Journal Entries

Fun with spray paint

Fun with spray paint

A while ago I got the urge to spray paint everything in my sent the same color and make some photographs, just playing with the shapes, colors, and shadows. I made a set with cupcakes ...
Focusing on scuba diving cupcakes

Focusing on scuba diving cupcakes

A recent speaker was giving a talk about SEO and how important blogs are to improving it. Made me think “I wonder if my blog shows up in search results at all (i.e., is it ...
Certified! (SCUBA, not crazy)(perhaps both)

Certified! (SCUBA, not crazy)(perhaps both)

I’ve wanted to learn to SCUBA dive for a long time. I figured I’d just go on a vacation to Sharm el Sheikh or something (that was much more feasible when living back in Amsterdam) ...
The Flying Saucer Music Video

The Flying Saucer Music Video

BTS.The Flying Saucer Song from Tim Jackson Films on Vimeo. A while back I worked as the still photographer on the set of a film being shot by one of the School of Film students ...
Tiffany’s pearls, Cupid’s cupcakes, Tinfoil portraits

Tiffany’s pearls, Cupid’s cupcakes, Tinfoil portraits

The most recent still life assignments were to collaborate with a design student to create a magazine cover or two-page spread. One of my designers wanted to do something with Valentine’s Day and cupcakes, and, ...
New Straitsville, Ohio

New Straitsville, Ohio

I accompanied my friend Rebecca to New Straitsville, Ohio, for a look-see and some tasty diner food. Rebecca is covering the village for her current photojournalism class and wanted to take some photographs with my ...
First shots from the 4×5

First shots from the 4×5

Towards the end of the fall quarter I got to thinking about using a large format camera over the break, just for fun mainly. While I was in Wyoming I saw several photographers working with ...
Day trip to the Hocking Hills

Day trip to the Hocking Hills

Friend and fellow grad student Rebecca Miller and I went headed to the hills to get some fresh air and photos. Got a late start, so only really had time to walk around Ash Cave ...
Out of Focus

Out of Focus

About midway through the quarter I changed some settings on my camera so that focusing and tripping the shutter are assigned to two separate buttons. This requires one first to push the focus button (with ...
Dawn to Dusk 2010

Dawn to Dusk 2010

My Dawn2Dusk 2010: Intro Piece. Once again 6am on the morning of Viscom’s Dawn2Dusk project found me sitting on the corner of Court and State Streets in Athens, Ohio, shooting timelapse photos. This time, though, ...
Jackson Peak, 10741ft

Jackson Peak, 10741ft

Start location: Curtis Canyon trailhead End location: Summit, Jackson Peak Min altitude: Max altitude: 10,741ft (3274m) Min temp: Max temp: Jackson Peak Hike Notes 12-Jul-10, 16:45 – Start at Curtis Canyon trailhead. Met woman part ...
Mark and Scott go to the Cabin

Mark and Scott go to the Cabin

Over Spring Break my friend and commercial photography grad school classmate Scott Marx and I headed up to the cabin for a few days of good food, wine, and shootin’ stuff. Fortunately Scott took care ...