Brandon Joseph Baker Info

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Oakland/San Francisco, California
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This short animated film by Ben Richardson and Daniel Bird was the highlight of my morning. Their 11 minute piece is an exploration of evolution fueled by competition and won Best Animated Short at Slamdance 2010.

"An egg and an apple build competing broadcast towers that vie for the attention of a transistor radio. With its complex characterization and narrative of animal evolution, competition and reproduction, SEED is a beautiful and sinister stop-motion story about the struggle to survive." - Seed Movie Vimeo Channel.

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I ran across the work of Jim Sanborn last night right before turning in for bed. The images remained heavy in my memory as I drifted off to sleep before I arose a few hours later to look at them again. These images are from his work titled The Topographic Projections and Implied Geometries Series.  According to the description on his website the images are shot on moonless nights with a large projection almost a 1/2 mile away from the subject/landscape. I can only speculate on the intricacies of his process from location selection, exposure length and camera selection.

The flatted distortion from the projected light on the landscape reminds me of cast light from the headlights of a car on a empty road. The geometric patterns counter act the flattened distortion by bringing depth back into the images instilling a surreal dream quality to these night photographs.

For more on Sandorn visit his website



Kevin Cooley's works are beautiful and surreal with an isolated transcendentalism feeling to them. His landscapes are calm observations of nature with and without the influence of man. I love the combination of long exposures and the introduction of light. His work featuring the human element is also quite compelling. The vastness of our environment when put to scale by a single human form is a reminder of how small we truly are. For more of his work please visit his website and take the time to watch the videos he has there of the pink raft and the flights out of JFK Airport.