Muck That Tilt??

Tonight was the OU v. Miami basketball game, and I voluntarily chose to go. I just hung out at the top row of the bleachers for half the game watching little kids run around causing a rukus as their fathers momentarily indulged themselves with the world of ohio college basketball. Tried some tilt shift stuff once again and didn't really find my groove up top so moved town to the band section and fell in love with the horns. Spent a lot of time just walking around and listening to the funny things people were talking about. I even shot a handful of action shots! Then after the game Ryan and I gathered up all the tickets we could and headed to get some free Taco Bell with the stubs. . . FYI 19 tacos is about 1 too many.



Just trying to create some mood in my frames lately. Maybe I can attribute it to my lack of sleep and less than sunny disposition of the last few months. Everyday is a new leaf I'm finding out. Also just getting back to photographing for myself, a nice change. 


B Boys

The b boys came to town.  It was nice to see a mix of people come together for something they all love like break dancing and hip hop. I was surprised how organized and sportsman like the entire event was. 
From what I could gather there were a couple different types of people here. The last guy tagging the chalk board was from WAAAY back in the day and was telling people stories of old school 80's b boy battles, then there were two guys from Cleveland, the first guy tagging and the guy in the red hat, they seemed to have some style to them and really were in it for the love of it, then there was the guy in the third photo.  
The only way I can compare him to the two other guys is by this metaphor: he had the sort of style of some kid that sits in his room all day and practices guitar scales and can shred and play really technical and the other two seemed like old school blues players that might not know all the notes but are more apart of the history then anything else.
Being a little bit of an underground hip hop fan myself this was a great experience. 




I haven't been able to shoot again at the taxidermist's for my long term project so it looks like I'll have to make do with my one shoot. First it was a week long power outage then a sudden stomach flue. . . it seems I have yet to catch a break this quarter.  I think I got enough to make a solid page layout, and plenty of details for my own sake. Really going to strive to get into somebody's life and make some intimate frames. Its the work I want to do, but its also the hardest for me, personally, to do.  Although this quarter has been very strenuous, I'm still very thankful for the time I've gotten to spend with people and I'm happy with what I have come away with, both in photographs and memories.



One out of the last 4 rolls of holga I took to Walmart. The other 3 weren't so lucky. To say the least it will be my last time I go to Walmart. When the man handed me back two completely blank rolls of film he told me that I had an exposure problem and that the machines kept shredding film so I was lucky. BULLSHIT. I'm not sure how I could have an exposure problem with a holga. . . sunny day, cloudy day. thats it.


One of the Brew . . . a Few of the Crew

Took a little trip Sunday afternoon to the Marietta Brewing Company for lunch with a few friends. It was a nice distraction from studying and work, maybe not the most productive way to spend our time, but sometimes a break is in order. We didn't exactly paint the town red, but a good time was had by all.

ps- I felt compelled to snap a Natchwey-ish shot when we were walking down the main street. Minus the distruction plus one distracting chevy.


Sports Shooting

After planning to shoot today but having everything fall just out of my reach, I jumped at the opportunity to shoot some semi-local basketball last night. There was a balcony all around the gym so I just hung out there and tried to make some frames. 



Helped my friend out the other day by taking some photos during the shooting of his movie. It was part of TCOM's 48 hour shootout. I guess its sort of like VISCOM's Dusk Till Dawn, but there is a big get together to view the films and they pick a winner that gets some sort of prize. Video people always out for the glory and money HAHA.


Super Sonic Burger Adventure

To Move Skin

Taxi = to move
Dermy = the skin
I'm thankful to learn about things I don't fully understand and hopeful allow others to understand as well. I hope by the time I die I'll have had the opportunity to understand everything and everybody.