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Quarantine Videos: Découpage, Time-Lapse and Original Music

The pandemic has given me time to continue documenting my studio's evolution, as well as the projects built therein, inlcuding time-lapse & animated video assemblages of mixed-media découpage pieces being built, set to fresh remixes of music I composed, arranged & performed.

  • Mary What's Her Name

    Pieces sliced straight from a quarantine dream, this photographic study of my studio is a tour of obsolescence. I wrote & performed the music, shot the pix.

  • Texaco No. 7

    This is a time-lapse about cultural devastation and - maybe - a rise from the ashes (though we know what rebirth's worth in the end.)

  • Seer/Sucker

    “Seer/Sucker” aka “The Illustrated Man’s Guitar” is a mixed-media découpage exploration of better days in the USA.

  • The Spirit of ’59

    “The Spirit of ’59” is a mixed-media découpage exploration of the days back when popular music was good.

  • Chucks Reduxe

    “Chucks Reduxe” is a time-lapse of my studio shot in late-fall quarantine20 on a cheap-o camera with a soundtrack composed and performed by me.

  • LP Or Die

    I made the mistake of leaving for college w/o laying down some ground rules, and my folks tossed my vinyl collection in the trash.

  • Death Throes of PC DOS

    This time-lapse explores the intersection of color, serendipity and the lovely chaos brought about by a freshly-kaput 28-year-old computer.

  • Leon Loved The Snaked Girl

    Named for characters in the film Blade Runner, this is a salute to Film Directors and DPs who could really set-up a shot. Music composed & performed by me.

  • Time-Lapse Outdoor Christmas Tree Lights

    A family tradition for decades: stringing the lights on the tree in the traffic circle in front of our family home.

A section of my studio was featured in the Washington Post Sunday Magazine's Second Glance section:



Using the slider, find the 12 differences between the original photograph, left, and the altered photograph, right.

(Degree of difficulty: Moderate)

Custom-Designed Clothing For Sale!

Mostly, I focus on recreations of ephemeral relics from the better days of the USA.

Original Custom Face Mask Designs

Stay Healthy (Or Stay Beautiful) With An Original Design

Recent Site Highlights

Aircheck Collection

I used to be a hoarder of found moments on the AM & FM radio airwaves

The Big Broadcast

Ed Walker, one of the Joy Boys, brought back the golden days of radio every Sunday night for 30 years.

Gunsmoke. Jack Benny. Dragnet. Lum 'n Abner. The Shadow. News of the day, much more.

The Big Broadcast played on WAMU FM on Sunday nights, mostly from 7 to 11.

The Eddie Stubbs Show

Eddie Stubbs's Sunday show on WAMU FM played a variety of classic honkytonk, traditional country and vintage bluegrass + deep catalog favorites.

This was a show for listening to while drinking beer in the sun in the afternoon, great music delivered with unique insight.

The Dick Spottswood Show

The "Obsolete Music Hour" played rare classic recordings of bluegrass, country, string bands, honky tonk, western swing, blues, gospel & old world music.

Great Music & Sports

Off-the-air live recordings of a now-defunct station playing all sorts of great American popular music from the mid-20th century, back when music was good.

You'll also find some Baltimore Orioles post-game highlights from the mid-1980s.

News & Music on WAMU

From elections to 9/11 to the war on terror, these off-the-air live recordings of events of the day are from NPR on WAMU FM.