Monday, December 14, 2009

New Skip Hunt Vagabond: MEXICO 2009 Book Available NOW!

Oh man! I am SOOOOO happy with out great this book printed! As many of you know, I tend to go for the most saturated and rich coloring in my images which is not always easy to transfer in print. Well, I am pleased to report that the printing is absolutely beautiful! The images just leap off the page.

I bought the soft cover for myself, but I think I would prefer the hard cover on my next ordering. I actually lowered the price on my hard cover options to encourage that choice over the soft cover option, but it looks pretty sweet too.

Likely, I am biased but I’m confident this would make an amazing Holiday gift for yourself or anyone you think would like to take an amazing journey on a motorcycle through Mexico. Think about it, 70+ images and the best of the best journal entries all in one book!

The deadline for ground shipping to get your Skip Hunt Vagabond: MEXICO 2009 book in time for holiday delivery is Dec. 10th.

Order yours today!

Click HERE for preview and ordering

Monday, June 15, 2009

New Interview!

Did an interview for HomeWorkShop.com (evidently a popular destination for interior designers, and such!) If interested, click HERE

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

On the Road Again... Soon!

Getting excited now! Got my new front tire yesterday, and a new chain, new back tire, and new front fork seals a month ago.


Now dealing with the last few days of anxiety about going... always get that for some reason... then after I'm finally "on the road"... anxiety melts away into sublime vagabond Nirvana. Ahhhhhh!!!!


I shot mostly black & white on my last Mexican adventure, but I think I'm going to get back to HOT vivid color (like the Xochimilco image on my first post. Here's one of the b/w images from the last adventure:



NEW! Skip Hunt Vagabond Travelblog here: http://skiphuntvagabond.tumblr.com


Stay Tuned!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Skip Hunt - Interview With The Photographer | 1stAngel & Friends

Friday, March 06, 2009

Skip Hunt's Mexico: "Colores"

Motorcycle tour Jan/Feb 2009

Friday, January 02, 2009

I wish I may... I wish I might...

Skip Hunt :: Visual Artist

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Skip Hunt :: Visual Artist

Fine Art Photography :: Skip Hunt :: Austin, Texas

blanc et noir :: Skip Hunt :: visual artist

Black and white photo images by Skip Hunt :: Austin, Texas

Burn Out

Skip Hunt Photography

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Skip Hunt Photography ~ Guatemala 2008

Just finished editing my fresh snapz from a recent trip to Guatemala in October.

Enjoy!

Skip Hunt Photography ~ Guatemala 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

New Slide Show

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Exhibition: The Unique Perspectives of Skip Hunt [Photography]

On exhibition for the first time, the Unique Perspectives of Skip Hunt: Photography.


Drogos do Brazil ~ Austin, Texas ~ 2nd and San Jacinto ~ MARCH 1-31 ~ Opening March 7th, 7pm till 9pm


Show Announcement


Skip Hunt is a photographer who lives in Austin, Texas. Well, I mean that’s his residence, but his mind, his heart and his camera are always traveling to find and catch exotic places and then share his feelings with the lucky people that can see his images, so incredibly wrapped up in a unique atmosphere that lets you feel and taste colours and light, but also – as if in a magical ether – the sounds, the flavours (mostly spicy ones), scents and vibrations.


Each Skip Hunt photograph is the synthesis of a life experienced, it is not just the reporter’s curiosity – that often dominates in photography today, linked to an event or a precise narration – but the willingness to walk next to the subjects of the photos through their worlds and let us live the feelings he absorbs and perceives. For a second, for a minute… or for all the necessary time. Have a grand journey through the photos of these emotions and feelings reported, look at his gallery and sink into one of his wonderful worlds. You likely won’t want to leave…


Artist Website

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Got a new book forsale!

Portfolio: Volume One
By Skip Hunt

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Check out my new photo site!

Check out my new photo site here: http://www.skiphuntphotography.com

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Time-Lapse in Mexican Desert Cemetery



You will need Quicktime 7 installed in order to view the clip above since I compressed it with the ipod video settings. But it's free and plays back video much better anyway so it'd be a good idea to upgrade anyhow. Just go to http://www.quicktime.com and download the latest version for your operating system.


Time-lapse photography of sunset in the Mexican desert while on peyote in small Mexican cemetery. :-)

Hasta!

Skip"

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Stones Show Austin Texas October 2006



You will need Quicktime 7 installed in order to view the clip above since I compressed it with the ipod video settings. But it's free and plays back video much better anyway so it'd be a good idea to upgrade anyhow. Just go to http://www.quicktime.com and download the latest version for your operating system.


These clips were shot at full frame, full motion video with a little Panasonic point and shoot camera. I reduced the size to make it more web friendly. ;-) Still, it's nearly 16MB so consider yourself warned. ;-)

Shot at THE best Stones show I've seen. October 2006, Austin, Texas

Hasta!

Skip

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Video Clips from Catemaco to Orizaba



You will need Quicktime 7 installed in order to view the clip above since I compressed it with the ipod video settings. But it's free and plays back video much better anyway so it'd be a good idea to upgrade anyhow. Just go to http://www.quicktime.com and download the latest version for your operating system.


These clips were shot at full frame, full motion video with a little Panasonic point and shoot camera. I reduced the size to make it more web friendly. ;-) Still, it's nearly 11MB so consider yourself warned. ;-)

I've had a few problems with a little sickness, some ongoing problems with the bike I'm trying to resolve and will detail in my written entries, and a little laziness :-) But, I will get caught up on the writing from the desert when and if I get there. ;-)

I do have one more new photo gallery ready to upload to tide you over for now.

Hasta!

Skip

Video Clips from Veracruz to Tlacotalpan



You will need Quicktime 7 installed in order to view the clip above since I compressed it with the ipod video settings. But it's free and plays back video much better anyway so it'd be a good idea to upgrade anyhow. Just go to http://www.quicktime.com and download the latest version for your operating system.


These clips were shot at full frame, full motion video with a little Panasonic point and shoot camera. I reduced the size to make it more web friendly. ;-) Still, it's nearly 33MB so consider yourself warned. ;-)

Monday, January 23, 2006

Video Clips from Papantla to Xalapa



You will need Quicktime 7 installed in order to view the clip above since I compressed it with the ipod video settings. But it's free and plays back video much better anyway so it'd be a good idea to upgrade anyhow. Just go to http://www.quicktime.com and download the latest version for your operating system.

These clips were shot at full frame, full motion video with a little Panasonic point and shoot camera. I reduced the size to make it more web friendly. ;-)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Skip's Mexican Motorcycle Odyssey Part II

(The following is from an ongoing live travel journal as I head into Mexico on a dual-sport Kawasaki KLR650 to explore the East Coast of Mexico. If you would like to read the entire installment, go to http://www.poppinfreshmedia.com/skipmexmc.html and read the most recent blog entry. The entire blog started last Summer as I traveled the interior of Mexico and the Baja. It's complete with photos and now video clips. If you would like to get an automatic email when the motorcycle blog is updated with new content, there's a place on the right margin of the blog that allows you to subscribe for updates for free!)

Mexico ~ January 12-17, 2006

I don't know why it always takes be several hours to get ready and pack for one of these trips. It's always check, re-check, tighten all the bolts twice, etc. I mean, it's not like I'm going off into the void or anything. You can always find just about anything you need in countries like Mexico (except decent chain lube). But, at 2AM I was finally convinced there was no more packing and rechecking to be done.

Naturally, I didn't get on the road as early as I'd hoped. There was the last minute drop off at the post office that ended up taking an extra hour, etc. But soon I was blazing down the highway South.

The weather was a bit ominous which didn't help my launch jitters. It was overcast, grey, windy, and a bit of chill in the air. As I neared the border there was a huge fire to my right that sent a blackened-grey smoke cloud up into the already ashen sky. The smoke pillar's torso seemed to glow a dirty yellowish brown and I tried not to look at it. It sort of made me uneasy for some reason.

Every border crossing I've encountered so far as been pretty straight forward with the signage. Such was not the case near Reynosa. I think there are several crossing points, but the one I happened to land at was called something like Fhatt I think. I really was skittish about crossing this time. Didn't know why, but I thought I might spend the night on the U.S. side and cross in the morning when I'd be fresh. Figured I'd pick a room close to the bridge so that I'd get up, grab a shower, and hit the Aduana with all my faculties.

I turned a couple streets and the next thing I knew was that I was inline for crossing. Oh well, no time like the present. It was already around 5PM so I thought maybe if it went smooth I'd try to ride past Reynosa and to the next town to get a room for the night. Such are the best laid plans. ;-)

There was a pretty long line to cross, but it did move pretty quick. In no time I was on the Mexican side trying to find the office for vehicle permits. You'd think it'd be right there on the other side of the bridge. There was a sign pointing left and I followed the already harried traffic until I saw a building that looked "official". A half hour later and many circles around the area, I still hadn't found it. Turns out it's only about 3 blocks away, but it's tucked behind some other buildings. Luckily someone pointed me in the right direction and again I was inline.

I should've remembered from the last trip all the hoops you have to jump through. After waiting in line for the permit, I was directed to another line for a new tourist Visa. This is where it really started to go down hill. After another wait in line, the official raised his eyebrows, counted days on his fingers, then rushed back to enter something in the computer. When he came back he told me my permit and visa had expired by six days. I explained that I knew this, and had been given instructions by both the Mexican Consulate in Austin, and Bancerito (or something like that) in Mexico City, that it was quite alright if I turned in the vehicle permit late instead of making two trips to the border. That's about when my stomach sunk as I realized he wasn't talking about the vehicle permit, but the tourist visa. He seemed pretty disgusted and said I hadn't even paid the $210 pesos for the original visa. I protested to no avail that I had paid the fee and he shook his head and said, "We know you're lying.. you have no stamp on your visa..." I again told him I paid but that the Laredo border officials must have neglected to stamp my form.

(continue reading and see more photos, etc. from this trip in this blog ~ http://www.poppinfreshmedia.com/skipmexmc.html)

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Brett Barney performs "Under the Sun"

Hey,

I shot this little video with a point and shoot digicam of my pal Brett Barney when I was hangin' out in his office the other night. The digicam's audio was pretty poor, so we recorded it to his protools system, he burned the track and I sync'd it up with the picture.

The song "Under the Sun" was written and performed by Brett.


Hope you enjoy!

Friday, December 02, 2005

Panasonic DMC-LX1 "Music of the Spheres"

Hey,

Now that I've done the deed and am keeping the LX1... and now that I've got my big fat Transcend 150x 2GB SD card... and now that I've got myself a little swanky Samsonite digicam case ;-) I was all stoked to get out and shoot more this afternoon. But it wasn't in the cards for me. Too much work related stuff I had to do today so instead I shot a couple video clips with the LX1, composited them in "Motion" on the Mac, and made a little music to go with it in "Soundtrack".

It's only 17secs long, and about 3MB. You'll need the latest Quicktime installed to view it... speakers on to hear it, etc. I was going to resize it down to a more web friendly size, but I thought in case someone wanted to see the full res at 30fps from the LX1.. I'd leave it large/orginal size.

In a pinch.. I'm calling it "Music of the Spheres"... or "Beers" whichever you prefer. ;-)

I created it from two LDMC-LX1 video clips, compostied in MOTION, and made the music in Soundtrack. If you wish to view other stills I've shot this the Panasonic DMC-LX1 (I haven't even had it a full week yet, so be gentle) ;) view my first test shots in Austin, Texas U.S.A. HERE and my second afternoon with the camera HERE. And if you're REALLY bored ;-) and want to see some of my old stuff shot in 35mm, various dSLRs, digicams, etc.... look HERE.


Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Bomber Coffee

Here's a casual chat pretending like anyone out there really gives a ding-dang flippity-flop about anything I have to say. ;-) But, I thought I'd pop this little clip up as sort of a little comment and rendevous you might have with some stranger in a coffee shop.

Please forgive my appearance... hadn't showered yet... just droppin' you some casual morning jibber-jabber over a smoke and some coffee. :-)

Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Sacred Fire I-VI







For your pleasure: Sacred Fire I

enveloped in the sanctity of the truth...

...she met the venomous darkness face to face...

and wrapt the unspoken evil within her...

sacred fire.

~•~



For your pleasure: Sacred Fire II

...honey drip down and suckle my soul...

...to take me into your fiery fold...

...and mould my stony pain...

...into your liquid ecstasy.

~•~





For your pleasure: Sacred Fire III

~it tingled at first... a curious twinge before the pain... and then the burn felt slick and cold... then thickened into something I hadn't quite bargained for.

I writhed for a bit until I couldn't take it any more. Her secrets would have to remain unknown for now. I was weak...

Almost free from her torrid grip, and back into the icy night... she thrust her searing arm toward mine.

I wanted to save myself, but was seduced by her enchanting ardor~

~•~



For your pleasure: Sacred Fire IV

~the struggle had long since subsided... when I found myself entwined... slippy and falling... rising... floating within her fervid touch.

Shifted from material to passionate blaze... I felt the moment when I became we... and, I never missed losing my self...

I only wanted us to be forever burning eternally as one~


~•~




For your pleasure: Sacred Fire V

~as we danced her velvet sweltering flushed me so...

I forgot about my self, soul, and sanity...

Her searing beguilement became my loving mantra~


~•~




~pulled back and floated stunned in the charcoal void... intoxicated by the stench of fuel and infatuation.

Where was I? And where had I been?

The residual flame licked and tickled my lascivious longing until I drifted back into the wood to love her from afar~


(this image completes my 6 part series "Sacred Fire". Sacred Fire images I-V were all taken from this one image)



~•~

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Why I Fly?

A couple years ago I spent almost 3 months traveling around Mexico and shot loads of video along the way. Then about a year ago there was this contest at American Airlines where you had to make a little video explaining "why you fly..". So, I slapped this little diddy together and submitted it. I didn't win :-( but I think it's still a nice little slice of Mexico.

I think some ol' lady won with a video about why she flys so she can visit her grandkids... or something like that. I never had a chance up against that sort of sticky-sweet BS. ;-)

Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Eileen "Broke, Broke"

Hi,

This is just a little cellphone video capture of my friend Eileen clownin' around to Kanye West's "Gold Digger."


Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Daniel Link Interview

Hi,

This is an interview I shot and edited for a local singer/song writer named Daniel Link

I'm using this interview as an vlogging test, but the outcome I thought came out nice. I also did all the photography in the opening slide show.

Hope you enjoy!

Friday, October 21, 2005

Tavira Mariner's Dream


I took this snap on my way to the bus station in Tavira, Portugal. It'd been a very odd previous night to say the least.

On the 2nd floor above the bus station, there's a bar that has a coin-op internet machine. I'd wondered in there to grab a glass of port and check email, but had to settle for just the glass of vino since the machine had long gone out of commission.

I straddled a bar stool and admired the giant banner behind the bar with the famous shot of Che' Guevara printed on it in red. My pockets were pretty light, so all I could afford was one glass. A man approached me and spoke in Portuguese pointing at my shirt. I'd forgotten I was wearing a Che' shirt I'd picked up in Mexico City and the French bartender explained the man was the owner of the bar and a huge fan of Che'! He started to pour me another port until I stopped him. I explained I was short on funds, but he said the drinks were on the owner. He added that the owner hoped he'd get me drunk enough to trade shirts. I told him, "No can do, but I'll take the drink! Obrigado!"

The port seemed the flow the most freely as my subversive banter became increasingly more passionate. I don't remember how many glasses we drank, but eventually there was a small group around me all stating their anger with the current "powers that be" and we were trying to one-up each other with our rebel yells for revolution!

Eventually, one of the gentleman suggested that if I were truly interested in joining "the" revolution, he could hook me up with people in Seville, and that it would take me a year of training. He said I'd be taught Arabic and be required to convert to Islam. I began to get a bit nervous, but I continued with the conversation awhile longer just to see if this guy was yanking my chain. It didn't take long to ascertain he wasn't and after he revealed the "group" as the well-known organization beginning with "Al"... I began making my way toward the door.

Not five minutes later, I happened on a couple hippys playing guitar and flute on this 13th century bridge. They claimed to be Welsch and Pagan Sorcerers... but that's another story.

Here's the audio version of: The Mariner's Dream

Belated Introduction ;-)


Hey,

This is just a belated introduction and test of my mic/gear explaining what I intend to do and some upcoming projects.

I haven't quite got the audio engineering bit worked out, so bare with me... it should improve. :-)


Here's the "Intro": Introduction

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The Mushroom Story (part 5 of 5)

This is my first attempt at podcasting so it's more of a test really. However, the source I'm using you might find reasonably entertaining. I'd hidden a little mic and was just clowning around trying to get my friend to say something on tape she might regret... and after a few beers, tequila, and "what not" ;-) I forgot I was recording onto the miniDISK and ended up catching myself telling a story about when I went deep into Mexico, stayed with the Mesoteca Indians, and participated in their religious mushroom ceremony.

I was particularly pleased that the natural quality of the dialogue and story-telling that I got simply because I'd forgotten the recorder was running.

The whole thing is about 25 minutes, but I'm braking it up into 5 minute postings. Enjoy

Here's installment number five: Skip's Mushroom Story Part 5.

The Mushroom Story (part 4 of 5)

This is my first attempt at podcasting so it's more of a test really. However, the source I'm using you might find reasonably entertaining. I'd hidden a little mic and was just clowning around trying to get my friend to say something on tape she might regret... and after a few beers, tequila, and "what not" ;-) I forgot I was recording onto the miniDISK and ended up catching myself telling a story about when I went deep into Mexico, stayed with the Mesoteca Indians, and participated in their religious mushroom ceremony.

I was particularly pleased that the natural quality of the dialogue and story-telling that I got simply because I'd forgotten the recorder was running.

The whole thing is about 25 minutes, but I'm braking it up into 5 minute postings. Enjoy

Here's installment number four: Skip's Mushroom Story Part 4.

The Mushroom Story (part 3 of 5)

This is my first attempt at podcasting so it's more of a test really. However, the source I'm using you might find reasonably entertaining. I'd hidden a little mic and was just clowning around trying to get my friend to say something on tape she might regret... and after a few beers, tequila, and "what not" ;-) I forgot I was recording onto the miniDISK and ended up catching myself telling a story about when I went deep into Mexico, stayed with the Mesoteca Indians, and participated in their religious mushroom ceremony.

I was particularly pleased that the natural quality of the dialogue and story-telling that I got simply because I'd forgotten the recorder was running.

The whole thing is about 25 minutes, but I'm braking it up into 5 minute postings. Enjoy

Here's installment number three: Skip's Mushroom Story Part 3.

The Mushroom Story (part 2 of 5)

This is my first attempt at podcasting so it's more of a test really. However, the source I'm using you might find reasonably entertaining. I'd hidden a little mic and was just clowning around trying to get my friend to say something on tape she might regret... and after a few beers, tequila, and "what not" ;-) I forgot I was recording onto the miniDISK and ended up catching myself telling a story about when I went deep into Mexico, stayed with the Mesoteca Indians, and participated in their religious mushroom ceremony.

I was particularly pleased that the natural quality of the dialogue and story-telling that I got simply because I'd forgotten the recorder was running.

The whole thing is about 25 minutes, but I'm braking it up into 5 minute postings. Enjoy

Here's installment number two: Skip's Mushroom Story Part 2.

The Mushroom Story (part 1 of 5)


This is my first attempt at podcasting so it's more of a test really. However, the source I'm using you might find reasonably entertaining. I'd hidden a little mic and was just clowning around trying to get my friend to say something on tape she might regret... and after a few beers, tequila, and "what not" ;-) I forgot I was recording onto the miniDISK and ended up catching myself telling a story about when I went deep into Mexico, stayed with the Mesoteca Indians, and participated in their religious mushroom ceremony.

I was particularly pleased that the natural quality of the dialogue and story-telling that I got simply because I'd forgotten the recorder was running.

The whole thing is about 25 minutes, but I'm braking it up into 5 minute postings. Enjoy

Here's installment number one: Skip's Mushroom Story Part 1.