Posts tagged ‘Photography’

January 3, 2014

Polaroids and Double-Exposures

I took these photos with a Kodak featuring my friend in the Mission District, then I found this old journal entry dated five years ago from when I was traveling in the Middle East.

January 1, 2009:

“Bombs were being dropped maybe 25 miles away in the Gaza Strip.  I really don’t know.  But over the heavy desert storm, I couldn’t tell the difference from thunder.  When I awoke to the new year the storm had calmed, then I heard the detonations – a loud boom a minute or two after the F16s swept by us overhead. It was a strangely timeless experience; I don’t think she or I will ever remember properly.  None of us will. Now though, palm trees are swaying with the tide, and the setting sun looks like a blanket over the red sea. I think I want to eat banana pancakes tomorrow.  I wonder what I will be doing in five years?”

Then there was this one, dated October 25, 2010:

“Mmm.  Emptiness.”

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December 12, 2013

Winter or Remembering

If your life were a museum, what would it look like?

In one room, half-filled journals intermix with photos of close friends, and other photos would feature multifarious snaps from a dozen countries. The journals would be filled with lustful pursuits, intangible desires, endless quandaries and constant realizations. In another, vibrant bicycle frames of every hue would dangle from hangers with eclectic handlebars and missing back wheels. In the third, an old movie reel would play on repeat, showing all the would-be home-runs from my childhood that I couldn’t quite land, intermixed with shorts from hundreds of bike rides. There would be drawings everywhere, colorful markings bursting off of the page like shrapnel from a grenade – but none of them would be dated after 2004. Somewhere though, in that third room, there would be two finished pieces: the off-kilter, forest-green vase I made when I was 13. It’s the one with the painted bamboo on the sides. The other piece, an empty journal – the one I bound with dental floss and gave away.

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Camping Table

Hannah Bridge

Ice Truck


Le Poop


Tahoe Shore

Snow Tahoe

December 12, 2013

Lights, long exposures and camping

Some friends and I made a little camping trip to the Oakland hills. I brought my camera for some unusual long exposures and a healthy amount of entertainment.

Light Dinosaur

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August 20, 2013

Black Ties and a Beach

I decided to go to the beach on Sunday afternoon, clad in a bow-tie and tuxedo jacket, as per my usual Sunday routine.  With delighted surprise, I discovered several other astute individuals had a similar Sunday routine, as can be seen below.

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August 18, 2013

Several Hours South of Here

I took a few weeks off in Guatemala and Belize in June.


A girl in Belize

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