101 Monroe Street = the yellow house in Radford, Taylor in the new river, Cathedral at the Zocalo in Mexico City, Kids playing soccer in the rain Mexico City, Andrea and I at Teotihuacan, Myself at Teotihuacan. Im going to make a silent promise here, no longer will I have anyone else develop or print my photos if they are black and white... a darkroom set up is a top priority for this winters list of projects. I cant stand seeing how digitized these pictures become after the developing company scans the negatives for quick, easy, low quality prints. Proof - its hard going from having a darkroom to trusting someone else to do a good job with your stuff. Self sufficiency is a goal.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Josh' birthday camping trip near Lancaster VA. "ya'll are breaking at least 4 laws!" yeah that will probably stay with me for a long time, still laughing at that guy. Plastic camera-kodak 400. I think we're all in a time machine and I also think there is a giant crow pecking its way through the walls of my bedroom. He apparently wants me to jump on his back and fly me to another planet where birds are bigger then humans but they share common jobs, like perhaps youd go to a grocery store and a big seagul would ring you up for milk and cereal, Should I go!?
Friday, October 15, 2010
FINALLY getting some film back! The bulk of these above were from New Orleans, the last picture was St. Augustine Florida, marking the first jump in the atlantic for the upcoming summer (it was March here) Running into the water for the first time without a wetsuit is a pretty big deal if you love surfing as much as us. Anyway I think Ive finally found the most reliable film for a holga, Ive tried plenty. Ilford FP4 PLUS, give it a shot!
Friday, October 1, 2010
Josh got this frame, engine and some other parts from a guy down the street 2 months ago (if you scroll down you can see where it used to be) but today its finished and we're all about to go ride! He called me this morning to help him get it out of the workshop. That was a funny task, the stupid front end is almost as long as his whole shop. Ive never seen so many funny wooden ramps created in my life. We think we might have a weekend cleanse - play cards on the lift before there is another project up there then get back to work. We'll see...porch beer!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Jeff has been on a steady progressive path I'd say since hes gotten home from the peace corps. Someone asked me what hes doing for work the other day and I said, "do you mean what is his source of income or what is he working on." Anyway, he has been speaking with some city officials about trying to get a space where we could hopefully start some community ran bmx trails that the city would support, not tear down. There is some hope, and this past Saturday, Dave, Jeff and I did a trash clean up at one of the possible spots. We'll probably be doing more clean ups in the future, maybe around watersheds not just lonely woods...so if youre around and you want to grab a bright orange bag let me know!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
I just cant stop...selling some others to make room for this. If you want a 72 honda CB 350 let me know. For sale right now. More pictures coming soon enough, and thank god - FILM. Ive got a few rolls Im waiting on at the moment! Long live summer...I fear the winter.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Since the eastern shore post, I have rowed across another amazing lost hideout, magical layer, special place, an 18 year old dream hangout or a 26 year old's dream living/recording location. Cory and I had intended on going on a kayak exploration through back bay just to drink high life and discuss the lenght of his mustache but a wise redheaded soothesayer led us to believe if we traveled in the wrong direction, went over a series of trees, under insane amounts of limbs with spiders and ticks all over our legs we would eventually come to an abandonded peace lodge. True story - after feeling like a white boy in the amazon and paddling past 2 aligator gar it really was there. This sounds like Im writing a paper for school doesnt it? Anyway this place is pretty amazing to me, it was dirty on the inside with dust and all but we spent the better part of the day cleaning it out with the 2 old brooms we found in there. It has a wood burning stove! Im really wishing I knew about this place during the winter. A perfect hideout.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Finished! If youre into stupid illustrations that might make you wonder if Im crazy or not or if you need a break from life, or a laugh you might be into this pile here. I only made about 30 but Im sure I will make more. Next I want to do writings. We'll see. Leave me a message with an address if you want one, I only have 4 left I think.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Josh and I both have off work on wednesdays so today we rode our bikes up to the eastern shore. I made a quiet promise to myself to never post cell phone pictures anywhere really, but I couldnt resist. Let me tell you a little story, one of Josh' objectives on this trip was to ride down a random dirt road and see where it led. Who wouldnt want to do that really? So we found that road and it led us to a bunch of trees. We parked our bikes and realized there was an abandoned shack with no door... Above is what we found, "UNCLE RAYS LOVE SHACK," fully loaded with the flag, sweet compound bow, stuffed deer heads, camo bookbag, some dirty couches, wood burning stove. I want to meet Uncle Ray. We also saw a boat graveyard, a million houses worth living in, an empty pool, green fields, good smells, good food with cute girls. Im a fan. GOING BACK!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
I drew these on the airplane heading to california and daydreamed about starting a really bad cartoon with these as the characters. Ill never do it of course but its nice to pretend. I cant wait till this winter is over. These are for Chris Carreon I think hes my biggest stupid picture fan.