Friday, April 23, 2010

Smoke + Mirrors (minus the mirrors)

I was burning some incense while cleaning the house today and got a little distracted watching the smoke so I figured I'd follow through with the distraction and put off washing the dishes a little longer.
Happy weekend

"Photography is a way of introducing people to other people." -- William Albert Allard

Monday, March 1, 2010


So, my wife just told me about this little program called Poladroid. It turns your photos into Polaroids. Pretty interesting though I wish it had a few more options (such as being able to select which part of the picture it uses (it seems to use dead center.)) But either way it's pretty cool. Supposedly the results are ready to print at 400 dpi. Maybe I'll give printing a try soon. Until then, take a look at some of the results.

"It's weird that photographers spend years or even a whole lifetime, trying to capture moments that added together, don't even amount to a couple of hours." -- James Lalropui Keivom

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Casualty

We had another casualty today. This time it was my fault (though I thought about blaming the cat). I brushed by the Christmas tree ever so slightly and wouldn't you know it, one of the very delicate glass balls fell on the hardwood floor and busted. And a red one at that. It's not really that big of a deal, but I really like the red decorations because they stand out more than the other ones we have. Now we have one less...
Little Red Christmas Ball, you were a good ornament.
May you rest in pieces...

"Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies." -- Diane Arbus

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Magical Time of Year

So today I was going through a bunch of old pictures that I had taken years and years ago. It's always fun to look at old pictures and remember all the awesome stuff you did growing up. And sometimes, like today, you get blessed with memories of awesome things that you DIDN'T do! (like take this picture)
As I was going through the pictures, I figured I would take out all of the negatives I was never going to use and try to figure out something to do with them. As I was going through and taking a quick look before tossing them in a box... WHAMO!!! I find a strip of negatives of pictures I didn't take. How random... Now I'm wondering who this kid is and why he has an entire apple shoved in his mouth... Thank you, Wal-Mart, for making my day a little more odd...
PS: Please excuse the crappyness of this scan. I need a good scanner...

"A good portrait is incredibly hard to create, there is too much temptation to pander to the individual rather than portray them as they really were." - Philippe Halsman

Friday, November 20, 2009

You Can Have His Cake And Eat It Too

I got to shoot a couple of cakes for Chef Sam (chef/owner of MasLeon Cakes & Pastries) the other day. The first one was a Vanilla Bean Pumpkin Cheesecake. Now I like cheesecake, but I think this cake has ruined me from being able to enjoy most other cheesecakes I will ever encounter. I just don't think they're going to be able to compare. In fact, I'm pretty sure they won't be able to.

The second cake was the aptly titled Death By Chocolate cake. This thing is huge! Five layers of awesome with chocolate coming at you from every angle. Once you get a few bites in to this cake, you'll pretty much be convinced you would be okay with dying if you could go while eating this... but not until you've started on your second piece.
Finally, I'd like to let you all know that Chef Sam is now on the wonderful world wide web! Check out his website or find him on Facebook. Either way, just get there and order one of his cakes! You won't be sorry (and you can thank me by ordering one for me too). I'm personally waiting to photograph his Double Stuffed Oreo Cheesecake. Yes, that will be a good day...

"Photography is a way of introducing people to other people." -- William Albert Allard

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Now on Facebook

Yes, it's true. Jon Chandler Photography is now on Facebook.
Check it out and become a fan today!
No picture this time; just a shameless plug.

"I think the 50(mm lens) is an extremely good discipline lens; it requires you to see in a more refined way, not just tighter." -- William Albert Allard

Sunday, October 4, 2009


I did another shoot with Molly and Hannah for Yes You Maigh the other day. It's the first shoot I've done at my loft and I was super excited to be shooting here. I'm even more excited to be living here! I finally live in a neat place that is picture-worthy. Hooray for cool places, cool people and cool pictures!

"I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way." -- Carl Sandburg
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