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Is there a list of Mefi visual artists or photographers anywhere (Not musicians or authors)? I know about the Volunteer Portrait Photographers and MefiMall, but is there any other list of Mefites that are visual artists or photographers? If there is no such list, can ya'll help flesh one out on the Wiki?

If you're not comfortable with Wiki editing, go ahead and post the pertinent information to this thread in the following format:
Artist type (photographer, painter, printmaker etc), Mefi name and a link to their online portfolio if they have one.

Hopefully many Wiki formatting savy Mefites will help with posting the information in the relevant category on the Wiki.

But if you are comfortable editing a Wiki, add the information there.
posted by Brandon Blatcher to MetaFilter-Related at 11:10 AM (104 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

I am a photographer. You can see samples of my stuff on my Facebook gallery of vernacular photos I am taking, and I regularly post my stuff to Facebook, such as my gallery of photos I took of filmmaker John Waters today.

I know they look amateurish. Trust me, that's deliberate, although it drives my editors crazy. It's a thin line between vernacular and just being incompetent.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:31 AM on June 10, 2011


The whelk, illustrator and cartoonist, www.jleavitt.net, more stuff on the thewhelk.wordpress.com
posted by The Whelk at 11:35 AM on June 10, 2011


I'm a painter, sculptor, mixed media artist almost always involves wax though - http://lesliesobel.blogspot.com/ more current stuff on blog. http://lesliesobel.com/
posted by leslies at 11:57 AM on June 10, 2011


I put a link to myself there. Do you care if we're "professional"?
posted by backseatpilot at 12:02 PM on June 10, 2011


I'll add myself in as a photographer, I'm also a graphic designer, since I do some vector illustration, should I list that as well?
posted by Fricka at 12:07 PM on June 10, 2011


Graphic designer, vector artist. My not-very-active-lately portfolio is here.
posted by loquacious at 12:15 PM on June 10, 2011


I cleaned up the page a little and gave it a wiki category.

Brandon, I put The Whelk in twice, to put a clear separation between Cartoonists and Illustrators (I know we have more than one of both onsite, and assume those lists will grow.)

If it bothers you and you would like to change it back, feel free.
posted by zarq at 12:18 PM on June 10, 2011


Photographer; Lynsey; flickr photostream and website gallery index page
posted by Lynsey at 12:23 PM on June 10, 2011


I put a link to myself there. Do you care if we're "professional"?

No.

I'll add myself in as a photographer, I'm also a graphic designer, since I do some vector illustration, should I list that as well?

Put yourself in the photographer, graphic designer category, unless someone has a better solution.

I put The Whelk in twice, to put a clear separation between Cartoonists and Illustrators

That's fine unless someone else has a better solution, thanks.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:30 PM on June 10, 2011


I have a sample of one of my paintings posted on my profile. I also make assemblage and sequential art/installations of ink and wax. I have a lot of training in artist materials, and I would be happy to answer questions on working with materials. Not yet ready to post a link. Thanks for doing this, Brandon.
posted by effluvia at 12:39 PM on June 10, 2011


I've been a semi-pro photographer at different parts of my life.

(non fighty question)
Is there a purpose to the list other than to have a list?
posted by edgeways at 12:41 PM on June 10, 2011


I do a lot of outdoor photography, especially out West. I have been told by pros that I might be good enough to be a pro, except that I'm not nearly immodest enough for the blatant self-promotion required.
posted by notsnot at 12:48 PM on June 10, 2011


Artist, photographer and sometimes animator. All very lo-fi and personal.
Flickr: Toy camera stuff
Portfolio site: rachaellynnthompson.com

I haven't been updating anything recently unfortunately. I have been posting more and more photos to Facebook instead of flickr.
posted by rachums at 12:48 PM on June 10, 2011


Is there a purpose to the list other than to have a list?

It's also a handy list for contacting artists for MeFi Mag.


I added lesiles and loquacious' stuff and categories, will check back later.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:49 PM on June 10, 2011


Please do not MeMail or email with your information. Put it in this thread and someone will add or put it on the Wiki, thanks!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:51 PM on June 10, 2011


Graphic design stuff is slowly being added to flickr.com/jtronphoto. Video stuff being added to vimeo.com/jtron. man I need to get on this shit
posted by jtron at 12:59 PM on June 10, 2011


There's some older video stuff at youtube.com, username FABERTRONICS as well
posted by jtron at 1:00 PM on June 10, 2011


Please do not MeMail or email with your information. Put it in this thread and someone will add or put it on the Wiki, thanks!

I somehow got left out of the authors list, and that thread is closed. Can I get in on that somehow, and if so, how?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:06 PM on June 10, 2011


Is there a purpose to the list other than to have a list?

Around Christmas, another mefite asked in some metatalk thread if someone could make a commissioned drawing for him; I said yes, and happily did so! I like the idea that someone could find potential artists-for-hire right on the wiki.
posted by Greg Nog at 1:07 PM on June 10, 2011 [3 favorites]


I just added some of my stuff to the wiki. But, shoot, sure does remind me that I've been in between earnest portfolios for a while.
posted by dirtdirt at 1:07 PM on June 10, 2011


I'm a bit of a printmaker of sorts, I tote a camera around, and I have a new blog.
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:08 PM on June 10, 2011


My photo portfolio is here, with a bunch more on my flickr account.
posted by dam1975 at 1:11 PM on June 10, 2011


I added myself as a (casual/hobby) photographer and alphabetized the lists. I also added (too much) space between categories.

I'll update the wiki later (if someone doesn't do it first), as this seems to be an active thread for the moment.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:14 PM on June 10, 2011


Empress, memail me the info and I'll add it in for you.
posted by zarq at 1:15 PM on June 10, 2011


I am Sailormom and I like to take pictures. Flickr
posted by Sailormom at 1:44 PM on June 10, 2011


I wanted to be a Cartoonist and ended up as a musician and author. ARRRRGH! Foiled again (and besides, it's duck season...).
posted by Namlit at 1:52 PM on June 10, 2011


I'm an out-of-practice artist. Or, more accurately, a hasn't-practiced-enough artist.

Maybe you guys can be my inspiring arty friends!
posted by Metroid Baby at 2:05 PM on June 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm a bullshit artist.
posted by not_on_display at 2:41 PM on June 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


I take photos and have a portfolio here.
posted by mullicious at 2:54 PM on June 10, 2011


I actually just posted some portraits on my Flickr. I'm in NYC.
posted by the jam at 2:56 PM on June 10, 2011


Any possibility of getting a list of poets on the wiki at some point in the future as well? I'm planning a collaborative project and I'd like to be able to approach as many poets as possible.

Maybe send me a memail if you are one? I don't want to hijack the thread with people who aren't visual artists.
posted by Think_Long at 3:13 PM on June 10, 2011


Hey, I'm on there, automagically! Thanks Brandon!
posted by woodblock100 at 4:14 PM on June 10, 2011


Ok, list should be all caught now. If you've posted your info in this thread, it should be on the list now.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:18 PM on June 10, 2011


I shoot pictures, and sell some stuff here. I need to make a real portfolio site.

I need to make a lot of websites, actually.

Also, I know the 2257 record keeping requirements, so if any of y'all photogs want someone to be your records keepers for your commercial nudie pix, let me know.
posted by klangklangston at 4:31 PM on June 10, 2011


Ok, updated to klang.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:37 PM on June 10, 2011


I photograph mainly as a hobby. Cp311, flickr.
posted by cp311 at 4:49 PM on June 10, 2011


I'm just a lowly hobbyist photographer. Flickr link.
posted by litnerd at 5:14 PM on June 10, 2011


Oooh this is fun!

Astro Zombie, I don't think anyone would classify your shots as "amateurish" at all - your "vernacular" set has a wonderful nostalgic feel to it.
posted by radioamy at 5:43 PM on June 10, 2011


I have done cartoony illustration. Trying to resurrect it as viable path for myself, but it's been frustrating (because I don't get much done). Infrequently posted-to blog is here.
posted by TimTypeZed at 6:07 PM on June 10, 2011 [6 favorites]


I'm currently shooting a technical form of photography, lenticular 3D. I'm doing this large format, and manufacturing it myself. I can do 44" x 96".

Its' sort of like a hologram, because it's a set of pictures of something rotating, kind of shifting left to right.

I've only made one test in the new manufactory, but seems I can make these big 3D panels now.

I've been setting up to shoot a sample demo for weeks, and soon I'll be shooting a sequence depicting a pine cone.

I'm shooting macro panorama, with stacked depth of field. Canon 20D, 6 X 8 panoramas, 100 individual image sets, each with a 1/2 degree increment turntable rotation , for a 50 degree rotation, 3 stacked focuses. Each of those will be shot with 4 light setups, to be composited later.

It's looking like over 25,000 individual 20D 8 megapixel shots to depict this one pine cone. I hope to reference the psychedelic connotations of the pineal grand. Soon, I'll motorize this setup, I'm trying to shoot this first one by hand. Seems like it might be a 150 hour sequence for the pine cone.
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:34 PM on June 10, 2011 [7 favorites]


I'm having problems logging in to the wiki, so could you please add a Collage or Collage/Mixed-Media category and include my online portfolio. Thanks!
posted by Room 641-A at 7:08 PM on June 10, 2011


I'm definitely an amateur/hobby photographer, but I've been trying to devote blocks of time to it recently. My goal is to start to learn a little more technically, as well as develop a good eye. I've been going back through old photos and shooting new ones for an eponymous tumblr. Comments and critiques welcomed.
posted by booksherpa at 7:19 PM on June 10, 2011


I have photos, although my gallery is very ill-organised at the moment after moving from Flickr to my own hosting (everything is CC licensed too, could that be added as a detail somewhere on the wiki?).
posted by saturnine at 7:37 PM on June 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


I do photography (My Flickr, Images for sale on Getty Images), videography (shot on Canon 5D, shot on Sony EX3), and editing (some spots from my last full-time job). For clarification, there was more than just one camera on the mud thing. Oh, and I edited that and the Music Festival piece, too.

I used to just do the editing thing, but I got too old and made too much money, so they laid me off. Now I do all this stuff to try and feed the family.
posted by DaddyNewt at 7:38 PM on June 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Needs more -t.

Shouldn't you be on the list, Brandon Blatcher?
posted by lukemeister at 7:45 PM on June 10, 2011


Illustration work is here. I do a bit of graphic design as well, but my portfolio isn't ready for public consumption so I'll add that in later.
posted by Phire at 8:01 PM on June 10, 2011


Cartoony beasts, should you ever need one.
posted by Glinn at 8:25 PM on June 10, 2011


You can see my photo work here. Landscape, street photography, immersive 360 degree panoramas, music and a few portraits.
posted by unSane at 8:39 PM on June 10, 2011


My photos are at DarrylAsher.com and facebook.com/BrightStudio.

I'll add to the Wiki as well.
posted by The Deej at 9:15 PM on June 10, 2011


Another amateur photographer (with some ancient drawing, painting, and set design stuff thrown in too, for good measure) here.
posted by smirkette at 9:16 PM on June 10, 2011


I draw and paint and occasionally paint and draw and am finally starting to show in galleries. This would be my online portfolio that is still in need of some minor tweaking. Great idea by the way.
posted by Phlegmco(tm) at 12:49 AM on June 11, 2011


Hobby/street/hey-what's-that-critter photographer, on Flickr.
posted by cmyk at 3:41 AM on June 11, 2011


I'm a photographer. Don't really know how to add myself to the Wiki, though. Anyway... Flickr. Almost up to 10,000 photos there.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:59 AM on June 11, 2011


Photographer here as well. Do it, teach it.

No obvious way to add myself to the Wiki page though.
posted by bwg at 5:22 AM on June 11, 2011


interrobang but he seems to have disabled his account.
As has Mattdidthat
What's going on people?
posted by adamvasco at 5:47 AM on June 11, 2011


I'm a photographer - Flickr stream. I'm also a graphic designer and a painter/printmaker. Plus, I make weird crafts. Some of that kind of stuff is up on Flickr here. Oh and hey if somebody would like to add me to that portrait page, I'd be grateful. I'm doing a lot of portraits and headshots these days and would be happy to join in for the small but devastatingly good looking western NC crowd.
posted by mygothlaundry at 6:25 AM on June 11, 2011


I have some semi-organized photos on Flickr., and would be happy to photograph Mefites anywhere I happen to be. That's central Indiana for the foreseeable future.
posted by pjern at 7:34 AM on June 11, 2011


Hey ya'll, if you want to go on the Wiki, please include a link to *something* For instance, StickCarpet, that sounds interesting, but there's no link in your comment, so there's nothing to post in the Wiki. If you just wanted to talk about what you're doing here in the thread, that's cool too.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:17 AM on June 11, 2011


I'm an artist, I make a mixture of small books, drawings, video installations and most recently film. The medium isn't really primary so (and I hope this wasn't taking liberties) but I added myself into an 'other' category.
posted by pmcp at 8:27 AM on June 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Daddy Newt and everyone

If we could keep from linking to individual pieces that would be great. Daddy Newt, if you want to make a channel for your videography stuff and post that link, that'll work. In the meantime I've placed you in the photography category

Updated up to Daddy Newt
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:33 AM on June 11, 2011


Needs more -t.
Photographer here as well. Do it, teach it.

Please make creating this list easy, post a link to their/your stuff!

List updated to pmcp and that's it for me, for now.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:58 AM on June 11, 2011


My rarely-updated illustration and design portfolio is here.
(It may not be up much longer, though. My hosting contract is up this summer, and I'm still evaluating whether I should even stay in the business.)
posted by Thorzdad at 9:06 AM on June 11, 2011


I'm an interdisciplinary fine artist who has made a living as a theatrical props master/artisan and as a print and web designer- I'm currently focussing on user interface level design and theming for CMS based sites.

My non-commercial art portfolio is here
posted by stagewhisper at 9:37 AM on June 11, 2011


I'm a photographer. I do all sorts, but really like covering long-term projects, especially when they're to do with a non-profit, like this.
posted by Magnakai at 9:56 AM on June 11, 2011


Holy shit, everyone go check out TimTypeZed's blog, it is fucking splendid.
posted by Greg Nog at 10:28 AM on June 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm a photographer (and my archive where prints can be purchased) and I write about photography (mostly photojournalism and related issues). A couple of my projects have made it into FPPs, too.
posted by msbrauer at 10:57 AM on June 11, 2011


I am also a hobby photographer. My Flickr.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 11:37 AM on June 11, 2011


Computer graphics illustrator, hobbyist who did a few book and magazine covers, currently on hiatus. Pictures and other stuff here.
posted by elgilito at 1:29 PM on June 11, 2011


I usta could make collages. If I had ten free minutes and both free hands, I might could again.
posted by sonika at 2:38 PM on June 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm a photographer. Here's my flickr.
posted by mollywas at 4:26 PM on June 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Updated to mollywas.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:55 PM on June 11, 2011


Updated to mollywas.

thanks, Brandon!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:09 PM on June 11, 2011


Wannabe Painter, TooFewShoes, My flickr is all I've got http://www.flickr.com/photos/toofewshoes/
posted by TooFewShoes at 5:47 PM on June 11, 2011


I like this thread.

Feels odd posting this since I only joined Mefi last month after a few years of lurking, but I'm gonna do it anyway. Hah! You may include or not include me as you see fit.

I am a digital painter/wannabe-illustrator type! Mefi name the liquid oxygen. You can find my stuff at my oft-neglected portfolio (complete with deprecated HTML tags). More recent stuff here, for those who don't mind the hosting ;)
posted by the liquid oxygen at 6:01 PM on June 11, 2011


Alvy beeped me to put myself on there. (portfolio/flickr)
posted by gomichild at 6:50 PM on June 11, 2011


Graphic designer/digital artist. My website!
posted by jeffj at 7:42 PM on June 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


I do generative/ computational / interaction design stuffs. Can I be more vague? Vague, Un-updated Website/flickr feed in profile, etc.

Great thread!
posted by localhuman at 8:28 PM on June 11, 2011


Photographer, JohnR, website.
posted by JohnR at 4:27 AM on June 12, 2011




I'm a visual artist, I make digital art (including art games and blog-based stuff) and photography.
posted by oulipian at 7:56 AM on June 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Updated to oulipian.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:43 AM on June 12, 2011


manosthf is a sculptor. He's my former roommate, and I don't think he'll notice this thread, so that's why I'm mentioning it...
posted by jrb223 at 12:17 PM on June 12, 2011


Hey, would it be terribly rude to ask you to move my link from "Illustrators" to "Other"? I am not an Illustrator. The Photographer link is fine. Thanks for this!
posted by oulipian at 1:51 PM on June 12, 2011


OK, well, I used to paint a lot more. Most of the stuff in this Photobucket "portfolio" are several years old now.

Toward the end of that album there's an example of some of the metalwork I've done. I think that's all I have photos of even though I've got a whole metalsmithing degree. Also there are a few zines in there that are associated with a sort of comic book I do, Juicy City (facebook page).

A while ago I ran a blog that was sort of a failed experiment in scale and walking a line similar to Astro Zombie's vernacular photographs. There's no scale on the internet, and most of those are pretty tiny.

Also, I do most of the posters and some props for a local theater company, Fight Boy (another Facebook page).

So, painting, drawing, comics, metal, general 3-D, some graphic design, and propmaking. Christ, I'm way behind on keeping much of this documented online.
posted by cmoj at 1:52 PM on June 12, 2011


Graphic designer and illustrator! website
posted by monkey!knife!fight! at 3:12 PM on June 12, 2011


Arianna Von Trauma does letterpress posters; she and I run Paper Jam Press. (In fact, she just finished the posters for the Eyewriter project, Mefied here.)
posted by milquetoast at 4:44 PM on June 12, 2011


Updated to Arianna Von Trauma.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:23 PM on June 12, 2011


Actually, I'm going to take Arianna Von Trauma off the list. Someone pointed out that though she's been a member since 2009, there's been zero interaction with the site. Zip, nada, nothing. A person doesn't have to be power user, but something more than zero interaction with the community isn't too high of bar, IMO.

Should she started participating in some way, I'll put her back on the list.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:47 PM on June 12, 2011


Look, I try to tell her how much fun it is here, but she just rolls her eyes and goes "outside" in the "sunshine" or something, I don't know. Anyway, no big deal, forget I mentioned it.
posted by milquetoast at 8:55 PM on June 12, 2011


ssri. Amateur photographer, mostly digital, film rarely. Flickr link.
posted by ssri at 8:56 PM on June 12, 2011


oops, looks like I messed up that link. Can somebody please fix it for me? Thanks!
www.flickr.com/photos/ssri
posted by ssri at 9:00 PM on June 12, 2011


I'm suburbanbeatnik, and I'm an illustrator (mainly editorial and childrens' book stuff, though I've also done comics and graphic design). My personal website is here, and my deviantArt page is here.
posted by suburbanbeatnik at 9:16 PM on June 12, 2011


We have cameras, indeed!
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 11:10 PM on June 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Updated to suburbanbeatnik.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:11 AM on June 13, 2011


Being friends with a professional photographer who is honest-to-gods fantastic at what he does, I can't ever take myself too seriously, or put myself in the same league with the rest of you, but I've been published and sold my work a few times.

So I guess it counts.

Anyhow, here is some stuff I have online, including one of my lightning photos, which I remain convinced is probably the most fun shot I've taken.

One day I should probably put together a proper portfolio, huh?
posted by quin at 8:21 AM on June 13, 2011


passive amateur photographer, nile_red, flickr
posted by nile_red at 10:33 PM on June 13, 2011


Oh what the heck, I have been taking photos for 30 years, so I guess that counts. Flickr.
posted by carter at 12:01 PM on June 14, 2011


Updated to carter.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:58 AM on June 15, 2011


Photography (boudoir and vanilla) and graphic design. My website is here.
posted by who squared at 7:03 PM on June 15, 2011


Photographer, TheGoldenOne, portfolio
posted by various at 11:53 PM on June 17, 2011


Updated to TheGoldenOne
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:31 AM on June 20, 2011


Neato and nifty, seeing others' awesome photos leaves me seriously skeptical of being worthy of sharing a link in the same place, but some say sharing is caring (forgive me my excesses in use of colour alterations, I know not fully what I do; I use little editing beyond some colour changes and exposure editing; all focus effects done in-lens [I cannot recommend highly enough the value of purchasing a hollow tube lens extender, for a reasonable price you can turn standard lenses into a usable Macro, but look around, I paid half that for my hollow tube extender]).

I take pictures of things and stuff, also spiders and such, ultimately, my passion may lie in making insects look even more like Xenomorphs than they already do; I also share them onto the internet, and other people could definitely use them for their own 'nefarious intensive purposes'; completely non-professional (just hit the first limits on flickr, and don't feel comfortable paying for a 'pro' account until I make the $30 to pay for it through photography, currently it seems every time I add a new image, it will hide an older one, however, one day I will have created a deep enough library of plant pictures to make a book of 3d stereograms (wiggle-grams), and on that day they will be used in the creation of an e-book of stereograms cross-pollinated with a practically amateur selective history of botanical science, titled "Even Plants do it different: myriad lifeways under the green Earth's sun", or alternatively, retitled for the US market, "NSFW - The ultimate extreme book of Plants exposed, shameful naked plants, and plant watching sans pants" which, in a perfect narrative will be followed by a companion Botanically accurate Pop-up book explaining sex, by means of the history of scientific and proto-scientific methods of understanding plant sexualities.

Starting with early purely descriptive narratives, and moving into the ascription of "inner-lives" onto the plants, and ending with the increasingly holistic, cradle to grave methods in use today, incorporating traditional Linnaean taxonomy, alongside modern genetic systematics, in cooperation with indigenous knowledge narrative resources. Also it will investigate why people have been so easily accepting of the myriad ways of plants, yet so intensely skeptical, and frequently closed minded in discourses regarding virtually the same discussion, only as pertaining to people or other animals. The ebb and flow of scientific history will be examined, as well as the push-pull nature of narrative histories; the multi-faceted nature of the (frequently) over-simplified discourses on nature. Also, a new global history of Bananas.
posted by infinite intimation at 8:26 AM on June 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


steambadger has some really nice work on his site.
posted by stagewhisper at 9:11 AM on June 23, 2011


updated to infinite intimation and steambadger.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:30 AM on June 23, 2011


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