I rang in the new year shooting with The Teamlab Brand's Max boileau, The Interior Plain Project's Peter Limberg and Jeffy Gabrick and Bald E-gal's Dan Tyler in Appleton. There are so many spots there that I have never even been to, though I spend a fair amount of time shooting in the area. The last few days have been too cold to spend outside for any length of time, so I'm trying to catch up in the office. Next week looks like it will be warming up so it will be game on again. I hope you are having a productive start to the year as well.
There are a ton of images in the pipeline right now. Each of these shoots deserves a full post, but for now we have a string of Dailies highlights. Here is a photo of my friend Izzy and his ZX6R.
Nike Is really stepping up their snow game.
Excuse the consumer level pic, but I wanted to show that I am, in fact, making things happen here at the JHP offices. Slow but sure progress is being made on all fronts, the new TheTeamlab.com website is in the final phase of programming. I am meeting with some of the TL heavy hitters tomorrow about putting the finishing touches on over the weekend.
The same can be said for Chemishlifestyle.com which should be live in some form by the time you read this.
The picture above is of myself preforming one of my least favorite tasks, stretching mesh on some new screens for some silkscreen jobs next week. The mesh comes in a roll and must be stretched with equal tension (X,Y) in order to take emulsion and pass ink through the screen. This is accomplished with a jig, like my home brew version shown above. Four wide clamps pull the mesh taut and it is fastened to the frame with a distant, industrial cousin of super glue. The glue comes in a bottle that almost guarantees that you will get it on your fingers. After the glue is spread on the screen it is sprayed with a catalyst that instantly cures it, again, ensuring that your fingers will be glued together. It also gives off very strong, nasty fumes, hence the respirator.
More to come. -J.H.