Keko vs Neko: Epic Staring Contest

Keko vs Neko: Epic Staring Contest

What started out as a happenstance encounter has amplified into a full on battle of wits. Watery eyes or fried circuits are a possibility.

Keko: a charming Lego Robot designed by Peter Ried (Designer of Lego Ideas set – Exo Suit 21109)

Neko: Japanese for Cat (Cat designed by Schleich)

The first encounter: Early morning. Blue hues. Staring ensues.

Staring Contest Beginnings
Keko discovers Neko staring at him in the early morning light.
Round 2
Round 2
Red Stare
Red Stare – not to be confused with red scare
Staring through golden hour
Yellow stare – It was quite difficult for both parties to remain staring through such a beautiful golden sunset. They could see it in their periphial vision.
Level up: Obscured staring
Level up: Obscured staring
Robot attempts to pet cat
Will this be the end? Who will win? Cat eyes almost always close on the touch of a human hand… but will this strategy work for Keko?

~ Joseph Cowlishaw (joecow)

Anomalous Encounters

Anomalous Encounters
by Joseph Cowlishaw

Deep and old - creaky wood
Windy voices of childhood
Shadows play and make a scene
Crunching breaking through ravine
Lungs burning... running, waiting
Ambushed by a bizarre moan
Crushed under a furry stone
Something eerie blurs past
Blackness sparks - eyes of last

Perils of hiking alone 1 Perils of Hiking Alone 2

Perils of Hiking Alone 3

Perils of Hiking Alone 4

Perils of Hiking Alone 6

Perils of Hiking Alone 5

Bold Adventures of a happy stormtrooper

I am not what I think I am; I am not what you think I am; I am what I think you think I am. ~ Charles Horton Cooley

Stormtrooper Frank has many adventures.  Most of them are generally happy ones.

-Storm watching
-Pinecone collecting
-Gardening / planting
-Teaching art
-Lunch with locals

But occasionally he has that unplanned adventure like Crash landing on Dagobah… Frank made the mistake of jumping into hyperspace without his helmet strap on… what a mess. Continue reading Bold Adventures of a happy stormtrooper

Character Development in LEGO Photography

Through character development in Lego photography, I’m able to explore new ideas by putting myself in the place of my mini figure counterparts.  I try to think how this character may think. I locate scenes and backgrounds that match their personality.  It really brings the toys to life for me.

I’ve found that having some characters with ongoing stories is a great way to help when a slump in creativity hits. I’m not sure what it’s called in photography… photo block maybe? Anyhow, I’ve found it useful to have several characters to lean on when the creative juices are running on fumes. Continue reading Character Development in LEGO Photography