JOL Sunday Flickr #24

What a week this has been, very busy and tight with deadlines.  These kind of weeks make me more grateful for things that we take for granted, like having someone I love, regardless of where she is right now.  These kind of weeks make me grateful to have a job and friends, and that those friends are from coast to coast.  A week like this one, where Monday morning starts with something shitty and ends with something awesome, and every day between has some kind of challenge or problem that has seemingly tight parallel restrictions that make accomplishing the task more difficult.  But what makes us survivors is that we get through weeks like this and come out on the other side saying “hey, challenges!  F*CK YOU!”

Here’s some excellent visual material to which you can stroke your mind’s eye!  Give the photogs some credit, check out their work — and please come on over to Flickr and join the JimOnLight Flickr Group!

JOL Sunday Flickr #21

This has been an awesome and busy week.  My new job — I have to say it is absolutely freaking awesome.  It was literally catered to my skillset, and so far it is a mix of design, creating education, blogging, social media expertise, and using my industry knowledge for the company good.  I absolutely f*cking love it.  It’s also nice to work for a boss who doesn’t demean the employees and come in every morning screaming.  I hope I forget about that experience pretty soon, it literally haunts me like The Blair Witch Project haunted teenagers in the US for months when it came out.  You live and learn, I guess.

It’s a late night JOL Sunday Flickr, but it’s awesome — give these brilliant light capturers your clicks, wouldja? And, AND, check out the JimOnLight Flickr Group!

Rays of Light in Sherwood Forest

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VER at LDI 2012

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I hope this is the week of your dreams, everyone!

JOL Sunday Flickr #19

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Happy Sunday, everybody!

I hope that today’s installment of photos from the JimOnLight Flickr Group meets your approval as you’re sipping on some coffee surrounded by your loved ones…  or pets…  or absolutely by yourself if that’s what you’ve been dealt today.  I always loved sitting on my 21st story balcony on Sunday mornings in Oklahoma City when I lived there, just staring off in the middle distance at the wonderment that comes from living 252 feet above the street.

Here’s today’s collection of awesome photos by some awesome photographers.  Check them out, and give their respective pages some traffic!  Have an awesome morning, everyone!  AWESOME!

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Sunset Showoff.

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Light in The Subway - Canyoneering in Zion National Park

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Paris Exposition: night view, Paris, France, 1900

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P&O Cruises Ship, The Pacific Pearl, is Twice as Amazing with Projections!

Vivid Sydney 2013 just wrapped up in Sydney, Australia – I mean like on the tenth of June wrapped up.  Vivid Sydney 2013 is a celebration of light around the Sydney Operahouse, and really all around the city!

This year, P&O Cruises took their beauty of a sea vessel, the Pacific Pearl, out for a spin with one small exception — projections all over the boat.  You have GOT to see this!

First, some video:

P&O Cruises – Vivid Sydney 2013 from Romina on Vimeo.

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Then, from Alice at MyModernMet, who was apparently in attendance for this amazing visual occasion and makes me very jealous, posted some awesome shots from photog Craig Jewell.  Peep these photos:

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Here’s the Pacific Pearl without any lumen interference:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/craigjewell/with/8853297151/

Flickr user FlashFlyGuy — http://www.flickr.com/photos/9028007@N05/5421600846/in/photostream/

Awesome.  Stay tuned for more from Vivid Sydney 2013! 

 

Light + Water + The Nude Human Form = Tomohide Ikeya’s Amazing Visuals

Tomohide Ikeya is an artist who works with an uncontrollable medium to achieve moments frozen in time from that world of non-compliance.  Meet Tomohide Ikeya’s water-based photography, where light, water, and the human form are introduced to express the irony of control:

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From Tomohide Ikeya, about his work:

I’m a photographer who has a concept of “Control” for my work. Water is one of “uncontrolled” things which the human being never can to do. I had a lot of opportunities to think about ‘water’ with doing scuba diving in several countries as a hobby. The beauty of sunshine viewed from under water, daily life of aquatics and me as human just be able to see their world for a moment… We thought human could control water if we had lots of equipments and cared for risks in water, but human never be able to live in water. And we also never be able to live without water. Water doesn’t only give a life, but also takes a life. On the other hand, water is not the Mother of Creation or the Master of Destruction, it’s just be there as ‘water’. Water is a philosophical existence very much even be as ’just water’. I had been fascinated with water more and more and I had gotten a zeal for expression it. It is one of reasons which I became a photographer, so I have been creating my works which has a relation with water. I’m expressing “enthusiasm for life” by photography throughout the figure of Water and Human.’ – Tomohide Ikeya

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These images are from both the Moon series and the Breath series.  You have to go through these two galleries, these works are absolutely amazing.  Tomohide just captures the uncontrollable properties of the water as they are creating their uncontrollable world for the humans bathing in it, and the results are outstanding.  Very amazing work, Tomohide!

A huge thanks to Tomohide Ikeya, KoiKoiKoi, and Sweet Station!

JOL Sunday Flickr #15

This is a crazy day — Laura and I are packing up the JimOnLight.com Toronto offices today, getting ready for our move back to the USA!  The next few weeks will be fairly busy, as we’re staying in Durham, Ontario for a week or so before we head to see family in Peoria, Illinois.  Laura’s only allowed to visit until we get all of her visa stuff approved, so we’re dreading but accepting the fact that we’re going to have some time spent apart while we make sure that we don’t overstay her visa.

Talk about sh*t you never thought you’d have to do!

Today’s JOL Sunday Flickr is awesome — go give these great photogs some love!  Stop by the JimOnLight Flickr Group photo pool and give your eyes some lovin!

LIGHTS

Lights in Alingsås #1

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Lights Travelling With London Underground

London, Light in Architecture

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Light on!

Gaffers and Grips – DIY Gaff Tape Key Fob

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Today must be DIY in my brain, all I can think of is making something!  Ah, I miss having a workspace.

I saw this great project on Strobist — it’s a blog geared towards photography and studio lighting, but if you’re a grip or gaffer on a smaller project, this is an awesome thing to have on you at all times!  If you work in Entertainment Lighting or Film Production, you already know this thing would have to be the thickness of your thigh to contain enough gaff tape to really make a difference.  Still, this is a wicked little tool for anybody in Lighting!

For this project, all you need is some rigid wire, a pencil, and some gaff tape — but I’ll let the great folks at Strobist do the talking.  Check out how to DIY your own Gaff Tape Key Fob!

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JOL Sunday Flickr #12

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Ooh, it’s been a long day.  It’s been a long, long, long day that is still gonna keep kicking for another few hours, but let me tell you — I’m perfectly OK with staying up researching something regarding light.  I find it just delightful that I can enjoy even the most mundane light-related tasks.  My career is like an entire day on the playground, most days!

Enjoy a late night version of the JOL Sunday Flickr — and if you’re up late, we’re up late together!

Lighting Loves Way

My Toronto apartment ceiling

Cooking Hell! FDT

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World's Largest Disco 2010

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Clouds

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Glenwood Power Station

S4 Plug

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Have an amazing Monday when it rolls around!

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Random Light – A Trip to Durham, Ontario with My Camera and My Wife

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Laura and I went to Durham, Ontario to see her mom and stepdad a few days ago, and it was cold and snowy — just what I’ve come to expect of Canada!

The light was so overcast and diffuse because of the weather that it created some great conditions for capturing detail.  Check out some photos I posted of our little journey in the snow:

The Saugeen River, Durham, Ontario

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Happy Laura!

the Ghost of Disbelief

the founder of Durham, ON carved into a log

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"Use NEW-LIFE Seeds!"

It's a Lil' Cannon!

Our Heroic Dead

the dam

DANGER!

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beautiful house on our trip

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Louver Machine

the bridge

Like I said… it was a short trip! We still had a blast walking around through the snowy and cold town of Durham!  It’s been so long since I’ve had any time to actually take and appreciate photography that this little adventure set off a storm of creativity in my head.  Thanks, baby!

Editor’s note:
I got an email a few weeks ago asking about what I use to shoot lately.  When I was teaching in Oklahoma, during The House of Atreus, some asshole came into the theatre and stole my DSLR, two lenses, and a big bottle of post-surgery Percocets.  After that, I didn’t want to invest any money in something that was just going to get stolen too — until I saw Martin Kuhn’s Sony NEX-5N at NAB 2012.  So I got one!  I also use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 as my management suite, and Adobe Photoshop CS6 if I’m doing anything funky or out of the ordinary.

Lights’ Edge from Light Master Kevin Cooley

When you scroll through these images, take into account two things — Kevin Cooley is awesome, and let’s hope he still has that really warm coat he must have needed for this project so he can get his awesome butt out there and do another series!

Kevin Cooley is a guy inspired by people like James Turrell, which might explain how grandiose and larger than life these photographs seem.  I love this series!  It’s called Lights’ Edge, and I have to say I love it, once again.


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Thanks DesignBoom!