I thought it would be neat to find my intro thread from 2006. Found it on page 39. Its really cool revisiting your old goals and beginnings to see where you are compared to where you wanted to be. I actually think I hit it pretty close.
Flash19901 (my handle back then)
Well, I have been a photographer from birth (born with a chrome SRT in my mouth). I only really seriously picked up a camera about thirteen years ago. I have been hooked ever since. I have numerous
Number 8, if you recall, was to always extinguish your subject. You are instructed to read previous blog for a real hoot.
Here is my rule number nine.
Finally got back into the darkroom (read: microscopic downstairs half bath, even more so for one with my generous girth) for the first time in a couple of months for a printing session. Decided to do things a little differently. I have been looking at the work I have done the last two years by guessing at negatives
As I sit and stare and ponder
On this life through which I wander,
Oft I find myself adrift on
Many a varying theme.
On one day it may be warm hugs.
On the next, maybe a thought tugs
From the edge of my own thoughts, out
From the depths of dreams.
And the days are few.
I may be well, I may be broken.
I might be shut or widely open.
'Tis possible I'm in the room,
Or perhaps far away.
Well, school starts for the kids next Tuesday. And that means one thing.
In about two weeks I'm gonna be sick as a dog.
Happens every year. Over a thousand children assemble after a summer-long seperation and get ready for share time. Hitting each other playfully, saying things forcefully (spitting), rubbing noses before opening doors, you name it. And my two wonderful and lovely children, the young one for whom I have selflessly sacrificed myself so that they could
I was reading hoffy's post regarding long term photography projects and it got me to thinking.
I have printed in two months. I haven't processed any film in as long. I haven't made many photographs in the last month or so. And yesterday was the first time in months when a camera did not accompany on my trip to work. CiM is kind of stalling right now as there is nothing to put in the September issue. And I have lost the urge to chase down material for publishing.
Updated 08-08-2009 at 03:39 PM by Christopher Walrath