Sunday, November 30, 2008
Today they posted a link to a pdf on how to turn your flatbed scanner into a camera. There’s also a video “weekend project” how-to going over the camera construction. If you get to building this before I do, I wanna see it!
What are the rules that govern journalistic portrait photography? Wide-angle lenses, nonstandard lighting, shooting from below – they’re all fair game and frequently employed by photogs working for major publications. But what obligation is there to the subject? Bob searches for answers.
***NOTE: Follow along with our slide show to view the photo portraits mentioned in this piece.***
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
From November 7-26, the Calvin College Department of Art and Art History presents an exhibition of new development plans at the (106) South Division Gallery entitled "Beyond Sprawl – New Development in Grand Rapids." This show is held in conjunction with the exhibition "A Field Guide to Sprawl - text by Dolores Hayden, Photographs by Jim Wark," hosted at the Center Art Gallery at Calvin College from November 14 to December 20.
Beyond Sprawl features many examples of urban redevelopment, as well as greenfield, brownfield, and infill development projects that seek to reconnect community and move beyond sprawl. Many of these current concepts are derived from traditional urban practices that have been lost over the years. Pieces of these urban practices can be seen in the example of the 1923 Grand Rapids City Plan that featured: urban blocks with internal parking, pedestrian friendly spaces, and high density housing.
Some of the projects included in this exhibition are: a proposed infill development next to 106 South Division Ave. by Calvin College Pre-Architecture students, a greenfield development at Knapp St. and Leffingwell Ave. by Mosaic Properties, a co-housing project near Belknap Park, a brownfield development at Diamond Ave. and Lake Dr. by Bazzani Associates, and a proposed urban redevelopment at Wealthy St. and Jefferson Ave. by Inner City Christian Federation.