Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Photo Contest

Do you like to take photographs?
Do you fancy yourself a modern day Ansel Adams?
Are you awesome?

Because I want your pictures. For my next album cover.

We're holding a contest to see what kind of talent is happening out there! Send your original photo for use as my next album cover. The winner will receive full credit on the album and 5 free copies of the album when it releases!

Here are some rules and suggestions:


- Please send only high-quality photos.

- We're probably looking for something in black and white, sepia, or monochromatic tones.

- The album title is "Morning's War." Some themes of the album are: loss, time, ache, and space. This is relatively vague, I know, but we don't want to give you too much direction for fear of boxing in you creative types. :)

- Send your photo submissions along with your name and contact info to: shrinkingmusic@gmail.com . The subject of the email should be: TLC Photo Contest

- Deadline: Sept 20, 2010 (Monday)


Note: You must own the exclusive rights to the photo and be willing to give us the right to use the photo for any and all purposes associated with promotion, advertising, etc. Your name will be featured on the album as the photographer. The designer reserves the right to manipulate the photo, including but not limited to: cropping, enhancing, editing, and text overlay.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Synesthesia from Terri Timely on Vimeo.



Note: This video isn't so much an example of what it's like to be a synesthete as it is an explanation of the condition itself.

Most of the time I don't talk about my synesthesia.

Sometimes I make statements that totally connect in my head but they fail to resonate with others. It makes me want to stop short of communicating.

But I love words. And I love people.

So I try. I think my synesthesia forced me to become a better communicator. I speak in analogy often. There tends to be less room for error there, even if the comparisons are off slightly.

I want to understand you. I will make great efforts to achieve that. I may also make efforts to explain myself... probably because I'm not sure if I'm speaking English or Synesthete, and I'm still learning to discern which is which.