I may be moving to tumblr.

they want to kill my cat.

I'm trying to decide if I love this lens or if I'm disappointed with it.

Dropped the video camera idea, and made another lens instead.


I'm building a videocamera. I've just started, and these are the super rough early results. It still has a long way to go.


Or maybe I'm not. I don't know.

Or maybe i am.

I'm not quite sure.



fireworks are wasted in the day


The fractured find it easy to pass judgment, being so in tune with the incomplete.


I'm glad it's over.



This is a slice of pumpkin pie. Not a pie with the flavor of a pumpkin, but a pumpkin made into a pie. Homemade pumpkin puree, homemade crust, homemade whipped cream. This pie started its life as an actual pumpkin. And it tasted good.




things make more and less sense


i enjoy studio lighting.


i like having a photo assignment.
it gives me an excuse to shoot.


I'm thinking this is going to be a good year.


Hot damn, I love to cook.

Nothing makes me happier then to transform simple ingredients into something delectable. I whipped these up this morning on a whim, they're gluten free almond pancakes with a citrus berry maple syrup. The batter is really simple, its just ground almonds, eggs, water, and a little oil and honey. Then you just cook as you would with any pancake batter. The syrup is fairly simple too, its just maple syrup, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, lemon zest, and a squeeze of honey for a little added complexity. Put that on the stove and let cook until soft, bubbly, and even in color. Delightful.


i like having my own place.



i want to move back right now.


Photo by Michel Rajkovic.
I'm in love with this.
This is the kind of thing that I wish I could do.
It's just so... perfect.


Wish that branch in the upper middle right was better placed.
Honestly, I could photoshop it, but I'd feel weird about that.


this is how i feel today


Julia Child's quiche lorraine

I know this is a photo blog and not a food blog, but I thought I'd post this anyway.

I've been reading and cooking from Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, which may or may not be correlated to my watching Julia and Julia (which is a great movie by the way). The book's been teaching me a lot. I'm learning techniques, theories, and the correct way to cook an omelet (and believe me, I'm never going back). But french cooking is the total opposite of my normal cooking style. It's heavy on dairy, heavy on fat, overworks ingredients, and just fussy in general. A far cry from my favorite meal of oven cooked white fish with a bed of kale. But oh, is it fun. I find myself wanting to toss my health concerns out the window. The quiche above is a great example. Two sticks of butter for the crust? Why not? Bacon, whole milk, gruyere cheese, and more butter on top of that? Sure! But after about two mouthfuls I'm back to my old ways. Back to contemplating exactly how much saturated fat and calories I just ingested, and how many down dogs I would have to do to burn it all off. There seems to be a disconnect in my brain of what I'm willing to cook, and what I'm wiling to should eat. Having said that, it was one awesome quiche.

This is the place I would post the recipe, but seeing as this is a photo blog, and the only people that actually look at it are friends and family, and most of them only look at it because it syncs to my facebook... Well If you want it, comment, and I'll type it up.


I may be over Jana Hunter. It's shocking, really. I'm just not that into her anymore.
This, however, I like.


i miss it already.


i like this place.


did i mention i like boats?


i like boats.


eight year old 800 speed film is gross. as is my cat. she keeps throwing up on the carpet. and i have to clean it up.


I've chosen to fast.


I think I'll spare this photo the bogus text I usually put down here.

"I, I, I, I, I."



the silence is tangible.


I got the Pentax 645 in the mail today. Already shot one roll of black&white 120 film, and I only have 6 shots left on the second roll. This camera does strange things to me. It's forcing me to shoot differently. I'm not sure if that is a good or bad thing, but I'm excited to find out.

Gonna try and finish off the rest of the second roll when I wake up tomorrow so I can drop them both off to get developed.


wooden monet diy camera

Sooooo, I'm finally doing this. Here is that one camera I made.

Front and back. Simple as that.

But yeah, it's made out of maple. Really simple construction. The shutter is a piece of wood that you can take out to unblock the light, or put it in to block the light. There is also a simple gear thing to make the film only turn one way. It takes 120 film, has a red window for checking the frame. Also it has a screw on front aperture disc thing.

Here is an image of the inside and it in the act of taking a picture.

Yup. That's it. I posted some of the pictures that I took with it a couple posts back. So yeah. Camera.

blogs are passive aggressive.


Oh no! I'm buying too many cameras! (and updating this blog too much. 3 times in one day, really?)

I just bought two cameras that take 120 film. A Pentax 645 medium format slr and a Flexaret automat tlr. The tlr is from Czechoslovakia! Doesn't it look like me? I'm so excited for them to get here.

Impulse buying, ahhhhhhh!

I shot a wedding reception. I really liked the bride and groom. Hope they like the photos.

P.S.- I really hate the way the photos on the blog look. The small version always looks so desaturated and washed out. If you are not clicking to see the full size, please do. They look much better.