Tagged: California

Dead of Night Poster

November 18th, 2012 Permalink

Dead of Night Poster I did this little poster here for Moorpark based Dead of Night. This is the web version – we made different versions for the printed 11″x17″ posters and the 4″x6″ post cards. I shot the images of the skull in my studio. It is a styrofoam prop Amelia had left over […]

Dead of Night poster
Dead of Night Poster

I did this little poster here for Moorpark based Dead of Night. This is the web version – we made different versions for the printed 11″x17″ posters and the 4″x6″ post cards. I shot the images of the skull in my studio. It is a styrofoam prop Amelia had left over from Halloween.

I love doing rock posters, so I’ve been pretty excited about this job. It takes me back to my days as a fledgling designer when I was making band fliers with black construction paper and Letraset, printing them out on a Xerox machine.

Dead of Night will be playing on Friday December 7 a Arena Sports Grill and bar in Simi Valley, CA.

My Slack Time Has Not Been Unproductive

October 27th, 2012 Permalink

So, I guess that I’ve been slacking way hard with this blog lately. I got really caught up on a really big web project that took months out of my life. I don’t think that I ever really recovered. That’s not to say that I haven’t been keeping up on my own projects. Just in […]

So, I guess that I’ve been slacking way hard with this blog lately. I got really caught up on a really big web project that took months out of my life. I don’t think that I ever really recovered. That’s not to say that I haven’t been keeping up on my own projects. Just in the last few weeks, I knocked out a few images for my Fillmore series. I’ve been kind of focusing on taking pictures of the town as well as the usual images of trees and farmland.

Pepper Tree by the Sespe River • Fillmore, CA 2012
Pepper Tree by the Sespe River • Fillmore, CA 2012 by Freekmagnet, on Flickr

Sunrise over an orchard outside of Fillmore, CA
Orchard Off Telegraph Road • Fillmore, CA 2012

Corner of Fillmore and Second Street, Fillmore, CA 2012
Corner of Fillmore and Second Street • Fillmore, CA 2012

A couple of images from this series will be in the upcoming Art About Agriculture show at the Santa Paula Art Museum. I very excited to have some of the images in that show. The exhibition opens in November, and I will post a more detailed announcement at a later date.

Ventura County Society of Abstract Expressionist Photography Group Show

September 7th, 2012 Permalink

Today we hung the show for the Ventura County Society of Abstract Expressionist Photography Group Exhibition at 643 A Project Space in Ventura, CA. The artist’s reception will be held on Friday, September 7 from 6-9 PM. The show will feature the work of not only myself, but of Hannah FitzGerald, John Nichols, Paulo Ruvalcaba, […]

The big show at 643 A Project Space

War on Graffiti by Jeremy Kirsch

Today we hung the show for the Ventura County Society of Abstract Expressionist Photography Group Exhibition at 643 A Project Space in Ventura, CA. The artist’s reception will be held on Friday, September 7 from 6-9 PM.

The show will feature the work of not only myself, but of Hannah FitzGerald, John Nichols, Paulo Ruvalcaba, Mark Luthringer and Tim FitzGerald. The show will consist of work ranging from traditional black and white prints to digital photography and 3D Videography. The artists work within their mediums to produce abstract imagery.

Don’t miss the Abstractionist event of the century!

634 A Project Space
643 N. Ventura Ave.
Ventura, CA 93001

War on Graffiti Redux

February 18th, 2012 Permalink

While in the throes of bookbinding delirium, I decided to bind a book of images from a series I shot about 10 years ago. Experiencing the backwash of one of the unfortunate hazards of the digital age, I came to realize that I had lost the original files and was left with only a few […]

War on Graffiti

While in the throes of bookbinding delirium, I decided to bind a book of images from a series I shot about 10 years ago. Experiencing the backwash of one of the unfortunate hazards of the digital age, I came to realize that I had lost the original files and was left with only a few small web images.

My solution was simple – I would re-shoot the entire series and bind the images as a new project. So-far so good. I’ve produced 20 rough images in 3 days.

War on Graffiti was my first digital photography project.

Open Air Jerseys Approved

February 14th, 2012 Permalink

My client, Open Air Bikes approved two of my jersey designs and I uploaded them to Voler today. Production should start this week. This is one of those jobs I’m actually pretty excited about. Heck, I love bikes and I ride bikes and I wear jerseys, so it is a total blast to design something […]


My client, Open Air Bikes approved two of my jersey designs and I uploaded them to Voler today. Production should start this week.

This is one of those jobs I’m actually pretty excited about. Heck, I love bikes and I ride bikes and I wear jerseys, so it is a total blast to design something I’ll actually use!

Christmas Eve on The Sespe

January 9th, 2012 Permalink

I shot this little gem on Christmas Eve, 2011. I was riding my bike home from an afternoon of shooting when I spotted the sun tickling the trees above the Sespe River. With just minutes to act, I had to run down from the overpass to get close enough the the spot pictured here. I […]

Chrismas Eve on the Sespe River

I shot this little gem on Christmas Eve, 2011. I was riding my bike home from an afternoon of shooting when I spotted the sun tickling the trees above the Sespe River. With just minutes to act, I had to run down from the overpass to get close enough the the spot pictured here.

I shot this with my Panasonic GH2 using a Leica 25mm f1.4 lens.

New Freekmagnet Site

January 7th, 2012 Permalink

The new Freekmagnet site is here. The interface has be completely designed and all of the Flash heinousness has been removed. There’s a couple of new images in the series that I shot at about the same period of time. Freekmagnet is a collection of images I put together in 2002-2005. At the time, I […]

freekmagnet.com - photos by Jeremy Kirsch

The new Freekmagnet site is here. The interface has be completely designed and all of the Flash heinousness has been removed. There’s a couple of new images in the series that I shot at about the same period of time.

Freekmagnet is a collection of images I put together in 2002-2005. At the time, I was obsessed with the works of such photographers as Lewis Carroll and Julia Margaret Cameron and I spent most of my time reading Victorian adventure novels for inspiration. Most of the images were shot in my warehouse in Emeryville, CA. I lit the place with a pair of 750w fresnel lights and a couple of halogen work lights. I used a Kiev 88CM and an old Speed Graphic for cameras. The models were friends and acquaintances from around my neighborhood. I made the props myself.

In 2005, I collected the works and published a book using rubber stamps and an inkjet printer. The collection was exhibited at a small art gallery in Oakland, CA.

I must confess that this announcement comes a little late as it has been a while since I finished the new site. This blog appeared mere days after the freekmagnet.com site was finished and I’d completely forgotten about the update.

Sunset on the Sespe

December 17th, 2011 Permalink

After having this image sitting idle in Lightroom for about a week, I decided that I couldn’t add any more to it and that it was complete. I shot this on the Sespe River in Fillmore, CA with my Canon S90. I guess you could say it is another one of those “magic hour” shots. […]

Sunset on the Sespe River

After having this image sitting idle in Lightroom for about a week, I decided that I couldn’t add any more to it and that it was complete. I shot this on the Sespe River in Fillmore, CA with my Canon S90. I guess you could say it is another one of those “magic hour” shots. Most of the post-processing I’ve been doing with these photos involves creating an HDR or panoramic image and then layering a bunch of textures over them until they become the painting-like pictures you see here.

I have to confess that this series is inspired in part by a trip to Santa Fe NM that I took with Amelia this year. Without getting too far into my own personal critique of what I saw while visiting the world’s 2nd largest (?) art market, let’s just say that months later, I am still processing the experience. Part of it is my way of trying to find inspiration in the town I live in. If I can draw from what is arguably Fillmore’s assets, i.e. it’s landscape and surroundings, than perhaps I can find some sort of salvation.

Fillmore Sign, Fillmore, CA

November 8th, 2011 Permalink

This is actually another “redo”. I shot this image of the Fillmore sign years ago with my Holga. For reasons I will not divulge at this time, I decided to give it a try with my new camera. Pretty friggin’ cool. It’s like I out-Holga-ed my Holga…well, not quite.  

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This is actually another “redo”. I shot this image of the Fillmore sign years ago with my Holga. For reasons I will not divulge at this time, I decided to give it a try with my new camera. Pretty friggin’ cool. It’s like I out-Holga-ed my Holga…well, not quite.

 

Train Trestle in Fillmore, CA

November 7th, 2011 Permalink

This is the trestle just outside of Fillmore, CA. This is actually the second version of this image that I have shot, the first being made from my iPhone. After composing the iPhone version, I decided to go back and give it a try with my little pocket camera. Not that there was anything wrong […]


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This is the trestle just outside of Fillmore, CA. This is actually the second version of this image that I have shot, the first being made from my iPhone. After composing the iPhone version, I decided to go back and give it a try with my little pocket camera. Not that there was anything wrong with the original – I just wanted to make a larger version of the image. I really like how this one came out.

Although this image is about a month old, I decided to post it here anyway – this blog is meant to serve as a depository for my various projects that are not ready for my static website.