Thursday, February 28, 2008

life as of now...

Second term is half way done, and it's only getting worse. The myths about 2nd term being insanely hard are all true. I've really got no time to relax, and when I do catch a couple of minutes I am stressing about how much I've still got to get done. My moods are unpredictable and usually bad... 7 more weeks then hopefully some adventure. I NEED ADVENTURE. It's only 10:27 and I am already complaining? wow.

Just when I've about had it and let my selfish attitude completely take over... I get this in my Inbox and am completely refreshed and reminded how amazing my life really is...


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Burma....



Things are beginning to develop. If everything works out I will be in Burma this summer , working on a documentary film project as a photographer. Look into the current state of Burma, it will blow your mind.

Keep your fingers crossed =]

Saturday, February 16, 2008

mopeds, mopeds, mopeds


Last night was the first ride of Flock Yea!... event put on by the Latebirds...

This is the beginning of the documentation of moped culture... prepare yourself.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

if you care for an update... here it is...

First off, school is sooo insane. No exaggeration, I am at school for about 10-14 hours per day. Even on my days off! (yes, this includes weekends) My life outside of school is... well... interesting to say the least. The people in my life never cease to amaze me. "Amaze" does not necessarily mean a good thing. People really are full of surprises. Here's a run down, image wise, on what's happening around me...

I have ranted about living on Sunset before, but I don't know if I mentioned how many lame movies are filmed on Sunset and Park (park is my cross street). At first I thought it was really cool to have movies filmed right outside but the more often it happened the less cool it became. They close off the entire street leaving you to pay a meter or park miles away. I don't know what movie is being filmed today but this lingers on the front door... I should go back home and photograph their movie making skills in action...


Moving along...

Eric came down to visit this week. It was nice to be able to take a night off and spend some time with him. I called it a night off but I still had to work. Here's a shot I took of him with the 4x5...


and here is my beloved record player...


For those of you who follow this blog, remember I took a trip to New York over my Winter break, well here are some images I shot on film that I just had time develop...




Nearly done... for Fine Art Photo I had to in a sense "rip off" the style of a well known photographer. I chose Stephen Shore. His work is pretty awesome. He shoots color negs which I attempted, haha. He focuses on "American surfaces". Mundane, Banal objects/scenes and makes you look at them. I set out to find a house that in my opinion is very "American". A house I wouldn't find anywhere but here... annnnd here it is...


I am looking forward to this weekend. There is a huge moped ride that I will be shooting for a project of mine. I hope I make it to the weekend, I've got a loooooot of work to do. Ohhh yeah, if I see anymore people being all "valentiney and in love" I'm going to throw something... you know how I do. Holla.

THE END.

Friday, February 8, 2008

i love film...

I've begun to document my life...


Thursday, February 7, 2008

it only gets harder...

I remember a time when I thought war was something you only read about in history books. Until now, it still was to me in a sense. I did not feel the magnitude of this war like I do now. Now that someone I love has to be subjected to it. I wish it didn't depress me like it does.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

2008 looks like this...


(taken in front of my apt complex on Sunset Blvd)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

what can i really say?

we are baddass.

eric

Meet Eric...
He is the one person who would take a bullet for me. I am blessed beyond words to have someone so special in my life. He takes the phrase "best friend" to a whole new level.

Please keep him in your thoughts, your prayers, your whatever. He is home for 2 weeks, then back to Germany, then off to Iraq for a 15 month tour.

Friday, February 1, 2008

finally feels like home...

I really do love where I live.

Julia

Meet Julia...

Moving to LA was hard. I never intended on living here. In fact, I vowed to never move here. Despite my opposition to this place I picked up and moved. again. I couldn't be happier with my decision. The people that I've met here are amazing. Julia in particular has quickly become a close friend of mine. I am extremely lucky.

(4x5 scan)
love her to death.

Micael

Meet Micael...He's the kind of person who forces you to open your eyes.


I am better because of him.