Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Quote Du Jour

‘There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.’ ~Buddha

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Add To Your Font Collection has 30+ Latest Free Fonts for Your Designs. This collection has a nice selection to choose from. You should check them out.

Monday, March 28, 2011


With all the event going on in Japan, I thought this is a video on a country that is going through so much.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

13 Sources for Background Patterns and Textures

The DesignMag site has a great resource for background patterns that work well for websites. You can never have enough resources for backgrounds.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday: ClixPix

The weeks offering is another reflection I shot off of a car next to me waiting in the drive-thru. I isolated on just the shapes and pumped up the saturation and grain in Lightroom3.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Clearing Out The Fog

Photographers and designers sometimes get wrapped up in the technical stuff. Equipment envy, software crunching, are clogging our minds and the processing of creative ideas gets bogged down and jammed up. We forget why we do what we do in the first place. Time to reset the old brain cells. There is a nice website that gives you mind a chance to reflect and recharge. The Tao of Photography blog by Andy Ilacinski can be that momentary break your mind needs. Give it a look and bookmark it for that occasional mental vacation.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rubber Stamp Vector Freebies has some fun vector grunge rubber stamp art you can add to your projects.

100 Pixelated Camera Illustrations

The Camera Collection site has a collection of 100 pixelated camera illustrations for anybody to download and use in whatever way they see fit. Thanks to the work of Bill Brown. Check them out and have some fun!

The Satorialist On The Street

Intel has a series of films called Intel Visual Life. One of the short films is about photographer and blogger Scott Schuman. Scott's blog The Satorialist has over 70,000 hits a day and deals mainly with street photography of people and their fashion. One of his main influences was french photographer Jacques Henri Lartique. The video is well worth a look. The Intel series can be found here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Retro: Everything Old Is New Again!

Ah, I remember the days back when I was in college, when my father bought me a Praktica SLR camera (Russian made) so I could shoot with something other than a Kodak Signet 35 rangefinder camera (try shooting sports with that). It's what we could afford until I could buy a used Pentax Spotmatic. Prakticas lens quality was, shall I say challenging and the slr mirror was so loud it would wake up the dead. But you use what ya got or can afford.

Many moons ago a campy camera called the Holga came along and created a cult following. It's lens optics were a piece of work, but people loved the effect. People shot for many years with this simplistic wonder and had a whole lotta fun with it. Digital came along and that changed the playing field for the Holga. But those who loved the Holga created Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets that created the Holga effect. Take your picture an Holgaize it.

Well life goes on and so does Holgamania. Now you can for about $25.00 you can buy a Holga lens to put on your expensive DSLR, making you megapixel camera take pictures like a cheap plastic camera. So once again everything old is new again......sing it Peter Allen!

Dark Textures for Designers

Design Mag has a great assortment of dark textures that designers can use on their projects. it's a nice assortment and you can download them from their site here.

Quote Du Jour

Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.
-Paul Klee-

Monday, March 21, 2011

One Mean Graffiti Machine

I have always been interested in graffiti art. I enjoy photographing it and love it for it's free form shapes. This dude takes it to a whole new level!

robo-rainbow from mudlevel on Vimeo.

Grunge Photoshop Brushes

If you love playing in Photoshop. and I know you do, the SpeckyBoy Design Magazine site has a thousand grunge brushes to choose from. Download some and have some fun!

Reflections in Puddles

Continuing with the reflection idea, Dornob Design Ideas Daily website has a different spin on reflections. They have a series of shots of reflections from puddles with unique view of buildings. Click her to see some images.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


I really liked the geometry of this photo. The distortion from the curved surface added a different dimension to the image flow. Reflections allow you to see things in a different way.