Dialed In to Dial Back

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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.

Peace.

Dialed In: Son

Magnuson Park, Seattle, WA | iPhone 7 Plus

Magnuson Park, Seattle, WA | iPhone 7 Plus

I haven't shared photos much lately. Mainly because I’ve been documenting my family and I’ve refrained from sharing photos of them online, especially our son. I don't know why, am I being too paranoid? In this day and age there are just some things I'd like to keep for myself. Nonetheless, document your days and share them with the ones you love.

At home Seattle, WA | iPhone 7 Plus

At home Seattle, WA | iPhone 7 Plus

Dialed In

“Dialed In” an iPhone project in the making. Since I’ve become so disenchanted with Instagram I need place to post my iPhone images. Figure here is as good a place as any. 

Let’s see where this goes. 

Magnuson Park, Seattle, WA | iPhone 7 Plus

Magnuson Park, Seattle, WA | iPhone 7 Plus

Downtown Seattle, WA | iPhone 7 Plus

Downtown Seattle, WA | iPhone 7 Plus

The Year That Wasn't: 2018

I’ve been thinking for some time what I’d like to do with this space. I’ve had this blog forever and a day. And despite all the social media fads, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or whatever else in the digital ether, this blog has been steadfast and loyal, even when I haven’t reciprocated.   

I’m looking to change that in 2019. How you ask? Well, I know this blog has a very limited audience, and over the years that’s been on purpose.  Instead of publishing dispatches for the world to see, this blog has mainly an audience of one…me. Oh and my mom, so an audience of two.  

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to read and write more. I used to love writing, when I was in middle school and through college. When I started working in public relations and marketing, I began  writing for others and lost the passion for the written word. A lot has changed obviously since college. But I want to treat this space more a sketchbook, dairy, a journal if you well. Ya know a weblog. Returning to its original intent. This certainly won’t be a nicely curated set of images once might see on Instagram. It’s gonna be sloppy, messy, and coloring all out of the lines. 

Hopefully my mom will continue to read this blog anyway. 

Happy New Year. 

Peace.