Archive for May, 2009


Posted in Photography on May 28, 2009 by Thomas Allen


A few weeks ago, I received a rather interesting email request from Bobby Solomon at Kitsune Noir. Instead of describing the content, I’ll let Bobby tell you in his own words. The last line is the best!!!

My name is Bobby and I run a blog called Kitsune Noir.
Through the blog I run a project called The Desktop Wallpaper Project, where I ask artist and designers to create wallpaper sfor people’s computers. These are given away every Wednesday in a ton of different sizes including iPhone and PSP to people looking for a change to their desktop.

I was curious if you’d be intrested in creating something for the project?
I’ve loved your work for… probably years now, definitely since you first started popping up.
But I’ve had a couple beers so I thought I’d email you and see if you’d do it?

Who could turn down a request like that? Thus the creation of INFECTIOUS. I sat down last night and rendered all of the requested sizes and then double-checked to make sure that I hadn’t forgotten any (a not-so-uncommon reality). I was quite surprised to see it posted so quickly today!

If you choose to download INFECTIOUS, I hope you enjoy it. It’s the least I can do for everyone who has supported my work—both online and off. Yes, I did this for the sake of good karma. Also know that this image will never be available in print form. This is a gift, so do with it as you see fit.

Unlike a lot of artists who view the internet as a venue for digital shoplifiting and income loss, I feel that the number of honest people is significantly larger than those who are not. That said, if you choose output the image, do so prudently and, above all, MAKE SURE THE COLOR IS RIGHT!.


Posted in Photography on May 8, 2009 by Thomas Allen


In February, I mentioned that I was invited to participate in a group show at 1000 eventi gallery in Milan. Yesterday, I received a series of installation photos taken of the exhibition. I was thrilled to see that I shared a space with Andrea Mastrovito. His cut flower garden installation made from books is absolutely astounding. In the previous post, I poked fun at him for “stepping on my toes”. Perhaps I sounded offended or ‘put-off’. If I did, then I need to choose my words more carefully in the future. I am a huge fan of Mastrovito’s work. It’s smart, multi-layered, delicate and, most importantly, crafted in a similarly obsessive style (which I fully embrace). It’s terrific to know that other artists share the same love for paper as I do. Watch for Mastrovito’s next show at Foley Gallery (NY).






Posted in Photography on May 2, 2009 by Thomas Allen



I will be at Art Chicago on Sunday (May 3) to sign copies of my book at the Aperture booth (#12-653). The event is scheduled to begin at 1pm.



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