they're still fixing up the bricks in amsterdam.


city of lites ... marlboro lights

yeah paris is pretty ..... pretty hectic!!!


amstel river I think



 amsterdam is cool. I dig the canals (ha)


sometimes on vacation you just have to cut loose
this was from our air bnb in Amsterdam. He left us a bottle of prosecco so 5 stars. although the door knob twice nearly took off my thumb. fool me once ...


sometimes on vacation you just got to cut loose

trees with knees, dreams w kneams

got this dang old mamiya 645j in college. at the time it was imperative that I got into a medium format. when you're doing actual prints getting the larger negative is imperative as 35mm aint really nothing at all after a while. don't bust it out too much now that I have the pinnacle of technology mamiya 6 but if I ever want to test the limits of weird focal planes I guess I know it's there. Some decent tones here too. Thanks mom and dad for the old cranking camera. It's a keeper. Hopefully someday I'll get back into the darkroom. It is one of my real loves in this dirty tragic world. great place to crank tunes on your headphones and really zone out --- the perfect mental space between focusing but not really thinking at all, similar to when I was a youth trying some trying skateboard maneuver. You have to be perfectly focused but you can't be thinking. I guess that's something religious, in a way. oh and RIP to acros the finest film I ever got to know a bit.


trees with knees never saw a cypress before that I could remember yet there they were right as I forgot how to focus in dirty coal ash flood damaged eastern nc, one of 5 remaining rolls of acros in the quiver. one down 4 to go.


well look who it is

Crisp! Came all the way out to NC to see us. we whooped it up at the beach for a few nights, had a nice time, he dipped his toes in the atlantic, and did an all you can eat oyster thing. He shot almost a whole roll of the locals - not sure whether those will be posted or not. He also had the audacity to run a roll of b&w film through the olympus as the first one! bold moves


good to get back into orb-ville. the bikes of amsterdam are wonderful


big old post

rode my new bike from raleigh to wilson, some 50 miles. looking forward to stretching these out in the coming weeks months years (I always get some new fascination that I mistakenly think will carry me forever but never does gardening jacking iron reading writing chess guitar PHOTOGRAPHY LONG DISTANCE BIKE RIDES camping you NAME it)

exiting raleigh here

this snack stop had the good ethnic snacks. I slammed a jaritos or whatever those sodas are
leaning barn of outside of wendell
this might have been middlesex

love a mid model chevvvvvy
still haven't done my convenience store typology dog gone it

this is a 00s Chevy - far inferior from the 90s vintages

these are all the pics from the ride. Nice! Crisp and I went thrifting in MHC and I found a $2 beauty. It works too! Long live point and shooters. It's my spirit gear. This one is a beaut so far. Wish they were all still $2 instead of like upwards of $200. Drag of my 30s, other than the deaths and trump and  not having any friends and whatnot.