Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Freedom's Just Another Word

I was telling the kiddo about the latest misbehavior from

The Naughtiest Puppy In The World

Just Another Bad Dog


Humans nap in front of TV.
Gracie co-ops the fresh sugar cookie plate leaving only crumbs.

kiddo suggests we attempt dog training of some kind to correct such disreputable behavior.

And then, it hits me.

Gracie isn't Just Another Bad Dog.

She's an anarchist.

With a little search, I found conformation on the

How To Become An Anarchist website.*
  • Take control over your own life to the greatest degree possible. Nobody owns you and no authority over you is legitimate unless you voluntarily grant the authority.
  • If you live in a society, you still have suffer consequences if you choose not to abide by their rules.
That's right. No cookies for you.

*which I won't link here -- Google if you want to see it.

How To Be An Anarchist website. I couldn't make that up.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Day 60 of 365

When I was 19, photography was my life.

My life.

I was in college at the time, working on my first degree -- which happened to be in photography.

Back then, 24/7, worked, thought, lived and breathed pictures.

Then, life happened, but every once in a while, I'd bump into the bone-deep feeling of satisfaction that only photography elicited.

This year, mostly as a joke and a procrastination tool (I should be writing) I started the 365 Day Project -- one picture every day for a year.

And what have I learned after 60 days?
  • I do not have the same intrinsic relationship with my digital camera that I had with my film camera. I can't yet create with digital, in that pure mind - picture only state I had with film. Because, say what you might, digital is different, and it often drags me into technical left brain focus to figure out what the hell is going on. I often feel like pounding my head or the camera on a large rock until the notion of photography dissipates.
  • Having a camera with me all the time, reminds me how easily I am distracted and amused by cameras. (Even if they are annoyingly digital.)
  • Photography is fun.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Four Seasons in Montana





Currently, in MUD.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Saturday, February 06, 2010

The Further Adventures Of

the Naughtiest Puppy In The World
Just Another Bad Dog

Who wants to play ball in the snow?
The look on her face just before she snatched the camera off my shoulder, and dumped it in a snowbank.

A Nikon does not look like a ball on a rope.
Oh really.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The Devil's Backyard

After almost a year of work, the show is UP.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Things to Learn

things to learn from Matt Edgar on Vimeo.

U-Tube sucks. Vimeo is better.