Sunday, December 28, 2008

buried up to my...

Seems like the only topic of conversation lately has been, "awww man, did you see that weather." We (North Idaho) has just been getting hit with storm after storm. Heck 30 inches in 24 hours. I think we are over 60 inches now. Its hard to think that Joplin weather sounds good to me right now. Christmas was nice. Kind of the same thing we always do. Real low key being that its just my mom, dad and myself. I wouldn't have it any other way though.

I haven't been shooting very much. Feels nice to take a break for a bit. Trust me, I haven't stopped or lost any passion for it. I'm more fired up then I ever have been.

This would be a photo of my dog, buck. He seems to have changed the most out of everyone here. A little grayer and a little wiser. Wish I could take him back to Missouri with me. Don't tell him but I think I'm going to get a pet when I get back home. Don't tell my landlord either. Any ideas? I kind of want something with a personality (aka not fish again or a sloth).

I finally got some of my slides scanned from Mexico. I think they came out nice. I still need to shoot way more film to learn it a little better. I love the mindset it puts you when you are shooting with it. Very slow and thought out.

Here are a few.

This was a night out doing some urban stuff with some new friends plus Josh.

The year is coming to an end and I have had the blog for about 6 months now. I love it. I want a little feedback on what you want for 2009. I don't do the blog just to give me a place to talk. Its for you so fill me in.

What did you like?
What did you not like?
What do you want more of?
how often would you read new posts?

I just want to make it the best it can be. Please take a few mins and let me know. comments here work, facebook, myspace or email.

Thank you all for reading.

I hope 2009 brings fun and new adventures to all of us. As Andrew Ford and Counting Crows would say, "If you've never stared off in the distance, then your life is a shame."


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's that time.

Well, I have made it back to North Idaho (home) for a month. It feels nice to be here and seeing some familiar faces around town. One thing that surprised me was how I miss Joplin already. Its hard to see all my friends and even not so good of friends and I feel like I have been missing out on so much and it would take forever to get up to speed on life in CDA. In my head I just thought that time stops when you leave a place but even just driving down the streets here and seeing new buildings and just think that people have been busy here. Don't get me wrong, there is no place I would rather be right now and when I say right now I mean it. Im back in Java, one of the greatest coffee shops I have ever been to. It feels like Christmas here. The family and I will be setting up the tree tonight.

I don't remember the last time I have ever felt weather this cold. It has been around -10 with wind chill since I got here. Sorry this post isn't stronger but the next one will be a good one. Lots of photos to come.

Friday, December 5, 2008


Well it's been too long between the last few posts but I'm back at it now. Nothing but time after next week. I spent Thanksgiving in Mexico with my buddy Nik and his family.

I have been somewhat mad at myself for not shooting enough film lately, so I figured that it would be a good trip to leave the digital at home and just take (this) and (this) with me.

I shot 2 rolls of medium format film 120 and one roll of 35mm.

I still need to get 2 of them processed but this is my first try at shooting medium format. I like the feel of the photos and I think they will get better the more I learn about the camera. I will post more when I get the others processed but in the mean time, I want to know what you think about it. leave me some feedback.

Thank you for staying with me with the blog.