Strawberry Jam

My girlfriend Candra and I went strawberry picking off Highway 54 in Fayetteville, Georgia, last Saturday. I brought my camera with me. It felt foreign in my hands, been awhile since I've used anything but a phone. Candra said I've got my photography blocks—that I can get stuck in a rut for periods of time—my own kind of jam. Maybe this process will help me get out of mine.

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The fox and the bear

So it happened. My brother, Bill, got married on January 13. I started the morning with A Nightmare on Elm Street while sitting in bed in my room at the Hard Rock hotel overlooking downtown Chicago. Friday the 13th would have been more fitting, though it wouldn't have calmed my nerves anymore.

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New year, new resolution

I haven't been shooting much photos or videos these past few months. My main line of work has been keeping me busy. But 2017 is shaping up to be an interesting year. 2016 was weird, both politically and culturally. And it looks like it's going to only get stranger. 

I'm ready to put all my tools to use and make some multimedia projects a reality. I'm itching to produce something out of the ideas I've been sitting on and it's driving me insane that I can't find the time. But it's a new year and I'm making it my resolution. So stay tuned. 

Corn on the horizon

Much like Illinois, Indiana is nothing but straight, flat roads and corn fields. But in-between those fields are small communities, like Kouts, Indiana, a town I visit once or twice a year to see my sister and brother-in-law. And now my niece. Last year, I had my camera and wandered down Main Street, which can be walked in 15 minutes.

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Constructing picture frames

7x10'' photograph sandwiched between non-glare acrylic glass and cork. Drilled through everything, then capped the screw with an acorn nut.

7x10'' photograph sandwiched between non-glare acrylic glass and cork. Drilled through everything, then capped the screw with an acorn nut.

I've been wanting to open an Etsy shop for a while now, but I want to sell something other than prints of my work. So I decided to make frames for my photographs. I've experimented with cork board and acrylic glass, but I plan on trying different materials.