Friday, January 15, 2010

Open Call

Open Call

Hey all you awesome folks out there!

This is an open call to everyone and anyone who can take and/or has taken pictures... whether professional or amateur... super high quality or ghetto fabulous point-and-click...

As you can see from the pictures on my blog, I'm a visual artist who's process begins with a photograph every time. These days, I'm a little short on pictures of my own and have grown tired of looking at the ones I have...

So I figured:
"What better time than now to get people involved and share the creative vibe?"

That being said, I am officially inviting you amazing people, whoever you are out there in internet land, to email me some pictures you'd like to see turned into custom stencil paintings.

In the world of up-and-coming artists, the key to survival and exposure is mutual promotion so in that spirit, of course, anyone who's photo would eventually be used will get full credit for the original picture [and a link to your website if you have one].

I need to make sure everyone understands that not all pictures work for this kind of work so don't take it personal if your photo doesn't get used. BUT, I encourage you to send them all anyway since in the past, I've used: professional pix, ghetto scanned pix, blurry shots, partial pix, etc. it's hit and miss with what works and inspires me... it can be anything!

You reserve the creative rights to your photograph and it won't be published in this blog unless you've agreed to it. The painting will be for sale once it's done.

[Don't get me wrong... the better quality resolution of the picture the better... I mean, if you have a shot in 300 DPI, please try to send it as such rather than make it smaller for emailing purposes...]

For images larger than 10MB, I suggest a free service called - it's very easy and very convenient.

So on that note... Please send your photohraphs [in .jpg and/or .pdf format] to:

I look forward to seeing what I get!


Friday, January 8, 2010

Les Cool Kids

"Les Cool Kids"
30" X 40"
Spray Paint Stencilled on Canvas
December 2009

This is a picture that was taken at one of my shows in June 2009 at Sub V. The original picture is blurry and I thought it would be an interesting challenge to stencil it anyway...

So as usual, it took 10 times longer than anticipated but the end result is something I'm very satisfied with.

Big up to the guys over at Sub V for keeping the cans and markers in the right hands!

And here's just a quick reminder that "The Cool Kids," along with most of my stuff is hanging at Chez Baptiste (1045 Mt. Royal St. East) all the way to the 31st of January... feel free to go check it out... if you need a reason to get out there... they show the Habs game's on the big screen!!