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original attempt

original attempt

this post is in regards to yesterdays, so check that one out too if you want. this was my original cover for editorial design. unfortunately the client (my teacher) didn’t like that it was too erotic and edgy. i disagreed with her but i value and respect her opinion as my professor (and also being nice enough to squeeze me into her full class). just thought i’d post this as it tied in with yesterdays. the type on the poster is not as developed as the final (yesterdays) but that is because this idea was canned before it got to final stages.

*NOTE the original image of Meghan fox (the girl from transformers) is from an issue of FHM (for-him magazine) which i scanned to use for strictly educational and non-profit purposes. so no worries there.

sneaking

sneaking

heres another piece of my design work. this is an option B for my teacher. I’ll be posting the first option that was turned down by my teacher tomorrow. its really quick work, as i had 3 other projects due the same 2 days but it was shot with studio lights and looks alright.

mock-up scene music festival

mock-up scene music festival

i am currently rebuilding my website to include my design portfolio (i am a designer after all), so while that finishes up, i thought I would post some work as well as the original photograph i took. my friend cody graciously decided to help me and modeled his ear for what went under a lot of manipulation to satisfy the design concept.

this poster was outputted at 20 x 30 inches large and was one piece of many for the festival (tickets, wristbands, and programs were designed as well).

the things i am

the things i am

For a project in school, I had to identify 10 things that were important to me and write about why they were. At the risk of being way too personal on the internet, here goes.

1. Art & Lutherie Wild Cherry Acoustic Guitar
2. iPhone 2G
3. Zero Skateboards Wallet
4. Xbox 360 Controller
5. Dorian Gray – The Precurse CD
6. Curb Your Enthusiasm DVD Set
7. Michael Scott Bobble Head (from The Office)
8. Sony Headphones
9. UO Plaid Scarf
10. Gun-metal Bulls-head Belt Buckle

1. Art & Lutherie Wild Cherry Acoustic Guitar
One of the only benefits of the strike, was the increase in free time. My love affair with the guitar has been on and off since grade eight, and newly rekindled with this new acoustic I purchased earlier 2008. Since September I’ve been practicing every day and finally warded off procrastinating on the things I want to do.

2. iPhone 2G
I refused to own a cellphone my entire life until last september, when a landline phone was not an option. Since then I’ve joined the rest of the world and their constant obsession with texting, calls, and other cellphone tasks – in public, with friends…anywhere. It has become one of my favourite things because it’s my iPod, my cellphone, and my time waster – all in one.

3. Zero Skateboards Wallet
If I said I knew when I bought this wallet, I’d be lying. This is leftover from my 3 year stint of skateboarding from late elementary and into highschool. I am a huge skateboarding fan but unfortunately had to stop due to knee surgery due to it. Ever since then it was hard to continue skating and following it. This wallet is one of my last connections to something I would spend every summer day and night doing.

4. Xbox 360 Controller
I am a video game nerd…throughout highschool I ran a successful Video Game reviewing website with a few close friends. We received the majority of all new releases for free from game companies, including game systems (Gamecubes, Gameboys, DS’s, Wii’s, etc.), ad revenue brought in thousands of dollars a year, we were invited to press conferences in Toronto held by Microsoft and Nintendo, etc. It was an exciting introduction to the video game world and website building and management. Like all good things, it came to an end as our interests shifted and we separeted to go to different schools. My Xbox 360 is something I somehow usually find enough time for nearly everyday and is my last free system I haven’t sold yet.

5. Dorian Gray – The Precurse CD
Music is a huge impact on my life. I’ve toured Ontario, and 7 differernt states in America with my band and recorded 1 EP and 1 LP. In the picture is our independently released 8 song CD featuring artwork I designed. Playing on stage to kids who know every single lyric of your songs is an incredible experience and I wish every person could experience it. I still play with my band on odd-weekends and tour with them every May – which seems to be an issue this year due to the extension of classes…I need to figure something out.

6. Curb Your Enthusiasm DVD Set
I am a huge Jerry Seinfeld fan. When I learned the co-creator of Seinfeld, Larry David, created another comedy on HBO I had to watch it. Of course it being HBO, it is quite vulgar and extremely awkward, I really enjoy the humour of Larry David. Now I can’t decide which one I like better, Seinfeld or Curb! Pictured is the Season 6 disc set…

7. Michael Scott Bobble Head (from The Office)
For my birthday a few years ago, I got a Michael Scott (Steve Carrell) bobblehead from my friends. It’s pretty sweet. Except it has now broken since this picture was taken.

8. Sony Headphones
My brother bought me these headphones for a christmas present. Definitely the best headphones I’ve had. These have also broke…need to fix.

9. UO Plaid Scarf
I liked this scarf so much I drove to the states to get it. I pretty much wear it everyday in the winter. Plus it adds some colour to my all black winter attire.

10. Gun-metal Bulls-head Belt Buckle
I’m not sure why I thought this was extremely cool at the time, but I was searching for a good bull-head belt buckle for the longest time. I finally found one made of Gun-metal from the USA. I bought it for $60 dollars, and wore it a few times…it’s a little big and it doesn’t really fit my style anymore – but its still awesome.

wayward signs

wayward signs

a closeup of paint on a tree to help people…like myself, who are lost. i don’t have a macro so this was heavily cropped which is why some weird artifacts are present.

one of the first

one of the first

this was one of my first photos taken with my DSLR and lens. i hadn’t even figured out how to focus properly yet, but still something strikes me with the quality of this photograph…and i’ve always been impressed with how well my camera does in low light. f1.4 at 1/80th at iso 1250

the lockout is over

the lockout is over

the york university strike is now over after CUPE has abandoned its efforts to bring the back-to-work legislation to court. classes start monday! unfortunately I don’t have any great york shots or its striking members…so here’s a padlock…thats unlocked.

time stands still

time stands still

a broken clock in sheridan college. shot at 8:34PM. f5.6 at 1/25 at iso 1600. on an unrelated note, i’d also like to say happy 2nd anniversary to my girlfriend michelle

brodie xxx

brodie xxx

had to take some pictures of bad packaging for a design class i have. shot on my kitchen table with my roomates 480EX flash. f2.8 at 1/40th

a missing car

a missing car

i don’t know what to say, but it was a classic wooden station wagon and i couldnt pass up the chance to shoot it.

telephone in tampa bay

telephone in tampa bay

its funny that i shot this because i really enjoyed the colour arrangements on the table, but then found myself liking it much more as black and white. shot in a motel in tampa bay.

slippery when wet

slippery when wet

even in the heart of a county park where it is their aim to preserve the original wetlands…taken in the highlands county park in sebring area, florida

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