I would like to send a huge thanks to everyone who entered the Signalnoise 2009 Giveaway, and for leaving all of your wonderful comments. It’s nice to see so many of you from so many different parts of the world taking the time to drop by.
So, without further ado I would like to send a congratulations to Sean Yama from Japan for being randomly selected as the winner of the giveaway. Sean will get a copy of Computer Arts 156 and a pair of Signalnoise bookmarks. Congrats Sean!
I’m very much enjoying the work of photographer Grant Hamilton, specifically his Polaroid work. Grant has a unique way of capturing simple geometric compositions, whether it is simple color bands or a nicely cropped outdoor scene, using the magic of a Polaroid camera. His compositions are very nostalgic, and his color work reminds me of designs that might have been found on an arcade wall in the early 80s, as well as a hint of abstract expressionist Mark Rothko.
Grant’s work is proof that aged technologies will never be lost and can still yield lovely results, which is sad considering Polaroid announced they will be ceasing to make their iconic film past 2008/2009. Enthusiasts and supporters have set up a website to do their part in keeping instant Polaroid alive, you can check it out at Save Polaroid.
Check out Grant Hamilton’s Flickr stream for more of his work, and also his Etsy store.
I have gotten quite a few messages from people in different parts of the world who were not able to get a copy of Computer Arts magazine #156, which includes my tutorial. Whether it is an over-priced import or simply not available due to geography, it’s unfortunate either way.
So to kick off the new year, I would like to have a contest to give away my own extra copy of the magazine, along with the free calendar included with issue 156 and a couple of Signalnoise bookmarks. I even hand-signed my tutorial :)
All you have to do is comment on this post, and tell me where you are from. Remember to include your email in the comment form so I can contact the winner. Comments will be left open until Friday, January 9th and the winner will be announced the following Monday. You only need to comment once as multiple comments will be deleted.
Update: For those who don’t already know, I am located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Thanks for the question, Marvin!
Update 2: Comments have now been closed, thanks to everyone who entered! The winner will be announced this coming Monday, so stay tuned.