April, 2008

Famous in Croatia 0

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(c) Ryan Slack 2005

An advertising firm in Croatia contacted me last week about the rights to a picture of a leaf I took at St. Edward’s. They found it on the stock.xghng website and asked if they could use it on a billboard and some brochures for a new green living suburb in Croatia. Wild.

Rainy Day Photo-Sesh 0

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(c) Ryan Slack 2008

There was some EXTREME rain last night, me and my photo-nerd friends all had a go at trying to photograph lightning, I was unsuccessful.

Revert to Plan B 0

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(c) Ryan Slack 2008

So when I started this blog a few months ago, I planned on updating it daily with links to other photographers sites. The problem with that is I forget these awesome websites before I get home to blog about them. Secondly, I have a lot of pictures that are what I would consider”good” but not good enough for my REAL website or portfolio. I would like for them to be seen, but I think flickr is an ugly and nasty medium to share images, so this BLOG is going to be my b-team portfolio from now on.

Yes: gnarly lighting setups, lucky shots, unrelated imagry, pointless photographs, and maybe the occasinal party pic

No: super-cute pictures of my dog when he was a puppy, correlation between pictures, artist statements

I LOVE PUPPIES 0

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(c) Ryan Slack 2007

Upcoming Shows and Exhibitions 0

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Three shows in Austin that everyone should attend:

ShadyLn – group show with with photo, video, and installation at PUMP PROJECT. Opens Friday April, 11.

Cantanker Magazine Excess – over 30 installation artists at Salvage Vanguard Gallery. Opens Friday April, 12.

Familiars & Framework – a solo show with two photo projects by Megan Carney at 5619 Gallery. Opens Saturday April, 19.

For my Classmates Comments Off

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(c) Ryan Slack 2007

Many of these people have been featured on my blog, but they have cool sites. you dont have to be a graphic design techie genius to put your work on the internet. Here is a list of sites that i feel are succesful and simple. i will add more as i come across them.

http://www.ryanmcginley.com/

http://maryamor.com/

http://my-dream-is-the-awakening.net/

http://www.vanityforgotten.com/

http://www.paperheart.org/

http://gradyoconnor.com/index.html

http://www.yerinmok.com/6/index.html

http://www.tinyvices.com/portfolios.html

http://www.briansorgfoto.com/

http://timsteer.com/

Nude Photographer/Photogrpahy 0

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(c) Ryan McGinley 2005

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(c) Ryan McGinley 2002

Ryan McGinley shoots nudes. Not nudes like you learn about in art history class, they are fresh energetic, and naked. His work is at Team (Gallery) in New York until May, 3. So if your in New York check it out.

Vanity Forgotten 0

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Sean Stewart has some solid color work. Check it out. I especially like the album “backyards etc.”