Author: Gwoods

The Little Things (7/2020)

Spent a little time with my Blackmagic Pocket 4K Camera and a Canon 100mm Macro lens capturing insects nearby. Nothing special. Just messing around. However, this was all done handheld with a camera that has no internal stabilizer. Sometimes I have to just get out […]

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Blue Line: Destination Christylez (2004)

This was the documentary that made me think, I could really do “this.” Armed with my DVX-100, the first 24p prosumer DV camera, I spent several months documenting the world of the burgeoning artist, Christon “Christylez” Bacon. It was the start of collaborative relationship that […]

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Komplex: Heaven in View (2011)

Back in the U Street rebirth era, Komplex was the Brooklyn born Baltimore raised and DC frequented spoken word artist that always had a buzz around him. He had a mastery of language like few others and a stage presence like a true emcee from […]

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Sketch: Gravity is a Bitch (1/2021)

Getting back to my notebook groove: as a child this is what I would do in class while the teacher sounded like Charlie Brown’s parents. This is a fundamental part of gemalism, I believe. It’s somewhat useless, if you just throw away the notebooks and […]

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Truth Won an Art Competition (12/2020)

When her personality started to evince itself (around 10-months), I began to believe that Truth was a better version of me. We have a lot of similarities, save my almost overwhelming set of issues and utter goofiness. She is finding her voice in math, science, […]

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City Kid: Colored Pencil on Paper (1995)

Every time a take a trip to the basement, I discover something rom the past. This was hidden, taped on a random piece of foam-core I was about to throw in the trash. Glad I flipped it over. I was learning how to use colored-pencils […]

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Notebook Sketch: The Virus (1/5/2021)

Going a bit stir-crazy, being confined to a short list of places to go and things to do. With the colder weather compounding the isolation (can’t sit outside in a field or the empty stands of the nearby park for hours) of world responding to […]

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Georgia Avenue Snapping Turtle (9/2009)

I was driving up Arkansas Avenue, in Northwest DC, about to turn onto Georgia Avenue, so that I could return to the studio on Illinois Avenue, just a few blocks north. I was talking to myself… more like yelling, as I was dealing with some […]

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Sinnerman: Performance by Akua & Kris Funn (2011)

I was in full “record everyone that walks into the studio” mode in 2011. I was working on so many creative projects and meeting new and talented people throughout the DMV. It was such an exciting time for sure. I was helping a group of […]

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Notebook Sketch: Other Beings (1/4/2021)

I try and imagine what other “intelligent” life would look like. I often “theorize” they’d be less organic and possibly highly amalgamated with whatever technological breakthroughs their intelligence engendered. The forces of nature do a spectacular job, but when the mind develops it starts to […]

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