Friday, December 30, 2011

ANS year in review and future projects

ANS had a moderately successful year. The still image division participated in two exhibits one resulting in a sale and the other a review in the Washington Post. The major activities of the past 7 months the central corporate studios have been undergoing a major renovation and redesign. 2012 has the potential to be a break out year.
May we suggest some modest goals and projects for the upcoming year?
-move into new studio space
-create new areas for visual art, sound and vision, production and archival storage
-acquire and instal digital injet printer (expand visual imaging into silk screen processes)
-complete unfinished projects: logo, letterhead, business card
-publish book: "the District..."
-print presentation portfolio and limited edition of "The District..."
-pursue exhibition and publishing opportunities for "The District"
-Sound and Vision: complete unfinished graphic design for recordings, Produce Sanction Album

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Kodachrome

An exhibit of these images:


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Colorado

Colorado

Water and Air are no one’s friends

When its better to be left alone

Stations are coming in milliseconds

While I wait ..wait too long

The rain rekindled before we died

You should have hope for the things we tried

Your name is nothing without sound

Your number means nothing when you are not around

I am an electric blank outsider

I see the distance with my microcomputer

New Jersey Battlefield …oh yeah

Outside of Colorado

Southern disappears

No concern over the years

You were determined

Along with the rest

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Expanding Operations


ANS is proud to report an expansion of our creative arts division with the establishment of the Michael Horsley Studio website. Here we are able to present the activities of our visual art field unit and create a webpresence for our creative staff. While we prefer to hide behind the safe corporate walls of a confusing conglomerate of related endeavors, occasionally we have the need to put a face on the operations. Don't worry friends, it will all come together in the end. Besides we don't understand the creative process either. What do you expect when our interests are wide-ranging and we follow the freedom wherever it may lead.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Metro Deluxe


Me-tro De-luxe
is.
my,
Favorite
Guitarrrrr

Oh, man
its, sooo, coo-ool

Its got F holes

and a bridge made out of wood

a bridge made out of wood

a bridge made out of wood

Its got sweet reverb, man

Its really Cooo-ool

and

a bridge made out of wood

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Photography is Dead--Finally


Face it photography is dead. Anybody can point a camera at something, old, cool, strange, bizarre, disgusting, or boring. Its too easy to make a photograph. Most of the photos (including my own) I see rely upon the subject to carry the message. I see many images that are OF things, but what are they ABOUT? You know what I am talking about: cemeteries, Tibetan peasants, squirrels, abandoned insane asylums, old cars, old signs, old motels, neon signs, or now the trendy industrial decay and banal.

I have wanted to quit taking photographs for awhile so here I am announcing my retirement from straight photography. I am now a Visual Artist who works with images, occasionally a printmaker, and kinetic imagist. This my first foray into the new world.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

no do-overs


it was a beat down Washington dc
hot summer twilight evening
was wandering alone in the hell hole
of trinadad new York avenue crack days 1986-1988

searching for the left over remnants of the 1960s
motel world dying days of an america
that will never return to it's glories...
lonely, lonely by myself and an analogue film camera

with expired out of date color shifted slide film
bad processing non digital can't change anything
stuck with the exposure you made
in that time and place one shot does it

no do-overs

Tuesday, February 1, 2011