Friday, January 30, 2009

Sister Corita

I mentioned Sister Corita back in July, then today was reminded of her and thought you guys might enjoy being reminded of her as well.I wish there was more video about her out there. Aaron Rose made a 20 minute Doc called Passion for the Possible: The Work of Sister Corita but that seems to be hard to come by.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Scooter Crazyness.

REviseddd TPC part from matt mckeen on Vimeo.
I'm no scooter enthusiast, but this is nuts.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Camera

Kellie got me this Arrow camera for Christmas and I finally finished off my first roll of film from it. It takes 120 film and shoots squares which usually produces 12 images. This one produces 16 images by only utilizing part of the film. Kinda weird and unexpected. below are the best of the first roll. Hopefull the next batch will be better, but these kinds of cameras are all about the crappyness, light leaks, and little surprises.
Sculpture at the Hirshorn in DC
Inside the Hirshorn.
Orangutans at the DC Zoo.
View from the parking lot at work around 6:50 AM. This was a five second exposure.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


After attending a skatepark design meeting and seeing that they where using Google SketchUp to make their initial designs I decided I needed to try it out. It's a pretty amazing program. Anyone with some experience with Photoshop would be able to jump right in. There's plenty to learn and I'm just getting started, but it's nice to know somethign like this exists as a tool for conveying skatepark ideas.
Above is the bowl idea I am working on now. The initial drawing was easy enough but getting the transitions worked out is seriously frustrating. What looks good from one angle is completely wrong from another.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Skateboarding Makes Me Happy

Skateboarding makes me so happy. Neal and I went to Richmond's famed Hippoland Saturday. We'll be sore tomorrow, but we walked away with some footage and definitely had a good time. Hippoland is awesome. Big ups to whomever is responsible for building all those obstacles. There's more to skate on that one foundation than all of Hampton Roads. We gotta get some more stuff built at South & Elm guys. Also big ups to Neal for pushing me to keep trying when I was ready to give up and also for filming my trick and making it look good.