Jan 9 2010

A Small Birthday Tribute to Jimmy Page

For those of you who know me, this post won’t come as much a surprise, but for those of you who don’t, well… let’s just say I have a mild fondness for the electric guitar and one of my all-time favorite guitar heroes would have to be Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.

Happy Birthday Jimmy!

So on this January 9th, 2010, I would like to wish Jimmy a very happy and special 66th birthday celebration. Having recently appeared in the film, ‘It Might Get Loud‘ (which I blogged about earlier, just click the link to the left) it has rekindled the interest and desire to have a tour which includes Jimmy. It doesn’t matter which form or shape it takes. It could be with or without Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, but at least some live music from Jimmy to satisfy the fans, including myself.

Of course, I could think of no better way to celebrate, than by posting some of the magnificient photographs of Ross Halfin. Without further adieux, here are some of my favorite images Ross has taken.

Enjoy!

Jimmy Page in Oakland, 1977

Jimmy Page in Oakland, 1977

Jimmy Page from the early 1980s with telecaster guitar

Jimmy Page from the early 1980s with telecaster guitar

Jimmy Page in 2009 posing with Les Paul guitar for a magazine cover

Jimmy Page in 2009 posing with Les Paul guitar for a magazine cover

Jimmy Page in Los Angeles, June 2009 for premiere of the movie It Might Get Loud

Jimmy Page in Los Angeles, June 2009 for premiere of the movie 'It Might Get Loud'

Be sure to check out Ross Halfin’s web site for more spectacular imagery!

Chris J. Politzki
Studio 119 Degrees Web Design & Development Studio


Jan 7 2010

Fractal Images and Their Inspiration

Call me crazy, but I’ve become really fond of fractal imagery. I have used these images as my desktop picture on my computer for quite some time now and feel that they can really inspire me. When I’m thinking of a new design, there’s something refreshing, new and exciting about fractal images that re-energizes me for coming up with that next design. I’ve applied this to logos and web sites alike and there really is something to it!

What are Fractals?

They can be defined as, ‘a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole’, according to Wikipedia’s definition of fractals. They come in many different flavors, such as ‘Mandelbrot’, ‘Newton’, ‘Julia’, ‘Halley’, ‘Secant’, or ‘Dragon’ and I’ll not bore you with the various reasons why. All I do know is that they are wondrous images that also occur in nature, especially in snowflakes.

Fractals as Desktop Images

I’ll post up 3 fractal images here to get the ball rolling, so-to-speak. If there’s enough interest, I’ll post up more. Feel free to download them and use them for your computer desktop image, become inspired by them as I do, or share them with friends. Most of all, leave a comment if you’d like to see more of these.

Fractal image number one

Fractal image number one

Fractal Image Number Two

Fractal image number two

Fractal image number three

Fractal image number three

Chris J. Politzki
Studio 119 Degrees Web Design & Development Studio