fire ecology

a personal blog for Jamey Hampton

Visual Art

I have been a photographer for many years, and I used to run a (now defunct) website called Urbex Buffalo which featured urban decay photography as well as architectural preservation efforts in Buffalo, NY.

These days, I have been focusing more on glitch art and – very recently – letterpress, which I recently learned at the WNY Book Arts Center.

I make glitch art by taking my own photographs and programmatically altering them by modifying the source code. I’m a software engineer as my day job, and it’s very fun for me to be able to use those skills to make something visually interesting and unique. My glitch art has been featured in a number of online literary journals.

“Tomorrow’s a Big Day” featured as the cover art of A Drunken Midsommar
“A Long Walk” featured as the back cover art of Southchild Lit, Issue 2: The Fool Reversed

While I’m very new to letterpress, I found that it really speaks to me as an artistic medium. I’ve heard people tell stories before of trying a new craft or skill for the first time and immediately realizing that it’s what they’re meant to be doing. I think I understand that feeling now. I’m particularly passionate about the idea of letterpress protest posters!