Saturday, August 30, 2008

I love....

these guys!

Jeremiah is Engaged!!! from A Bryan Photo on Vimeo.

Peace. - Caleb

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Fredo Viola, Contact Sheet

Here's a glimpse at a contact sheet I just got back from my shoot with Fredo Viola.

Fredo doesn't really like being in front of a camera (which I totally respect), so we just ending up talking for a few hours, and I took 4 frames of Holga during that time.

I think these shots are very honest representations of his personality: reserved, contemplative, and, above all, very joyful. This seemingly small shoot really taught me a lot about the importance of not forcing something to happen, and really just being aware and letting things be. If I had tried to take more than these few pictures, the atmosphere would have been uncomfortable, dishonest, and the friendship we developed would have been tainted.

After I took these, I handed the camera to Fredo, and he ran off the rest of the roll while we walked around the city (which by the way Fredo, your shots came out great!).

Thanks Fredo, and I look forward to hanging out again in the future.

I'll post the final prints when they come.

Peace. - Caleb

P.S. Sorry, but the scanner I used to scan the contact sheet was pretty dusty....

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Stewart Vann

This is a b-side from the shoot I did with Stewart Vann a couple of weeks ago. The pages covering him are copies of his own song lyrics and poems.

For my ArtWalk exhibit this year I'll be presenting metaphorical portraits for each stage of the Creative Process (the title of the exhibit). I've summarized the process into four stages: Inspiration, Organization, Execution, and Presentation. The final portrait of Stewart will represents the second stage of this process.

This week is mostly getting ready for ArtWalk and preparing to go home for Labor Day. I'm ordering some more 8mm film, and I hope it's here in time for Mondays Hamburger Contest.....

Pray for my Brother, he's in the Sudan.

Peace. - Caleb

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Rain, Rain

It's been raining all day. It's kind of wonderful.

I spent most of the day sending e-mails, reading through the latest issue of Garden and Gun, planning for my new site (shhh...), and preparing for ArtWalk.

Rainy days make me want to listen to music. Music like this:

Andrew Osenga - The Priest and the Iron Rain

Peace. - Caleb

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Inní mér syngur vitleysingur

‘Inní mér syngur vitleysingur’ - Official Video


Peace. - Caleb

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Friday, August 22, 2008

A Bryan Photo Retreat and RELEVANT Magazine

Current Location: Chattanooga, TN

I'm shooting a wedding in Chattanooga tomorrow, so Rob, Branden, and I are sitting in a hotel room watching Father Goose (an old favorite of mine). I've been in the mountains of North Carolina for the past few days, hanging out with the A Bryan Photo crew. It was an incredible few days of encouragement and motivation. Thank you guys so much for letting me be a part of the week!

In other news, I received a call from my friend Stephen Devries informing me that a picture I took for his organization Bedouins International has found its way to the pages of RELEVANT Magazine.

I really like the way it came out.

It's out this month, so if you want, pick one up!

Peace. - Caleb

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Artwalk Polaroid: Katherine Tucker

Katherine Tucker is a Potter.

Peace. - Caleb

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Artwalk Polaroid: David Carrigan

David Carrigan is a Stone Mason.

Peace. - Caleb

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Artwalk 2008

For ArtWalk this year, I'm presenting a series entitled "The Creative Process". The project is composed of five (5) portraits of different Birmingham Artists. Each of the five (5) framed portraits includes the documentation of how each shot reached the final print; this will include: the predicted sketch of the shot, a polaroid of the shot, a contact sheet, and the final print.

It will kind of look like this:

I'll be presenting at the heavenly Urban Standard on September the 5th and 6th, so if you're in Birmingham during that time, you should come by.

Look for some of the polaroids that will be featured in the show to make an appearance on the blog this week.

Peace. - Caleb

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Song-After-Shoot: Stewart Vann

The wonderful Stewart Vann made an appearance at my house today. He has kindly agreed to play the role of the "Musician" in my upcoming ArtWalk project.

Above is a polaroid of the shot we made, and below is his "Song-After-Shoot".

Peace. - Caleb

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

I'm in Paste, Again

Turns out I'm in Paste again this month! If you're able to, go and check one out.

Peace. - Caleb

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Send me an e-mail....

get a free desktop image.

It's that simple.

Peace. - Caleb


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Roof: Taylor Christian Jones

I've gotten to know Taylor Christian Jones over the last couple years, and I'm better for it. Every time we have coffee, or just talk about photography, I'm inspired to go out and shoot.

Check out his website: HERE.

This was at the peak of my camera's malfunction.

Peace. - Caleb

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Roof: Patrick

Here are a few shots from "The Roof" series of my friend Patrick. Patrick is a truly wonderful and loyal friend, and although my camera was messed up when I took these, I still think they came out cool!

Peace. - Caleb

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Monday, August 11, 2008


About a week ago, a tour of ten artists (well, 8 because to of them had to leave the tour early...because they were voted off the island...) came into town for the "Ten out of Tennessee" tour. was wonderful.

Peace. - Caleb

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I had an engagement shoot in Chattanooga today, so Josh Hausen, Laura Pearson, my lovely Laura, and I headed up after church.

Peace. - Caleb

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Josh Hausen, aka Birthday Boy

HAPPY Birthday, Josh Hausen!!!!

Peace. - Caleb

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Roof: Bob Miller

Bob is one of my best friends, and I am a better man for knowing him.

This roll taught me the tough lesson: always check your camera before you shoot.

Peace. - Caleb

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Grey Haven Portraits

I few weeks ago, Grey Haven held it's third official concert. To celebrate we all dressed up. And to celebrate all of us dressing up, I thought I would take some portraits.

However, this roll decided that it was expired and did not want to work properly. I well, I still like the shots.

Check out the Grey Haven Community: HERE.

Peace. - Caleb

Monday, August 4, 2008

I love my family...

Peace. - Caleb

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Tammy, Jamie, and the Baby (currently the size of an apple)

These were taken right after I found out they were going to have a Baby!

Check out Tammy, Jamie, and all the Inklings HERE!

Peace. - Caleb

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

J Wade and His Trumpet: B Sides

I love B-Sides.

Peace. - Caleb

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Roof: Brad Roller

Brad Roller is a friend I got to know while he lived in the BBC for the two months Bob was in Atlanta completing his internship.

Brad is a great actor and is moving to Orlando in the next month to be a member of an acting troop down there.

We had some good times man, and it's sad to see you go.

Peace. - Caleb

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Inspiration: Meeting w/ Fredo Viola

On Thursday I got to hang out with Fredo Viola.

That's right, this Fredo Viola:

It was wonderful. Among other things we talk about:

September 11th
Unnatural Creations
Mythologist, Joseph Cambell
Star Wars
Technology that Enslaving
Technology that Helps
His use of Technology in His Art
His Unique Art
Purple Cow
Seth Godin
The Music Industry
The Long Tail
Free Music
Funnel/Megaphone Theory
Limited Audience
Dedicated Fans
Not Quitting Your Day Job
Humility in Music was a good day.

I took 4 pictures of him on the Holga, and then he took the rest of the 8 frames. I can't wait to get it back.

Thanks for hanging out, Fredo. I look forward to keeping up, and your inevitable visit to the south.

Peace. - Caleb

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