Jono, as usual.
So, it’s been a while. It doesn’t mean I haven’t been furiously creating and maddeningly busy. Rather, the opposite. I’ve been juggling freelance gigs, waiting tables, navigating my own artistic nonsense, and slowly working on my portfolio. (You can see it in its nascent stages here.)
Next week I’m off to Ithaca to shoot a wedding (and party, of course, possibly swim, eat New York things (?), hang with family and so on).
After that, it’s get my shit together for next year - my last one before graduating.
I hope to blog more but, who knows.
Photographer Sandy Carson hand picked photo slides and Super 8 footage from thrift stores, trash piles and abandoned houses while traveling in Germany, Hungary and across the U.S. for his project ”Yet, By No Means.”
I love stumbling across photography that makes me excited about life.
I met Dan Epstein through my work at I.M.A Gallery. Through the random back and forth of coordinating his upcoming show, we connected on Facebook. I’ve rarely been online these days, partly because it’s a huge time waster and it’s end of term crunch time and partly because I think that site is more of a headache than it’s worth. Still, after briefly checking in, I saw that Dan posted a link of his project “A Friend is A Friend”. On the heels of another trip back home to Montreal (and dealing, once again, with a fresh wave of aching homesickness), this series just warmed me. The photos are stunning, of course, but I also suddenly felt like I got to know a lovely bunch of people. It all felt so familiar to me, and yet still so new.
Really, what I’m trying to say is that I wish I thought of this.
So I recently wiped my hard drive clean and I was slowly restoring some old backups when I came across these images. I must have shot them in 2011? 2012? In fact, it’s very likely that I already posted them but there is something to be said about stumbling across old photographs you forgot you took, only to realize how much you enjoy them.
It’s crunch time and my head is kind of exploding but this is the best music-to-get-me-in-a-working-vibe mix I’ve listened to in a while.
RIP Nujabes. Your music is so lovely.