There’s a nice company in Denmark doing canvas print of photos called Sumopix – I have a 100x60cm canvas of one my photos (a lotus flower in a small water basin outside a temple overlooking Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan) decorating one of the walls in my living room, and am really happy with it. Interesting thing is, they also let individuals apply for approval as “artists”, and will then let you upload your own photos to their artist database, for others without photos of their own to use. Should someone else decide to order a canvas print of one your photos, you’ll get a nice percentage of the order total.
I got approved some time ago, and currently have five photos uploaded on my Sumopix Artist profile. I haven’t exactly been able to quit my day-job just yet, but to my surprise, I actually sold two prints of the “Winter” photo last year. Pretty nice feeling, and just knowing that someone else actually wants to have your stuff hanging on their wall is kinda more worth than the percentages I got…
I’ve added some scaled-down versions of the images currently on my Sumopix profile, and also included a quick snap of how my own print looks on my living room wall. Be sure to go buy a few prints of my photos if you like them ;)
Last week, one of the largest annual sports events in Denmark took place – Post Danmark Rundt 2013. Like previous years, one of the stages passed through my home town Vejle, including several climbs up the rather steep Kiddesvej, where I (together with my camera and quite a lot of other spectators) had found a good spot to get a look at the action. Getting some decent shots proved harder than hoped though – getting composition and focus right, while also trying not to hit any of the riders with my zoomed-in tele-lens ended up giving me quite a lot of garbage shots, but luckily a few decent ones also…
My headline currently talks about “computers, robots and photos”, and while there has already been posts on the first and the latter, robots have been missing. Mostly due to my current job at Newtec not having quite the same opportunities for messing around with robots, as my old job in Robolab at the University of Southern Denmark.
In any case, during my time in Robolab, I created quite a few videos of my projects, which can still be found on my youtube channel. I’ll see if I can get some videos of some more current projects put together also in the coming months, but for now, you’ll have to do with the older videos (which are also quite nice though;).
For example this Denso robot doing real-time vision tracking of a small RC-car: