Thursday, December 10, 2009

Coney Island

The rain broke on Wednesday and it suddenly turned beautiful out. I took advantage of my unemployment to ride out to Coney Island and watch the sun set. The freelance life isn't all bad!

Big Swingin' in Philly

Took a trip down to Philly with the Snackmaster to hang with Eric.This dude is worse about hounding me for photos than my mom.
The man, the myth, the legend, Eric King.

Eric and Shittens.

Big Swingin' in NYC

So I picked up this l'il bastard for $3.50 at a Goodwill in Kentucky over Thanksgiving. I'm getting pretty good about being able to tell if a)a Polaroid camera still works and b)if I can still buy film for it. I lucked out on this occasion, not only does the camera function but it takes beautiful pictures.A camera from the 70's called "The Big Swinger?" Hmmm....
Prospect Park!

Amazing how much you can bring back with computers. This photo is actually really washed out.

This is at the Highline in Chelsea.
My name is Cody and I'm VERY serious.

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Fam

Thanksgiving with the family!Dad and York
I think I need to figure out these flash filters a bit more. Those skin tones are pretty jacked...

The humorous conclusion of York's 3-part speech on how thinking positively can allow you to achieve your dreams.

Failed to take into account the amount of shadows small dogs would throw.


Rode up to the Cloisters on probably one of the last beautiful fall days last Saturday. I was pretty proud, 16 miles each way, bike path all the way up Manhattan. The Cloisters consist of a large park and a cathedral (?) that houses a museum with lots of medieval artifacts. All in all it was a pretty good day!All I could think about riding up north was that if this area became trendy, real estate developers would indubitably call it "GeoWa" and that if you say that out loud, it kind of sounds Chinese.

Some sort of pear tree looking like a pitchfork.

Not sure if this guy was German or not but I mean....

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Beautiful disasters

Cleaning up my apartment last night, something drove me to look through the book of negatives from college that I haven't touched since then. I knew they were a mess, evident by the way the book didn't really open as it was stuck shut with some nasty chemicals.

So I thought about turning this into a diatribe, maybe going the high road, and talking about Marcel Duchamp's The Large Glass and accidents and artwork. Or maybe go the tech route and rant about the importance of archiving and carefully storing work. I guess my opinion falls more under "f*ck it."

Who knows what happened to these pictures, maybe when the girls I lived with in Boston put all of my stuff outside in November in the snow, or maybe the extreme humidity and heat of Philly got to them, or maybe I just didn't clean off all the chemicals when they were printed years ago. Anyway, whatever happened, I'm glad it did, because these photos are a lot cooler now than they were 5 years ago.

I really was pretty certain that after I learned to make animated GIFs in high school, I'd probably never make another one. (Un)fortunately, Today and Tomorrow and er0k made me think they're cool again.

The decay kind of takes them from "lame college student trying too hard" to "slightly creepy", in my opinion.

I've known this psycho 10+ years! After this Sean and I ran out of gas in the pizza delivery Jeep. We were careening through JP stopping and starting while "Such Great Heights" played on the radio. Don't ask me why I remember that.
These were taken in Kentucky back when I was obsessed with cell phone towers.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Black Thursday Halloween City Bla.......................ART SHOW

Quickly following up on the success of the Quizotic show, Andrew and Co. put on a second exhibition with even more artists involved. Yet again, good work, good turnout, not so good beer (but lots of it) added up to another great show. Thanks again to Andrew, Graham, Cassie, and Ian.Graham's print/installation. that's right, .org. Send her money, you can write it off on your taxes.
Pretty awesome how I don't give credit to the artists that I don't personally know.
Doesn't do them justice, but these drawings were rad.
If "Empire State of Mind" isn't running through your head, it probably is now. Suckers!

Installations in the show within the show, the Play with Fire Festival. They did some really great video installations.

Man, I would probably pay upwards of $5000 for one of those fine Polaroids.
Not a great photo but this guy Tom was altering film as it ran through a projector.


Ah Jennifer, revenge is a dish best served blown out and two weeks later.