Saturday, December 19, 2009

I'm on the Naughty Blogger list this year

Definitely. But 2010 will be different I'm in the midst of planning a year long photo project to i) keep me working ii) force me to better familiarize myself with my dSLR. Don't get me wrong, film will continue to be a constant but just not as often thanks to my current economic situation.

Last week Lauren and I ventured up to New York to photograph window displays and pick up a few things.

Henri Bendel:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Airing Dec 3, at 10pm

Thanks for ruining my birthday in advance, MTV.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I don't know why but I've decided to make a list of all my favorite baby names. Maybe it's because I've hated that my name is so common, but at least the spelling is different.

Lorelai (rotten gilmore girls almost ruined it for me)
Patricia (after my mother)
Aiofe (pronounced Eva, Gaelic)

Peter (after my dad)
James (not Jim or Jimmy, but James)
Baskin (as in Leonard, not Robins)

Because I'm a nerd I'm drawn to Italian and Gaelic names (my heritage) and french names for some random reason.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Holy bad blogger/photographer, Batman!

, originally uploaded by cmaio.

This was the last image I've developed since July. Unacceptable.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Menage a Trois

For the past five months or so this has been my standby choice in wine. Menage a Trois is what the name literally translates, a "household of three", what were you thinking? Double entendre aside, this light and flavorful red is a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, and Cabernet. Zinfandel being the dominate flavor. I've had a variety of foods with this beaut and have yet to find something it doesn't go well with. It's incredibly smooth. Friends that are not so into wine or prefer whites even enjoy it. Made in 2007 (great year) and released in 2008 it's one of the best reds I've had for $15. Its regularly priced at $12.99 but often on sale for $10.99, I've even seen it available online for $7.99 Thank you, California.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Bad Photoshoper

This, in my opinion is epic graphic design fail. I saw this in Baltimore just before I moved and have been meaning to post it. I should submit this to Photoshop Disasters. Really, it would have been easier and cheaper if they just wrapped the dress in police caution tape.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Wanted: Photo excursion buddy/buddies ASAP

My friend Kristen gifted me some expired 35mm print and slide film from possibly the 70s/80s. She said it was kept refrigerated so it should still be ok. I'm hoping for some color skews though. She also gave me a bunch of 120 print film which I'm very excited about! I just need to get out there and shoot. So, Rachel get your new lens. Ryan and Alex get your butts up here. Going on photo excursions alone just does not seem exciting.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Such a bad blogger.

I know, I know. So I've been telling myself I'd make a post for weeks now, and I'm just finally getting around to do so.
No one likes a dusty blog.
My original idea for this blog was that everything I'd post in it would be art related, but I haven't been feeling very inspired lately. And what is even worse than not feeling inspired is that I feel like a tool saying I don't feel inspired. Epic art fail.

So I've been thinking/talking with some of my more single friends about dating and have reached several conclusions I'd like to share.

1. Emoticons are deal-breakers. No if-and-or-but's about it. I"ll say it again. Emoticons are deal-breakers.
2. In the beginning at least, minimal textural contact. Meaning somewhere around the first, second and maybe even third date don't try to have a conversation though text messages. Texting to say you had a great time or to confirm plans is one thing, but you can't get to know someone through text messages, you can't read body language or hear their tone of voice through texts.
3. If you are dating someone older than you and you have a hard time with it, you're probably too young to be dating that person and should date someone your own age. While there is nothing wrong with dating someone older or younger than you as long as you connect and relate with that person and all the good stuff. I've got this friend... we'll call her Jane. Jane gave her number to a guy that is maybe two years younger than Jane. We'll call this young man Tarzan.Tarzan thought that Jane was "so old' and would send her texts saying things like "Hi, mom! Let's have a drink this weekend." Now, Tarzan being the misguided soul that he is probably thought the mom comment was cute. News flash, Tarzan, it's not. You might as well have thrown an emoticon in there.

I've also come to the conclusion that dating in the suburbs when you don't drive is virtually impossible. Yet another reason why I need to get the hell out of the suburbs before I lose my mind.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July 4th, 2009

July 4th, 2009, originally uploaded by cmaio.

I've been a bad, bad blogger.

Friday, June 12, 2009

I do not belong on this mission and I want to return to Earth.

I adore this band beyond words can describe.

And sorry "Lost" fans, this song came out six years before the show therefore it has nothing to do with the show.

Friday, May 29, 2009

See you later, Baltimore: Things I'll miss encountering on a regular basis.

A personal favorite photographic subject.
A personal favorite Ben and Lili
One of the greatest views. The back of Ryan's and Alex's head on the way to some sort of delicious meal/photo excursion.
Favorite building to photograph.
Favorite Cupcake and Pookie, my fellow food whores.
Best person to regress into the 1950s with.
Favorite May

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Kiss Off

Arthur Fellig was the first "professional artist" photographer I can remember being exposed to, I can still remember being in the back seat of my-best-friend's-dad's Bewick picking his brain about photography. I was a sophomore in high school taking my first photography class- my first art class outside of school. I had asked him "who should I look at?" and without hesitation he said "Weegee. The man was nuts." If you know Mr. Hill, then you know that this was pot calling the kettle black situation. The next weekend we (myself, Claudia, Mr. Hill and reluctant Ted) went to see Weegee's work on exhibition in downtown Philadelphia, I remember being enticed and overwhelmed by the amount of photographs we saw that day but somehow I can vividly remember a good 70% of them right down to the uneven, torn down edges. What I did miss from that experience was the gem of a movie staring your friend, and mine- Joe Pesci.

More Weegee.

Friday, April 24, 2009

, originally uploaded by cmaio.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pater Incognitum

Pater Incognitum, originally uploaded by cmaio.

4 plate Etching
a la poupee
30 x 44
Rives BFK Tan

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Baltimore, originally uploaded by cmaio.

Friday, March 20, 2009


smoke, originally uploaded by cmaio.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Maddy, originally uploaded by cmaio.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


billboard, originally uploaded by cmaio.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Patty, originally uploaded by cmaio.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Self portrait

Self portrait, originally uploaded by cmaio.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Biddle, originally uploaded by cmaio.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


table, originally uploaded by cmaio.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Cady and Brian

Cady and Brian , originally uploaded by cmaio.

If your name is Beth or Brian Gondos, quick! Look away, this is your belated xmas present!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


bricks, originally uploaded by cmaio.