So an awesome friend of mine (Dave Gersh) picked up some “History of Pinup” books for me he found at a garage sale. One thing that instantly struck me was a notable omission. Bettie Page was remarkably and completely missing from one book, the other made a passing mention of her in a paragraph that focused mainly on the magazine that had published the image of her. The books (listed/pictured below) were published in 1972 and 1974. In terms of models they seem to mostly focus on
I was just flipping through my Taschen catalog and noticed that Chas Ray Krider’s “Motel Fetish” is in it’s second printing!
This is really good news if you’re an analog (film) photographer and/or enjoy pinup. Before this second printing I literally waited YEARS before a 1st ed print in fair-poor condition became available for less than $50. I think I got mine for just under $25 but most were $50+ Now it’s available for the entirely reasonable price of
I actually fielded this question a LOT (or a variation of it) in my Saginaw Art Museum exhibit earlier this year. I kept thinking “If this were 1985 everyone would know what a silver gelatin print was.” Anyways, here’s a short video giving a brief overview of the history and technique I use to create images:
So one evening I’m at the Red Eye Cafe and I meet Scotty. I was told Scotty is the new person in charge of art exhibits so I asked him if he’d be interested in have my work on the walls for a third time. His response surprised me. “We have an opening in two weeks.” Yikes! After negotiating for three weeks I got to work developing about 9mo worth of film and printing, printing, printing. The result is the biggest and possibly the most awesomest display of my work
Earlier this year my work was exhibited in a show of local artists. Here’s what my 13 16x20s look like in a museum!
I have 9 or so 16×20’s hanging up in the new ThunderBrew Coffee Company in Bay City, MI! It’s looking good.
Arangement and Photos by Jason Armstrong
Also I’ve updated (within the last few weeks anyways) my prints at Pasong’s and I signed myself up to do a solo show at The Red Eye Coffee House starting July 26th! In the mean time I have over 20 rolls of film to develop spanning the gamut from pinup to urbex and landscapes. Gotta get busy!
I originally started with this recipe: http://www.chilirecipes.org/worldsbestchili.html and modified it to suit my tastes and shorten the prep and cooking time. Total prep and cook time is approx 2hrs.
Ingredients: 2/3 rds Cup Water 3 splashes of Vinegar 1/2 a bag of frozen chopped bell pepper 1/2 a bag of frozen chopped onion 4 Jalapeno Peppers, Chopped 3 Cans Beans, Your Choice [Pinto, Black, Red, White, Kidney] rinsed/drained 2 Large Cans Diced