On the nostalgia and reality of a past decade

Camera: Minolta XD5 Lens: Minolta MD 50mm f/1.7 Film: Kodak Ultramax 400 The rule of thumb is that nostalgia for a particular decade occurs twenty years after it happens. This is because people in their teens to early twenties during that decade would be in their thirties or older when the nostalgia comes around. It's... Continue Reading →

Reflections on three or so years of working (mostly) for myself

Self-Portrait at Vestal School. 24 Dec 2021. Samsung Maxima Zoom 105/Kodak Ultramax 400. It's 2022, and I'm still working towards the goal of being some sort of Professional Artist. This idea is not new. By the time I hit high school at the very, very end of the 80s 1 my hope was that I'd... Continue Reading →

Vote

Emee drops off her ballot, Saturday 24 October 2020. Camera: Minolta SRT-101.Lens: MC Rokkor-X PG f/1.4, 50mmFilm: Kodak Tri-X Pan 400 It's Election Day in America, and even though my stomach is in a knot I try to remain hopefully optimistic. If you are in the United States, I hope that you've voted or are... Continue Reading →

Growing the hair out

Self-Portrait, Kenilworth Park. 28 Aug 2020. Camera: Olympus XA2. Film: Ilford HP5+ 400. Since stay at home became a thing, I've seen a lot of #pandemicbeards on the social medias. Why bother shaving when you can't go anywhere? That's not for me. I don't like beards, so looking like a member of ZZ Top is... Continue Reading →

An Urban Adventure League August update.

Camera: Minolta Hi-Matic 7s. Film: Ilford HP5 400. Hello, friends. We find ourselves in interesting times. When COVID became a "thing" here in the United States in mid-March, I was hoping we'd be over the hump in a few weeks, a month tops. Of course, that hasn't happened, and we are nowhere near being done... Continue Reading →

Privilege

I'm a white, straight male, living in America. I've never had to think about racism in the way that it effects me, just in the way that it affects others. I've never had to feel that fear that people who are not white have to feel. While I can and will empathize with those who... Continue Reading →

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