I believe that getting outside/independent input is a necessary part of improvement in anything.

Also, if you happen to know of or come across a photo that’s older than 8 months that you think should be nominated, throw it in too. The deadline is going to be this coming Saturday (9/20), which doesn’t give you a lot of time. However, I need to make my final selections Sunday so I can submit them on Monday.

Finally, I’m going to try and come up with some prizes for people. Probably a matted and signed picture of something newly added to my portfolio. I haven’t decided how I’m going to pick winners yet (random, best qualification, best disqualification, who knows?), but you can’t win if you don’t play.

Thanks for helping out!


Portfolio Inductions

I’ve added nine more photos to my portfolio:

Left Wings (by Mr Ferguson)
Left Wings
Note: This is one image, not two

â„–s: 483 & 984: Chuck Batchelder & Kathleen Holland (by Mr Ferguson)
â„–s: 483 & 984: Chuck Batchelder & Kathleen Holland

#483: Chuck Batchelder (by Mr Ferguson)
#483: Chuck Batchelder

Ryan's Skating Vans (by Mr Ferguson)
Ryan’s Skating Vans

Seattle From Alki (by Mr Ferguson)
Seattle From Alki

Solo Red Car (by Mr Ferguson)
Solo Red Car

Untitled Laura (by Mr Ferguson)
Untitled Laura

Untitled Laura (by Mr Ferguson)
Untitled Laura

Untitled Laura (by Mr Ferguson)
Untitled Laura