August 2013: Texture Outlet

In honor of dealing with old electrical stuff in our house last month, I went into my stockpile of urban decay and found this gem. Which will, hopefully, be part of a book later this year.

To be, completely and entirely clear, this is not our house. We keep most of our paint chips on the outside.

It's the usual, click on the image below for a wallpaper sized version. Enjoy.

Wallpaper for August 2013

7 Year Itch

I'll go to my first SCCA National Tour of the 2013 season this month. I'm lucky to have two of the best people you could think of as co-drivers. So this month, I decided I'd toss this shot of the car that got me started competing nationally. Sort of ran into this image tucked away in some folder it didn't belong in and it seemed to fit. So here's to another season of doing stupid stuff in cars.

December 2012 Wallpaper

And we'll close out the year with shot from last month. Right here in North Carolina, just down the road from Elk Knob State Park and down by Bridal Cove there's the remains of homestead. And by remains, it's really just three chimneys at this point. This is one of them. In the summer the foliage is so thick you can't really make out much of anything. But come winter, after the leaves fall, it gets more interesting.

DSPRATTE 2012 December Wallpaper

Click on the image above to get yourself a high resolution copy for your desktop. Enjoy.

November 2012 Wallpaper

Okay, so I'm late. And, since I'm so late, I'm taking this as an opportunity to deliver what is, effectively, a remix of October. This started out by playing around with an app on my iPhone called Decim8. It's nice to see someone, anyone, offering some filters/effects that aren't steeped in the ocean of nostalgia. My only knock on the app is that it caps out at a fairly low-resolution even though I fed it a JPEG from a 45 meg negative scan. I guess I should be happy it didn't choke out on the file altogether. Speaking of resolution, I did end up tweaking this a bit in Photoshop. So if it's a bit soft in places, well. . . there you go.

If I wasn't crushed, I'd have hoped to have worked on it with Pixelmator instead. Maybe next month since I'll (hypothetically) have a couple of days of down time.

This isn't an aesthetic I'd use every time, but I see the appeal. And maybe I'm more than partial to the irony of running an image shot on film through a distinctly digital process.

October 2012 Wallpaper

A bit belated while the site was down, but now we're back. This is actually something that I shot on film a long time ago while in Memphis. At first i was going to clean it up, then I thought I was going to dirty it up. I decided to just put it up and hope you enjoy it.