Monday, May 21, 2012

Archiving days...

I've been working on archiving old family photos for the last week or so. While most of the time my photoshop skills go untapped, it's really satisfying to clean up photos that have been damaged and faded over the years. Not to mention, I finally get to do something useful with my paperweight editing skills (before & after gallery). It's hard to decide what to leave and what to take out. I really enjoy some of the details-- fingerprints on the corners, creases, funky cut borders, film grain. More than anything though, I really want to archive the rest of it before it's too late.. 

Monday, May 7, 2012


April is over. I can't say I was very productive in April. Still trying to find my pace, and I don't know that I will. April should be the turning point in the year; the month where weather changes and that thick winter feeling starts to melt. It hasn't quite hit me yet--maybe it's the lack of winter, or the unpredictable heavy rain, and now the heat.. May will have to be my April this year. 
May. Here's to moving forward. 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Both Sides of the Lens: Self-Portraiture

This past month I have had the honor of being part of an amazing self-portraiture show at The Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, VA. The show ends today, so if you happen to be hanging out in Lexington, you better check it out! While I didn't get to see any of it in person, the gallery made a great catalogue of the 40 images in the exhibiting show and 30 extras that were rather fabulous.. Mine came in the mail last week and it looks even better in person (second of course to seeing the show in the flesh).

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

nostalgiaphiles: Fall 2005

Fall 2005

My first quarter of college. Unlike the many people who go off to college with a sendoff—a goodbye party, tears, 'see you in a few months', and what-have-you—I simply packed a few bags, grabbed the tv, and drove 15 minutes up to campus to the Porter College dorms at UCSC.

Don't be fooled though—UCSC is certainly a city in and of itself. Not to mention I started college with a broken foot, a walking cast, and the busses were on strike.

super broken foot & moving into the dorms... 

Somehow I still managed to get out to shows. Judging by the amount of photos I have here, Sheena must have played every weekend that fall..

with Chris Cochran as "Empty Space"

I also scored an interview Geoff Rickly & sat in the press pit for a Thursday concert in SF. Wish it would have happened a few years earlier when I was obsessed with them,  but a memorable experience nonetheless..

Louis went with me..I was really nervous. 

Some of my favorite singles here:

To get a closer look & see the whole set, visit my fickr here: Fall 2005If you see yourself and want me to send you a copy, hit me up! To conserve space, what you see here (for the most part) and on flickr are just contact sheetsI also have the actual individual photos offline.