NOW that I’m here in New York, I can unveil my new endeavor: I’m issuing a seasonal look book of my photographs for exhibition & sale. Past, present and “future” artists. Kinda feel like a traveling sales(wo)man but it’s a worthy project. ‘Bout time, right?! lol YES, YES, I KNOW!!! Wish me luck 🍀 #gallery #storytelling #photography #canon #newendeavors #diy
When looking in a science textbook or a toy mobile of the solar system, it’s easy to depict the sun, planets and moon to scale in comparison to each other. What’s not so easy to visually comprehend the staggering distance that separates each planet on its individual orbit around the sun. Filmmakers Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet challenged themselves to build such a model and the result is this fascinating short film To Scale.
Starting with the Earth as the size of a marble, it turns out you need an area about 7 miles (11.2km) to squeeze in the orbit of the outermost planet, Neptune. The team used glass spheres lit by LEDs and some GPS calculations to map out the solar system on the dry bed of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. Once nighttime arrived they shot a timelapse from a nearby mountain that accurately reflects the distance of each orbital path at a scale of roughly 1:847,638,000. Amazing.
Happy 8th Anniversary to Reggies, Chicago! They keep the idea of old school, grubby venues alive with their forward thinking in exposing rare acts from around the world. Not since the Metro (or even Fireside Bowl, the Avalon for Christ’s sake) has there been a steady flow of fresh talent. My anniversary wish for you guys: always strive to be trail blazers for the people. Here’s to 8 more years & beyond.