Posts Tagged "John Barnard"

Rorschach Ink-Blot Photography Part Deux

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 in Projects

The Rorschach test (German pronunciation: [ˈʁoːɐʃax]; also known as the Rorschach inkblot test, the Rorschach technique, or simply the inkblot test) is a psychological test in which subjects’ perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person’s personality characteristics and emotional functioning. It has been employed to detect underlying thought disorder, especially in cases where patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly.[3] The test is named after its creator, Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach.

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Lockwood Forest

Posted on Mar 9, 2012 in Blog, Inspiration

Lockwood Forest and Fish Brook is one my favorite local places to take a light day hike in the tri-town.  As a child growing up in Boxford, I would often come here with friends roam around the forest.  Take a look at the photographs and feel free to “like” the page.

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Dust of Snow

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 in Blog

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

Dust of Snow
by Robert Frost

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Venice Project: David Smith

Posted on Jul 18, 2011 in Projects

Meet David Smith, one of the best guitarists I have ever heard on Venice Beach. Here is what he has to say. Listen to this song by David while you read his story and check out the pictures.

“I’m the Bob Dylan no one’s ever heard of. Doubt me? Fuck you…

So why have I been reduced to living in a van down by the ocean; playing music on the streets for the last six years?

It could be that I’m delusional about my talent.

I’ve documented everything: The daughter I left behind to the bewitching Raven who fell in love with a crooning pauper despite her wiser intentions; my fierce dedication toward the craft at hand to a ceaseless self-destructive nature; and from a large, loving, Chicago family to the fettered flock of disenfranchised, damaged, souls who have come to these same western shores to surrender.

I have survived the 9 to five world for 36 years; I’m done, and willing to live void of life’s simplest comforts, and ultimately without my Whale-of-a-Great-White-Buffalo-Faithful-Ford-Van. Hoping my daughter might see all I have as the best that I can do.

David Smith was born the youngest of six on Chicago’s northwest side. Being, predominately, a product of the 70s where guitar was a religion, David built his life around music and worlds. In his 46 years he was written countless songs and poetry, two novels, and a second memoir.”

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Venice Project: Vinny V3D

Posted on Jul 18, 2011 in Projects

WARNING: May need 3D Glasses for full effect.

Vinny V3D is an abstract artist who specializes with paint and tonalities to make a true 3D image come alive. At first, these look like simple splatter pieces, but after wearing the 3D glasses and going through Vinny’s Art Walk in Venice beach, I was blown away.
So amazed, I later bought two pieces that now hang in my room. Vinny also makes custom art deco and apparel.

I urge you all to go down to 811 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291…aka Venice Beach…and support local artists like Vinny.

More to come on the Venice Project.

P.S. Took a few frames of Vinny and his business partner then treated the photographs in a similar way that Vinny does with tonalities to make the 3D effect. The last two shots are the pieces that I bough from Vinny.

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