Friday, September 28, 2007
here is some old film that i just got developed from channing's visit this summer and a couple frames from my new camera. it works! now if i could only get my peeps at the one hour developing shop to give me decent scans i'd be in business. looks like i can shit in one hand and wish for decent scans in the other.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
the other day i shot some tennis. half way through the match it started rainin like a bull pissin on a flat rock as my dad would say. i got a little wet on my way to the car. as for the film camera, i'm going back to my roots. as some of you know i'm headed to guatemala in about a week. i want to make pictures, but don't want to lose the work camera so i'll be shooting film. this is actually a new AE-1 i picked up at the local camera shop. my cousin lisa lent me an identical camera when i first started making pictures that served me well for a few years until i got it wet. sorry lisa, i know i never told you. needless to say i never returned the camera, because i'm an asshole cousin, but i did continue a career in photography that i think she would be proud to know she had a part in. well now, someday, i can return the camera to her. hopefully the old one didn't have too much sentimental value. so if i've ever borrowed anything from you and not returned it, chances are i lost it or broke it and have been feeling guilty about it ever since. kind of like lisa's camera which took a crap about 5 1/2 years ago. yep felt like a jerk about it ever since. sorry.
Monday, September 24, 2007
the first image is a random picture i took of "tater" getting a ride to the house in the pack of the truck, the rest are from my ride home last night actually. i was driving home from helping my students at school. i was talking to megan on the phone and, out of the corner of my eye, i noticed a glimmer of gold and sideburns pushing a lawn mower. i told megan that i thought that i had just seen elvis mowing his lawn, she suggested i check it out. thank you to megan. i got off the phone and turned around and sure as shit there he was flare pants and all pushing the mower. he was almost finished but i managed to fire off a few frames. after talking with claud about his astro mini van that doubles as his rolling advertising billboard, i ran to the car to get a pen and paper, he said he'd be inside and to come on in. i did and found a full karaoke setup in his living room. claud was great and an hour later i found myself listening to him sing old elvis and johnny cash tunes while eating a chocolate chip cookie made by his wife. these pictures aren't great, but i'm thinking about going back. we'll see. these pictures don't compare to nathan morgan 2.0's essay on elvis. check out his flickr account. i don't know how to link to it or i would.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
In a fenced in patio at Nottingham Place senior living center, Arland Norton sits quietly with his hands folded as his daughter Jenn Hitchcock asks him if he can remember his parent's names. "He can usually remember their names, but he doesn't remember mine anymore," Hitchcock said of her father who has Alzheimer's. "He's been my rock for a lot of years. Never did I believe I'd be in this position," Hitchcock said of watching her father's diminishing condition.
i just thought i'd copy the caption for this one. it hit home hanging out with mr. norton and his family because i'm affraid that my own family will have to face the same sad truth in the future with my grandmother. she doesn't look at my blog, but i love you grandma.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
over the past few weeks both steve and my parents came to visit. steve was in town to try to help me learn how to shoot/edit video (it's a beast and we didn't have enough time, but we did get to hang out with adah, 90 year old woman i shoot photos of as an intern) and to just hang out. steve left in the morning on friday and my dad and stepmom showed up the same night. we went up north for a couple days and had an amazing time. here are a few pictures. the first two are of a 15 year old kid steve and i met while driving back from adah's. he was loading wheat seed into a small plane so that it could be "flown on" the fields. what ever happened to plowing rows and dropping seeds in by hand. they planted over 850 acres of wheat in one day.