In Waiting…

Stay strong steers. Almost all of you get through unscathed. Wish I could say the same for my film!

Maymont Falls, Hollywood Cemetery

Don’t get upset when families cart their baby carriages across the stepping stones holding up the works. Yes, there’s a clear path around the other side, but…just let it happen. And bring water fool.

Thunderbirds in the Park

On my way into Maymont Park to finally blast through a roll of Ilford SFX, I noticed a fleet of 17 Ford Thunderbirds decorating the lawn. Determined to get through this roll of pseudo-infrared film, I soldiered on…for about a handful of paces. Then, high-tailed it back to the car to get the camera loaded …

Guarded

“This is a statement about being guarded. How guarding yourself can keep you from freedom and beauty,” I thought. Then I saw either Abraham Lincoln or an old lady knitting in the clouds.

A Black and White Fourth

I’ve made the inevitable move to developing my film at home. I’ve been developing black and white since my last post about the Greek Festival. It’s more rewarding than I could ever have imagined. Not only is it much quicker and easier than I had anticipated, but being in control of the process from loading the …

Greek Festival 2013

Through the bellows of an Agfa Isolette III, I saw dancers demonstrating how to properly get your Greek on. Through the belly, I had a “Yee-roh,” a pretty damn good beer and the best baklava I’ve ever tasted. I’d jump like the guy in the photo if I could have that every night.

Colonial Parkway

Colonial Parkway + Polaroid 600 + Impossible film + me on vacation =

Roping in the Beast, Undaunted

The beast can be anything: a promotion, a date, front row seats to Rush, a good night’s sleep, perfectly smoked barbecue, singing Journey flawlessly at karaoke, whatever. In this picture, it’s a scared little calf that surely would’ve squealed with the most plaintive whine were it caught. It wasn’t. Score 1 for the bovines, -1 …

Bryan Park

I’d never been here until just this past weekend.  If you’re into Frisbee golf, you should already know about it.  If you have kids, you should be taking them to cook hot dogs on the many available fire pits (with chimneys no less!). If you have a significant other, you should be taking them for …

Mono Lith

Mr. No Shoulders

No One Here but us Chickens

NBC12 News: “Chickens make great pets, they’re entertaining, they’re quiet,” said one urban chicken supporter. “They make eggs and are great for pest control.” “Having chickens is a God-given right,” said another. “And the Constitution backs that right up.” Yes, Virginia, you can now keep chickens in the backyard of your Capitol, for no other …