While Spring Break might conjure images of sandy beaches and margaritas for most, we in Oregon have a slightly different reality. I'll let the Canon A520, in all her muzzy pixelated glory, do the explaining. . .
A good friend of mine, knowing my proclivity for poorly rendered photographs, recently gifted me his old Canon Powershot A520. While certainly not the lowest resolution digital camera I've ever used, at only 4.0 mega pixels it is easily outperformed by most cell phones now. I've already grown quite fond of it, as it allows me to take candid process photos of work I'm doing in the studio (like the failed transfer I'm attempting to reclaim that is pictured above) as well as shoot without fear in all sorts of miserable weather. It's quick to pull out and put away, with very few photographic choices getting in the way of my quickly framing an image and activating the shutter. In short, it's the perfect point-and-shoot, and I'll be presenting some of my favorites here from time to time so that you can see the sort of imagery that inspires and, periodically, graduates to becoming full-fledged drawings/paintings.
For over a decade Jeffrey T. Baker has explored the elegiac and sublime through his mixed media artworks. He harbors an unapologetic predisposition for the decayed and imperfect.
Presented here are his thoughts on artistic process, inspirations, tutorials, and information about related upcoming events.
Posts prior to 2011 visit Subjective: The Artful Life