Since the Everything Waffles project began I have had an invested interested into costumes and the act of cosplaying. As I do not have the skills to create spectacular costumes and props like others out there I have decided to approach a project in a modest manner.
This project is for my graduate thesis work that explores the failures of aspiring to become the characters we aspire to become. This gallery of images is a portion of the project as I am creating a series of images that follow my own interest.
This is also an excuse to enjoy costume making and creating a series of embarrassing images of myself.
Rather than post my insights into recent things that I have been interested in onto this blog, I have set up another site for these ravings. If you are a fan of anything surrounding geek culture, art, and pop culture you can find it there. First up is my interest in Game of Thrones.
Everything Waffles and the Warpath Gallery are ready to announce the Everything Waffles Retrospective. This exhibit displays the portraits from 2010-2013. You can view the online catalog at their website at http://cargocollective.com/warpathgallery.
You might be wondering what I have been up to since there hasn’t been much activity since February. You can find all of the latest work I have been doing over at everythingwaffles.com. This site continues my work with self-portraiture and you can enjoy every image that is recreated to become more awkward.
Here is just a taste,
It’s time to inform you about the latest underground workings from us. We have started a new Kickstarter to bring a new project to printing by the end of July. The comic book, yet to be given an official title, will be printed and mailed out to supporters and those who wish to purchase it.
Why so quickly? Why the rush? We are aiming to attend San Fransisco’s Zine Fest this year in September and also trying to attend Comic Con San Diego this time next year. The zines and comics will be shown at these events as well as shirts and small figures created to support the project.
Unlike the previous Kickstarter funding project, I want to create comic books and web series inspired by the portraits I have created for the past 2 years. We are entering a world of fiction now and moving away from the parody that has been Everything Waffles. Want to help? Just check out the Kickstarter for all the information. Like it, share it, and post it as much as you can so that we can expand the Everything Waffles Universe.
More is on the way about the next zine and upcoming comic book. Follow the Kickstarter for now though,
The family photo album project is gaining momentum and over the past month I have been documenting family albums within my studio and creating my own archive. The images provided is are examples of what this project is aiming to create a entire collection. Although each album contains unique photographs to each family, the albums themselves develop a history of their own.For those of you unfamiliar with this project and those that might become interested in assisting me in this project I will give a reintroduction for you.
Late last year I began a series of photographs that examined family snapshots and body language within each image. I have since moved onto examining the albums in which snapshots are contained within. I am asking for your help in order to collect albums from all over to begin documenting them in my studio. I am not looking to have the photographs themselves, but your old albums or shoe boxes to photograph them as part of this project. They will be within my possession for no more than two weeks and will be returned as they came to me. This project can only go so far without help from other outside of my area.
I believe that these containers may have the same inherent value as the items we place in them. Through this project I want to discover what importance we place on them and perhaps uncover what happens when I remove them from their context of their home. By placing them in my lighting studio, I am removing all external ways of perceiving the owner and its history. When we look at them in this space, we can begin to develop a profile and character for their owner. In a way, these albums may be stand-ins for us as we allow others to view our albums.
If you are interested in contact me and assisting this project please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org