New year, new outlook...blah blah blah

The construct of time and the rolling over of the calendar makes us do crazy and reflective things. Silly humans.

I’ve been doing this for awhile with no clear focus. Just shooting what I know. I start many a project or at least write many down to be forgotten in one of the many Moleskine notebooks I own (I may have a slight problem on that front) . But I push on. I keep telling myself I’ll revisit some of those ideas and make some happen. My thought process is that I wasn’t ready or at a certain skill level at that time to accomplish said thing. Maybe, maybe not. 

More needs to be done, though. Journey down a path with a set of parameters for a bit and see how that goes. 

This image of Maren fits the contemplation narrative. Looking to the horizon for change or just chilling in your favorite chair thinking about what you want to eat. Maybe both. 


Maren. 2019 Hasselblad 500CM Kodak Tri-X

Maren. 2019 Hasselblad 500CM Kodak Tri-X

Pre exposed Neon Alycia

I follow Chase Hart on Instagram (@myfridayfilms) and the one thing that turned me onto his work was the fact he was using pre exposed film. I’m down for a good double exposure or two so I ordered a roll he pre exposed with neon lights on Kodak Gold 200. I’m pretty happy with the results. I metered at 160 and had the lab process as normal. I foresee another purchase soon.

Chase Hart

Instagram  @myfridayfilms

Twitter @fridayfilms13



Make your own gallery

The print is the final part of the equation. 


You don’t have to print out everything you do but I feel some images need to exist in the tactile realm to be seen in a form other than pixels. What, you don’t think no one will admire what you do? Well there is audience of one. 



Plus I see having prints as motivation to do and be better. To outdo the you from yesterday. That’s the only competition you. 



Early Bird

Back in March we were staying in one of the beach houses on Camp Lejeune when I spotted this gentleman setting up for a sunrise shot. I was on the balcony sipping coffee still undecided if I wanted to participate as well. What got me motivated was I saw what I thought were wings on his tripod legs. So I loaded up my Yashicha and made my way down onto the beach. Come to find out, after some conversation, he was a retired Airman from Ashville enjoying the beach for a few days as well. Also, the "wings" on his tripod legs were umbrella bags you can find at some businesses to put your wet umbrella in. Genius.