Category: Blog

Developing “Undeveloped”

Making “Undeveloped” – a recent 3D printed artist book – required a bunch of experiments and changes. I can usually see some of the problems and some of the ways I can improve the piece in the digital stages, during the CAD design in Tinkercad or in the slicing in Simplify3D. But sometimes when the …

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Bombs Away

When I was little we used to “play war” which meant the neighborhood kids would roam the neighborhood with fake guns and hide behind bushes and sheds to surprise ambush their friends shouting “Bombs away!” or “Bang!” or “Boom: you’re dead!” That was the 1950’s and 60’s when the true war fears had caused the …

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Just Press Print

Makerbot Fail Collection

Since 3D printers became available to hobbyists and now are being marketed as a consumer product the media has had a field day with stories that range from practical to prophetic to wondrous to ludicrous.  Some of the practical uses include 3D printing dental implants and prosthetic devices. The super hyped hysteria about 3D printing …

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Intoxication

Assignment: get a bunch of drugs and make a picture. Well, not exactly like you are thinking. One of my favorite clients, Nancy Etheredge at E.P. Dutton Publishing hired me to do a cover photogram for a hard bound book “Intoxication – Life in Pursuit of Artificial Paradise” by Ronald K. Siegel, Ph D. Sounded …

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Escaping Flatland

I am a photographer, I think of myself as a photographer, or, as people say today “I identify as a photographer.” But in the past few years I have departed the flatland of photography and begun making 3D sculptures.  It started with Ascent – 3D printed sculptures derived from a complicated process that derived from …

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Dark Ages

Long ago and far away, there was a time and a place where I spent my youth – in the darkroom. My commercial career began in the darkroom doing what most of us can do today in our sleep using Photoshop.  They were complex layered images with many elements of varying sizes shot separately on …

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