Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Zak's Band Photography



I've been having students size and save their art for the web. Once file size is reduced I can post it under "STUDENT WORK" on my website. Zak is the latest contributor, he has really taken a big leap this year, and his band photos are getting a strong response from kids in the metal/hardcore music scene. He's for hire, so check him out on Facebook: Zakaria Marrow Photography.

link to my site:

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cherry Pontiac


I saw this car at Schaller's on Edgemere Drive last night. I had to photograph this sweet ride, and the gentlemen who owned it was more than happy to allow me some time. I worked quick as the sun was going down, but had enough light to maintain detail and capture it's rich color.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Great Student Photography by Brendan Jaccarino

Brendan is a senior who is attending School of the Visual Arts in NYC this fall, here is a link to some of his work on the Student Work section of my site.

http://photos.ryanmcdonellphotography.com/GalleryFilmstrip.aspx?gallery=359188

More of Brendan's work can be seen at:
http://brendanjaccarino.blogspot.com

Sunday, May 23, 2010

4 OLDIES

I decided to photograph 4 old pieces (2 intaglio's, 1 monotype, and 1 acrylic painting). I still like printmaking and hope to begin repairing an old Conrad Machine Co. press soon. I hope to merge my digital work somehow, and I have some cool image transfer things I want to try as well.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Walking Around The Market


I was enjoying shopping at the Rochester Public Market with my Mom and Son, getting some fresh Dill, Cilantro, and various produce. I brought my camera and just casually snapped some shots I thought summed up the vibe today.

Good Invention=$

This is kind of a geeky video, but this product is really great, I mean a simple American idea that will make my life shooting weddings so much easier. I bought one, and said to myself why did it take so long for someone to think of this?. It just goes to show you there is money waiting to made if you have an idea, Hahn Photographic carries the product and they are selling like hotcakes.


http://www.blackrapid.com/video/rs-dr-1-double-strap/ 



Friday, May 21, 2010

Student Show Glimpse

Here are three of my student's panels (of several) that will be display Monday at SUNY Brockport. Sorry about the low cell shot quality.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Watermark/Logo design

I whipped this logo/watermark up for a kid who does great band photography.

Realm of Chaos

One of my students made this piece and titled it "Realm of Chaos" after the legendary Bolt Thrower Album.

Early Morning

Shooting at the crack of dawn again. It's that or nothing lately, super busy getting ready for a huge exhibit.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Addiction

Starbucks brought me to this....

Someone's Child

Another person shot in Rochester over some dispute. No matter how you perceive urban violence, this it still someone's child. Even if they were lack luster parents, I'm sure they had some cherished moments with these kids. What do we value in our society? 12 million dollar an hour wars, I guess. Certainly not job development and educational opportunity, just keep sending jobs to China, and watch our slums grow.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Patience


One of my students completed this project today using only text to create her self portrait. Many layers and lots of patience.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Interesting Morning

Saw this huge Tuna at the market, photographed it with my cell, and immediately felt like crap. Not because I dislike Tuna, but that dreadful oil spill in the Gulf is haunting me. On a brighter note I found a Minolta SLR, and a Triceratops for six bucks at a garage sale.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Darth Sidious

Every kid turns a flashlight into a Lightsaber, or scares someone with monster faces, so we played with the light for a while before bed. It all started with a Star Wars program I was watching on History Channel tonight, that character "Darth Sidious" was accidentally viewed by my son, not good, but what can you do? We really started having fun looking at the cool patterns that were coming from the light at varying lengths.