Multimedia

Photography enhanced with Audio and Video. I have worked on projects directly in both mediums depending on the subject matter.
My audio projects: Autogenous Radio
My video projects are below

DARKLIFE

The conclusion of two decades experimenting with cameras to get to this point.

I am fascinated with and by the relationships of things. Triangulation. The random nature of borders. I am lost within the fictional narrative between souls and how they subconsciously interrelate in this environment.

Timing, apparently chaotic and without relation, these moments, reduced to 20% of original speed, reveals that chaos seems to exist within the parameter of arrangement. Linearity, occlusion and relationship.

Music is ADSX ‘I don’t know what it is, and I don’t want to talk about it’. liquid-sky-berlin.com/
Music used without permission. The visuals are integral to the audio. It is essential to hear the sound and watch the visuals without any distraction. I suggest headphones and a darkened room. The low light fidelity of the Sony A6300 is an evolutionary step in the right direction. Seemingly this camera can make tonal and dimensional definition in black tones like no other camera I have seen to date. This is only truly visible on a color calibrated screen in a darkened room.

(Videos are linked until I can embed them- link will open a new tab).

This is parts two and three of a four part creative avenue.

Part II
https://vimeo.com/168662810

https://vimeo.com/174745912

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Ted Leonhardt: Stop Bidding Start Winning 3 Session class run at Makerhaus in Seattle.
This was a technically impossible shoot, working in an environment where I could not mic Ted directly, extraneous sound from hell, mixed lighting from hell and nowhere to set up microphones or tripods, so most of it was hand held and in low light conditions with borrowed and unfamiliar equipment minutes before shooting..

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In 2009 I took part in a PCNW class with Time and Newsweek photographer Dan LaMont assisted by Beb Reynol. My first foray into editing a full piece myself (I shoot the stuff and have always shied away from editing), was this eight minute piece about a group of street photographers whom I curate their work on flickr as Seattle Street.

This was made mostly with still images shot with 35mm stills cameras -all on film. Mark uses a Nikon FM2n+24mm f2.8 on Kodak Tri-X, John uses a Leica MP+35 Summicron ASPH on Ilford HP5, BckWht used a Pentax 6×7 and Rollei 2.8f On Tri-X. I used a Leica M6 with a 35mm Summilux ASPH and an Elmarit 24mm on post-dated Kodak Portra 160 NC. 

I recorded the sound with a Sony PCM-D50 occasionally using a Sennheiser ME-66 to augment the recordings, and I edited everything on a 6yo Powerbook 15″ 1.67gHz with 2GB RAM. Using Final Cut Express HD. I employed the use of a handful of thumb-drives to store my uncut FCE data on, and that’s it.

You can work in a vacuum and you can achieve amazing things with no gear.

Anyway it is what it is, it was a learning curve, and a great experience.”

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©℗JDOwens/devtank 1991-2016

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