10/16/18

Livings mostly wasting time, and I waste my share of mine

At a certain point you just have to get out there and do it. Based on the Portland Grid Project, where you divide a city into 1 square mile sections and tackle them, one by one, I'm going to try it in Raleigh. The Portland project I believe is a collaborative affair, where people get together monthly maybe and have beers and show pictures and chat about the far wrung sections of town no one would otherwise have ventured out to. And of course it was heavy hitters doing the venturing. Well, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. This will be like the homeless man's version, albeit with better photos (joking!)

I look forward to what I believe is the core mission of a grid project - to go where you otherwise wouldn't think to and to see things you otherwise wouldn't. And then if there's a secondary mission it would be to crank a ton of pictures, and in my case hopefully get back into some sort of swing of something. Since the kids were born I've basically become a vacation photographer, which doesn't seem sufficient sometimes.

So far I've been out like 4 times over two sections. Of course the first roll was a disaster - I thought I had color loaded but I didn't. My last batch of film back in general looked distinctly like my high school work. I have forgotten how to operate a camera. So the project is off to a start. Is it a dynamite start? No. But hopefully now I'll waste fewer golden hours. Or maybe I'll give it up forever. Time will tell.

10/5/18






what did one dehydrated frenchman say to the other? *in a heavy bad french accent* what should we do, pierre?

10/1/18



if there's one good thing a new camera is for it's wasting film

9/30/18



love this vintage of ford pickups

9/26/18

2018-19 annual betting extravaganza

I'm almost always good with my picks. I guess they legalized gambling? I still only want to bet my pride. You know once money was on the line the luck would change. I'm that kind of gambler I guess.

9/3/18


ride out

biked out almost to the lake, smashed my mamiya while never taking it out of the smashing bag, took a few pics. I'm always complaining about not having something to toil in so I'm trying to do a raleigh grid project, whereby I photography Raleigh 1 random square mile at a time. First square mile has been a hoot. If I do one square a month on the map I'm using it'll take 33.3333 years. Ready to toil baby.

edit correction it's 33.25 years. However a third of a century is more toil worthy.

8/2/18

became a uge fan of Peru when we were there, forever. Such a killer flag and people. The Spanish language is the best. Latin America forever

8/1/18

peru was wild very foggy lots of dust a few street dogs empanadas and not enough ceviche broken spanish good coffee lots of smiling and nodding the world cup and the biggest fing rat I ever saw crawling in the gutter

7/31/18

7/27/18

Our table is pretty beat and I kind of love how beat it is. No worries man! Bang away you know!? Boy proceeds to bang on the table STOP THAT

7/25/18


as child would say, uh oh chair

7/24/18

cool

child was playing with some chalk. Got kind of ghoulish.

lima peru


still got it baby

eh, sort of. I probably wouldn't print this