Monday, November 30, 2009

Men On The Street

Another photo from my Men On The Street book project...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

In The Studio

A snapshot of stuff on the ever-changing "display" desk.

Monday, November 23, 2009

1937 Herb with His Bear

This is a photo of a snapshot of my Grandfather, Herbert Ashcraft, with his pet bear. He worked in a WPA program called the three C's in Idaho, 1937.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Today's Color Palette

Late night snacks on Game Night at the farm...

Heidi Howard

Thanks to the crazy brilliance of Facebook I keep reconnecting with some of my very talented fellow RISD alums... Heidi Howard, aka Von Conta, found me and then I found her website. Check out her beautiful signs...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Kenmare and Centre

Another pic of my walk to work. Louis Vuitton is going a little Vegas on acid...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Talk To The Hand

Another photo from my Second Street project documenting posters, surfaces, architecture and light conditions.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I came across this beautiful piece by Simon Evans on Little Paper Planes this morning.

More From "Men On The Street"

This is another photograph from my Men on the Street project... I'll post a link when I finish the project and upload the photographs.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Flower Shop

Another on the way to the studio photo....

Thursday, November 12, 2009

La Colombe Cafe

La Colombe de Torrefaction on Lafayette Street. World's Prettiest Coffee.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Roger Ballen

The photographer Roger Ballen is doing a book signing at Clic Bookstore and Gallery this Tuesday from 6-8pm. The gallery is a welcome new edition on the block where my studio has been for almost 20 years.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Anthropology Animation / Illustration

I had the good fortune to work with my longtime friend and creative collaborator, Jeffrey Miller, on a project for Anthropology recently. Using the amazing work of illustrator Heath Robinson as inspiration, I painted still and animated elements for the Anthropology website. Click the links to see the animation in action.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Door to Paris

This really is the door to Paris. The patched stone wall is so beautiful...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Self Portrait

West side sun makes remarkable shadows in photo studio, must take pictures.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Chalkboard Paint in Colors

On an outing today in Redhook, NY, I came across this cool new product. It's produced locally by an enterprising and creative family and it comes in amazing, fun and modern colors. Check out Hudson Paint. I bought pale gray and a box of yellow chalk (feeling a bit Swedish, I guess). The bright orange was compelling - I think I'll use that in my wood shop...