From Poe: ‘Over the Mountains Of the Moon, Down the Valley of the Shadow, Ride, boldly ride,’ The shade replied,— ‘If you seek for Eldorado!’ A Needle in a Stack of Needles About 95 million images and videos are shoved into Instagram’s pocket … Continue readingFear and Loathing in Photography
There’s a crushingly unique olfactory signature exuded from a pit toilet in the boiling months of summer…no matter where you are; a completely indiscriminate assault on every bodily sensitivity. Somehow this makes me think of Eddie Adams and his bulletproof utterance on how every photograph … Continue readingConfessions of a Self-Taught Photomaker: Epilogue
Sweet weeping Christ…. The climate of the photography world has turned grim with forecast winds likely whipping even more torturous in the coming months. Unless you’ve been living under a fairly girthy rock, and lets face it you’d still have your phone, you’ve likely noticed … Continue readingThe Never Ending Race for Mirrorless
I gotta’ fever…and the only prescription is more…camera gear??? Yesterday I received a very polite and undoubtedly well-intended question on one of my Instagram posts. In case you can’t make out the words here’s the text from the post: Awesome to see photogs still using … Continue readingGear Fever: Why Do We CONSTANTLY Upgrade Our Cameras?
Alright…here it comes. I took my first generation Sony A7R apart to replace a worn out back panel. I know, right? A little bit of a risk? A little bit of challenge? You bet. Just look at my baby…. Shown with my beautiful and fully manual … Continue readingSony Guts: A Look Inside the First Generation Sony A7R
I keep getting asked “What are you going to do?” Or even the occasional “Are you going to lose your insurance?” All I’m thinking about now is how it feels like that sensation of reaching the surface of the water just as your lungs run … Continue readingQuitting a Job at 6 A.M. on a Thursday
Throughout history there have been individuals who found a certain magic simply by “taking it easy”. Ben Franklin, Lao Tzu, Hunter S. Thompson, Janis Joplin, Bill Murray, Albert Einstein, Charles Bukowski, and The Dude himself…just to name a few. Even more impressively, they seemed to … Continue readingA Dudeist Approach to Photography
Let’s talk about this. Why did you make your last photograph? Was it because there was an object or person or place that moved you on some weird level of emotion? Was this moment so complex that words could never be formed so a photograph … Continue readingDigitalism and the Murder of Photography