Sunday, December 23, 2012

Book Update

UP DATED VERSION: It is smaller and less expensive. It has many of the ICM pinhole images from last summer. Please check it out and let me know what you think. Kurt

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Current Shows

Good news - I will have some of my Lensbaby work in three upcoming shows.

Faculty Exchange Show - Clatsop Community College, Astoria OR,  Jan 10 - Feb 14, 2013. This show will then travel to Mount Hood Community College (dates TBA).

Oregon Artists Showcase - Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg OR,  Jan 15 - Feb 22, 2013.

I also have one person show coming up at Linn-Benton Community College, Albany OR
in February 2013 but don't have the exact date yet. Stay tuned.


Slow Launch

Crossing the Bar

Danger Zone

Water Slide - Simpson

Old Signal

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New/Old Work

Some Lensbaby images from this summer/fall and one that is older. Periodically I go back through my files and look for images that I bypassed. Often I find little gems. I will have more free time once the quarter has ended and hope to get back into the groove. However, Oregon weather is problematic his time of year, so I hope the photogods favor me with at least a few good days.

Inlet #2

Jack's Barbwire

Spiral Stairs - Swanson

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Change Up

Well the weather has finally changed to what you would expect for fall in Oregon - wet and windy and gray. In other words normal. With that, it is also a time to post some lensbaby work. Not a lot of lensbaby work shot this summer and fall, and as might be expected, a mixed bag, but I am making the transition to my normal way of working.

Remainders #9 - Alsea

Bricks & Shadows - Jefferson

Remainders #11 - Aumsville

Dragon #2 - Brownsville

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


A few more stops on my ICM journey. One thing about this technique is that you can not preplan, but have to have faith that something will turn up. That and you have to work the subject just like any photographic situation.

Fall's Descent

Ground Strike

Welcome to Mars

Infinity's Door

Saturday, September 22, 2012

ICM Again

Some more of my explorations with this technique. I currently have three previously posted images - Dawn Chant, Night Chant, and Blue Arc #2 in a show at the local community college. One thing that has come from the process of matting and framing the prints is that these need to be larger. It is sometimes hard to judge what the ideal size is for a image, but going through the process sure makes it clear.

Garlic Swing

Ancient Seas #2

Garlic Stalks

Shapeshifter #8

Reaching for It

Sunday, September 2, 2012


And again

No Sabi #2

Modest Launch

Night's Escape

Ready Spaghetti

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012


 Here are some more images from my exploration of intentional camera movement or ICM.


Blue Launch

Small Orbit

Friday, August 3, 2012

ICM3 - Painting with Light

Have been really excited about the results using this technique. A long time ago I was a painter and had a great appreciation for abstract expressionism. In many respects these images have more to do with painting than photography, and are bringing me full circle. Because I am using a digital camera, pinhole lens and slow shutter speeds; I have control and quick feedback along with with serendipitous event. Kurt

Color Field #5

Dawn Chant

Night Chant

Monday, July 30, 2012


Some more images using the ICM technique. All are shot using a Skink retro pinhole lens mounted on my Olympus E-P2 camera. In bright sunlight the shutter speeds are just a little too fast so I have had to work in the shade or on cloudy days. However I just ordered a variable ND filter and that should resolve the problem and give me longer exposure times. If you are interested, 8x8 color laser prints are available for $10 + shipping. Contact me at: norlinl1@hotmail.comKurt

Yellow Wind

Shape Shifter #4

Shape Shifter #3


White Torque

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ICM or what I do when blocked

Some times I just get blocked and have a hard time getting the creative juices flowing. When that occurs, I often do something total different from my usual photo efforts. These are some ICM (intentional camera movement) images I shot using a pinhole body cap on my digital camera. There is always a lot of failure when you do this, but it is amazing when things work. In a way it is like like back in the day when we made color photograms on paper, but with out the expense . Kurt

Blue Arc #2

Heading Home #2

Field Burn #5

Night Moves #6

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Random Access

A few image from the last several weeks. The weather has improved, but I have been doing a lot of non-photographic things. Time to get back too it. Think that I will load the photo gear and dog in the car and head out. Kurt

Short Fall - Cox Creek

Abode #2

Friday, June 1, 2012

A Day at Detroit Lake

Here are two images shot at Oregon's Detroit Lake in mid May.

Skunk Cabbage #2

Skunk Cabbage #1

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lola's Chair Wins Award

I was fortunate to have three of my Lensbaby images accepted into Umpqua Valley Art Association's the PWNW 2012 show in Roseburg, OR. At the reception on May 11th the photo "Lola's Chair" received a third place award. The UVAA's gallery is very nice and they seem to be doing great things for the Arts. If you are in the area make sure to stop by.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Field Test: Pinwide Lens

These are some images shot with Wanderlust's pinwide lens for the micro4/3rds cameras. It has some appealing features such as a super wide angle of view and is very well made. One problem is a yellow blotch that shows up in the upper right quadrant that is disconcerting for those shooting color. Wanderlust is supposed to be coming up with a app to correct this, but so far it has not happened. I convert my images to B+W using Nik Software's Silver Efx Pro, so it has not been a problem for me so far. The blotch effects several brands of cameras so it is not just my problem.
Pinwide Test #3 (digital pinhole)
Pat's Shed (digital pinhole, ICM)