Unspoken Northwest is a project that I have been working on for a little over six months now. I’ve spent the time traveling around the region to create this video collection of poetry readings from poets residing in the Northwest. They are shown reading their works in places important to them, and/or their work within [...]
This short animation, currently in post production and in some need of financial help, tells the story of the cicadas as they prepare for their End of Life Ball. I love that the filmmakers combine both elements of stop motion and live puppetry in the movie to create their stunning magical cicada world.
Boneyard Brewing combines resourcefulness with a knack for crafting beers with serious flavor. Located in Bend, Oregon, this group of brewers collects old broken down brewing equipment from the “boneyards” of established breweries in the region, mixing and matching equipment to create their own brewing facility. These brewers literally turn junk into gold, delicious golden [...]
More and more photographers are trying out developing their film using coffee. The developing formula, dubbed caffenol, is brewed using instant coffee, vitamin C, and washing soda; all ingredients most people can find at the nearest supermarket. If you want to try your hand at it, the caffenol community is growing.
Vispo, or visual poetry, is the combination of visual art with the written word. Nico Vassilakis and Crag Hill have been put together this vispo anthology, cataloging prominent artists’ works, as well as essays relevant to the art form. Fill with beautiful illustration and design, as well as thought provoking essay, The Last Vispo is currently available for pre-order through Phantographics, and will be available in October.
Tommy Thomspon’s High Strung is a possibly auto-bigraphical stop motion animation about a character who becomes lost in his own work. It’s a haunting piece reflecting those points in life where the line between our work and our identity becomes blurred.