WIN MY KIDNEY!
Not my actual Kidney.
Danny Weinkauf has, for like 15 years, been the bassist for They Might Be Giants. He wrote their song “I’m a Paleontologist" which you may have heard…he’s also won two grammies and written and produced music for dozens of TV shows. So when he was like "Hey, I’m doing a children’s album, do you want to write a song with me?" I was like "GHGHHFHFHHDHWWW!"
So, together we wrote “The Kidney That Lived in Four People" which is the (semi) true story of a Kidney that existed inside of four different bodies (so far). The names have been changed, everything else is true.
A couple weeks ago, we decided it would be cool to hold a little contest.
So, for all filmmakers, animators, artists, and etc…if you’d like to create a music video for the song, the winner (as selected by us) and three runners up will win this very nice Kidney model signed by me and Danny. The top submission will have their video posted on Hankschannel and Danny’s YouTube channel.
You can get Danny’s full album “No School Today” on Amazon and iTunes and most other places where music comes from.
Full information on the contest is here.
Reminder! Entries are due by October 30th!
Twilight on Alameda. After seeing some night photographs on flickr, I wanted to give it a shot. I found a handy exposure guide here: http://www.fredparker.com/ultexp1.htm and went to work. I’ve also been wanting to do more with deep focus, so I knew I wanted a small aperture. I set my f-stop to f22, and took a four minute exposure.
Mamiya C330//Kodak Portra 400
This weekend I went to shoot the Tough Mudder in Tahoe for work. It was a fantastic day of hiking and shooting in the Sierras. This contestant looks on as a teammate goes in for another who was taken down in the electro-shock obstacle; The final obstacle on the course.
I shot a roll on the ricohflex while we played around Mt. Baker. It was pretty bright out there and I didn’t exactly have any ND filters for the camera so I had to stop down to f22 to not blow out the photos which gave me this super long depth of field. I think Mr. Adams would be proud. The third photo is my brother in law Mike, Selena, her sister Xaverie early morning coffee time.
This is the Florida Ave canal. In the background there’s something that looks like it can open and close to let water flow or not. Doesn’t look like it works much anymore though. Florida Avenue is one of my new favorite spots in New Orleans because it appears completely forgotten about post Katrina. An open tomb to explore.
Pentax ZX-7 with expired Kodak Royal Gold 25
Big ass puddle in the road outside St. Vincent De Paul Cemetery.
Pentax ZX-7 loaded with expired Kodak Royal Gold 25
New Orleans, LA
Today I had the pleasure of exploring the crumbling remains of historic Fort Macomb. The fort was built is 1822 to defend the waterways against British invasion and housed Confederates during the Civil War before being retaken by the Union.
The clouds were coming in and thunder was booming nearby as I scampered around the fort looking for different perspectives to shoot from. There is an actual moat that almost entirely circles the fort. Hands down one of the coolest places I’ve explored since relocating to the South. Hope to come back for a picnic one day soon.
Canon 5D mkii w/ 35mm Nikon prime
Dr. Tez Molloy. “I didn’t say he bit my dog.”
Kodak Portra 400//Mamiya C330
Jared at Lake Merritt.
Sean and I challenged each other to step out of our comfort zones, and take portraits of strangers on the street. It was a Saturday in the early evening, so I went down to Lake Merritt and took a little walk. I saw Jared on a slack-line in the park, then later doing some footwork with a soccer ball. I figured that a person doing something out in public would be more open to having their photo taken. He didn’t blink an eye when I asked. He even took a photo of my camera to show to his girlfriend who does photography. Getting the first one out of the way was great. I talked to a few more people that declined, but in the end got a couple, and made some friends in the process.
-Kyle, Kodak Portra 400, Mamiya C330