Tuesday, August 14, 2018


I've started to read the last Salinger book available for reading, as in, the one I haven't read yet. Steinbeck wrote a whole bunch of stuff over the years. I won't be left wanting for another classic author to read after finishing Salinger, not with Steinbeck in the wings. And there's a (very) short list of Raymond Carver books I haven't read yet, though I find satisfaction in rereading the Carver books I've already read.

I'm sure Steinbeck used a typewriter the first time these words were written. I'm happy to have made a machine repeat this event.

"One suits a moment in drunkness." Magnetic poetry moments.

We are what we are. And there's no fighting it. And, if we're lucky, we get to embrace it.


You are beautiful.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


Taken with an Apple iPhone 6S.


Taken with a Nikon D700. I had forgotten the challenges of shooting with a 98% coverage viewfinder. Not so much in this photo, but there were others I took today where objects snook their way onto the edges of the frame. Still a great camera all these years later though.


Taken with a Nikon D750.


Taken with a Fuji X100S.


Thursday, July 26, 2018


Wait, what? Porteau Cove.  

Don't know. Don't know.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018



I think that's it for film for a while. I love the way it looks, but...


Nope. Nothing. It's been a challenge to take photographs lately. Maybe it's a bit of burnout from the road trip. Maybe it's just that I've walked down every street, ridden a bike in every alley, seen every building/house/tree/park this city has to offer. I mean, I know that's not true, but some days it feels like it. More bike rides? Maybe more motorcycle rides? I suspect I just need to get out of town more often. Or forever.

I make challenges, like film, to keep it interesting. Maybe two weeks with a medium format camera, since there's only 15 shots per role of film. Or just one week, and post two pictures a day. Maybe an instant camera. Maybe video for a week. I don't know.

Maybe it's time for a hiatus again.

I mean, I like that I can scroll down to 11 years ago today and see that I spent some time ripping around on a Vespa P125E. That's not why I do this, though I'm not sure why I do this.

There have been days when I've purposely missed a day; I'm not sure if "kintsugi" is the word I'm looking for here for when that happens. I certainly appreciate the flaws making this "thing" a better "thing." But I didn't purposely miss today. I had a camera with me all day. I just didn't take any pictures.

I'm not sure why.