Sunday, January 18, 2015

Interesting moments from 2014...

I don't think about "time" like I did in the past. I don't compare this year to last year, or even hope for a better year to come. Time isn't really chopped up into pieces like that. It's just life. And it is always changing. I think that no matter what happens, we can choose to see the good. 

Anyway...

I have several rolls waiting to be developed, but for now I've chosen a few photos from 2014 that I enjoy. Sorry if there are repeats!













































































Thursday, December 18, 2014

pick something do-able

If I could ever look at a photo and see the symbolism in my life, now is that time.
It's unrelenting. I set up all of my darkroom equipment, and printed photos for four days. I worked during the day and after the kids were in bed. And I had a feeling of satisfaction, tinged with anger. Everything seems to be tinged with anger lately. It's as if I am doing things just so I can say "I did it". There's not a lot of personal satisfaction involved. It's just going through the motions. 

And photography is just lingering on the sidelines. I've drawn and painted. But still, nothing seems cathartic or relaxing. 

It seems that everywhere I look, I'm angry. But with what? With whom?

I suppose it's all part of the natural process. 

Denial and isolation 
Anger
Bargaining (how?)
Depression
Acceptance

i hope it doesn't last too long. 
hell, i'm even angry that i have to go through these steps. 
i'm angry about everything.

reason says: this is all part of life.
i will just focus on keeping my feet warm...that seems do-able.









































Wednesday, November 12, 2014

daily life.


The most interesting things happen, I think, at home. Everyday someone does or says something funny, loving, or...infuriating.
I think this will be my long-term goal: to capture these moments (as much as possible), and print them.



















My mom puts notes everywhere.











Life is better with a moustache.

Monday, November 3, 2014