Thursday, July 29, 2010


This camera is really a crap shoot. Unfortunately none of the horse pictures came out.

This is a Nascar stadium. Supposedly it holds 200,000 people. There was also a Dale Earnhardt Blvd. This is North Carolina.

Kind of cool, compare to this. Same statue, one Polaroid, one Holga.

A cracked smile and silent shout

Holga from Kentucky

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Francis Bacon Lighting Tests

So my awesome friend Nikki got Anna and myself to go in with her on this great studio sublet in Chelsea. I'd had a plan to make photos imitating Francis Bacon paintings for some time and now I have the time and space (at least for a bit). I did some tests yesterday that came out pretty well. No Photoshop here folks.

I wasn't really angry...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Band of Horses

Here are mostly double exposures from a recent road trip to North Carolina. Anna's mom volunteers at this horse rescue place, so we got to feed, brush and hang out with the horses. It was amazing.

This is one of my favorites in a while.

The Sweet Smell of Success

Hey Cody,

thank you and sorry for not replying before.
I do get soo much email a day that I can't reply to all of them.

I'm going to be honest with you.
Your photos are nice but they don't rock my world.

I'm very bad at writing this kind of emails.
That's also why I don't send them normally.


---From my favorite art blog today. Oh well, here are some Polaroids that may or may not rock your world.

Any hip, flash-in-the-pan BK bands, please contact me about using the above image for your first and only album.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I got this amazing little Polaroid camera at a flea market in NJ a few months ago. It has an amazing design, the whole thing collapses with the idea of it fitting into a jacket pocket. Then it expands to look like a full Polaroid!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Snorkling at Tilden

On the 4th of July, Chris, Matt, and I rode out to what is quickly becoming our favorite summer spot, Fort Tilden. I took all the underwater gear with me, but to my dismay the water was incredibly opaque, visibility was lost about a foot away. I made due by trying to keep part of the camera out of the water while shooting.

Looks like Holga photos but it is digital.

High Bridge

Took a ride a few weeks ago with Chris to an old aqueduct that runs between upper, upper Manhattan and the Bronx. I think it was the hottest day of the year. It wasn't that fun...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Under Water Is the Opposite of Space

So as stated before, the summer has been good to me. A few weeks ago, a friend in Boston, we'll call him "Cornelius," suckered me into helping him move to NYC by telling me about his recent snorkeling trip. A 4 hour bus ride and $80 worth of snorkel equipment later, we were in Halibut Point State Park on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

Oh, and I forgot to mention I picked up underwater housing for my camera, which is basically a glorified Ziplock bag. The whole experience was amazing, the water was really clear, you could see a good fifteen feet down. These huge rocks created crevices and canyons you could explore. I had never really enjoyed the feeling of breathing underwater aside from in a pool or a murky pond. It was quite amazing.

None of these pictures are altered, just slightly color corrected but otherwise straight out of the camera.


This is the "beach" we went in from. The rocks got pretty slippery and treacherous. Just to be clear, these are not underwater.

Into the ocean.

Reminds me of Arthur Dove paintings.

Sorry guys, that's not a topless woman.

I think photo cred goes to Cornelius on this one. I think that's my hand...

Max Ernst

So one of the problems with the camera housing is, the lens cover is too long. I either had to be zoomed in enough or hold the outer lens back against the camera. The water was really choppy, it was a lot harder than I imagined trying to get a photo. Sometimes the lens makes a nice vignette though.

Cornelius found a starfish!

So I spent $100 on camera housing and $5 on Ziplock bags and took my flash under too. It actually worked with a remote trigger but taking a photo was hard enough, let alone trying to light it.

Salmon roe