Discovered Sian Davey’s work recently. She’s a mother and photographer documenting her family…very beautifully I might add. Check out the mini-doc, its worth your 12 minutes. Much props to her for shooting analog for this project, makes me want to peel open a roll of Kodak Portra 120.
I’ve gotta love / hate relationship with Instagram. Very few photos nowadays make my thumb stop mid scroll, all the photos…errr…I mean content looks the same. Influencers and wanna be influencers chasing likes and followers. But at the end of the day, Instagram isn’t a photography platform, it never really was. It’s a communications tool. Let’s call a spade a spade. Maybe that’s my issue, content creators passing for creatives…or dare I say photographers.
But every now and again there are voices on Instagram that I want to hear, and their work I want to see. One of those people is Dan Milnor. Dan is a creative no longer in the photo game so to speak and a straight shooter. He doesn’t take himself too seriously. Dan is always trying to find ways to stay creative, or seek creativity. I can certainly relate. He also lives in both in the film and digital world, lusting for his Leica and Kodak Tri-X, while appreciating the benefits of the mirrorless Fuji X system.
After a record snowfall from three separate snow storms here in Seattle, we’re finally thawing out.
I was so bummed when I was in D.C. last month that I wasn’t able to visit the National Portrait Gallery to check out the exhibit: Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 because of the government shutdown. Thanks Trump.
Today it was balmy 24°. Rarely does it snow in Seattle. However, the last two years we’ve gotten a few inches, just enough to shut down the city. Theo’s first snow was on Christmas Day last year, a White Christmas, no big deal.
Ever since our son Theo was born I’ve been shooting with intent, documenting our days. It’s true with kids, the days go by slow but the years go by so fast. Theo will be two years old this summer, see what I mean? It’s been awesome capturing these moments over the past two years. While I value these photos now, I can’t wait to look at them with my son 10, 20, 50 years own the road. I’ll get around to sharing these photos I’ve been making of my family on this blog, but in the meantime I want to keep them to myself just a little while longer.
Document your days.
Always be curious. Always be diggin’ in the crates.
Los Angeles, CA | iPhone 7 Plus
This photo was taken last summer at the conclusion of a trip to Los Angeles. Me and two really good friends, whom I met via Flickr nearly a decade ago while I was living in Washington, D.C. decided to meet in L.A. for the sole purpose of making photos, and hitting the refresh button creatively speaking. Shout out to Yonas and Ed.
During Flickr's heyday, I attended a few Flickr meetups in D.C. where I was fortunate enough to make lifelong friends (like the two that I hung out with in LA) and it was an avenue for me to meet other photographers. Through Flickr I was able to show my work to a larger audience and lucky enough to get noticed to be invited to show my work at local exhibitions and gallery around town. I still pinch myself when I tell people "Yeah, I've had my photos on exhibit in the nation's capital"
I write all this to say, that Flickr will always have a special place in my heart. It's where sharing photos online really started for me. It's given me something that Instagram never could, and that's the true feeling of nostalgia, real friendships.
I'm coming back to Flickr, but sometimes I feel like I never left.
Stay shootin', shoot for self.