The white-booted cat watches from the other side of my sliding glass door.

Poetry

The white-booted cat watches
from the other side
of the sliding glass door
as I make my breakfast.
Her wild green eyes stare at me
mesmerized by my
mundane
morning activity.
She watches
As I exercise.
Her head bobbing
To my movements,
Eyes locked.
I am entertainment.
When I turn my head
To look at her
she intently licks her
little
white
paw
Feigning disinterest.

 

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Wayback Wednesday

Life
my mom and me

My mom and me at 5

I was scrolling through my Flickr stream and noticed these two photos side by side. It is the first time I really compared photos of myself and my mom at the same age. I thought I would throw together a diptych of them for today’s Wayback Wednesday post.

We are both around 5 years old in our portraits.

Pinholing at the beach

Photography

I am completely and totally obsessed.  It is all I think about.  What I can pinhole next? It has become a sickness. Should I get help? Or should I just continue on down this merry path and see where it takes me?

Here are some favorite pinholed moments from our visit to the beach a few weeks ago.

Street Fair in Astoria

Street Fair in Astoria, Oregon.

Long Beach

Long Beach.

I want to ride my bicycle

I wan to ride my bicycle.

shuffleboard and foosball

shuffleboard and foosball

wildflowers in the graveyard

pushing up daisies

seashell by the seashore

seashell by the seashore.

There is more over here on Flickr.

I just received notice that my Zero Image has shipped. Stay tuned as I sink deeper into this madness.

Black And White Photography

Photography

“Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.” – Robert Frank

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes

Photography

self portrait in a hotel room mirror

I took my Holga Pinhole camera with me to the beach a couple of weekends ago. I experimented something fierce all weekend and had a blast.

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is “World through your eyes.” The idea is to put some of the basic principles of photography to practice: Storytelling & composition.

My favorite part of photography is the storytelling element. This is something I have struggled with, personally, in my work. I have striven for it but I feel like I always fall a little short when I compare myself with others.

I feel like I kind of get it now that I have picked up pinhole photography. I think it is because everything is stripped down to the bare minimum (the only thing one has to think about is exposure time). My mind is free to focus on composition and storytelling. I am having fun with it and I feel like it has opened up a whole new world for me creatively. I am buying a fancier pinhole camera this weekend with money from the sale of my digital camera. I am probably way more excited about this than a normal person should be!

On a sort of related note: I reinvigorated my Tumblr. It has been reborn as a place where I am sharing my adventures in film photography. I am trying to share at least one photo a day there. Feel free to follow me over there of you are interested in this sort of thing.