JacobvanLoon.com giveaway contest
This is a surface texture photo taken of Madison & Kohlhase, a painting I finished in 2011. This photo was taken of a section on the finished surface, which has been a theme in the documentation of my work for a few years now.
The photograph is printed at 8x10” on glossy archival paper, and comes framed.
To be eligible to win this print, you must:
1. Reblog this post, intact
2. Promote both jacobvanloon.com and blog.jacobvanloon.com in a post on your website (not exclusive to Tumblr), and submit the post url to me for verification.
The contest closes Tuesday, December 25 at 11:59p. The winner will be announced here and contacted directly. Good luck and enjoy!
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Canyon Road, Santa Fe NM.
Meandering between open-air galleries and wealthy tourists, we find a quiet spot in this strange little mountain town. Like much of New Mexico it manages to be both beautiful and ugly at the same time.
I don’t photograph much here. It’s too crafted to its clientele, bursting with its own importance. Very little here is genuine, it’s all been gilded and tagged for sale.
Step off that bright path and New Mexico is still one of the most depressing places I’ve ever been.
Sunset on the road to Santa Fe, NM.
I always wondered where the inspiration came from for all those purple paintings with mountains and buffalo and all that jazz. Driving into town, trying not to careen into the guardrail, I found myself thinking ‘Oh. That’s why.’
New Orleans was magical, fantastic, strange…full of old houses and old hands, grifters and sharks. It feels as if the whole city is playing the longest con in history to anyone gullible enough to listen. It threatens to eat you whole and spit you out a dazed shell of a man. It is very nearly a caricature of itself in a way, but like any good city worth its salt if you venture off the beaten path you’ll find some wonderful gems.
I recommend the ‘Twelve Mile Limit’ for all your late-night chocolate cake ball, cocktail, and delightful conversation needs. Ignore the fact that Yelp says it’s a bakery and the bartender has to buzz you in. You’ll thank me later.