Internet&Money&Technology13 Jan 2018 11:25 am

Bitcoin and other new “altcoins” are all the rage, so here’s a good starting point reference chart.  If you follow all the links provided within this one page’s listings, you might spend days of research.  Go to https://coinmarketcap.com/ and learn for yourself what all the excitement is about.

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Media26 Nov 2014 08:00 pm

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Perhaps the best R.E.M. documentary to date, R.E.M. by MTV,  is now showing on MTV and its sister networks VH1 and Palladia.  Rhino Entertainments’ photo researcher, Lee Rosen, contacted me about including a couple of my photos of R.E.M. from 1981 into their project.  I was happy to do so, and happy to see the results broadcast.  In the documentary, the photo above is cropped to only show Peter Buck and Michael Stipe.  My entire output from that shoot may be seen on my website at http://www.mediaspin.com/rem/rem_main.html

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Art&Illustration&photography26 Nov 2014 07:27 pm

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In October of 1977 I was on a road trip across the American southwest and made a stop in Taos, New Mexico to look around the pueblos and the area made famous by an art colony early in the 20th century.  I did not like the way many tourists were casually snapping photos without respect for the inhabitants, the Taos Pueblo Indians.  When I felt the right time had come to take a few photos, I asked these two friends if I could take their picture.  They said, OK, if I would give them a ride into town, which I agreed to.  I think the photo is the best achievement, and my oil painting from it I do enjoy looking at in my own collection of paintings.  I spent a little more time with these two fellows, since their trip to town involved visiting a liquor store.  Then they wanted to go out to a big field to drink and look at a herd of buffalo belonging to the Taos Indians.  After that, we returned to the Taos village and entered the area for residents only.  One of them invited me to sleep over at his home, but I was afraid and decided to leave.  Anyway, the Yankees were in the World Series at that time and I wanted to go listen to that on my car radio.  I kind of doubt that I missed out on a spiritual experience with a drunk Indian, but you never know.

There is a longer, more detailed account of this in my diary of that time, but this is an online blog, so that’s all you get.

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Internet&Media30 May 2014 02:45 pm

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Media20 Jan 2014 09:26 pm

Singer in the punk rock band named FearIn 2012 I was contacted by filmmaker Jason Cohen’s Associate Producer Zand Gee about using a few of my photographs of punk rockers for their film project.  I didn’t ask and didn’t receive details about the nature or story behind the film in progress.  We worked out the details of the photo usage and I delivered high quality, high res copies of the photos for the film.  Another obscure, wacky film project… end of story.  Or so I assumed.

An email arrived a few days ago from Zand, notifying me that their short  film, FACING FEAR, has been nominated for Best Documentary Short in the 86th Academy Awards 2014 Oscar Nominations.

Wow! What happened?  These guys must know what they’re doing!  Had I been more of a film festival follower, I would have caught FACING FEAR at the Mill Valley Film Festival last October.  I haven’t seen the short film yet, but I’m looking forward to seeing how Jason Cohen edited my images into his film.  The photo at left is of Lee Ving, front man singer for the 80’s punk band Fear, and is one of the shots included in FACING FEAR.

The other photo in the movie is one of my best, a chance moment in time, of punks slam dancing also in the early 80’s.  I’m grateful to have participated in a small way on this project.  Zand and the FACING FEAR people were great to work with.   It’s rewarding to know that many professional members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have viewed FACING FEAR and nominated it for this category.  Congratulations to Jason Cohen and the Production Team.  It’s truly a wonderful accomplishment.

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I’ll be cheering for FACING FEAR during the March 2, 2014 Oscar Awards!

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Art&Media19 Jan 2014 04:14 pm

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I’ve been wanting to build a new website that is a fresh start, clear of legacy clutter.  HankGrebe.com focuses on my fine art endeavors, displayed in large slideshows without distracting advertisements, clean of distracting web noise.

Online now are three slideshows and all are series of works that are solid, cohesive statements.  Two groups are serigraphs done during a time of intense silkscreen printing activity in an excellent facility at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, The Terak Series and The Bits and Dots Series.  These images were influenced by my first explorations into learning computer graphics and programming.  They are cool, sedate, sort of my idea of modern “office art.”  Now more than ever, I feel these would look fantastic in office walls and hallways.

The third group is more like my paintings and illustrations, containing more message, emotion, humor and shock.  The Personal Connections Collage Series was done in a burst of creativity in the early 90’s.  Many of the collages contain clippings from personal ads, which may be a thing of the past, replaced by online dating websites.

I am interested in speaking with a gallery who would like to help present this work properly to the public.

 

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Media30 Apr 2013 02:44 pm

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The UI for my 1982 photos of U2 at Headliners in Madison, Wisconsin has needed an overhaul for awhile, so that’s been taken care of.  Also there were a number of reasonably decent looking shots that had not been published on Media Spin that seemed worthy of sharing at this point in time.

There are 3 pages of photos, starting here with U2-1.

There’s an excellent website, u2gigs.com, that documents the tour dates and even the playlist of U2.  Here’s this show’s details.

 

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Art&Illustration&Media&Projects23 Apr 2013 07:44 pm

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Here is a link to many of my illustrations represented by SuperStock.comhttps://superstock.com/stock-photography/1428R-

My collection has grown to over 400 images there, and quite a wide variety.  I try and strike a balance between scientific medical illustrations and imaginative human conditions that tell a story.

I use Autodesk Maya, SmithMicro Poser and Adobe Photoshop in my common illustration workflow.

SuperStock markets my images all over the world, for books, magazines, and other media.

 

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