Sunday, October 24, 2010


So, for the past two days i was working pretty hard for only four shots. It took about 7 hours total but i finished developing two perfectly exposed 8x10 black and white negs (thats right NEGS), and also shot two colour 8x10 negs. so exciting. I can't wait to get in the darkroom.
I will try to scan the b&w on monday and may have a nice little peek for y'all.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

bigger dragons

I am happy to say that work is affording me new opportunities for learning. Somewhere in that vast cave (the cage) there is an 8x10 camera, and i WILL be using it this month.
And THAT means further work with the durst!
excellent news.

I have also updated my fotologue page. I'm hoping for an entire archive on there. waahoo.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

chacha changes

After spending a good amount of the summer listening to all those crazy punk songs and other "alternative rock" from the 90s that i liked in high school, i have moved on to directly after high school.
This was a pretty interesting time. I started to really get into belle & sebastian and badly drawn boy. I was all wrapped up in simple-ish, introspective, quiet pop. I would spend my days painting a mural in my living room, cutting my own hair, and kissing my slightly younger than me boyfriend. I was a little bit broken and apt to feeling off-kilter but i was happy a lot of the time. Listening to DOG ON WHEELS and YOU MADE ME FORGET MY DREAMS, seems to send me back in time.
If i close my eyes i can feel the ground beneath my feet as i walked next to a marsh, and i can feel the sun on my face. I had a yellow walkman, but it was a panasonic one, and mixtapes were THE thing.

Friday, September 3, 2010

pretty great

My first week back at work is over a day early. Yes, it's a four day weekend for me. I kind of wanted to go to the ex this year, but it seems that the weather is not into it. Weather and i tend to have a difference of opinion a lot of the time. I guess we just have to agree to disagree. Unfortunately Weather alway wins the debate.
There are lot of things at home that i want to accomplish this weekend. It's too bad that most of them are chores. Let me correct that... OVERDUE chores.
anyway, now that i am in front of a computer all the time, i am sure i will have more impetus for blogness.
Check back, i will surprise you. Sneak attacks are coming. dang. i shouldn't have told you. now they are less sneak.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

take my body, put it in a boat

Tonight i just want to listen to kind of poppy, slightly melancholic, that reminds me of my own mortality and that life is pretty and things are ok even if one is lonely. Example? Willow Tree by Chad VanGaalen.
Not that i am particularly lonely tonight. Just alone.
Its a saturday night and i want to be out moving my body with people that i like and have fun with whenever i see them. But i am home, listening to good music and thinking about wanting to go out.

Friday, August 13, 2010

but i helped him drink his wine

Because summer-time tv is terrible, i have been watching a lot (A LOT) of Japanese dramas.* I am currently watching Lunch Queen or ルンチの女王. It is a little bit old, from the early 2000s i think and stars some familiar faces, the most familiar being a young YamaPi; For some reason, i am the most familiar with super pretty young male idols when it comes to the japanese entertainment industry. go figure.
The story seems simple enough, waitress loves lunch and is asked by a regular customer to pose as his fiancée, to help him make amends with his estranged family. His family runs a wonderful little restaurant. Seems like happily ever after right? not quite. Regular customer man is the eldest son and also a bit of a sneak theif, having run away from his family two years prior, with all of their money in tow. Old habits die hard and he does it again. However... waitress decides she likes it there and continues to pretend to be his fiancée. Throw in several (three) brothers, an ailing father and a terrible ex boyfriend and you have one of the best ventures into japanese television that i have seen.
Oh, by the way. I start a pretty amazing job on August 30th. I am enjoying summer while "the getting is good". I hope you are too.

*drama / dorama / ドラマ is a term widely used to describe live action television shows in Japan. Not all of the programs could be classified in the drama genre, but because they are about an hour long and not a variety show, they are named as such.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

imagine that

July 30th 1980 was a Wednesday. makes sense i suppose. Everyday as a child i looked at that old poem. It was framed on my wall - a gift from an Aunt Ros. I never really gave it much thought until this year.
I suppose everyone's life has the ups and the downs. Personally i wish it had been a Monday.