Halfway through fall semester and I can barely believe how fast these past few weeks have gone by. Though being busy with class, I've managed to find a large amount of time to continue photographing my newest project, as mentioned in an earlier post. With four of the photographs complete and only eight weeks left to finish this project I'm feeling bit stressed; the constant thought of my undecided digital II final floats in my subconscious, nabbing at me constantly. I've never felt so crammed with photographic work, yet I bring no yield, It truly is wonderful to be so engaged in such an art. The much time spent has been well worth it, as my body of work continues to grow and my love for the art flourishes. I really hope you enjoy the photographs, these really do mean a lot to me.
Until another 1am morning after spotting negatives.
Samuel Lucas Gove
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I've become bored with my recent work and decided to take on a new documentary project. This project will consist of many conceptual portraits, which subject matter will include that of feminine beauty, gesture, and emotion. Through this project I will be examining relationships I myself have had, the out come of these relationships, and how these women within my life have inspired my personal vision of their influential feminine beauty. I will be photographing the majority, if not the entirety of the images using the means and squared style of medium format.
I have found my self becoming very intrigued with the use of the medium format and its great detail within the negative its self. I will continue to work as I have in the past using digital photography as a means of honest documentation but now having the access to a Hasselblad 501 has inspired me to work in a different, more conceptual way to create my photographs.
I have also begin to try incorporate the use of the hasselblad into my everyday work[ex.street, documentary, candid photography] Though I am happy with my results I have found it hard to work in certain lighting situations where the correct exposure/shutter speed is impossible to reach due to the lack of low light lenses that the hasselblad accepts.
Please keep up to date with my posts, as I will try to be more adamant about updating on the progress of my new project and other work.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
As fall looms overhead and the flu "epidemic" spreads, I've found myself to have come down with just such a bug. Since last Tuesday my body has seemed to be constantly low on energy, no matter how many hours I spent resting the night before. Since then I have been shoveling vitamins of every sort into my mouth hoping to only receive some small repercussions from the sickness. My body is still teetering on the idea of being sick or healthy and still can't seem to settle its mind, which has left me on the couch this entire weekend, hoping to recover before the workload of this up and coming week.
Since I haven't really left the house all that much this weekend, I decided to set up a studio once again in my living room, and practice some lighting arrangements and also tried to play around with some fashion and editorial ideas I had been wanting to create. I really do enjoy working with myself as a subject, especially when I'm just working to gain experience, I become 100% comfortable and engaging in my photographs. I just need to learn how to work better with models in the studio.
Hope all is well for everyone.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Its been forever and the past month of my life has been a blur. I thought long of what to write and open with on this post, but I just couldn't pick my brain for anything. Just know things are about to be a bit more productive.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
A lot has happened since my last post, Luca came into town to visit a week or so back, but ended up getting food poisoning from Jet Blue. Shortly after he returned to New York, Tony Choy decided to visit and came into town late this past Monday night. I really love Tony Choy, every time I see him we always end up doing the same enjoyable things, those being drinking, and watching graffiti and skate videos. To make this past week even more ridiculously amazing, Matthew Franklin called me around 7:00pm to tell me he would be coming to stay with me in Chicago for a few days, and that Tony Katai would be coming along as well, both of which are great friends of mine.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Since Luca moved to New York I hadn't really left the house until last Sunday, being Pride Day. I didn't spend much time at the parade itself, and wandered off with some friends of mine to a small house party with many friendly faces. I'm glad to have met them, they've given me much reason to smile.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
This Morning, sometime around 6am, I decided to go to my bed and try to sleep. I woke up by 1pm in the afternoon and made a hotdog sandwich and some coffee. A couple hours later Luca yelled for me from the bathroom, telling me to come quick. I entered the room to find a stream of water rushing out along the tiles of the floor. While cleaning up the water and trying to stop the flow from the toilet, Kim, my roommate, yells from the front of our apartment. When I find her a fountain of water began to bubble up from the drain set in the middle of the concrete which makes up our front stoop. So by this point there are now two locations around my apartment, in which water was leaking. To leave the apartment I had to make a path consisting of a paint can and a bucket; even though crossing the sewage water still wasn't a pleasurable experience. After calling my landlord the contractor arrived to fix the problem, and two hours later, with a front stoop that was covered in black sewage he left.
Apparently the problem turned out to be a mixture of the runoff created by the storm outside and a blocked up sewage drain. Awesome. Also we turned our most front den into the Green Room. The trees remind me of MIssouri. Soon enough.
This past Saturday(June 13th) happened to be the night of the yearly "World Naked Bike Ride" My roommate and I met up with a few friends at the meeting location and within an hour we were on the road. The ride itself ran over two hours as the mass made its way around the city of Chicago. From Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue, to it's longest, Ashland Avenue, the riders made sure to hit every popular Chicago location. Over 1700 people showed up for the ride and at points in the race the mass ranged over a mile long. Luckily enough I brought my camera and my low light lens. Enjoy!
Monday, June 8, 2009
For Zach, Matty, and Luca. No matter where you are, or what you're doing, you will always be the dearest of my friends. I am your piece of work, created by friendships and memories. You all have my thanks.
I woke up this morning with the worst headache ever. Don't drink steel reserve. It kicks your ass.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Summer has been sorta slow thus far, my new basement apartment is to comfortable to leave and since the move I have been more lazy than ever. I need something exciting in my life. A new inspiration. I would also like to go home. please...
Monday, May 18, 2009
Finals went extremely well, and the entirety of my final can be viewed on my flickr. Other than that summer has been going well so far and the weather here in Chicago is finally beginning to warm up a bit.
Here are a couple images I have taken over the past few days, hope you enjoy them. Also on a final note, I hope to start my documentary summer project on the newest up and coming bike team in Chicago, Team Beer'd.
The bottom image is a photograph of me holding open a vice magazine that has two of my images that were purchased by chrome printed in it. YES!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I have been working on my final project lately for digital 1 and studio 1 and I think it's coming along pretty well. I'm still searching the entirety of my brain for a title of the project, but in the end it will amount to fifteen, 13x19in prints.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Crystal Castles headlined Columbia College Chicago's private student event friday for the end of Chaos Week. Sponsored by Sprite, the event opened around 7:30pm and ended by midnight. I had a great time photographing Alice perform, she connects with the crowd in such a personal way, which helped lead to some interesting photographs. By the end of the night a few officers of the CPD were dispersing the crowds and the night was over.
ps. so the public vote has opened on the columbia college chicago expose yourself competition, Out of 150 competitors only 30 have moved on and i was lucky enough to be one of them. You can only vote once so please make the vote count. Thank you for all your support. and also ANYONE CAN VOTE. ANYONE!, JUST CLIKC THE LINK, CLICK ON MY SLIDE SHOW, AND VOTE! http://www.colum.edu/Student_Life/Competition/Public_Vote_Slideshow.php this goes until midnight on may 11th. The winner can get up to $2,000 in prize money so please please please vote. THANK YOU!. ANYONE OF THE PUBLIC! ANYONE VOTE!