Sunday, June 27, 2010

Crude Awakening

This looks like an interesting project to protest the BP Oil Spill.

Side note: -- Actually, I'm not sure what to call this event, because the word spill doesn't really describe it. Spill sounds like something that you can sop up with paper towels, but "spill" seems to be the supplied misnomer the media has settled on.

I'm curious about the photographer's process. Is that real oil in the portraits? (Real oil would be unsafe and it appears -- as actual bathers are getting this on them at the beach -- very challenging to get off as your porous skin soaks in the tar balls.) Also, how does she find subjects? Etc.

Btw, I first saw this posted in the Oxford American: Southern Girl Blog:

…the blog of Carol Ann Fitzgerald, the managing editor of The Oxford American. The Web site was brought to my attention by the editor's sister, a talented mixed media artist who I met online via flickr.

The Oxford American Music issue is very good and worth picking up. I like the Oxford American site, and the blogs, and their web site is a good source for photography and literary interests -- particularly if music photography is your angle.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wedding in Blair, NE

Band Photos Promo

Band Photos Promo, originally uploaded by Randy's Dailies.

$100 in Rochester, MN
$150 in T.C. metro


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wedding w/out a Camera

Ok, sort of.... It took me a while to remember what people do at a wedding without a camera in front of their face. On the drive up there was this weird sky and we pulled over to go to the bathroom in Wisconsin, and I had to snap some shots.

Straight out of camera

At the wedding, I was seeing all these great picture ops during the ceremony with my camera packed away. Shot a few reception snaps images mostly from the table, but decided it was time to put the camera away.

Nice wedding. Open bar.

Portrait Session: From a Personal Calendar Shoot

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Image in Seattle Magazine Online

Hi. My image of Coupeville Pier was published last year in Seattle Magazine.

I just noticed that they used the image on their Web site:

I looked for my picture on the Web site version after the Magazine release and didn't see it at the time, so it may be recent.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Yes, I'm still accepting work

This my blog is part candid diary, part a tribute to great photography done by other people I admire (especially cool vids), and part about my own photography business.

From the calls I've received the last few days (a few people asked if I'm still accepting work), I think my introspective comments may confuse the people that are new to me.

Plus, I'm a little surprised by who is actually reading my blog. (I guess some of those hits are coming from people other than me and my wife after all.)

I'm still in business. I love photography. I love doing your portraits, etc.

Maybe, one day I may separate these different reasons I blog to make this blog strictly a advertisement and marketing organ (Randall Douglas Photography Rulez!), but until then just disregard anything that sounds like a diary entry as moody late night ramblings.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Nice Video Here About Brian Duffy

If you've seen his work at all in the past (until recently when his son took charge of assembling salvaged negatives for a 2009 show), it's probably in a very comprehensive magazine compilation book or in original magazines from the 60s and 70s.

Brian Duffy Video

In the 70s, Duffy burned most of negatives in defiance to the commercial world (specifically, an assignment to shoot toilet paper set him over the edge), and stopped photographing entirely. He was once one of the young upstart stars of photography who helped to define the new London fashion and commercial photography scene in 60s, together with Bailey, and Donovan...the three of them were coined as the black trio.