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Art Takes Times Square

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 24, 2012, 4:52 PM


If you're a long-time follower of mine on DeviantART you may notice how I haven't been active for the past three years. Life shifted gears for me in several ways: I graduated from the University of the Arts with my BFA in Graphic Design, and now I'm in the process of finding a new place to live (or a way to justify staying where I am.) I built my web site (www.johnbaccile.com) and am working on getting it linked to my print store here. I've also began entering more online art contests in hopes that some of the exposure I receive might just spill out into the "real" world and relieve me of my current night job (loading trucks for UPS.)

Art Takes Times Square is an online art contest that gives selected finalists exhibit space in Times Square, NYC, as well as in the promotional video they're producing. I would strongly recommend my fellow DeviantArtists enter their own best works, and if you scratch my back (click "Collect Me" on this page) I'll be sure to return the favor!

It's good to be back. Looking forward to the dawn of a new age of exposure for everyone.

Toynbee Ideas: A One-Man Photo Show

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 5, 2010, 10:57 PM


Ever since the 1970's, mysterious plaques have been appearing in the asphalt streets of major cities all over North America. They read:

</B>TOYNBEE IDEA
IN KubricK's '2001
RESURRECT DEAD
ON PLANET JUPiTER</B>

Toynbee Idea (Broad and Spruce) by barefootphotography Toynbee Idea (15th and Chestnut) by barefootphotography

I'll be having a solo photography exhibit at the Bonte's Wafflerie on 17th and Sansom Streets in Philadelphia. Pictures should be going up around Feb.12 and be there for a month or so.

  • Listening to: Weezer
  • Reading: between the lines
  • Watching: Space Cowboys
  • Playing: Don't Die in the Snowstorm
  • Eating: Cheez-its
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper

Massive Upgrades

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 2, 2009, 12:48 AM
Bye-Bye Jersie
My parents somehow managed to finally sell their home in Woodbury. I'm not Catholic or superstitious and neither are they, but the old "bury a St. Joseph statue in your yard" custom seems to have done the trick. Their new house in Galena, MD has 2 acres of land and the farm across the street is likely to see the end of civilization before a Wal-mart gets built on it. My mom and dad aren't the only ones pushing south; this Friday is the opening reception for my first art show in Delmarva, specifically Ocean City, MD (94th & Bayside). I also finally decided to give up my old landscaping business that I've had since 2000. This year I began sub-contracting my lawn jobs to a kid who lived up the street from my parents, and he'll be able to assume full power as mexican-in-chief once I can secure a source of reliable income here in Center City.

I'm Gonna Double My Gallery!
I just finished my classification system for albums in my gallery in preparation for the impending blitzkreig of photos I'm about to upload. For example, while you were doing something far less interesting (and illegal), some friends from the Photo Society and I went up to Pennhurst, a mental hospital for children that's been abandoned since the 1980's. With over 300 interior shots alone, some are bound to end up here, and they ought to be easy to locate in the gallery.

The Last Summer Vacation Ever
Schooooooool's out. For. Ever. At least for the class of 2009. I on the other hand still have another year here at Uarts in Center City Philadelphia. I'd originally planned on taking classes over the summer, but they ended up being more expensive than I'd originally thought, and I since I plan on spending the time from the 4th of July through  my 21st birthday drinking moonshine in North Carolina, I don't want to miss that kind of class.

  • Listening to: the guess who
  • Reading: the metro from june 1, 2009
  • Watching: for signs of coming change
  • Playing: onkeyalienhybrid + photoshop = art
  • Eating: my words
  • Drinking: absinthe &amp; red bull

Echoes, Silence, Patience, Grace

Mon Dec 1, 2008, 3:14 PM
You are here. > :iconbarefootphotography: :iconsolderingironofjusti: < Embrace the alter ego.

Great album by the Foo Fighters. Also the subject of a kinestasis film I made recently as a tribute to the man whose body I stumbled upon during one of my long walks about a year ago. It's funny what an experience like that can do, especially considering I never met him before.

And what of your truly? I am now (and have been since August) the proud owner of my own condo in Center City Philadelphia. My parents' hopes of leaving the Garden State behind for Dixieland crashed with the global economy. But at least my art's been getting around.


Lights of Liberty
Lights of Liberty ver. 3 by barefootphotography
was included in the National Public Lands Day Exhibit at the Independence Visitor Center on September 26.

Life Finds a Way
Life Finds a Way by barefootphotography
is currently on exhibit at City Hall as part of the Green Exhibit and will be through January 23.

Upward Mobility
Upward Mobility by barefootphotography
will be pulled from the radiology wing of Pennsylvania Hospital due to security issues making impromptu visitation next to impossible, and will be included in the Philadelphia Photographic Society Exhibit in City Hall in 2010, all 44 million glorious pixels.

Finally, my Christmas list: a Nikon D90. Bring on the Renaissance.

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Been Jammin', Franklin?

Mon May 5, 2008, 8:14 PM
You are here. > :iconbarefootphotography: :iconsolderingironofjusti: < Embrace the alter ego.

I'm less than ten days from the end of my semester, and my second year of college at The University of Arts in Philadelphia. The busiest week, also likely with the lowest sleep-to-awake ratio. My liberal arts classes are over, and despite the insistence from my peers that I change my major to photography, I simply love doing design too much, and I'd say I design my pictures more than I take them in the traditional sense. My dad, on the other hand, takes pictures (of the Eagles Cheerleaders... CHECK "EM OUT!!!1!11!)

So the parentals are putting a fo' sale sign on their rancher in Woodbury and heading down south. I'm staying here, so I'll be a Pennsylvania resident with a New Jersey driver's license driving a car with Maryland license plates.  I want to stay here, though since I've managed to do some serious networking. I do freelance photo restorations for a local art gallery/framing store, and some of my pictures are up for sale there. Additionally, my print Sunset on the Sassafras is currently being displayed at the Granary Marina Restaurant in Maryland where it was taken.

Also, being a designer means I do more than just take/make the fancy photo-posters here. For awhile I've had some ideas in my head, likely inspired from the work I do in class, or what I see while staring out the window during class. Then, one day, I put three and three together ^shuttup I go to art school and realized I could just designerate them into a rectangular layout of laughable absurdity. CHECK "EM OUT!!!1!11!

Hells Yeah I Been Jammin' by solderingironofjusti Penn's Curse by solderingironofjusti So Don't Bother Looking by solderingironofjusti Giant Faces in the Sky by solderingironofjusti

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Frames 2.0

Mon Mar 10, 2008, 9:57 AM
I've introduced a new gradient-based color coordination system for some of my posters, aimed at being more subtle and easy on the eyes with respect to the image's color palate. This was based on the observation that many of my less popular pieces have very brightly-colored frames and/or text. Though the old versions are no longer viewable for comparison, please let me know what you think of these new ones, as I plan on doing this for more of the pieces in my gallery which I feel could benefit. Thanks for viewing as always! :)
Through the Cooling Twilight by barefootphotography Rite of Spring by barefootphotography Cause for Celebration by barefootphotography
Epcot City Nights by barefootphotography Nostalgia by barefootphotography Under the Boardwalk by barefootphotography

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Plain Prints Now Available!!!

Tue Jan 15, 2008, 2:04 PM
I will now be offering plain prints for sale through my store in the 2:3 aspect ratio. This means you can order 4x6, 12x18, 16x24 and 20x30 inch prints WITH NO BORDERS. As I type this, Always Greener is available for purchase as a plain print. Expect Transatlanticism to become available soon, followed by others. If there's one you want that I haven't gotten around to uploading yet, send me a note and I'll get right on that.

Other sizes, such as 8x10, 11x14 and 16x20 inch will still only be available in the poster format as converting 2:3 images to 4:5 would warp them terribly. I hope this will turn more people on to buying my prints, as any profits I make will aid me in making a career of fine art photography and graphic design.

Also, I just got back from North Carolina. It was fun like always :)

Last but not least, I want to thank everyone who has ever featured my work in their journal or purchased a print from me. I appreciate it more than you will ever know.

Keep on keeping on,

JB

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  • Listening to: Nada Surf
  • Reading: Staphen Hawking - The Universe in a Nutshell
I'm so happy dA finally made it possible to organize our galleries. I've organized my gallery into Collections based on content or location. Also I have licensed all of my images with Creative Commons.

Here's some of my scraps. Since they normally don't get much exposure, here's some favorites, including my newest image, 'Seda'.

Seda by barefootphotography Delaware Sea by barefootphotography Heaven is a Halfpipe by barefootphotography Chiara on the Rocks by barefootphotography
Wonder by barefootphotography Blue Kid by barefootphotography Young Mother in Market by barefootphotography
:thumb30251183: Cotton Candy Skies by barefootphotography The Good Old Days by barefootphotography
Resolve by barefootphotography Sheen by barefootphotography Victory by barefootphotography

Browse Scrapbook

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  • Reading: Art and Myth in Ancient Greece
  • Watching: acrylic drying
  • Playing: watch the acrylic dry
  • Eating: double hellraiser with cheese

Plain Prints and Future Plans

Wed Nov 7, 2007, 8:41 PM
I've gotten several requests from people to offer plain (without border & title) versions of my images. As I aim for a  career in fine art photography, I want to be able to satisfy as wide of a viewing audience as possible, and hopefully do more business as a result. I realize that most people who come here aren't going to buy my pictures, but as much as this site is a store, it is first and foremost a gallery for the free viewing of my glimpses of the world. I also hope to attain the American dream by making a living doing something I love, and I believe my DA gallery will be a strong aid in making that dream a reality for me. But even If you are just viewing my art just for art's sake, I greatly appreciate your visit to my gallery. ;)

Print Pricing Info
So I will now be offering plain prints of all the images in my print store. The catch is, instead of ordering through the store, you may place an order by emailing me at jbaccile@gmail.com and indicating your choice by title, size, and quantity, and type of paper preferred (glossy, semi-glossy, or non-glossy).

4x6 in. $5
5x7 in. $7.5
8x10 in $10
11x14 in $20
16x20 in $40

Cash or personal checks accepted. Please make personal checks out to John Baccile.
Peace
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  • Reading: Is Faustus a Renaissance Man: Debate Rages On
  • Watching: my paper write itself (I wish)
  • Playing: write my paper
  • Eating: words
  • Drinking: punctuation marks

New Clubs List (10/26/07)

Fri Oct 26, 2007, 9:32 AM


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  • Eating: Lucky Charms
  • Drinking: Lucky Charms milk (yummy!)

New Apartment!!!

Mon Aug 20, 2007, 3:29 PM
You heard that right. New apartment. In Philadelphia. If you're in the area and want to chill sometime, just drop me a line for the address. On top of that, I have my new Macbook Pro as mandated by my school's newly implemented AAC (anywhere anytime creativity) program. It will include the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite, as well as more storage and a 2.33 GHz processor (compared to 1.5 I'm running now). I also made up some more sample prints for the next First Friday. Look for me on the corner of 2nd and Filbert Streets on Friday, September 7. Woohoo!!!11!!!!1!11!!

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  • Listening to: Echoes, Silence, Patience, and Grace
  • Reading: Class Schedule
  • Watching: Austin Powers 2
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Instant Breakfast

Computer Broken Again

Thu May 17, 2007, 7:33 PM
So yeah... my laptop's fried. Considering it was my method of getting pictures all pretty and professional for showing here, that's bad. See apparently back in 2005, Dell decided to use cheap parts to build their machines, and I may have accidentally dropped it once. Okay, maybe more than once, but the point is I'm kinda crippled art-wise until I can get my computer fixed. I'm still taking pictures, and now that I'm out of school for the summer I plan on doing that a lot more. If you live near the Philadelphia area and you'd like to see more of me in the meantime, I'll be selling prints on 2nd street every first Friday of the month. Come visit meeeeee!!!

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  • Reading: FAA Oral Exam Study Guide
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Feature Me and I'll Link Back to You

Thu Mar 8, 2007, 11:41 AM
If you have featured my works in the past, I would like to thank you by putting a link to your page in the description of the work (Example: "Featured by "your name/icon here"). So if you are featuring me just drop me a note and i'll get those links up ASAP. Also, i get a fair amount of pageviews per day and have over 200 watchers, so if you'd like to feature me, i'll add a link to your page as well, which gives you more exposure. You can't lose! ;)

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  • Listening to: Centralia coughing next to me
  • Reading: Hardboiled Wonderland &amp; The End of the World
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Back in business... sort of

Wed Jan 24, 2007, 11:00 AM
In case you were wondering, the minor technical problem I had before are long since resolved, but with my schedule is getting full again (school, getting my flight test out of the way, getting kidnapped by martians from jupiter, etc) combined with the seasonal lack of interesting things to photograph, I humbly admit (is that even a word?) that my turnout has been somewhat slow. But when I get a chance, like today, I go back into my ~30 GB archive of twenty-some thousand photos I have stored, and try to find something interesting I may have overlooked or that has a new meaning to me now. Today I'd like to present two gems, titled 'Elements' and 'Lloyd's Creek Flats. The new version of Photoshop makes flawless panoramic stitching so much easier, you can expect more works along these lines in the future, and I may adjust the frame/graphic specs depending on either what I had for breakfast or your feedback, though I rarely credit Reese's Puffs as my biggest creative influence. So please let me know how you feel about it. Any constructive comment, positive or negative, will be taken into serious consideration. After all, without you, I'm just talking to a screen. So please take the time to respond to my poll (if I can figure out how to set it up) :)

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Sorry bout this....

Mon Jan 15, 2007, 9:21 PM
In case you haven't noticed, not much had been going on around here lately. Despite all the positive feedback I'm getting, I just haven't had the time to create anything new. I've been studying for my private pilot written exam which I failed the first time around, so now I have to actually try ;-) Also, my computer has decided to "crap out", so to speak. I haven't lost anything, but I'm waiting on a new power adapter. So please try not to drop me from your friends list (if I'm even on there to begin with). I promise I'll have some new stuff coming your way soon, I just don't know how soon soon is. Good luck on your works until then :)

-John B.

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Devious Journal Entry

Wed Dec 13, 2006, 3:07 PM


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New Poster Format

Thu Nov 23, 2006, 7:43 AM
I've spent the recent days and nights reformatting my better pictures and prints into a more pristine, professional-looking poster format which I'm hoping will sell better than the previous plain, borderless ones. please check out my store and pass the word on. thanks!

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Latest From My Alter-Ego: 9/14/06

Mon Sep 25, 2006, 8:28 PM
More prints now available for purchase!
also, please check out Unknown Prints - Stamp by unknown-prints to help little known artists like myself to get some more exposure.

I got a print account

Tue Aug 22, 2006, 5:45 PM
Prints! Prints! Prints!

"Footprints of God" now available for purchase! checkback soon for more!