Week 52: Celebrate

February 10, 2011

Week 52

Week 52! This marks the last week of my project! I’m going to continue and work on the songs lyrics I’ve accumulated from my fellow #yegmusicclubbers… but this is the last photo project I obligated myself to. This photo is from a summer trip to Montreal where we rented bikes and biked over to the islands (Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal Biosphere, La Ronde) and took this photo of Habitat ’67.

Week 51: Just the facts.

February 1, 2011

Week 51

Week 51: Lyrics from Aaron … and if I’d had pictures of Atlantic City to use, I would’ve. Instead, this is a quiet street in a small town (Flatonia!) in Texas, coupled with yet another graveyard photo. I think the thistles are perfect.

Week 50: Freedom in Failure

January 25, 2011

Week 50

Week 50: This week’s lyrics come from Erin C (“Failure” by Martin Sexton) and the photo is from Cimetière du PèreLachaise in Paris (where Jim Morrison is buried), where flowers and memorials completely cover a plot (or more than one, its crowded in there and there were a lot of flowers). I have no idea who it was all for.

week 49

Week 49. Less than a month left to go and I change the parameters? That sounds… just like me. I asked my lovely friends at #yegmusicclub (and really, anyone on Twitter that wanted to join in) for some song lyrics that resonated with them. And I didn’t tell them what I was doing…

This week I start with Heather’s suggestion: “God’s got a sick sense of humor and when I die I expect to find Him laughing” from Blasphemous Rumours by Depeche Mode, and two photos from Ottawa. I also revived my design school crush on Bodoni. You may be seeing more of it…

Week 48

Week 48: Trying out the diptych format again. Blurry late night photo from Granville Island in Vancouver coupled with an architectural feature of the Capitol in Austin, Texas.

Bonus, this is totally on time. Yay me 🙂

Week 47

Week 47: An old aerial photograph of a farm that somehow means something to my family history… was it the farm that my grandparents and mother stayed at when they first arrived in Canada (from Denmark)? Or was this a family farm IN Denmark (it clearly wasn’t taken that long ago, there ARE cars in the image…)? I’ll have to check with my ma and get back to you all. I tilt-shifted the photo in any case, and layered textures (including one of vintage wallpaper.. mmmm) to create a look like this photo is burning and revealing other layers in the photograph (does that make sense?).

Week 46: Awash

December 29, 2010

Week 46

Week 46: The last photo project of the year. Holidays (and holiday stress) got the best of me, so while the date on this says  Dec. 29, it’s actually being published on January 8 (and the previous 4 photo projects, also). Am catching up in a hurry! The project end looms (the last photo project will be published the week before my birthday, completing 52 weeks– approx Feb. 8). Enough about that, this piece was created with photos from two places that are pretty far removed: Quebec City street scene, and Cabo San Lucas sand and surf (and pelicans). I like the way the light and contrast plays on these two images to make them feel not so foreign.