Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Upgrading systems...so to speak...

Since I'm changing this blog from only work related things to a mix of work PLUS the artsy crap I like to do, I decided to do a change of title for my blog.

Good-bye, "I don't listen to classical music, but I work in this field".

Hell-o, "Stories from Backstage: Work, Photography, and other artsy crap"!

Thanks to my friends John and Mike. (Who were also the only two who chimed in on what I should change the blog name to.)

They win! (No, there was not actually a prize, but maybe I'll make them some chocolate Jesus-i.)

While getting reading for a dress rehearsal in BH, Sarah and I discovered that one of the ceiling lights (a PAR 56) was burned out. During the time Sarah traversed to the lighting storage closet, I hung out and waited in the creepy, dirtiness that is the ceiling above the stage.

Of course what better thing to do in creepy, dirty places than take photos.

I recently purchased the Hipstamatic app for my iPhone. It's a FANTASTIC photography app. I am absolutely in love with it.

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Stolen from "The Nerdist", a side note about the history of the Hipstamatic:

SIDENOTE! The original Hipstamatic was a toy camera created in 1982 by two graphic designing brothers in the Twin Cities who were tragically killed before they were able to mass produce it. Only 157 were made. Read more about that here or visit the surviving brother’s tribute blog, The Great Hipstamatic 100.


A terrible tragedy, but a loving legacy by their older brother.
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Now that you know a little more about the app, and the real camera that inspired it, here are a few shots I took:

Me, waiting for Sarah.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vonkampen/4963834747/in/set-72157624768061929/

The Pepsi bottle that has been here for at least the nine years I have worked here.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vonkampen/4964438308/in/set-72157624768061929/

The old bricks of the walls.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vonkampen/4963839817/in/set-72157624768061929/


Brick detail.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vonkampen/4964442866/in/set-72157624768061929/

Sarah, when she arrived with the new bulb.



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The light bulb was successfully changed. I did not fall through the ceiling.

A win-win situation, as far as I am concerned.